Murray & Peter Present A Drag Queen Christmas “The Naughty Tour” hosted by Trinity Taylor on Sunday, November 19th at 8:00PM at DeVos Performance Hall. The performance will star Sasha Velour, Shea Coulee, Aja, Latrice Royale, Farrah Moan, Chi Chi DeVayne & Eureka O’Hara.
Murray & Peter proudly present a must see holiday spectacular with your favorite contestants from RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1). It’s an evening of holiday songs and outstanding drag performances with your favorite queens. All ages welcome.
“Panov’s Dream” is a new one act opera that will receive its world premiere on Sunday, November 19 at 3:00 p.m. at First Congregational Church in Muskegon. The work is a collaboration between librettist Foley Schuler of Blue Lake Public Radio and composer Floyd Farmer. The text is based on a short story by Leo Tolstoy about an old Russian shoemaker, Papa Panov, who dreams on Christmas Eve that Jesus will be coming to visit him on Christmas day. He is told to wait by his window so that he doesn’t miss the visitor when he arrives. Papa watches all of Chrismas Day, with many people passing by, but never sees Jesus. Or does he? The opera calls for six principal singers, a chorus, and small instrumental ensemble.
Michael Match, a former member of the world acclaimed vocal ensemble “Chanticleer” will sing the title role of Papa Panov and Tom Clark will return to Muskegon to sing the role of Jesus. Other principal singers are contralto Camille DeBoer in the role of Panov’s wife, tenor William Potts as the aging street sweeper, soprano Jessica Coe as the young mother, and tenor Joel Dulyea as the village priest.
This first performance will be presented in its unstaged version and without an intermission. It is approximately one hour in length and is similar in style to “Amahl and the Night Visitors” by Menotti. “Panov’s Dream” was conceived when the composer heard the presiding clergyman at London’s St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church deliver the Tolstoy short story as a sermon on the Sunday following Christmas a few years ago. Farmer and Schuler have worked on other projects together, most notably their “Three Summer Sonnets” on original poems by Foley, but this is their first foray into a venture of this length. Over a period of years they have worked on the project intermittently until recently when they decided it was time to complete the opera and breathe life into the characters.
Thanks to the generosity of underwriters for the orchestra and chorus, and to a grant from the Professional Singers Fund of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County, there will be no admission charge for this premiere performance. The opera is in English and the complete libretto will be printed in the program so that the audience will more easily be able to follow the story line.
Sunday, November 12,
2 – 3 pm
ESME (Eclectic String Music Ensemble)
Every Sunday during fall and winter, enjoy live classical music performances set amidst GRAM’s beautiful architecture and galleries. Concerts are free with admission and free for members.
Based in West Michigan, ESME is an acoustic string band that excels in blending classical music training with popular music to create a live performance experience. Accessible to music lovers of different ages and varied tastes—you’ll hear favorites by Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, The Beatles, Eminem, and more this Sunday at GRAM.
Grand Rapids Art Museum,
101 Monroe Center St NW,
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Adam Rudolph’s Sextet “Moving Pictures,” an ensemble including Adam Rudolph: handrumset; Alexis Marcelo: Fender Rhodes, electric keyboards, Hammond B3; Damon Banks: electric bass; Hamid Drake: drumset, percussion; Kenny Wessel: electric guitar, electronics; and Ralph M. Jones: c flute, alto flute, bass clarinet, soprano and tenor saxophones, husli, bamboo flutes. Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures just released its first new album in over five years, “Glare of the Tiger,” a perfect example of creative music looking to the future while expressing the sound of now.
Adam Rudolph back to LaFontsee Gallery on Sunday, Oct 22, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Where: LaFontsee Gallery
833 Lake Drive SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
THURSDAY, OCT 12
MARY RAD’S HIP HAPPY HOURS
w/ Mark Kahny on keys, Bob Thompson on drums.
6:30-9pm no cover
JD REARDON’S AT THE BOARDWALK
940 Monroe Ave NW
Think Rat Pack, Krall, Ms. Divine and Bacharach.
Connell-Cooper Jazz Trio at One Trick Pony this Thursday Oct 12, 8-11pm, no cover charge.
Jim Cooper vibes, Robin Connell, keys, Jeff Shoup, drums
FRIDAY, OCT 13
MARY RAD TRIO
JAZZ @ THE RENDEZVOUS LOUNGE in the Amway Grand
w/ Mike Hyde on guitar, Jim Hayward on saxes/flute
Newly remodeled upscale lobby lounge.
SATURDAY, OCT 14
MARY RAD TRIO
JAZZ @ THE RENDEZVOUS LOUNGE (in the Amway Grand)
w/ Mark Kahny on keys, Bob Thompson on drums
Newly remodeled upscale lobby lounge.
THURSDAY, OCT 19
BOOGIE WOOGIE BABIES @ ONE TRICK PONY
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Barbara Wisse, Mary Rademacher & Carol Black
w/ Mark Kahny on keys.
Come enjoy girl group music throughout pop history, including The Andrews Sister, McGuire Sisters, Broadway, The Shirelles, Chiffons and more!
reservations encouraged! 616.235.7669
TH/FRI/SAT OCT 19, 20, 21
REFORMATION: THE MUSICAL
Wealthy Theatre 7:30PM
“Reformation” is a full-length musical based on the life of Martin Luther, a monk whose struggle to please God divides a church, a nation and the movement he never intended to create. This event is part of the observation of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
Written & musically direction by Gary Sironen, directed by Randy Burghart, movement by Mary Rademacher.
TUESDAY, OCT 24
BOBBY SOX & BEEHIVES – A MUSICAL REVUE
Forest Hills Fine Arts Center 1pm
An Afternoon Concert Featuring Hits from the 1950s and 1960s
Be hip, not square, cool cats! Fire up, floor it, and gas it flat out to fat city, where everyone’s hanging out at the soda shop.Mary Rademacher, Tom Hagen, Cherie Lynn and Brian Adams
Tickets for adults and senior citizens are $10 in advance (by Monday, October 23 at 4 p.m.), or $15 at the door (cash/check only on the day of show). Register in advance at enjoylearning.com or call Forest Hills Community Services at (616) 493-8950.
sponsored by Porter Hills http://www.fhfineartscenter.com/performances.html#barrage8
SATURDAY, OCT 28
MARY RAD TRIO @ JW MARRIOTT
7-10 in the Mixology Lounge
jazz and easy listening.
Food and Beverage available at this lovely lounge overlooking the beautiful Grand River.
Free parking – Valet or Ramp with receipt stamped.
John Shea Trio Schedule:
JW Marriott: Every Friday @ 6-10pm
Noto’s: Every Saturday @ 7-10pm.
300 Ottawa Ave NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
A cultural event celebrating African-American culture, art, food and music. The African American Art and Music Celebration is a three-day festival that will immerse the community in activities reflecting the many aspects of our diverse community in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Friday, September 22, 2017
6:00pm- 6:30 pm African Drum Tribute: W. Michigan Jewels of Africa
6:30- 7:00 pm Spoken Word: Sara Brooks
7:00pm- 8:00 pm Candy Laprie
8:00pm- 9:00 pm Ballroom Lessons: Andre Posey
9:00pm- 10:00 pm Ol’ Skool Open Dance Party: Dj Dre
Saturday, September 23, 2017
11:00am- 12(noon) Fitness on the Calder: Soulful Motion with Amber Mayfield
12(noon) – 12:30 pm Hot Sauce Express-R&B
12:30pm- 1:00 pm Al Hight & M6 West-R&B
1:00pm- 2:00 pm AZZ-IZZ-NeoSoul Funk
2:00pm- 3:00 pm Sean Jackson-Jazz
3:00pm- 4:00 pm Glenda Williams- Contemporary Soul
4:00pm- 5:00 pm Lokhead Crux & Jayfro
5:00pm- 6:00 pm The Mel V’s
6:00pm- 6:30 pm Jeri Wade- Soul Singer
6:30pm- 7:30 pm Catlindt Landrum & Friends- Jazz
7:30pm- 8:30 pm Avalon Cutts-Jones Music
8:30pm- 10:00 pm ZAPP
Sunday, September 24, 2017
10:00am- 11:00am Chosen ft. Danny Richardson
11:00am- 12(noon) Mish Banks- Gospel
12(noon)- 1:00 pm Fredrick Landy- Gospel
1:00pm- 1:30 pm Special Touch- Gospel
1:30pm- 2:00 pm Friends of Sinners- Christian Rap
2:00pm- 3:00 pm IMANI Singers of Grand Rapids- Gospel