Kathy Lamar @ One Trick Pony

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The incredible vocal style of Ms. Kathy LaMar leaves you captured, mesmerized and wanting more.

Originally from Grand Rapid, Michigan, Kathy has made her home in Las Vegas. With a soothing sound to calm your every mood and take your breath away, her music, her enthusiasm and her heart felt desire to entertain audiences from all over is evident in each and every performance.

Her style ranges from Billy Holiday, Nancy Wilson, Anita Baker, Tina Turner, Toni Braxton, Sade, Ella Fitzgerald and the list goes on and on. Her sultry Jazz, R&B and Blues sound, Kathy can please everyone in the crowd. There is always something for everyone!!

Kathy has worked through out the Las Vegas area in local hotel and casino lounges entertaining audiences on a nightly basis. She is well known throughout Las Vegas as one half of the duo “TEX & KATHY”, who performed around town and primarily at “Play it Again Sam’s” for over 5 years. Gathering a huge following locally.

Kathy has had the opportunity to record some original material and travel the world sharing her God given gift with everyone!

Thursday, January 26, 2017
8:00-11:00 PM

One Trick Pony  Grill & Taproom
136 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI
616-235-PONY (7669)

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West Michigan Weekly Jazz Forecast

West Michigan Weekly Jazz Forecast
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Monday, January 23
John Shea at Rockwell Republic, 8-11 pm
Open Mic Jazz Jam at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-9 pm
 
Tuesday, January 24
Take Three Jazz Ensemble, at the Grand, 22 Washington St.
 
Grand Haven, 7-10 pm
 
Wednesday, January 25
River North Jazz at the Old Goat, 2434 Eastern SE, 6-9 pm
Tom Hagen Trio featuring Rick Reuther at Noto’s, 6:30–9:30 pm
JMM Trio at Black Sheep Baa & Grill, Holland, 7:30-10:30 pm
Tavern House Jazz Band at Tavern & Tap,
101 S. Washington Sq. Lansing, 7:30- 10:30 pm
 
Jazz Mix Night at Union Cabaret & Grille, Kalamazoo, 8-11 pm
 
Thursday, January 26
Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra with Steve Talaga original compositions at Hope College, Holland, at 7:30 pm
 
First Edition Jazz Band at Book Nook & Java Shop,
Montague, 7-9 pm, $5 cover
Jeff Haas Trio at West Bay Beach Holiday Inn,
Traverse City, 7-9:30 pm
 
Friday, January 27
John Shea at JW Marriott, 6-10 pm
Kathy Lamar Trio at Noto’s, 7-10 pm
 
Saturday, January 28
John Shea at Noto’s, 7-10 pm
 
Sunday, January 29
Mike Frost & Mike Hyde, Sunday Brunch series, JW Marriott, 11 am
 
Jazz Brunch at the Old Goat, 2434 Eastern SE, 11 am-2 pm
 
Hugye, Beavan, Schock Trio Jazz at New Harmony Hall, 2-4 pm
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Sunday Classical Concert Series

 

Sunday, Jan 22, 2 – 3 pm

Spektral Quartet
The 2017 Grammy nominated string quartet is known for their “bold, fresh, and honest” performances of the classics and the here-and-now. Hailing from Chicago, Spektral Quartet is currently the in-residence ensemble at the University of Chicago. Often praised for their technical command and musical ingenuity, the group is known for its charismatic, engaging performances. This Sunday, the group will treat you to a selection of classics like Beethoven and Ravel. After the concert, head upstairs to Level II and explore the Museum’s galleries—come for the music, stay for the art!

Clara Lyon, violin
Doyle Armbrust, viola
Austin Wulliman, volin
Russell Rolen, cello

 

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101 Monroe Center St NW

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Program- Grand Rapids, Michigan 16 January 2017

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Program will be held Monday, January 16, 2017, 6:30 p.m., Fountain Street Church featuring keynote address by Kevin Powell, Activist, Writer and Public Speaker.

Kevin Powell is one of the most acclaimed political, cultural, literary and hip-hop voices in America today. Kevin is a native of Jersey City, raised by a single mother in extreme poverty, but managed to study at Rutgers University in New Brunswick thanks to New Jersey’s Educational Opportunity Fund. Kevin has gone on to be the author of 12 books, including his newest title, The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy’s Journey into Manhood. It is a critically acclaimed and brutally honest memoir about his life, including his youth. In 2018, he will publish a biography of Tupac Shakur, the late rapper and controversial American icon.

Kevin’s writings have also appeared in CNN.comEsquire, Ebony, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, ESPN.com and Vibe Magazine, where he worked for many years as a senior writer, interviewing such diverse public figures as Tupac Shakur and General Colin Powell.

January 16, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

FREE

Fountain Street Church

24 Fountain St N.E. Grand Rapids, MI 49503

West Michigan Jazz Society Presents Monday Night Jazz Gumbo

West Michigan Jazz Society Presents Monday Night Jazz Gumbo

Monday, 16 January, 2017

06:30 PM – 08:30 PM

The Guest House

635 Stocking Avenue NW

Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Tony ReynoldsWMJS welcomes Tony Reynolds to the stage! A seasoned professional who possesses a smooth four-octave range, Tony spent seven years traveling the world singing back up for the one and only, Tom Jones, and has appeared on many TV shows including The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, Ellen DeGeneres, Racheal Ray, Regis and Kelly, Dancing with the Stars and Jimmy Kimmel.

Accompanying Mr. Reynolds will be Greg Miller on guitar/voice, and Mark Weymouth on drums.

Admission includes Chef Laura’s choice of her famous gumbo, soup or chili, along with salad.

 

Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members

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West Michigan Weekly Jazz Round up..

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Tuesday, January 10
Take Three Jazz Ensemble, at the Grand, 22 Washington St. Grand Haven, 7-10 pm
Wednesday, January 11
Tom Hagen Trio featuring Rick Reuther at Noto’s, 6:30-9:30 pm
River North Jazz at the Old Goat, 2434 Eastern SE, 6-9 pm
JMM Trio at Black Sheep Baa & Grill, Holland, 7:30-10:30 pm
Tavern House Jazz Band at Tavern & Tap, Lansing, 7:30-10:30 pm
Jazz Mix Night at Union Cabaret & Grille, Kalamazoo, 8-11 pm
Thursday, January 12
John Shea Trio @ New Holland Brew GR(The Knickerbocker: Zeppelin Lounge):
7:30-10:30 pm.  [417 Bridge St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504]
Green on Blue Quartet Jazz at the Book Nook & Java Shop, Montague, 7-9 pm, $5 cover
Jeff Haas Trio at West Bay Beach Holiday Inn, Traverse City, 7-9:30 pm
Friday, January 13
John Shea at JW Marriott, 6-10 pm
Kathy Lamar Trio at Noto’s, 7-10 pm
Robin Connell at St. Cecelia, Youth Jazz Concert, 7 pm
Saturday, January 14
John Shea at Noto’s, 7-10 pm
Robin Connell Trio at the Amway Plaza Hotel, Garden Court, 7-11 pm
 Edye Evans Hyde, Mike Hyde, Kevin Jones at JW Marriott 7-10.
Sunday, January 15
Jazz Brunch at the Old Goat, 2434 Eastern SE, 11 am-2pm
Hugye, Beavan, Schock Trio Jazz at New Harmony Hall, 2-4 pm
Randy Marsh at SpeakEZ, with friends 7-10 pm, Open Jam 8:30-10 pm
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Speak Up GR: Fake News in the Headlines

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Americans have been left confused about basic facts of current events due to fake news stories being widely shared. What are some best practices people can use while reading articles online? Should it be a platform’s responsibility to help prevent the spread of fake news? How do we instill critical thinking skills in the average American adult population? In this interactive discussion, panelists will examine how false news stories spread and why people believe them.

Panelists include Grand Rapids Business Journal’s staff reporter Pat Evans, Grand Valley State University educators Eric Harvey and Len O’Kelly, Bridge Magazine’s Ted Roelofs, and GRIID’s Jeff Smith. The Grand Rapids Public Library’s Business Librarian, Steven Assarian, will moderate.

 

18 January 2017

19:00–20:30

Grand Rapids Public Library

Main Library – 111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503