Josh Veal

Josh Veal

The 12th bi-annual Grand Rapids Bach Festival has arrived, showcasing the talents of local musicians young and old through the 18th century composer’s timeless music.

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 16:34

Brandy Arnold: Conversing with the city

It’s hard to keep track of how many ways Brandy Arnold is involved with making Grand Rapids a better place.

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 16:30

Eleanor Moreno: Talking, listening, doing

Frankly, Eleanor Moreno’s story is colorful and eventful enough to be its own book, much less a magazine article. Organizer, activist, consultant, translator — Moreno can best be described as “heavily involved.”

Michael Stevens and Adam Savage are both known for being two of the greatest public educators around. Stevens teaches tens of millions with his YouTube channel, Vsauce, where he explains science, philosophy, illusions and much more. Meanwhile, Savage has risen to near household-name fame with MythBusters, a show full of science, special effects and skepticism. Brain Candy Live! brings the duo’s knowledge and passions together to create a live show unlike any other, and it’s coming to Miller Auditorium this month.

A Detroit artist’s narrative linocuts, a composer’s four-screen video supercut, an Andy Warhol showcase — the Grand Rapids Art Museum’s three exhibits opening this month don’t have much in common, except that each is sure to offer something you haven’t seen before.

If there’s a Hall of Fame for Broadway, Wicked will absolutely be in it. Since debuting in 2003, the musical has become the second-highest-grossing Broadway show of all time and is nearly the 6th longest-running Broadway show.

Watch your head this Saturday — rubber discs will be flying through the air of downtown Grand Rapids, from rooftops to alleyways and patios.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 15:40

Catherine Hoffman: You're Not Alone

Lake Michigan is more than just a body of water for Catherine Hoffman — it’s an inspiration. Growing up home-schooled in Holland, the natural world had a big impact on Hoffman, who later went on to study illustration at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids. Now back on the lake shore, she creates art that’s meant to evoke a feeling above all else, and wants to write and illustrate her own children’s books.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 15:28

Katie Maycroft: Inspiration in everything

When Katie Maycroft found a Minolta Maxxum 7000i in grandma’s closet — it belonged to grandpa — a personal hobby began to turn into something more. The nearly 30-year-old camera has become a close friend to Maycroft, shifting the way the Lowell native sees photography and the world itself. Now Maycroft captures any “shapes, color, patterns and lighting” worth sharing with the world.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 13:35

Kim Nguyen: Virtual and Versatile

Kim Nguyen moved back from Colorado just because she missed Grand Rapids, and she’s been diving deeper into the local art scene ever since, from First Fridays to ArtPrize and Grand Rapids Zine Fest. Nguyen loves to experiment, describing her style as versatile thanks to her many interests. She’s garnered attention with both her ArtPrize entry, Quest Phasing, and her Mom Zine, a delightful collection of conversations with her mother. Nguyen will have her first solo show next year at MadCap Coffee.

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