January 15, 2018 | 7:30 PM | Fountain Street Church
SEMI-STAGED OPERA | UNBOUND | DRAMA | ENGLISH | FAMILY
A new rhythm and blues opera
The inspiring story of the famous preacher and iconic civil rights leader from Atlanta is brought to life in this deeply moving premiere performance that beautifully fuses opera with bluesy, jazzy, and gospel-tinged rhythms. In a stirring account of his most intimate moments shared with wife Coretta Scott King and close friend Ralph Abernathy, we discover that the themes of equality and justice from the Civil Rights Movement are echoed in our political sentiments today. Despite the well-chronicled tragedy that ended the preacher’s life 50 years ago, the audience is left beaming with the hope of his dream in their hearts.
- What you might hear: soulful renditions of songs such as “Wild Night,” “Moondance,” “Into the Mystic,” and “Brown Eyed Girl”
Support Act: Blues artist Roberta Lee
Fri 3/24/2017 @ 20 Monroe Live Grand Rapids, MI
11 Ottawa Avenue NW Grand Rapids, MI 49503
All Ages welcome
Will-call opens 2 hours prior to doors
The Almava Trio
All the way from New York City, the Almava Trio arrives at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) Sunday, March 19th. The three Juilliard School graduates have each dedicated themselves to lives of leading, performing, and teaching the musical arts. Through the violin, cello, and piano, the group aims to create a soulful and engaging experience for guests. Tomorrow afternoon, they will bring alive the works of Beethoven and Brahms.
Sunday, March 19th
2 – 3 pm
Grand Rapids Art Museum · 101 Monroe Center · Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The West Michigan Jazz Society Presents their 17th season of free Monday night Jazz concerts in the park!
2017 Concert Schedule
June 12 – Northview High School Jazz Band
June 19 – The Mark Kahny Group
June 26 – Noel Webley & His Jazz Friend
July 3 – The Lakeshore Big Band
July 10 – Imer Santiago
July 17- Kevin Jones
July 24 – Jim Cooper & Organic Vibes
July 31 – Metro Jazz Voices
August 7 – Mary Rademacher Reed
August 14 – Musician of the Year, Robin Connell
220 Front Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
More details at West Michigan Jazz Society
Nick Ayoub on the keys and vocals…Monday, March 20, 2017 promises to be a special night. Nick’s energy and stage presence is infectious. Mike Lutley, will be featured on his many instruments, Patrick Handin on bass and Chris Bookie laying down the groove on drums.
Admission includes Chef Laura’s choice of her famous gumbo, soup or chili, along with salad and roll.
$10 for members, $15 for non-members
Monday, March 20, 2017
6:30 pm-8:30 pm
The Guest House
634 Stocking Avenue NW
Grand Rapids MI 49504
Monday Night Jazz Gumbo Presented by the West Michigan Jazz Society