It had been five years since this world renowned group of jazz masters had gone on tour together before playing to a full house last Saturday night in Kalamazoo.

Anyone who loves dance knows there’s a special alchemy that transforms dancers’ expressivity when they perform with live music. There’s a heightened musicality, yes, but also potential for greater aliveness and responsiveness.

Don't Freak out: Freaky Friday teaches empathy with music, comedy and magic

Written by Kayla Sosa | Wednesday, 24 April 2019 13:47 |

When you get older, it’s hard to remember what it was like to be a teen. Meanwhile, teenagers can’t even imagine what it’s like to be a full-grown adult. Sometimes you just have to put yourself in the other person’s shoes.

Extra! Extra!: Newsies hits the stands at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre

Written by Kayla Sosa | Wednesday, 24 April 2019 13:43 |

Step back into the late 1800s and follow a group of rowdy newspaper delivery boys and their misadventures in New York City as they fight to have a better future.

World-class ballet training, unrestricted access to the arts and a strong work ethic define the Michigan Ballet Academy’s mission for its nonprofit ballet school. 

Parting is such sweet sorrow, but before a new and exciting journey can begin, the old must come to a close. The Grand Rapids Symphony is going above and beyond with three very different, but very special shows for the 89th season, closing out in May.

Inspired by nature and water, artist and designer Maya Lin makes thoughtful sculpture that asks viewers to look at their environment in an entirely new way. 

Picture Perfect: MMA showcases decades of iconic West Michigan concerts

Written by Marla R. Miller | Wednesday, 24 April 2019 13:10 |

A great concert combines artistry, entertainment and energy to the fullest effect — some might even say it’s magical. 

Art Amplification: Inaugural prize for female figurative painters debuts at MMA

Written by Marla R. Miller | Wednesday, 24 April 2019 12:57 |

As avid collectors of figurative paintings, Steven Bennett and Dr. Elaine Schmidt wanted to learn more about the artists they were collecting.

Review: Zhang Zuo delights and inspires with ease

Written by Erin Bensinger | Monday, 15 April 2019 13:23 |

The Gilmore Keyboard Festival’s Rising Stars series continued on Sunday evening with a stellar performance by Zhang Zuo, also known as “Zee Zee,” at the Wellspring Theater in Kalamazoo. Rising Stars seeks to offer a chance to see promising performers before their international breakthroughs, and if the audience learned anything from Zuo’s performance, it’s that she’s definitely one to keep an eye on.

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