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From the prominent Opera Theatre to the acclaimed Symphonic Wind Ensemble the Performing Arts Center at Grand Valley State University seems to be synonymous with the concept of classical music. But with the changing nature of todays music industry how does this prepare music majors for the professional world
While some dance concerts main function is only to spotlight performers talents Momentum is also committed to proving that dance can be used to benefit the community.
The concept of classical music is sometimes used as an umbrella term encompassing all genres of orchestral music and more.
Today over 34.7 million Americans claim Irish ancestry according to the 2010 U.S. census. Theres no better way for Grand Valley State University students to celebrate that heritage than to take advantage of all the events Grand Rapids has planned for today.
Whether you8217re ethnically Irish and proud or have no idea what a Blarney Stone is one thing is for sure- everyone is a little bit Irish on St. Patrick8217s Day.
St. Patricks Day is typically a day that college students devote to guzzling green beer and proudly proclaiming any if at all Irish heritage. The Olde World Music Club of Grand Valley State University is offering an alternative for those who want to enjoy the day without taking part in traditional celebrations.
What is psych rock music A tribute to the surf rock of the sixties Or rather has it become an umbrella term encompassing everything that might once have been considered garage music The upcoming Michigan Psych Night may help attendees decide for themselves.
New talent rubbed elbows with some of Grand Rapids most recognized and celebrated groups at Friday nights installment of WYCEs Jammy Awards. Brad Fritcher trois a jazz quartet made up of several students from Grand Valley State University attended for the first time and in doing so only added to its growing reputation.
If you take psychological suffering in the right frame of mind you can find the humor in it.
Internships. While some bemoan tasks that may seem like thankless uncompensated work others find internships that truly enrich their learning experience. The interns of the Grand Rapids Film Festival can attest to the latter.
On Saturday the final round of Grand Valley State Universitys Last Laker Standing competition sponsored by Spotlight Productions took place. The final installment of the stand-up comedy contest featured five finalists selected by votes from audience members and a panel of judges in previous rounds. The finalists featured were Ren Rodriguez Jarrett Weber Luis Valencia Bryan Jackson and Lawrence Ensminger.
On Tuesday the Grand Valley State University String Trio made its debut at GVSU. Joined by clarinetist Arthur Campbell the group showcased two pieces one important to the clarinet and the other educational for string players.
After its sudden eviction last July some people may have thought that was the end of the Division Arts Avenue Collective.
People joined hands and clapped while the band fronted by singer Emad Batayeh led the celebration. The dabke a traditional Arab line dance was in full swing and Grand Valley State University students rushed to join those already dancing at last weeks Arabian Night.
It may have been 18 degrees outside but that did not stop students from traveling to Grand Valley State Universitys Kirkhof Center on Saturday night. The relaxed crowd was made up of everyone from musicians to poetry lovers who had come to check out the third annual Def Jam hosted by the GVSU chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
This past week Grand Valley State University followed the yellow brick road into Homecoming Week. Transforming GVSU into a place that can usually only be accessed by cyclone both students and alumni got into the spirit.
Grand Valley State University got a taste of raging electronic dance music Thursday night with this years Homecoming Concert featuring DJ Steve Aoki. Taking place in the universitys Fieldhouse the beat enticed plenty of students as well as non-students to dance.
Smirking jack-o-lanterns enough candy to rot teeth and the ability to become someoneor somethingelse for a night yes it8217s Halloween again. Many diehards have had their costume planned since Nov. 1 of last year but if youre one of the scramblers who plan their ensemble the day of have no fear because the Lanthorn has you covered.
Between the War on Terror and the current debate to go to war with Syria some Americans have skewed ideas of what Middle Eastern culture is actually like. On Oct. 8 Grand Valley State University played host to the Middle East Film Festival an event meant to attract students from all backgrounds and educate the community on Middle Eastern culture.
The Study Abroad Fair at Grand Valley State University strives to bring students an opportunity to explore several different countries at once while remaining in the U.S.