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St. Cecilia Jazz Series Welcomes Dave Holland Thursday

The St. Cecilia Music Center is becoming the place to be...the "hot-bed" of music in Grand Rapids.  St. Cecilia began their new campaign “NYC2GR” depicting top-notch New York City caliber performances and St. Cecilia Music Center’s new partnership with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York, and now, they keep amazing us with the caliber of their jazz series.

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Grand Rapids Civic Theater
Grand Rapids Civic Theater
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“The Heart is a Lonely Hunter” Opens at Grand Rapids Civic Theater

Local theater is so exciting in this town, and Grand Rapids Civic Theater leads the way.

With musicals and plays, GR Civic Theater is always "pushing the envelope" so to speak, with fabulous productions always raising the level and quality of theater.

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Dog Story Theatre
Dog Story Theatre
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Dog Story Theater Presents Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”

The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company visits the Dog Story Theater here in Grand Rapids Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 11, 12 and 13, as Michigan’s professional, touring Shakespeare company presents Twelfth Night!

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Opera Grand Rapids has Programs for Kids This Winter

Are you an opera fan?  Do you wish your family was a fan, too?

Well, there is nothing like starting them out early...your children, I mean, and Opera Grand Rapids is here to help.

Two new and exciting children's education programs are really going to warm up the Betty Van Andel Opera Center this winter, and, just in time for your little ones.

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St. Cecilia Music Center
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St. Cecilia Music Center Kicks Off New Concert Series

Here's exciting music news from the local scene.  A new concert series with favorite West Michigan musicians will kick off on Tuesday, January 10 at St. Cecilia Music Center in Downtown Grand Rapids.

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St. Cecilia Music Center
St. Cecilia Music Center
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St. Cecilia Will Open ‘School of Music for Adults’ in January

There’s something new at St. Cecilia Music Center to help adults develop their musical singing savvy. Three programs are starting up for the "singer at heart" in January 2013.

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Grand Rapids Cultural Marketing Group Receives National Award

Congratulations to another Grand Rapids Award winner.  The Grand Rapids Cultural Marketing Group (CMG), consisting of members from area arts and cultural organizations, has received the Arts Destination Marketing Award 2012 from the Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) and Americans for the Arts for its role in the Culture Pass GR program. The award was presented to 2012 CMG board president Kerri VanderHoff at the annual National Arts Marketing Project Conference (NAMPC) in Charlotte, North Carolina on November 10, 2012. As a collaborative effort of more than 20 area arts and cultural institutions, the multi-faceted pass was launched by the Culture Marketing Group to innovatively promote awareness, membership, and tourism opportunities.

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Opera Grand Rapids Illustrations Receive National Honors

Have you seen them?  The street banners for Opera Grand Rapids?  They have been all over town, the bold primary colored images depicting the stories of classic operas.

Now the banners  will soon be seen around the Nation.

Illustrations for Opera Grand Rapids’ 2012-13 season were recently accepted through a juried process for inclusion in the Society of Illustrators annual exhibition and book.

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LaughFest
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LaughFest Adds More Comedy Shows and Events

Gilda’s LaughFest, the nation’s first-ever, community-wide festival of laughter, has announced the return of The Blue Late Night Comedy Series and three returning showcases: Best of the Midwest, Stand-up Comedy Competition and the Clean Comedy Showcase for this year’s celebration designed for everyone.  Other major entertainers who will

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St. Cecilia Music Center
St. Cecilia Music Center
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“NYC2GR” Comes Alive in Grand Rapids at St. Cecilia Music Center November 29

The long-awaited collaboration between our own St. Cecilia Music Center and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York City, begins this Thursday night.

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Etsy/ComicCollageArt
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Artist Turns Old Comic Books Into Awesome Collages

While we’re still hanging on to our dog-eared copy of ‘Stripperella No. 1,’ strictly for sentimental reasons, of course, Mike Alcantara is doing something much more creative with his old comic books.

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Tierney Sutton
Tierney Sutton
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Jazz Comes to Grand Rapids Tonight With the Tierney Sutton Band

Tonight is a very big night in Grand Rapids.

The Tierney Sutton Band will breeze into town for a return performance at St. Cecilia Music Center, tonight, November 15, at 7:30 p.m.

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