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MUSKEGON — At one time William Grant Still’s 1930 Symphony No. 1 “Afro-American” was among the most frequently performed symphonies in the repertoire. Music Director Scott Speck and the West Michigan Symphony will bring this magnificent blues-infused work to the Frauenthal Center stage at 7:…

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Grand Haven High School senior Ian Bakker was recently named the recipient of the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association’s Scholar Instrumentalist Award.

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About 30 people formed a line ahead of a Saturday morning opening of a record store in Grand Haven’s east-side Washington Square.

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HOLLAND — The Hope College Chapel Choir and SPERA vocal ensemble will perform a joint concert on Saturday, March 12, at 6 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

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The rock band Tool visited Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids on Tuesday night, March 8. The band's lineup includes vocalist Maynard James Keenan, guitarist Adam Jones and drummer Danny Carey, along with bassist Justin Chancellor. 

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HOLLAND — The Hope College orchestra will perform with the student winners of the college’s annual Concerto-Aria Competition on Friday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

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MUSKEGON — The Muskegon Community College Wind Ensemble and the Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Daniel M. Meyers, will perform their Winter Concert on Friday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Orchard View High School Auditorium. Doors open at 7 p.m. and admission is a free will donation.

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When Dave Palmer and Rick VanWeelden first dreamed up Walk the Beat, they envisioned a music festival with stops in 10 cities across Michigan.

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It begins with the violins – orderly and baroque. The choir rises. The audience rises. And before you know it, the concert hall, church, rec center or school auditorium fills with the triumphant sound of one of the most beloved musical works of the season: Handel’s “Hallelujah” chorus.

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First Presbyterian Church’s Community Artist Series Concert, “Christmas Cards,” featuring the West Michigan Concert Winds and the Lakeshore Symphony Orchestra, will take place Sunday, Dec. 12, at 4 p.m.

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LOS ANGELES — Supply-chain woes are this year’s Grinch, threatening to steal gifts and good cheer. But TV is overstocked with holiday specials and rom-coms – including the Food Network’s first movie and the rebranded GAC Family channel’s Christmas debut.

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MUSKEGON — The Mona Shores Singing Christmas Tree, known as “America’s Tallest Singing Christmas Tree,” returns to the Frauenthal Center in Muskegon this Christmas after taking a year off for the first time in 36 years due to the pandemic.

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Spring Lake High School’s marching band earned Grand Champion status at both the Grand Haven and Grandville invitationals this fall.

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The Community Artist Series Committee of First Presbyterian Church of Grand Haven will host a spine-tingling organ concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, in the church sanctuary, 508 Franklin Ave.

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Any time a new event is planned, there’s always that fear — what happens if not enough people show up?

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The Celtic music group Blackthorn will perform as part of the First Presbyterian Church Community Artist Series at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3.

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MUSKEGON — Michigan State University’s Be-Bop Spartans, a 22-member student jazz orchestra, will perform selections from their repertoire of jazz, soul, swing, blues and gospel at the Frauenthal Center, 425 W. Western Ave. in Muskegon, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10.

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SPRING LAKE — Lloyd’s Bayou Baldwin House Senior Living of Spring Lake is hosting Michael Carluccio, known as “The Man of A Thousand Voices," for a night of musical memories on Thursday, Sept. 23, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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HOLLAND — The Hope College Chapel Choir, College Chorus, and SPERA choirs will present the program “Together Again: Songs of Belonging and Becoming” during an outdoor concert on Friday, Oct. 1, at 6 p.m. in the Pine Grove in the central campus. Bring a chair, blanket and sweater to enjoy thi…

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan marching band will perform a halftime show on Saturday — the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks — that its director says will not only pay tribute to the lives lost and impacted that day, but also will be dazzling in its scope.

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FRUITPORT — The Scottville Clown Band, in a surprise appearance, played to a crowd of hundreds Tuesday night at Pomona Park in Fruitport.

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“Music at St. Matthew” will continue with an organ recital by Joanne Jansen, organist and parish musician at St. Matthew Lutheran Church at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22.

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The Grand Haven Gospel Chapel will welcome The Calabogie Road Bluegrass Band on Sunday, Aug. 15, for an outdoor concert on the lawn beginning at 11 a.m.

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Free music and games for the children, along with emergency vehicle displays and birthday cake were all part of the Coast Guard Festival Community Picnic, held Sunday at Coast Guard Park in Ferrysburg. The games and food (for purchase) were put on by Boy Scout Troop 37 of Spring Lake.

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NORTON SHORES — Grammy Award-winning artist David Phelps will perform at the Maranatha Bible & Missionary Conference, 4759 Lake Harbor Road in Norton Shores, on Saturday, July 31.

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Grand Haven Gospel Chapel, 1805 Waverly Ave. in Grand Haven, is hosting a free outdoor concert at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 18, featuring vocalist/musician George Nicholson.

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The sound of the bass, mandolin, guitar, fiddle and banjo fill the room as the Full Cord Bluegrass band members play their instruments.