Arts briefs 1/22/18

The Muskegon Museum of Art will be opening its annual “Art Talks Back” poetry competition on Thursday, Jan. 25, and will be accepting submissions through Thursday, Mar. 29. 

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Jim Norton

Comedian Jim Norton to perform in Grand Rapids

Once the chaos of the holidays settles down and mid-January hits, many people feel at a loss for fun things to do. For those who need a little bit of a boost on a dull winter day or just a break from their studies, comedian and podcast host Jim Norton will be coming to 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids on Saturday, Jan. 27. 

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GVSU professor to star in world premiere of 'Anton, Himself'

This weekend, the Grand Valley State University theater department will be hosting the world premiere of the play "Anton, Himself: First and Last." Theater professor Roger Ellis will be performing as Russian playwright Anton Chekhov on Friday, Jan. 19, and Saturday, Jan. 20, in the Haas Center for Performing Arts. 

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GVL / Kevin Sielaff - Samantha Przybylski (center) holds a sign behind the "It's On Us" social media stand on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015 inside the Kirhof Center.

GVSU hosts discussion for Stalking Awareness Month

January is Stalking Awareness Month, and the Grand Valley State University Gayle R. Davis Center for Women and Gender Equity decided to help make GVSU students aware of this with a presentation held Tuesday, Jan. 16. The hour-long presentation informed a small group of Lakers about the dangers of stalking and resources available on campus. 

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MIKA SASAKI

Guest pianist to perform at GVSU

Kicking off the first guest artist recital at Grand Valley State University in the new year, pianist Mika Sasaki will be performing Friday, Jan. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sherman Van Solkema Recital Hall in the Haas Center for Performing Arts. 

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Robert Mayberry

GVSU to hold memorial service for professor emeritus

Later this week, Grand Valley State University will honor a former faculty member who passed away Dec. 8, 2017. Robert Mayberry was a philosophy and communications professor who started at GVSU in 1971. The memorial service is set to take place Friday, Jan. 12, at 3:30 p.m. in the Cook-DeWitt Center on the Allendale Campus.

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Arts briefs 1/8/18

Now through May 20, the Grand Rapids Public Museum will be offering the exhibit "Dragons, Unicorns and Mermaids," organized by the American Museum of Natural History.  

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GV senior dance recital rehearsal on Thursday November 30, 2017.

Dance seniors perform final show at GVSU

Grand Valley State University seniors Sarah Byington, Coral Howard, Mackenzie Matyn, Leigha McDaniel and Hannah Suydam hosted their final dance show on Saturday, Dec. 9. From holding auditions for dancers, choreographing the routines and styling the costumes, these performers had a part in all of it.

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