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MUSKEGON — The West Michigan Symphony will be bringing Beethoven, Grieg, Tchaikovsky and other classical composers directly in your living room this fall.
Dancing on the Grand celebrated a masked birthday this summer, but that didn’t stop the event from being a successfully social-distant slew of dancing and live music.
SPRING LAKE TWP. — The community is invited to a special program of organ music by Joanne Jansen, organist and parish musician at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23.
A Spring Lake family is hoping to liven up some of the monotony of life due to pandemic restrictions by presenting on-the-water concerts for some social-distancing entertainment.
FRUITPORT — A month after it was originally scheduled to begin, Dancing into the Sunset was given the go-ahead by the Village of Fruitport to start the outdoor activity on Thursday, July 2.
Due to the current COVID-19 concerns, the board members of the Wednesday night dances held at the Lynne Sherwood Waterfront Stadium have decided to cancel the June concerts.
MUSKEGON — West Michigan Symphony has postponed all concerts previously scheduled for May and will extend its performance season – which originally concluded in June – into mid-August.
ROTHBURY – Electric Forest announced Tuesday, April 21, that based on input from state and local authorities regarding public gatherings amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it has cancelled its 2020 event.
ROTHBURY — The Rothbury Village Council voted late last week to deny the Electric Forest Festival to reschedule their festival dates amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Country music legend Kenny Rogers, the congenial, silver-bearded crooner of "The Gambler," "Islands in the Stream" and "Lady," has died of natural causes at age 81. Rogers' verified Twitter account announced the news in a statement late Friday.
HOLLAND — The Hope College Chapel Choir is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.
GRAND RAPIDS — Exciting evenings of epic music, sensational cinema, show tunes, sci-fi, and more are coming to the Grand Rapids Pops stage in its 2020-21 season.
SPRING LAKE TWP. — There will be an organ recital at St. Matthew Lutheran Church at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 8, as part of the Music at St. Matthew music series.
GRAND RAPIDS — When another season of “American Idol” kicks off this Sunday, the first group of episodes will, of course, be about all the contestants auditioning for their chance to be the next “Idol.”
Some of the greatest works of music ever composed, performed by many of the world’s finest soloists, will be part of the Grand Rapids Symphony’s 91st season.
An afternoon of music, history and more is set for Saturday, Feb. 15, as the Tri-Cities Historical Museum will play host to a Great Lakes and lighthouses event.
MUSKEGON — Muskegon Community College’s Center for Theater will present the musical “Cabaret” on Feb. 19-23 in Overbrook Theater, with 7:30 p.m. performances Wednesday through Saturday and a 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday.
It’s telling that the two words being attached to Sunday’s Super Bowl LIV halftime show are “disgusting” and “empowering.”
GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Rapids Community College’s Music Department will host award-winning soprano Antonina Chehovska, a 2010 alumna, in a Feb. 4 recital that is open to the public.
MUSKEGON — From Bizet and Rimksy-Korsakov to Led Zeppelin and Les Paul, the guitar duo of Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo take audiences on a journey of acoustic guitar music like you’ve never heard before.
MUSKEGON — Movies+Music, a Wednesday night series that debuted in 2019, is back this winter with “Allegro non Troppo,” “Waking Life” and “Pink Floyd: The Wall.”
For the 10th consecutive year, a wide variety of area and regional musicians will perform in the For Love of the Sally concert series at Grand Haven’s D&W Fresh Market, 1116 Robbins Road.
WYOMING — Grammy Award-winning recording artist Bill Gaither will present the Gaither Christmas Homecoming Spectacular at the Grand Rapids First Assembly on Thursday, Dec. 5.
GRAND RAPIDS — Full of clever antics and comical wit, the heartwarming family film “Home Alone” is sure to get everyone into the holiday spirit with a hearty laugh or two along the way.
For nearly two decades, Dave Palmer has done everything in his power to put musical instruments in the hands of local kids. He now has another goal – to gather a few of the most talented local musicians and help them take the next step in their music careers.
HOLLAND — The Hope College Great Performance Series will present Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company and the Ahn Trio on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 19-20, at 7:30 p.m. in the DeWitt Center main theatre.
HOLLAND – The Donia Organ Concert series at Hope College will feature Diane Meredith Belcher on Monday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.