Arts & Entertainment

Performances, special events, restaurants, museums and theaters


College unveils statue of namesake

May 4, 2016
Visitors to a local college are now being greeted by a statue of the school’s namesake. Read More

Creators of GR music app hope to change the industry

The radi8er app combines music streaming with maps of where artists are playing.

April 29, 2016
A Grand Rapids app that could potentially revolutionize the way the world listens to music is almost ready for launch. Read More

Loeks says movie theater is good for downtown

Celebration! Cinema CEO says making money is not the project’s only objective.

April 29, 2016
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) After nearly four years, J.D. Loeks is happy with where his Studio C! downtown movie theater stands. Read More

GR, West Coast acoustic consulting firms merge

Result is one of the largest independent consulting firms in the country.

April 29, 2016
A recent merger has made Grand Rapids-based Acoustics By Design Inc. one of the largest independent acoustical consulting firms in North America. Read More

Food Network founder returns to Grand Rapids

April 29, 2016
Food Network founder and Grand Rapids native Jack Clifford was in town this weekend promoting his book, “The Least Likely to Succeed,” which details how he went from a boy who was voted “least likely to succeed” in high school to founding a popular and successful television network. Read More

Casino plans expansion

April 27, 2016
A casino in the region is expanding to make room for more gaming and to support its player loyalty program. Read More

Parking shift begins in Arena South district

Theater development eventually will create more parking, but the short-term might be dicey.

April 22, 2016
Businesses in downtown’s Arena South district already are being asked to relocate parking as a result of the newly announced Loeks Studio C! movie theater and 616 development project. Read More

Art-supply distributor begins $33M expansion

April 21, 2016
An art-supply distributor in town has begun a $33-million expansion project. Read More

Meijer Gardens announces lineup for summer Music Club concerts

April 18, 2016
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has announced the locally based lineup for its Tuesday Evening Music Club concerts this summer. Read More

Gardeners beautify downtown museum with cherry trees

April 18, 2016
| By AP
Cherry trees were planted this weekend near a museum along the Grand River as part of a beautification initiative. Read More