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Courtesy Opera Grand Rapids
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 Kent County Youth Fair
Courtesy Kent County Youth Fair
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Kent County Youth Fair Opens Monday August 10 in Lowell

The Kent County Youth Fair kicks off next week at the Lowell Fairgrounds.  Animals, rides, great entertainment, fair food, they have it all.

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Courtesy GrandJazzFest
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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Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures
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New Movies Include ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ [Video]

It's a pretty safe bet which new release will lead at the box office after the weekend is over, but Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation isn't the only new movie out this weekend.

See them all with full trailers and Grand Rapids showtimes.

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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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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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Courtesy Broadway Grand Rapids
Courtesy Broadway Grand Rapids
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Mannheim Steamroller Holiday Show Tickets on Sale

The holiday's are a bit away, four-months actually, but now is the time to make those celebration plans for the family. And, nothing can say happy holidays better than Mannheim Steamroller.

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Mike Coppola/Getty Images
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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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Sony
Sony
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New Movies Include ‘Pixels,’ ‘Southpaw’ and ‘Paper Towns’ [Video]

This weekend's new releases cover topics ranging from video games to boxing to exorcisms.

See all of the trailers with Grand Rapids showtimes!

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Amazon.com
Amazon.com
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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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You Tube
You Tube
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Jimmy Fallon, Bill Hader Comic Bit is a Classic [Video]

Some of the funniest moments in comedy have been around a long time. Classic bits from the old Vaudeville days, that never get old, re-done with a modern twist, and remains funny to this day. That's what happened last week on Jimmy Fallon.

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Anthony Harvey/Getty Images Entertainment
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Ant-Man may be the Movie to see [Video]

Ant-Man opened this week at Celebration! Cinema, and it looks really good. It's getting good reviews from the critics and public alike.

What's it about? A con man (Paul Rudd) must help his mentor (Michael Douglas) protect the secret of his Ant-Man suit and pull off a heist that will save the world.

WHO'S IN IT? Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena.  Take a look.

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New Movies Include ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Boulevard’ and ‘Irrational Man’ [Video]

This week's movie releases finds a wide variety of options from the big-budget Ant-Man to Woody Allen's latest film Irrational Man.

View full trailers for all of the new movies and Grand Rapids showtimes.

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