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Carol Rosegg, 2016
Carol Rosegg, 2016
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$20 Dollar Tickets for Broadway Musical “Rent” at DeVos Performance Hall

Here's some exciting and affordable news. Broadway Grand Rapids announced that seats in the first two rows of the orchestra section will be available for $20 for every performance of RENT, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical coming to Grand Rapids.

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Courtesy Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
Courtesy Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
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Civic Theatre Announces Their New Season

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre was founded in 1925 and has been both the anchor of and the gateway to live theatre in Grand Rapids for more than 92 years. That tradition continues in full force with the announcement of the 2017-2018 season line-up.

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Lincoln Center and St. Cecilia Begin a New Season

The collaboration between St. Cecilia Music Center here in Grand Rapids and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center has been so successful, that it shows no signs of slowing down, and a new season is about to begin.

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Courtesy Broadway Grand Rapds
Courtesy Broadway Grand Rapds
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Something Wicked is Coming to Grand Rapids

There is some real excitement coming to Grand Rapids. Something very Wicked! Wait a minute.....it is WICKED!

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Ian Gavan/Getty Images, Mario Tama/Getty Images
Ian Gavan/Getty Images, Mario Tama/Getty Images
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Could Shia LaBeouf’s ‘HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US’ Come to ArtPrize?

"HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US" is a controversial piece of performance art which invites the public to repeat the words "he will not divide us" into a camera.

The piece was installed in New York on the day of Trump's inauguration. It has been taken down after "dozens of threats of violence and numerous arrests."

The artists, including Shia LaBeouf, say they will continue with the project.

Could "HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US" come to ArtPrize?

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Matt Milhouse, TSM
Matt Milhouse, TSM
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ArtPrize Issues Statement on Trump, Refugees, Free Speech, Education

As controversy continues to surround the Trump administration's policies and ideas, ArtPrize says they are "compelled to speak out" and has issued a statement sharing the mission and guiding principles of ArtPrize.

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16th Annual Americana Music Festival & Conference - Day 3
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Pokey LaFarge Concert Tonight at St. Cecilia Music Center

Here's a tip to create a really great Thursday night, like, tonight. Combine early jazz, ragtime, country blues and Western swing! What do you find with all of that? A Pokey LaFarge concert!

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Courtesy GRPM
Courtesy GRPM
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Kent County Residents Getting Special Benefits at Grand Rapids Public Museum

Remember last years millage request and vote to support the Grand Rapids Public Museum and John Ball Zoo? Well, it passed with the help of loyal supporters, and now we get to reap the benefits!

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Courtesy GR Retro
Courtesy GR Retro
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Artwork in Grand Rapids Uncovered

If you've driven down around Plainfield and Leonard lately, maybe you have noticed some cool art. No, seriously, some hand-painted artwork on the former Flying Bridge Fish Market.

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"Ai Weiwei"/courtesy Meijer Gardens
"Ai Weiwei"/courtesy Meijer Gardens
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New Art Exhibition at Meijer Gardens Like Nothing Before

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, one of the nation’s premier botanic and sculpture experiences, is opening a landmark exhibition featuring internationally renowned artist and activist Ai Weiwei. Opening on January 27, 2017, Ai Weiwei at Meijer Gardens: Natural State is the first of its kind for the artist at a botanical garden or sculpture park anywhere in the world. More than 30 works will be sited in galleries, conservatories, public spaces and the auditorium.

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Artist Working on Canvas on Floor of Studio
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LowellArts Competition Expands, Seeks Entries to Win $2,000 in Prizes

The 31st annual LowellArts West Michigan Art Competition is expanding thanks to increased gallery space.

The competition will now accept entries from artists from 25 different counties in Michigan, an increase from last year when artists from 15 counties were eligible.

$2000 in cash awards will be given to five artists.

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An Alternative View Of The 2016 Stagecoach California's Country Music Festival
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Americana and Country Swing Artist Pokey LaFarge Coming to Grand Rapids

Early jazz, ragtime, country blues, and Western swing will explode on the Royce Performance Hall stage at St. Cecilia Music Center February 9 at 7:30. How so? Pokey LaFarge comes to Grand Rapids!

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