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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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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
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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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Courtesy Opera Grand Rapids
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Opera Grand Rapids Hires New Chorus Master Dr. Patrick Coyle

Opera Grand Rapids announced today the hiring of Dr. Patrick Coyle as the company’s new Chorus Master, replacing Duane Davis who held the position for 31 years before retiring. Dr. Coyle will perform the crucial role of leading the Opera Grand Rapids Chorus and preparing its singers for each production.

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Courtesy GrandJazzFest
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Top Jazz Performers Coming to GRandJazzFest August 15 and 16 in Downtown Grand Rapids

Some of the top names in jazz will be in town for the free fourth annual GRandJazzFest presented by DTE Energy Foundation. It's next weekend, August 15 and 16, at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids.

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St. Cecilia Music Center Expands ArtPrize programming with New Critics’ Choice Music Awards & A Benefit Concert

During ArtPrize 2015, St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) will once again serve as the music hub, exhibiting 78 musical entries at 20 listening stations during the three weeks of ArtPrize. In addition to hosting the musical entries of ArtPrize, SCMC will award $10,000 in music prizes in five different genre categories. St Cecilia Music Center will also coordinate over 200 busking performances throughout the city and will present an ArtPrize Onstage performance on October 4 that will serve as a benefit concert for SCMC to help support music in ArtPrize.

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Disney’s “NEWSIES” Tickets go on Sale Today!

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway Grand Rapids are proud to announce tickets for the highly anticipated Grand Rapids engagement of NEWSIES are on sale to the public today, Monday, July 27 at 10:00 AM. The Tony® Award-winning production will begin performances at the DeVos Performance Hall on Tuesday, September 22 for a limited engagement of one week through Sunday, September 27.

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“Company” Opens at Circle Theatre August 6

 

Circle Theatre continues the 2015 season in August with COMPANY, a game-changing musical that features a sophisticated and honest look at modern, adult relationships. From musical theatre's most renowned composer, Stephen Sondheim, COMPANY is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern-musical genre. With a book by George Furth and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, this Tony Award winning musical (Including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book) runs August 6-22.

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Courtesy UICA
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The fun and Outrageous “OddBall” Happens September 12 at the UICA

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) will host it’s fifth annual OddBall fundraiser and ArtPrize kick-off party on September 12th and will, once again, present an evening of outrageous and unexpected fun. UICA invites the public to enjoy an exclusive first look at the ArtPrize Seven exhibition SENSE while enjoying unique contemporary entertainment. All proceeds from the event support UICA’s mission year-round, including education, exhibitions, and community events.

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TV’s Emmy Award Nominations are Announced

The 67th annual Emmy Awards have announced their nominations. Game of Thrones, House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black are leading nominees.

The show, which will air live on FOX on September 20th, will be hosted by Andy Samberg.

Here are the major category nominees.

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