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Aretha, The Queen of Soul, at DeVos Performance Hall in October

Known around the world by her first name, and as the undisputed, reigning "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin is coming to Grand Rapids DeVos Performance Hall on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

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President Obama Sings Rihanna? Well, kind of! [Video]

These video "mashup's" are pretty funny, not to mention very entertaining.

This time, President Obama performs Rihanna's "Work." All right, I wouldn't exactly call it a performance, but the latest in a series of "Barackdub's" is very good.  Take a look.

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Civic Theatre has Powerful Musical Comedy-Tragedy on Stage

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, Grand Rapids Urban League, and Warner, Norcross and Judd have partnered to be the first to bring the Tony Award Nominated Musical "Caroline, or Change" to West Michigan audiences. Caroline, or Change shows the bittersweet world of a black maid and the hard life she knows and her community’s shifting hope in the 1963 Era of JFK, Martin Luther King, and Motown.

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Kathy Kuhn
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47th Annual Festival of the Arts is Next Weekend

It's hard to believe, but Festival is just days away...next weekend!

2016 will be the 47th Festival of the Arts, making it one of the longest-running festivals in the state.

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Tears for Fears Cancels Meijer Gardens Concert

Tears for Fears has announced that they are postponing their US summer dates "due to unforeseen and unhappy circumstances."

Full refunds are now available for the Meijer Gardens show which was scheduled for June 6.

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Courtesy Van Singel Fine Arts Center
Courtesy Van Singel Fine Arts Center
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Van Singel Fine Arts Center has Exciting Lineup for Next Season

 

The Van Singel Fine Arts Center just announced an UNFORGETTABLE series of shows featuring three national touring musicals, four great concerts and a fun family comedy for their 2016-17 season.

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ASCAP Centennial Awards - Show
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Garth Brooks Gives Grand Rapids Fan Red Corvette, Pays Off Student Loans, More

TMZ reports that a teacher who attended Garth Brooks' show in Grand Rapids at Van Andel Arena on Thursday night held the 4 millionth ticket ever sold to a Garth Brooks show.

The teacher was surprised with a long list of gifts to celebrate the occasion.

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Dolly Parton Press Conference
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Dolly Parton Playing Grand Rapids This August

Country music icon Dolly Parton has announced summer 2016 tour dates, including Grand Rapids!

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Old Crow Medicine Show Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Bob Dylan's "Blonde on Blonde" in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's CMA Theater
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Meijer Gardens Releases Additional Tickets to Sold Out Shows

The Fifth Third Bank Summer Concert Series at Frederik Meijer Gardens sold out 21 of their 30 concerts on the first day. A few more sold out shortly after, but after tickets went on sale for the public on May 14, Meijer Gardens added additional tickets for some sold out shows.

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Garth Brooks World Tour Opening Night - Rosemont, IL
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Garth Brooks This Weekend? Read This!

It's going to be a crazy weekend in downtown Grand Rapids. Not only is it 5th 3rd Riverbank Run weekend, but there are just a few concerts, like Garth Brooks. It's all Garth Brooks since he has six concerts this weekend. So, it's vitally important that you concert goers read this from the Van Andel Arena.

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Garth Brooks World Tour Opening Night - Rosemont, IL
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Garth Brooks This Weekend? Read This!

It's going to be a crazy weekend in downtown Grand Rapids. Not only is it 5th 3rd Riverbank Run weekend, but there are just a few concerts, like Garth Brooks. It's all Garth Brooks since he has six concerts this weekend. So, it's vitally important that you concert goers read this from the Van Andel Arena.

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Glenn Bulthuis & Friends/Van Singel Fine Arts Foundation
Glenn Bulthuis & Friends/Van Singel Fine Arts Foundation
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The Music of Simon and Garfunkel Coming to Van Singel Fine Arts Center

The Van Singel Fine Arts Foundation presents one of Van Singel's favorite groups, Glenn Bulthuis and Friends, returning on Saturday, June 18th at 7:30 p.m. to perform the "Music of Simon and Garfunkel". Glenn and his 12 piece band will play 26 Simon and Garfunkel classics.

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