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Courtesy Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
Courtesy Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
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A Christmas Story Next Production at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre

It's not often a local, community theatre is offered production rights to a much coveted musical that is on a professional national tour, but Grand Rapids Civic Theatre got that call several months ago. The question? We would like you to produce "A Christmas Story." Are you interested? The answer? Are you kidding? How soon can we get it?

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David Finckel/Wu Han/St. Cecilia Music Center
David Finckel/Wu Han/St. Cecilia Music Center
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St. Cecilia Music Center and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Beginning New Season

St. Cecilia Music Center is bringing Artistic Director of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, cellist David Finckel and world-class string musicians, violinists Benjamin Beilman, Sean Lee and Danbi Um and violist Paul Neubauer, to Grand Rapids for a concert on Tuesday, November 12, 2015.

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Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
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Is it Too Soon to be Thinking About Festival, 2016?

It's not Halloween yet, and Festival 2016 is already getting their act together. Of course they are since it truly is a year-round effort for that fun filled, tummy filled, community arts event that takes over downtown Grand Rapids for an exciting June weekend.

With Festival's planning underway, now is the time to submit applications for food booths. Applications can be found online at http://www.festivalgr.org/applications.

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Justin Stahl/atos2014.org
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Organ Concert Lovers Will Love This

The Mighty Wurlitzer Organ at the Grand Rapids Public Museum fires up again with a  concert by Justin Stahl on Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24. Performing his work, “A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That,” Stahl will feature a variety of theatre organ works that he has played for thousands before.

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Zoe Bultman “Flower Power”/Courtesy Consumers Energy
Zoe Bultman “Flower Power”/Courtesy Consumers Energy
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SmartArt Competition Winner From Grand Rapids Public Schools is Announced

ArtPrize has just announced the top 20 in the public voting for the top prizes in 2015, however an art winner has already been announced in another art competition.

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Getty Images
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ArtPrize Music Competition Alive and Well at St. Cecilia Music Center Hub

St. Cecilia Music Center, as the Official ArtPrize 2015 Music Hub, is organizing busking sites, which means to entertain by dancing, singing, or reciting on the street or in a public place, featuring ArtPrize musicians who are entered in the competition. This year’s ArtPrize music performance element includes busking sites at five locations throughout the city, with over 150 live performances during the first 12 days of the event from September 23 – October 4, 2015.

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Gino Santa Maria/ThinkStock
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Circle Theatre Announces Their 64th Season

Fasten your seatbelts! Circle Theatre is about to begin an exciting 64th season of top-quality entertainment.

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Mike Coppola/Getty Images
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Jazz Singing Great Dianne Reeves at St. Cecilia Music Center in October

On October 29, 2015 celebrated jazz vocalist and five-time Grammy winner Dianne Reeves will perform on the Royce Auditorium stage at St. Cecilia Music Center for the annual Great Artist Gala. Born in Detroit, Dianne Reeves is one of the most creative and technically accomplished female vocalists of the 21st Century. She is an accomplished scat singer with a sumptuous voice who has made a career blending jazz, R&B, Latin and pop with jazz.

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Grand Rapids Public Museum
Grand Rapids Public Museum
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Mighty Wurlitzer Organ Concert Series Announced by Public Museum

Join the Grand Rapids Public Museum for the first Mighty Wurlitzer Organ concert of the series with performances by Dwight Thomas on Friday, September 18 and Saturday, September 19. Titled “Pizza Parlour Potpourri,” Thomas will have guests reminiscing about visits to one of the many pizza parlors across the nation that featured theater organs.

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Matt Milhouse/Townsquare Media
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ArtPrize Education Programming for Kids

ArtPrize has announced ArtPrize Education Days is returning along with a new year-round arts program called ArtPrize Labs. Both will launch at ArtPrize Seven and offer opportunities for children and families to learn more about art.

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Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
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Sexual Assault Documentary to be Shown at UICA September 15

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) will present a free screening of The Hunting Ground, a powerful documentary that underscores the widespread problem of campus sexual assault, along with a complementary panel discussion featuring West Michigan community leaders advocating for change, on September 15 at 8:00 pm. The screening is supported by the YWCA West Central Michigan.

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Courtesy Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
Courtesy Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
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Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Open Season With Great Gatsby

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre is proud to celebrate their 90th season by opening with the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic, The Great Gatsby.

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