Review: GR Ballet's Jumpstart 2020 lets dancers spread their wings

Written by Marin Heinritz | Monday, 09 March 2020 10:14 |

Jumpstart 2020 is an eclectic showcase of world premiere dances created and danced entirely by Grand Rapids Ballet dancers. It offers an eclectic mix of themes, moods, and styles, and the show is a hit among the company’s fans, judging by the spontaneous standing ovations opening night after several of the 10 pieces in this two-hour show.

Review: 'Race' is a rare play offering uncomfortably real conversations

Written by Marin Heinritz | Sunday, 01 March 2020 15:20 |

At the beginning of David Mamet’s fascinating 2009 drama “Race,” a black lawyer poses a bold question to a potential client, a wealthy white man accused of raping a black woman.

Review: 'Crowns' is a magnificent, rich celebration of endurance and expression

Written by Marin Heinritz | Friday, 28 February 2020 16:40 |

The great American writer James Baldwin’s quote “Your crown has been bought and paid for. All you must do is put it on” is interpreted in a biblical light, an acknowledgement of the suffering people of color endure.

Sensations in the Spotlight

Written by Marla R. Miller | Tuesday, 25 February 2020 10:46 |

West Michigan Symphony showcases cello whiz and African-American composers

Beethoven Birthday Bash

Written by Amy McNeel | Tuesday, 25 February 2020 10:35 |

GRS celebrates the legendary composer with five piano concertos

Operatic Honors

Written by John Kissane | Tuesday, 25 February 2020 10:31 |

‘Scalia/Ginsburg’ sings the comedic story of an unlikely friendship

Complex Conversations

Written by Megan Sarnacki | Tuesday, 25 February 2020 10:26 |

‘Race’ asks the tough questions to build a stronger community

Getting Reel

Written by John Kissane | Tuesday, 25 February 2020 10:18 |

Saugatuck welcomes reality with a film festival and installation in March

Butterfly Birthday

Written by Abi Safago | Tuesday, 25 February 2020 10:05 |

Meijer Gardens’ winged exhibit celebrates a milestone

Review: With 'Eternal Desire,' GR Ballet transcends the expected

Written by Marin Heinritz | Saturday, 15 February 2020 16:47 |

The sold-out opening night crowd at Grand Rapids Ballet’s “Eternal Desire” received so much more than the grace and beauty of classical ballet that extols the virtues of romantic love more overtly than perhaps any other art form.

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