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'The Voice' contestant Jordy Searcy performs at GV

No matter the time of year, Grand Valley State University is constantly hosting a variety of events that are free for anyone to attend and enjoy. In particular, live music is everywhere at GVSU and concert plans are always in the works. To beat the winter blues, GVSU hosted guitarist and singer-songwriter Jordy Searcy, who played at a coffee house-themed event in Kirkhof Center.

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GV professors perform duets for viola, piano

On Tuesday, Jan. 22, Grand Valley State University professors Paul Swantek and Robert Byrens performed a concert comprised of works from 20th century American and British composers. The concert took place at the Sherman Van Solkema Hall in the Haas Center for Performing Arts. This is one of many faculty showcases that GVSU’s Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance have organized throughout the year.

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GV art professors display sabbatical work in public exhibit

The Grand Valley State University art program is led by skilled and knowledgeable faculty, all with their own unique artistic vision and approach to the creative process. A number of these professors took a work sabbatical to develop new pieces of art, and these works are on display in an exhibition titled “Reflect – Revive – Reshape.”

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Performance Studio Series gives students directing experience

Beginning Thursday, Jan. 17, Grand Valley State University theatre students showcased their directing, acting and producing skills in student-led productions of “The Actor’s Nightmare” and “Stuart Little.” The shows ran through Jan. 20, with opportunities for single and double bills. Each show was directed by a senior theatre student. “Stuart Little” was directed by Rachel Renaud, and “The Actor’s Nightmare” was directed by Tyler DeGood. 

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GV's Euphoria performs at ninth annual A Capell-Off

The ninth annual A Capell-Off, a competition between university a capella groups in west Michigan, was organized by Sigma Alpha Iota as a fundraiser for Allendale Public Schools’ music department. The competition, held at Allendale High School in the Ceglarek Fine Arts Center, featured Euphoria, one of Grand Valley State University’s award-winning a capella groups. 

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'Wonderful Town' offers new challenge for GV Opera Theatre

Grand Valley State University’s Opera Theatre is encouraging students to grow with their upcoming production of Wonderful Town, which will debut in February. The musical tells the story of two sisters from Ohio that move to New York City seeking success and their detours along the way. The show boasts 25 student actors, a 14-person production crew and 20 student musicians in the pit orchestra.

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