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St. Cecilia Music Center and Lincoln Center Present Jupiter String Quartet

April 12, 2012, will be an exciting day in Grand Rapids.  St. Cecilia Music Center and Lincoln Center begin their collaboration by presenting the highly acclaimed and award winning Jupiter String Quartet.  The Jupiter String Quartet has been the quartet-in-residence at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for the past three years and their musical program for St. Cecilia Music Center’s concert will include works by Haydn, Ravel and Schubert.

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St. Cecilia Music Center Takes Music To Kids

Budget cuts in schools are a terrible thing.  Whether it's teachers or programs that are cut in order to balance a budget, the kids are the losers.

It always seems that the "arts" are the first cuts made in school curriculum since music, art, etc., aren't seen as essential classes.  Too bad, too, because the "arts" have the opportunity to greatly broaden a students education.

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Does Your Art Belong On A Billboard In Michigan? Win, And It Will Be!

Imagine big, beautiful, billboards all over town with images of jewelry, paintings, glass, photography and more.  Your works!  What you do as an artist!  The Kalamazoo Institute for Art and Adams Outdoor Advertising want you to know about their 2012 Billboard Art

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Laughfest Student Showcase Sunday Grand Rapids Art Museum

Kids say the darnedest things, didn't last years headliner Bill Cosby say something like that?  We've been seeing a lot of adult humor but are you ready for the kids to take the stage?  Ready or not, it's happening Sunday at the Grand Rapids Art Museum

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Hudsonville’s “Art in the Park” in June

The Hudsonville Arts Council has set a date for their annual "Art in the Park" event.   It will be on June 9, 2012 from 9am to 3pm.  It also moves this year to a new location, Hughes Park.

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Grand Rapids Laughfest Reaches Out To Lowell Friday Night

Laughfest is growing!  Gilda's Club has lots of supporters and lots of those supporters live outside of Grand Rapids.  It's kind of cool to see how many people want to do their part in making Laughfest a success

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Dance Stars Perform With the Grand Rapids Symphony

If you love "Dancing With the Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance," you'll love the evening of March 27th.

The "Stars" are coming to town.

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Actors Theater “Ampersand” Opens Next Week

What in the world is an ampersand?

You mean you didn't learn that in school?  An ampersand, or, "&”, is a logogram representing the word "and.”

But, it’s also the title of a new play by Seattle playwright Vincent Delaney, opening next Thursday night, March 22snd, on the Actors Theatre stage at Spectrum Theater.

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Laughfest’s Night Of Illusions…No It’s Not A Magic Show!

Laughfest has a little bit of something for everyone!  You have your family friendly events, and murder mystery dinner theatre, setting the Guinness Book Of World Records for wearing chicken beaks, Whoopi Goldberg, Jim Gaffigan, Martin Short and new this year, the Night Of Illusions

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GettyImages: Frederick M. Brown
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Rush Limbaugh Skewered By Whoopi Goldberg At Laughfest Friday Night In Grand Rapids

Whoopi Goldberg performed at Ford Fieldhouse Friday night!  No big surprise for anyone who watches The View as regularly as I do!  So many time I just want to say to the television, "Tell em Whoop!  What do you really think!"  But being daytime television, I know her hands are tied to a great extent

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Getting to Laughfest Is One Thing, Parking Is Another, Here’s The Secret!

Although the corner at Fulton and Monroe can bit a bit of a problem to navigate it won't hold you up much on your journey downtown to Laughfest.  But parking?  Parking poses a problem during a normal week in downtown Grand Rapids, so with all the Laughfest activities going on, that is where you might run into a bit of a jam

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West Michigan Regional Art Competition This Month

Art springs eternal in West Michigan.

And, with that, the 26th annual West Michigan Regional Art Competition at LowellArts! kicks off on March 22 and runs through April 26.  There will be a public reception on Sunday, March 25 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.  Gallery hours for Low

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