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Arts briefs 11/13/17

A cappella group Backtrack will be coming to Grand Valley State University Wednesday, Nov. 15, for an evening of a cappella. The award-winning group from New York City has garnered more than 8.7 million views on YouTube with around 100,000 subscribers.

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Sarah Price and Bradley Beesley, directors during 31st Annual Toronto International Film Festival - "Summer Camp" Portraits at Portrait Studio in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Award-winning film director to speak at GVSU

Award-winning director Sarah Price will be giving a lecture at Grand Valley State University investigating the state of women in the media industry. The lecture, which will take place Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. in Room 246 of Lake Superior Hall, will be preceded by a showing of her movie, "L7: Pretend We’re Dead," at 4 p.m in the same location.

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BFA students host 'Ironically Untitled' art exhibit

After spending endless hours trying to create the perfect masterpiece, four Grand Valley State University students will finally showcase their talent in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition "Ironically Untitled." Students who specialize in illustration and jewelry and metalsmithing will show GVSU community members the pieces they have spent months creating.

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Annual Lamp Light Music Festival held in Grand Rapids

Music reverberated through the living room of the Sage House, a Grand Rapids location for house concerts, for the annual Lamp Light Music Festival. Packed with people, the space buzzed with an intimate, friendly energy.  The sixth annual festival was held this weekend from Friday, Nov. 3, through Sunday, Nov. 5. Held in the Eastown area of Grand Rapids, the house concert festival offered artists a unique space to perform.

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GVSU piano professor to perform on campus

Sookkyung Cho, Grand Valley State University assistant professor of piano, is an expressive pianist who has traveled around the globe to showcase her talent. Cho will be performing solo repertoire Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sherman Van Solkema Recital Hall in the Haas Center for Performing Arts. 

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GVL / Dylan McIntyre. Parker Ykimoff and Jacob Molli acting during the "Bard To Go" play on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017.

Bard to Go brings Shakespeare to life in DeVos Center

While many students may be introduced to the works of William Shakespeare in an English class, Grand Valley State University's student organization Bard to Go is aiming to share Shakespeare the way they think it should be: on the stage. The group performed "The Wonder of Will: This Is Your Afterlife!" at the DeVos Center Loosemore Auditorium Saturday, Nov. 4, as part of GVSU’s Shakespeare Festival. 

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Arts briefs 11/6/17

The Grand Valley State University Momentum dance organization is set to host a dance concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, in the Haas Center for Performing Arts. The event is open to the public and is free to attend, although donations are welcome.

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Arts briefs 10/30/17

Rabbi Sarra Lev will be coming to Grand Valley State University to host an interactive discussion about gender in the Jewish creation story. The event, titled "How Many Genders in the Jewish Creation Story?" is LIB 100- and 201-approved and will be held Monday, Nov. 6, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons. 

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Latino Student Union to hold annual dinner dance

The Latino Student Union (LSU) invites Grand Valley State University students to enjoy the Sábado Gigante dinner dance Friday, Nov. 3, at 8 p.m in the Kirkhof Center Grand River Room. The event promises a re-creation of the popular Spanish-language reality show "Sábado Gigante," the longest-running television variety series ever. There will be food provided and an open dance floor later in the evening. 

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