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This year ten states have passed laws legalizing same-sex marriage and a local equality group is pushing to make Michigan one of the next to consider it on the November 2014 ballot.Marriage Michigan PAC co-founded by Grand Valley State University graduate student Chris Surfus was looking for volunteers and supporters of their marriage-rights during the Feb.
The Intersection in downtown Grand Rapids filled with cheers and screams Feb. 9 just after 10 p.m. as five guys wearing black sunglasses took the main stage armed with guitars basses and microphones.Seraphim jumped and clapped along with a few hundred audience members as they dove into their set ready to win the final round of the Heavyweights Competition and a top prize including 2500.However after playing their first few songs and covering the pop song Lights by Ellie Goulding something most bands would find discouraging happened a large section of the audience began to boo and yell at the members onstage.
Henry Sapp a Grand Rapids native nicknamed the Doctor of Comedy has been doing standup across the country for almost nine years.
There are many traditions celebrated at Grand Valley State University one of them being Sibs and Kids weekend.
If youve been looking into the metal music scene of West Michigan itching for something new look no further. Screaming out of Hudsonville Mich. Seraphim is a five-piece metal band ready to shock anyone that doubts their musical talent.
Welcome back Lakers. For the students who are having trouble easing back into things here at Grand Valley State University finding classes and sharing space with roommates again this months Grand Rapids music scene will provide ample entertainment for an escape.
The Grand River Room was filled Nov. 30 with people in formal attire bowls with floating candles as the centerpiece of every table and energy and excitement on everyones face.
Grand Valley State University students might be studying hard for finals but December doesnt have to be all work. This season presents the perfect opportunity to give the gift of leisure to friends and family with a month packed full of music in Grand Rapids.
The fall semester ending brings stress and overworked Grand Valley State University students faculty and staff who look for ways of relaxing.
Grand Valley State Universitys art and writing publication Fishladder is now accepting submissions for this years edition and theyre looking for a lot of talented students.
Despite high winds rain and the looming possibility of snow Grand Rapids has a lot of hot bands heating up the November music scene. The Intersection begins a rock-filled month with The Thug In Me is You Tour featuring Falling in Reverse Enter Shikari I See Stars and Letlive.
On Oct. 25 and 26 therell be something lurking in the shadows on Grand Valley State Universitys Allendale Campus the annual Haunted Hall returning this year for two nights of fright.
High school students from all over Michigan are coming to Grand Valley State University Oct. 19 to see if they have what it takes to be part of the vocal music department.
Grand Valley State University students faculty and community members will have a chance to listen to the very first public performance of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble conducted by GVSUs director of University Bands Barry Martin on Oct.
ArtPrize voting ends tonight and to win the publics vote the Top 10 artists need to stand out. One of the finalists Origami by Kumi Yamashita is a unique installation at the Grand Rapids Art Museum using light and shadow to show 99 faces.
The Shallows art gallery is more than just a new venue for sculptures and paintings its a place for students to showcase their specific artistic talents.
Grand Valley State Universitys Allendale Campus will seem a little fuller this weekend when students and their families gather for the annual Family Weekend three days packed full of Olympic-themed events.
Alongside the changing leaves pumpkin patches and the ghosts and ghouls of Halloween this October the Grand Rapids music scene will come alive too. The month begins with Rascal Flatts at Van Andel Arena on Oct. 6. The country band has been playing together for 13 years won more than 40 awards and has had 12 singles hit the No.1 spot on Billboard country music charts. The trio is touring to promote the release of their ninth album titled Changed.
The Guest Artist Series at Grand Valley State University will continue bringing a mixture of talents to campus with a performance by world-renowned bassoonist Scott Pool. Pool has been playing bassoon for 23 years after being drawn to the wind instrument in junior high and high school and said he admires the expressive capabilities and almost mournful sound of the instrument. During years of performing with orchestras across the country and around the world through audition and invitation Pool was given an exclusive chance to be a part of multiple musical festivals in Italy including the Orfeo Music Festival and Schlern International Music Festival.
Jessica Loosenort didnt plan on entering ArtPrize this year but when the general manager of the Courtyard Grand Rapids Downtown Hotel asked her for artwork she decided to paint a new series.