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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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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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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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WZZM 13 Wins Regional Edward R. Murrow Award

Our congratulations to WZZM 13, who has been recognized again this year with a prestigious regional Edward R. Murrow award. This is the station’s ninth regional Murrow in the past five years. WZZM 13 is the only West Michigan television station to win a regional Murrow this year.

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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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Griffins Playoff Tickets On Sale Today

Tickets for the Grand Rapids Griffins’ first-round home games during the 2015 Calder Cup Playoffs will go on sale to the public today, Saturday, April 18 at 10 a.m.

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St. Cecilia Music Center Hosting Fabulous Wine Tasting Benefit May 1st

All of West Michigan is invited to one of the best wine tastings of the year at St. Cecilia Music Center on Friday, May 1st starting at 5:30 p.m.

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Lynne Cheney Speaking in Grand Rapids on April 14

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation will host Lynne Cheney as she visits Grand Rapids on April 14 to participate in a luncheon program, America’s First Ladies: An Enduring Legacy, commemorating former first lady Betty Ford’s 97th birthday.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney will join his wife at the conversation.

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What is Life Like as an Undocumented Immigrant? Find Out Thursday at GVSU Downtown

One of the true hot buttons in American politics today is immigration reform with strong feeling on both sides of the issue. However, one of the sides we haven't heard much from are immigrants themselves, especially undocumented immigrants. What is their life like?

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Harry Connick, Jr., Coming to Frederik Meijer Gardens on August 2

This afternoon, Harry Connick, Jr., announced his summer concert tour, which includes a date here in West Michigan!

The tour includes a stop in Grand Rapids at Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park on Aug. 2.

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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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