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UICA “Live Coverage” Fundraiser is May 16 With Some Nifty Upgrades

 

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) announced a list of participating artists, live entertainment, and bidding upgrades for the 2015 event presented by Wolverine World Wide. UICA’s centerpiece fundraising event happens on May 16, and the proceeds support UICA’s Artworks summer program for teens, community programs, and exhibitions year-round.

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Circle Theatre Begins New Season With Evita

Circle Theatre is starting off the Main Stage season this May, 2015 with the musical EVITA, running May 7 through 23. This dynamic musical masterpiece by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice is Argentina's is the controversial story of First Lady, Eva Peron. As an illegitimate fifteen year old, Eva escaped her dirt-poor existence for the bright lights of Buenos Aires. Driven by ambition and blessed with charisma, she was a starlet at twenty-two, the president's mistress at twenty-four, First Lady at twenty-seven, and dead at thirty-three. Eva Peron 'saint to the working-class, reviled by the aristocracy and mistrusted by the military' was destined to leave a fascinating political legacy unique in the 20th century. Told through a compelling score that fuses haunting chorales with exuberant Latin, pop and jazz influences, EVITA creates an arresting theatrical portrait as complex as the woman herself.

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Photo courtesy of ArtPrize
Photo courtesy of ArtPrize
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ArtPrize Announces Jurors for 2015

ArtPrize has announced the 2015 panel of jurors for the Grand Prize and Category Awards.

A total of seven jurors have been announced which includes a panel of three jurors for the Grand Juried Prize and jurors for the categories of 3-D, Time-Based, Installation, and Venue.

The 2-D juror will be announced at a later date.

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UICA Art Discussion With Joshua Rogers is May 8

The UICA will present a one-night-only discussion with Joshua Rogers, the collector behind their current contemporary art exhibition Power Objects: The Future Has a Primitive Heart. UICA Executive Director Miranda Krajniak will moderate the May 8 talk, which begins at 7 pm. Attendees to this free event can also pre-order the exhibition catalog, currently in production at Hat and Beard Press.

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Live Coverage at UICA is Back May 16 and Looking for Volunteers

Live Coverage, UICA’s largest and liveliest fundraiser of the year, is back! But, the needs your help. Show what a supporter of contemporary art you are by volunteering for this exciting event. Live Coverage features dozens of artists creating works on-site to be auctioned off later in the evening Guests will enjoy an art auction, live entertainment, delicious food, and a cash bar.

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Courtesy Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
Courtesy Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
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It’s a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day at Civic Theatre [Video]

Alexander is having a bad day. A terrible day. A horrible day. To be quite honest, it’s a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. And, all of it is happening at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre.

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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Season Finale at St. Cecilia on April 23

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will be performing their final concert of the 20141-5 season at St. Cecilia Music Center featuring David Finckel and Wu Han, Co-Artistic Directors of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

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Courtesy Grand Rapids Public Museum
Courtesy Grand Rapids Public Museum
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The Might Wurlitzer Organ Roars Into Action April 16 and 17 at Grand Rapids Public Museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum’s (GRPM) 2015 Mighty Wurlitzer Organ Concert Series continues on April 16 & 17 with performances by David Russell featuring songs from  George Gershwin, Scott Joplin, and Irving Berlin.

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Twenty-Six Artists’ Works On Display During Art of The Lived Experiment in Grand Rapids

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), the Fed Galleries at KCAD, and the Grand Rapids Art Museum will display the work of 26 U.S. and international artists in Art of the Lived Experiment, a contemporary Disability Art exhibition on view April 10 – July 31, 2015.

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UICA Raising Funds for Exit Space Project for Murals in Downtown Grand Rapids

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids is about $1,000 short of its $10,000 fundraising goal for Exit Space Project.

Exit Space Project would bring art installations to public places in Grand Rapids.

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Courtesy Broadway Grand Rapids
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Broadway Grand Rapids Announces Spectacular New Season [Video]

WOW! That's all I can say, wow! What a spectacular 2015-16 season Broadway Grand Rapids just announced.

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Courtesy Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
Courtesy Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
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Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and School of Theatre Arts’ Traveling Troupe Presents ‘The Hundred Dresses’

For 25 years, The Traveling Troupe has been giving back to West Michigan through theatrical productions starring and aimed at kids.

That includes upcoming performances kicking off Saturday of the musical "The Hundred Dresses."

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