The Cycle of Service: How one artist reclaims and gives back

Written by Marla R. Miller | Thursday, 27 December 2018 11:04 |

At five years old, Kelly Allen turned a plastic trash can into a loom to weave bookmarks while she watched cartoons.

Downtown Decade: The GRAM celebrates 10 years in the heart of the city

Written by Marla Miller | Thursday, 27 December 2018 11:01 |

A pair of 15th century engravings by Martin Schongauer, a 17th century etching on paper by Rembrandt, and Adonna Khare’s ArtPrize 2012 winner Elephant Whirlpool exemplify the diversity of recent gifts, promised gifts and art purchases at Grand Rapids Art Museum.

Kalamazoo and Moscow are colliding this month when a Russian piano virtuoso is performing with the Gilmore Keyboard Festival.

A Roundup of Openings, Closings and other Local Business News

As a kid, Grand Rapids native Mary Tuuk found herself in the audience of the Grand Rapids Symphony often. Now, the Calvin College alumna will be taking a different seat, one behind the desk labeled “GRS President and CEO.” She’ll be bringing a unique combination of skills to the job, including her business experience, such as her most recent role as chief compliance officer/senior vice president of properties and real estate with Meijer, Inc.

Designing Drama: How a costume designer brings Broadway plays to life

Written by Dana Casadei | Thursday, 27 December 2018 10:33 |

It takes some of us more than 20 minutes just to pick out an outfit, let alone design one from scratch — not Linda Cho.

Stage to Stage: Shane German has spent a lifetime performing

Written by Kayla Sosa | Thursday, 27 December 2018 10:23 |

Shane German, local WYCE music director and actor, moved to Grand Rapids three years ago. Since then, he has been in 14 shows, including Jewish Theatre’s Torch Song Trilogy Act III: Women and Children First, in which he just won the Grand Award this year for outstanding lead actor in a play. The play went on to win outstanding play, and other cast members took home awards as well. Coming off of the hype, German is both inspired and exhausted from the experience.

Long Story Short: Kalamazoo gives William Shakespeare a tight edit

Written by Jane Simons | Thursday, 27 December 2018 10:16 |

In just 90 minutes, three actors will perform all 37 plays and sonnets written by William Shakespeare in The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged).

Review: ‘Adult Christmas’ is a delightful homegrown holiday show

Written by Kayla Sosa | Saturday, 15 December 2018 19:16 |

The Grand Rapids all-women comedy group Funny Girls performed a sold-out show last night at Dog Story Theater, with their musical “Adult Christmas: Losing the Magic.” The comedy troupe took us on a journey at Halfway to Heaven Retirement home, through a variety of mediums and performances.

Review: Barn Theatre’s Christmas Cabaret brings you into the family gathering

Written by Marin Heinritz | Wednesday, 12 December 2018 11:03 |

You may think you've heard all the Christmas songs. And you may regret how many times you’ve heard them. But you also are more than likely wrong. On both counts.

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