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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.

WZZM reporter Peter Ross leaving after 29 years — GRAND RAPIDS, MI - WZZM-TV 13 reporter Peter Ross, after 29 years in the news business in West Michigan, is leaving TV journalism. Ross is departing the ABC-TV affiliate to become regional director for the West Michigan office of U.S. Sen. Gary Peters. His final day at WZZM-TV is Aug.

ArtPrize welcomes Avett Brothers to riverside tent venue for new October festival — GRAND RAPIDS, MI - ArtPrize 2015 welcomes The Avett Brothers plus singer-songwriter Brett Dennen to Grand Rapids for the launch of a new event during the annual exhibition and competition returning this fall. A riverfront, tent venue called The Eddy will rise along the banks of the Grand River during ArtPrize Seven.

Review: Five for Fighting serves slice of life, slice of 'American Pie' for Picnic Pops — GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Five for Fighting is fronted by a clever guy. John Ondrasik came to town with his hit songs including "Superman" and "100 Years" to play for the Grand Rapids Symphony's Picnic Pops. But the alternative-rock, piano-playing, singer-songwriter came with a little something extra up his sleeve.
Jul 31, 2015

Review: Five for Fighting serves slice of life and 'American Pie' for Picnic Pops. See it again tonite. @GRSymphony |

From ArtPrize to lip dub video, Five for Fighting calls Grand Rapids 'the perfect town' — GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Five for Fighting's song, "Slice," is a tribute to Don McLean's song "American Pie." So for his performances with the Grand Rapids Symphony, singer/songwriter John Ondrasik decided to work up a cover of McLean's epic ode about the tragic deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and "The Big Bopper" in a plane crash in 1959.

How Meijer Gardens witnessed the start of Garrison Keillor's farewell from 'A Prairie Home Companion' — GRAND RAPIDS, MI - It isn't easy being Garrison Keillor unless you happen to be Garrison Keillor. For most of the past 40 years, he's hosted "A Prairie Home Companion," producing a new, two-hour show each week, booking guests, learning music, writing scripts, and regaling millions of listeners with the latest news from the imaginary hometown of his youth.

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

Jul 29, 2015

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

Former WWMT-TV investigative reporter David Bailey joins WZZM-TV 13 — 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.
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Jul 31, 2015

@justinjdean I'd put in a good word for Stephen Sondheim, Tim Rice, Lorenz Hart, Ira Gershwin and Oscar Hammerstein II. On Broadway, anyway.

Jul 31, 2015

@steve_dimatteo A monument to RoboCop might seem relevant today. If Detroit's fortunes improve, it just might prove embarrassing someday.

Jul 31, 2015

@steve_dimatteo I'm not inspired by a permanent monument inspired by a dystopian character.

Jul 31, 2015

Review: Five for Fighting serves slice of life and 'American Pie' for Picnic Pops. See it again tonite. @GRSymphony |

Jul 31, 2015

@ArtPrize welcomes Avett Brothers in October to riverside tent venue for new festival in #GrandRapids|

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