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GRandJazzFest Announces Fabulous Lineup for Fourth Annual Festival This August

Jazz is alive and well in Grand Rapids! GRandJazzFest presented by DTE Energy Foundation announced their lineup for the fourth annual festival being held Saturday, August 15, and Sunday, August 16, at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids.

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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ ‘Ride’ and ‘Any Day’ [Video]

This week's new releases are lead by The Avengers: Age Of Ultron. There are other less-hyped new movies to choose from too. View them all with full trailers and Grand Rapids showtimes.

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Ellen DeGeneres Bringing ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ to Netflix in 2018

Netflix has announced a new series based on Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham coming in 2018.

The show will feature "cutting-edge animation". Ellen DeGeneres has been announced as one of the executive producers.

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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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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘The Age of Adaline,’ ‘Adult Beginners’ and ‘The Forger’ [Video]

Some big actors and actresses in this week's new movies including: Blake Lively, Harrison Ford, Rose Byrne, John Travolta, Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana and more.

See all of the trailers and Grand Rapids showtimes!

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Star Wars Movie Trailer Lego Style [Video]

I don't know about you, but I can't wait for the new Star Wars movie coming this Christmas.  It should be filled with tons of fun and excitement.  The movie company is releasing trailers to wet our appetites. And, then, there is this one...Lego style!

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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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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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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘Monkey Kingdom,’ ‘True Story’ and ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2’ [Video]

Some new movies to consider if you're heading to the theater this weekend. We have all the trailers and Grand Rapids showtimes to get you started.

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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘Ex Machina,’ ‘The Longest Ride’ and ‘Clouds of Sils Maria’ [Video]

A wide variety of new releases to choose from this weekend including a movie directed by Ryan Gosling, an SXSW favorite and more.

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Grand Rapids Latin Music Concert Features Superstar Pepe Aguilar

 

Van Andel Arena® and the Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention Arena Authority’s Community Inclusion Group (CIG) announced that it will host its third annual Latin Music Concert with another legendary figure of Latin music slated to perform. Ranchera and mariachi superstar Pepe Aguilar will headline this year’s event on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 8:00 PM in Van Andel Arena. Following performances from Toby Love in 2013 and Ramon Ayala in 2014, Aguilar will become the third primarily Spanish-singing artist to perform at the venue.

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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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