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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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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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King Tut Exhibition at Grand Rapids Public Museum Tickets on Sale Today

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (announced tickets to the anticipated exhibition, The Discovery of King Tut, will go on sale to the general public on today, March 30.

Visitors will experience what it was like for Howard Carter and his team when they first discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypy in 1922.

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Mr. Orange Conquers West Michigan to Raise Awareness of Childhood Hunger [Photos]

We're joining Kids’ Food Basket on Friday for Go Orange Day by wearing orange to raise awareness of childhood hunger in West Michigan.

Mr. Orange has gotten a head start. He's been wearing orange everywhere and having a little fun too!

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Go Orange Day Is Friday — Wear Orange to Raise Awareness of Childhood Hunger in West Michigan

Join us along with Kids' Food Basket and dozens of schools, businesses and organizations by wearing orange on Friday (March 27) to raise awareness of childhood hunger in West Michigan.

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Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Coming to DeVos Performance Hall on August 5

Oh, what a story.

Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century.

Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group, such classic songs as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” are all the rage all over again.

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ArtPrize Announces Events, Changes and Grants for 2015

Today, ArtPrize made several announcements about changes and growth planned for 2015 including new opportunities for curators, an expansion of ArtPrize Pitch Night, more grant money and a new showcase event called ArtPrize Tonight.

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