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Have you ever imagined hanging out receiving a personal birthday phone call or receiving a signed gift from your favorite musician Singer Teddy Geiger who took the stage at the Intersection in Grand Rapids on May 5 satisfied these requests and more to fund his newest album The Last Fears with Pledge Music.
Childhood slowly falls through the fingers of a college student as they grow up becoming a memory as their wild ideas and imagination are washed away.
When Grand Valley State University senior Robert McFletcher was in sixth grade his teacher asked him to write a letter to himself including what he wanted to be after graduating from college and why.
When Lindsay Fisher and Brent Westrick entered the foundation classes in Grand Valley State Universitys art and design program they didnt think the road to their senior showcase would arrive so quickly.Fisher a metalsmith major and Westrick a ceramics major spent hours working on their pieces for the gallery which runs until April 12.They practiced their problem-solving skills as they tried to piece together the Padnos Art Gallery showcase of their work.
The journey began twelve years ago in a typical American high school but until separate cruise lines beckoned the two to Come sail away come sail away come sail away with me Ben McLain and Paul Peglar never realized what they would soon create.
Lauren Kaphengst member of Sigma Kappa understands the reality of sexual assault and along with several other Grand Valley State University organizations shes helping educate others about it.
Graduation is a moment many students dream about but as it arrives for Anna Berghorst and Ellen Lundgren an anxiety of real world blues and college freedom joys have begun to set in.
The audience filled the wall-to-wall seating leaving the Pere Marquette Room standing room only ready for a night of belly dancing.
For the Spring Dance Concert world-renowned choreographers Julie Blume and Charles Askegard joined with GVSU professor Shaun Bible to try and create a diverse art show onstage.
St. Patricks Day hasnt always been about social celebrations and drinking green beer. The traditional day is actually in honor of an Irish saint for his devotion to Christianity and is a major holiday in Ireland.
From the plies of ballet to the sashays of jazz to rhythmic taps the dancing world incorporates a variety of different techniques and skills.
Close your eyes and think of one idea. Let the pen glide across the lined paper. Let your mind unravel and just write.
Although the Grand Rapids Ballet Company didnt choose Program 3 to revolve around Valentines Day the performances include a lot of elements related to the holiday.
Being introduced to Shakespeares historic works in middle school and high school creates what Bard to Go actor Matthew Fowler calls the High School Shakespeare Turn Off Cycle. What that is is they are exposed to Shakespeare just by reading it listening to it and being quizzed on it instead of watching it and listening to it Fowler said.
One song is all it took to get called back be cut from or land a role in Grand Valley State Universitys production of the Threepenny Opera. That one song was all it took for the casting crew to decide a students fate. Callbacks consisted of the returning students performing dialogue readings monologue readings and site reading music and scenes from the show.
With members Tory Peterson and Zachary Guy living in Grand Rapids and guitarist Rob Jordan in Chicago finding rehearsal time can be tough for Simien the Whale.
When it comes to the local Grand Rapids band West and Run there are no boundaries. West and Run is not just about music but also about their friendship and experiences.
A pinch of Irish heritage a splash of American rock n roll and a sprinkle of a wide variety of instruments creates the increasingly popular band Flogging Molly.
It started with three brothers and turned into a five-man brotherhood. Family Force 5 from Atlanta Ga. is made up of Solomon Soul Glow Activatur Olds Jacob Crouton Olds Joshua Fatty Olds Derek Chap Stique Mount and Nathan Nadaddy Currin.
Its the type of music that uses just the harmony from a group of voices no instruments no background music to assist with pitch and volume.