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Courtesy Opera Grand Rapids
Courtesy Opera Grand Rapids
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Opera Grand Rapids Hires New Chorus Master Dr. Patrick Coyle

Opera Grand Rapids announced today the hiring of Dr. Patrick Coyle as the company’s new Chorus Master, replacing Duane Davis who held the position for 31 years before retiring. Dr. Coyle will perform the crucial role of leading the Opera Grand Rapids Chorus and preparing its singers for each production.

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Courtesy GrandJazzFest
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Top Jazz Performers Coming to GRandJazzFest August 15 and 16 in Downtown Grand Rapids

Some of the top names in jazz will be in town for the free fourth annual GRandJazzFest presented by DTE Energy Foundation. It's next weekend, August 15 and 16, at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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St. Cecilia Music Center Expands ArtPrize programming with New Critics’ Choice Music Awards & A Benefit Concert

During ArtPrize 2015, St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) will once again serve as the music hub, exhibiting 78 musical entries at 20 listening stations during the three weeks of ArtPrize. In addition to hosting the musical entries of ArtPrize, SCMC will award $10,000 in music prizes in five different genre categories. St Cecilia Music Center will also coordinate over 200 busking performances throughout the city and will present an ArtPrize Onstage performance on October 4 that will serve as a benefit concert for SCMC to help support music in ArtPrize.

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Mike Coppola/Getty Images
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Disney’s “NEWSIES” Tickets go on Sale Today!

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway Grand Rapids are proud to announce tickets for the highly anticipated Grand Rapids engagement of NEWSIES are on sale to the public today, Monday, July 27 at 10:00 AM. The Tony® Award-winning production will begin performances at the DeVos Performance Hall on Tuesday, September 22 for a limited engagement of one week through Sunday, September 27.

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“Company” Opens at Circle Theatre August 6

 

Circle Theatre continues the 2015 season in August with COMPANY, a game-changing musical that features a sophisticated and honest look at modern, adult relationships. From musical theatre's most renowned composer, Stephen Sondheim, COMPANY is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern-musical genre. With a book by George Furth and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, this Tony Award winning musical (Including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book) runs August 6-22.

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Courtesy UICA
Courtesy UICA
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The fun and Outrageous “OddBall” Happens September 12 at the UICA

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) will host it’s fifth annual OddBall fundraiser and ArtPrize kick-off party on September 12th and will, once again, present an evening of outrageous and unexpected fun. UICA invites the public to enjoy an exclusive first look at the ArtPrize Seven exhibition SENSE while enjoying unique contemporary entertainment. All proceeds from the event support UICA’s mission year-round, including education, exhibitions, and community events.

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Ryan Pierse/Getty Images Entertainment
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TV’s Emmy Award Nominations are Announced

The 67th annual Emmy Awards have announced their nominations. Game of Thrones, House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black are leading nominees.

The show, which will air live on FOX on September 20th, will be hosted by Andy Samberg.

Here are the major category nominees.

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Courtesy of Jane Cassidy
Courtesy of Jane Cassidy
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ArtPrize 2015: Audio/Visual Installation Coming to Grand River

There will be one entry on the Grand River at ArtPrize Seven. Jane Cassidy's "Brumaire is the color" is an audio/visual installation which will be on the underside of the Pearl Street Bridge.

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Courtesy UICA
Courtesy UICA
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UICA Hosts Closing Event to Celebrate and Discuss Arts and Accessibility in Grand Rapids

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) invites the community to take part in a public discussion on Sunday, July 28, about how to sustain arts and access in Grand Rapids for the future and will encourage conversation around the community impact of the inaugural DisArt Festival and centerpiece exhibition Art of the Lived Experiment. The event will include breakfast, a conversation moderated by a panel, and a Q&A to follow.

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Photo: Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
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Weidenaar Exhibit at Grand Rapids Public Museum Closing July 5

Your time is almost gone to catch a wonderful exhibit.

The Grand Rapids Public Museum’s (GRPM) exhibition, Through the Eyes of Weidenaar will close on Sunday, July 5, 2015. The exhibit commemorates the works of local artist, Reynold Weidenaar, whose work earned international acclaim.

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Matt Milhouse
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2015 West Michigan Chalk Art Festival [Photos]

The West Michigan Chalk Art Festival brought children, artists and spectators to Byron Center on Friday and Saturday for the sixth annual event.

View some of the work on display over the weekend.

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Matt Milhouse
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West Michigan Chalk Art Festival in Byron Center This Weekend

The West Michigan Chalk Art Festival brings children and adult artists together for two days of art and competition.

The festival is June 19 - 20 in Byron Center.

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