Gary Richrath, guitarist for the band REO Speedwagon has passed away. Although not an original member of the group, he was responsible for writing some of their biggest hits. Richrath recently rejoined the band after leaving in 1989. He was 65 years old.
Some of the top names in jazz will be in town for the free fourth annual GRandJazzFest presented by DTE Energy Foundation. It's next weekend, August 15 and 16, at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids.
ArtPrize has announced that The Avett Brothers will make a stop in West Michigan this fall during ArtPrize Seven, as a part of their nationwide tour. The Grammy-nominated folk-rock band will take center stage alongside singer-songwriter Brett Dennen and his band on Saturday, October 3.