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Music and Brews for a Good Cause This Sunday at Founders Brewing

One out of every five children in the Grand Rapids area don’t always know where their next meal will come from and more than 50,000 Kent County residents rely on a food pantry at some point.

Those sorts of sad and stunning stats drove a decision to help, and to launch the first of what would turn out to be 23 yearly concerts at the old Intersection in Eastown. It was called Feedback, and it still is today. The idea was to raise money for Access of Kent County, and draw attention to the organization’s work while also shining a spotlight on some talented West Michigan bands. This Sunday, April 9 at Founders Brewing is the day.

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Americana Honors & Awards 2016 - Show
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Country Music Star Margo Price Sings at St. Cecilia This Thursday

Country music comes to St. Cecilia Music Center this Thursday night with rising star Nashville singer Margo Price. Margo Price has been taking the country music scene by storm with her debut album “Midwest Farmer’s Daughter.” As a matter of fact, in March  Price became the winner of the 2017 American Music Prize ($25,000) that recognizes the year's best debut album. She is also winner of the 2016 Best County Album by Nashville Scene and was named Emerging Artist of the Year by the American Music Association.

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Your Older Bob Seger Albums May Be Gaining In Value

If you grew up in Michigan, you know there was a time in the mid to late '70s when Bob Seger was everywhere. You couldn't get away from his music.

So why are all those albums from that era getting harder to find?

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GRand Jazz Fest Coming Back This Summer

presented by DTE Energy Foundation, is back for it's 6th year, returning to Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids this August 19th and 20th. The Jazz Fest is West Michigan’s only free, weekend-long jazz festival.

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Terry Johnston
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Peter Perez New President of Grand Rapids Symphony

Since January, longtime symphony advocate and friend Peter Perez has served as interim President and CEO of the Grand Rapids Symphony following Peter Kjome’s departure to become President and CEO of the Baltimore Symphony.

This week, the Board of Directors asked Mr. Perez to become the permanent President of the Grand Rapids Symphony, and he said yes!

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Kid Rock Impostor Scams Michigan Man Out Of $600

Note to self: If you want tickets to a Kid Rock show, go to a reputable ticket agent, not a guy on Facebook who has the same name as Kid Rock.

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Grand Rapids Symphony Picnic Pops has Exciting Lineup This Summer

Classic rock comes to Cannonsburg Ski Area for the Grand Rapids Pops 2017 D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops this summer.

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade Set For Saturday Morning, Here Are The Streets Effected

The Ancient Order of Hiberians Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will kick off from the corner of Lyon and Monroe, Saturday at 11:00am.

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He’s Only 13, Already a Grammy Nominee, and Playing in Grand Rapids

It's going to be an amazing time in Grand Rapids when thirteen year old world-class jazz artist Joey Alexander makes his debut appearance at St. Cecilia Music Center on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. I did say he is thirteen. Oh, by the way, he's already been nominated for a Grammy.

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Carol Rosegg, 2016
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$20 Dollar Tickets for Broadway Musical “Rent” at DeVos Performance Hall

Here's some exciting and affordable news. Broadway Grand Rapids announced that seats in the first two rows of the orchestra section will be available for $20 for every performance of RENT, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical coming to Grand Rapids.

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Michigan Woman Wows The Judges On ‘The Voice’ [Video]

It's always much more fun watching NBC's 'The Voice' singing competition when one of the contestants is from Michigan.

Meet Lauren Duski from Gaylord who impressed Monday night with her take on Jewel's 'You Were Meant For Me'.

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Civic Theatre Announces Their New Season

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre was founded in 1925 and has been both the anchor of and the gateway to live theatre in Grand Rapids for more than 92 years. That tradition continues in full force with the announcement of the 2017-2018 season line-up.

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