Arts & Entertainment

Performances, special events, restaurants, museums and theaters


County OKs ‘concept’ of zoo expansion

February 27, 2015
Kent County commissioners approved the future “concept” of an expanded John Ball Zoo, as reflected in the zoo’s newly updated 10-year master plan. Read More

Tribe advances plan for $180M casino

February 27, 2015
| By AP
A tribe is moving forward with a long-time plan for a casino in the region on land it has owned for years. Read More

Downtown hotel expands next door

February 24, 2015
A downtown hotel is taking over the address next door. Read More

Kent County eyes zoo master plan

There is also talk at John Ball Zoo about a possible future millage to fund it.

February 20, 2015
The Kent County Board of Commissioners will review the John Ball Zoo’s new master plan this week, which has to be updated every 10 years and approved by the county, under the terms of the county’s lease contract with the nonprofit corporation that now runs the zoo. Read More

Inside Track: New symphony conductor thinks Grand Rapids pops

Bob Bernhardt, who also has roles with the Louisville and Chattanooga symphonies, was drawn to GR by its vibrant atmosphere.

February 20, 2015
Grand Rapids Symphony goers will recognize the organization’s new principal pops conductor when the 2015-2016 season begins later this year. Read More

Sculpture will highlight FMG celebration

Work by Chinese artist and lecture are part of attraction’s 20th anniversary.

February 20, 2015
As Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park nears its official 20th anniversary, more of the year’s celebrations are coming to light. Read More

Startup develops app for concert management

February 20, 2015
A startup is helping musicians and their teams manage concert tours on the road. Read More

New book offers a lens for viewing effective leadership

Honest, open relationships built on mutual trust drive success.

February 13, 2015
A Holland leadership-development consultant has built on his series of “trUTips” to create a book for those eager to learn how to become more effective leaders. Read More

Bands rock Jammie Awards

February 13, 2015
A group of bands will help celebrate and honor local musicians tonight at one of Grand Rapids’ largest music venues. Read More

GRAM exhibits 'Stop Motion' by retired KCAD professor

February 12, 2015
A retired college professor will give a talk Thursday night to open his exhibit at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. Read More