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Local poets go on 'Unpacking Tour'

Grand Valley State University students do not have to look far to find exciting new performers and artists to discover. Grand Rapids has a growing art scene, and two artists are at the forefront with their national spoken-word tour. Calling it the “Unpacking Tour," the Michigan natives are traveling all over the nation, including places as far as Texas, Colorado and Washington.

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Global Gala highlights different cultures at GVSU

The Kirkhof Center Grand River Room was turned into a culturally collaborative festival Friday, Nov. 17, for the Global Gala presented by the Iota Chapter of Delta Phi Lambda Sorority Inc. The annual gala featured performances from a plethora of Grand Valley State University cultural clubs and teams, all assembled by the sorority.

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Arts briefs 11/20/17

The Grand Valley State University art exhibit "Art Is a Drag: The Library Is Open" is set to conclude its residence in the Mary Idema Pew Library Exhibition Space on Wednesday, Nov. 29. Until then, students at GVSU are able to see the artwork all day long.

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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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