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Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Arts and Entertainment Reporter — Grand Rapids Press, MLive

Arts, entertainment and culture reporter for @MLive and @GRPress in Michigan. Arts lover, cultural observer, progressive thinker, history buff, wordsmith.

Here's what's new for the 2015 GRandJazz Fest in August

mlive.com — GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Grand Rapids Jazz Festival promises fun beyond the music for the fourth event that returns in August. The Producers with Paul Brown and Nate Harasim, plus special guest Deon Yates, headline the first day of the two-day festival on Saturday, Aug. 15.

What the inaugural DisArt Festival in Grand Rapids accomplished

mlive.com — GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Grand Rapids' inaugural DisArt Festival's final chapter drawing to a close. The international exhibition "Art of the Lived Experiment," which opened in April at Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids Art Museum, and Kendall College of Art & Design, ends on Friday.

Will Festival of the Arts' Regional Art Exhibition return to UICA in 2016?

mlive.com — GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Festival of the Arts 2015's Regional Art Exhibition is over. But it'll be back next year at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts for the fourth year in a row. The 47th annual Festival of the Arts will be held June 3-5, 2016.

12 of 'A Prairie Home Companion' host Garrison Keillor's best lines delivered in Michigan

mlive.com — GRAND RAPIDS, MI - The first time humorist Garrison Keillor appeared at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, he referred to Grand Rapids as "a secret, hip place." Similar can be said for the host of "A Prairie Home Companion."
Jul 28, 2015

#GarrisonKeillor is back for 3 shows in Michigan. 12 of the best lines he's ever delivered here. @prairie_home | ow.ly/QbbeC

Jul 29, 2015

#GarrisonKeillor tonite @MeijerGardens. See 12 of 'A Prairie Home Companion' host's best lines delivered in Michigan |ow.ly/QeQNN

Former WWMT-TV investigative reporter David Bailey joins WZZM-TV 13

mlive.com — GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Michigan Emmy Award-winning journalist David Bailey, who left WWMT-TV 3 in April, is returning to TV journalism at WZZM-TV 13. Bailey, who was honored in March as Best News Reporter by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, returns to the Battle Creek-Kalamazoo-Grand Rapids media market on Sept.

Remember WOOD TV host, weatherman Buck Matthews? Now he's a novelist

mlive.com — GRAND RAPIDS, MI -TV and radio personality Buck Matthews, host of "The Buck Matthews Show" in the 1970s and weatherman for Channel 8 and WOOD Radio in the 1960s, once was a household name in Grand Rapids. Earlier in his career, Matthews was an announcer for WJR-AM in Detroit in the late 1950s.
Jul 14, 2015

Remember @WOODTV host, weatherman Buck Matthews? Now he's a novelist. Check out these historic photos, videos. | ow.ly/PB1FO

Jul 14, 2015

See @WOODTV's Buck Matthews with Pearl Bailey, Dave Brubeck, Phyllis Diller in the 1970s 'Buck Matthews Show.' | ow.ly/PB1Uv

Watch time lapse video of Grand Rapids Symphony setting up for the Picnic Pops

mlive.com — GRAND RAPIDS, MI - The Grand Rapids Symphony's Picnic Pops compresses a lot of music into one night's entertainment. Getting Cannonsburg Ski Area ready for an orchestra to play for several thousand people takes days of preparation. Videographer Marty Hogan, using time-lapse photography, compresses five-and-a-half days of preparations across a 10-day period into a 36-second video.
Jul 11, 2015

In the time it takes an orchestra to warm up, its venue springs up around it. See time-lapse video of @GRSymphony ow.ly/PtDaG

Review: A little Neil Diamond love opens Grand Rapids Symphony's Picnic Pops

mlive.com — GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Neil Diamond is an icon of American pop music. He's sold some 125 million albums worldwide. On the Billboard adult contemporary charts, only Elton John and Barbra Streisand have charted more. Diamond, who was in Van Andel Arena seven years ago next month, wasn't in Grand Rapids on Thursday.
Jul 10, 2015

@GRSymphony Picnic Pops opened Thurs with happy sounds of Neil Diamond. Check out these photos of fun. More tonight. ow.ly/PrzEI

Jul 10, 2015

See yesterday's #GrandRapids Symphony's Picnic Pops audience singing Neil Diamond's 'Sweet Caroline' @GRSymphony. ow.ly/PrNVq

Watch Thunderbirds' F-16s refuel in flight after National Cherry Festival

mlive.com — GRAND RAPIDS, MI - If you're a U.S. Air Force pilot flying an F-16 Fighting Falcon with the USAF Thunderbirds, commuting to work means flying to places such as Traverse City for the National Cherry Festival, and then returning home to Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.

Grand Rapids Symphony's Picnic Pops gets a new look tonight

mlive.com — GRAND RAPIDS, MI - When the Grand Rapids Symphony's Picnic Pops Series was launched in 1995 with three pairs of concerts, it drew 21,000 people to Cannonsburg Ski Area to celebrate the birth. If the Picnic Pops were a person, today it could celebrate with champagne.
Jul 09, 2015

See why the #GrandRapids Symphony's 21-year-old Picnic Pops gets a makeover for tonight's opening show. @GRSymphony | ow.ly/PoPoi

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Jul 29, 2015

#GarrisonKeillor tonite @MeijerGardens. See 12 of 'A Prairie Home Companion' host's best lines delivered in Michigan |ow.ly/QeQNN

Jul 29, 2015

Final days to see@DisArtFestival's 'Art of the Lived Experiment' in #GrandRapids. Ends Friday.| ow.ly/QeBEP

Jul 28, 2015

#GarrisonKeillor is back for 3 shows in Michigan. 12 of the best lines he's ever delivered here. @prairie_home | ow.ly/QbbeC

Jul 14, 2015

See @WOODTV's Buck Matthews with Pearl Bailey, Dave Brubeck, Phyllis Diller in the 1970s 'Buck Matthews Show.' | ow.ly/PB1Uv

Jul 14, 2015

Remember @WOODTV host, weatherman Buck Matthews? Now he's a novelist. Check out these historic photos, videos. | ow.ly/PB1FO

Jul 13, 2015

Cool time lapse film in #GrandRapids of a bare field turned into a concert venue filled with people in just 36 seconds. @GRSymphony

Jul 11, 2015

In the time it takes an orchestra to warm up, its venue springs up around it. See time-lapse video of @GRSymphony ow.ly/PtDaG

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