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American Country Music singer Joel Crouse hits the stage at Grand Valley State University on Thursday April 7, 2016.

Dan Shay perform at 2016 spring concert

With an eager line of people wrapped around the Fieldhouse Arena, attendees at the Grand Valley State University spring concert faced the 30 degree weather wearing an array of denim, plaid shirts and spring dresses. Nearly 3,000 people attended, and many waited hours before the show.

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New Music Ensemble performs Music in their Words project

Music and words seem to go well together but for the composers commissioned for the "Music in their Words" project, combining the two presented a unique challenge. Grand Valley State University’s New Music Ensemble recently commissioned six composers to write a piece of music and include spoken words of a composer they admire.

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Music Education major, Ashley Kooistra, practices playing her viola in a practice room in the Performing Arts Center on Jan. 29.

PAC addition could relieve packed spaces

The students are rehearsing in faculty offices, the equipment is being stored wherever space is found and the schedule for classrooms and performance halls is booked solid; the Performing Arts Center is packed. A new addition to the building is in the planning stages to help relieve some of these tight spaces.

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