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Two More Acts Announced For Frederik Meijer Gardens’ Summer Concert Series

Last month, Frederik Meijer Gardens gave us a sneak peek of the acts that would be coming for their annual Summer Concert Series. The first round of acts announced included country act Montgomery Gentry, actor/musician Steve Martin, and the Steve Miller Band. This morning, the Gardens announced to more acts that will be gracing their stage this season.

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St. Cecilia and Lincoln Center Finish First Season Thursday, Arpil 11

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Series at St. Cecilia completes their 1st season at St. Cecilia Music Center on April 11, 2013. Artistic Director of the Series, Wu Han will perform on piano with five other acclaimed musicians for their performance featuring the works of Kodaly, Weber and Dvorak. The five other musicians from the CMS of Lincoln Center include Kristin Lee, violin; Sean Lee, violin; Paul Neubauer, viola; Nicholas Canellakis, cello; Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet.

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Circle Theater Celebrates 10 Years at Aquinas With Gala

Summer theater in Grand Rapids has always be top-drawer as Circle Theater has been presenting plays and musicals for decades.  Originally called Circle in the Park, since it was in the pavilion at John Ball Park, Circle moved to the Performing Arts Center at Aquinas College ten years ago.

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For Stressed-out, Sleep-deprived and Cranky Parents of Young kids (video)

Here is a classic video, and is something all parents can relate to...Sleep Deprivation!  Oh, the horror of it all!

In Australia, the Sydney Symphony held a lyric contest to be put to the classic, Carmina Burana, by Carl Orff, and Matthew Hodge was the winner with his "Ode to Sleep Deprived Parents and Terrorizing Toddler."

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St. Cecilia’s “Fresh Folk Series” Continues This Thursday

The Fresh Folk Series at St. Cecilia Music Center continues this Thursday, March 28, and will bring two great performance artists, Seth & May and FauxGrass to the stage.

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Grand Rapids Symphony Teaming With Cirque for Spectacular April Concert

Acrobatics, machines, circus and the Grand Rapids Symphony combine to present an inventive new cirque show, “Cirque Mechanics.”

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Ladyfest Grand Rapids is This Weekend

LadyfestGR is this weekend in Grand Rapids.  Ladyfest is an annual celebration of women in our community.

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Opera Grand Rapids Collegiate Competition

The annual Collegiate Vocal Competition of Opera Grand Rapids has been extremely competitive.  A record number of students entered the Vocal Competition and only nine students though advanced to the Final Round Concert, slated for Sunday, April 14, at the Betty Van Andel Opera Center.

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West Michigan Symphony and International Piano Competition Winner in Concert

Friday, and Saturday, March 15 and 16, should be a magical night with the West Michigan Symphony, as they will feature Naumberg International Piano Competition winner Awadagin Pratt at its Masterworks series concerts.

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Gordon Lightfoot at DeVos Performance Hall in May

It's been 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales for singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot

Wait!  Did I say 50 YEARS?  I sure did.  Where did all the time go?

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Adele Documentary in the Works?

If Beyonce can do it, why can't her fellow belter Adele? And no, we're not talking about being a celebrated singer or having her first child last year, either. We're talking about being the subject of a cable TV documentary!

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Spring Organ Concerts Begin at Public Museum in March

If you have lived in Grand Rapids for awhile, then you might remember The Mighty Wurlitzer Organ at the Roaring 20s Pizza Parlor on 28th Street.  What an exciting time everyone had when the organ would rise out of the floor for great concerts while we all munched on pizza, subs, and the like.

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