The Muskegon Museum of Art will present The Preacher and His Congregation: Photographs by James Perry Walker, November 10, 2016 through March 5, 2017.
In the late 1970s, photographer and writer James Perry Walker (1945-2014) traveled Marshall County in northern Mississippi with circuit preacher Reverend Louis Cole. The resulting photographic essay is a visual record of the Reverend and his congregation, of people, place, and their shared religious and community experience.
As a circuit preacher, Reverend Cole gave services at multiple churches of his own, and served as a guest, substitute, or assistant at others, in addition to attending baptisms, weddings, revivals, funerals, fund raisers, deacon meetings, committee meetings, and the like. The photographs in this exhibition cover a period of six years, ending with Cole’s death in 1981.
The Preacher and His Congregation is on loan from the Flint Institute of Arts, which premiered the photographs in 2000.
The Muskegon Museum of Art
296 W. Webster Avenue Muskegon, Michigan 49440
Thursday, October 20, 2016
One Trick Pony
Grill & Taproom
136 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI
Mônica da Silva describes herself as a dichotomy. Growing up between the conservative Midwest, USA, and wild and free Belém, Brazil, has helped to define her as both a person and an artist. “I’ve always been inspired by life’s adventures”, she says. “I’m all about living my life to the fullest, doing everything 100%, being in love, seizing the day, having fun, accepting people from all walks of life. Those messages are very important to me as a person. I’m always trying to spread the love. I really want to spread those vibes through my music.”
In her music, which Mônica describes as Indie Nova, she neatly brings together her Brazilian and American sides, making softly sensual indie pop that casts its tendrils around Rio MPB (Brazilian popular music).
The Hispanic Festival is the premier annual celebration of the rich heritage of the Hispanic community in Grand Rapids, Michigan! The 39th edition is free of charge and will take place on Calder Plaza in downtown Grand Rapids. ( Friday, August 26th through Sunday, August 28th)
5-7: Bengala vs. Los Pikudos (cumbia vs Norteño)
730-930: Las Fenix (Norteño)
930-1030: Andy Galvez (Regional Mexican)
1030-1130: Lalo Cura (rock)
1-2: Andres 123 (Childrens Music) **Latin Grammy Nominee
2-3: Folklorico South Haven
3-4: Unico Flow Latino (Bachata)
4-5: Latinos Klan
5-6: BANDA EXPLOSION (merengue band from Chicago, IL)
630-7: dj dave alvarez
7-8: Monchy y Nathalia (bachata)
8-9: La Furia Del Ritmo (cumbia & Merengue)
9-930: Xsizim (EDM)
945-1130:5 En Clave (salsa, bachata, merengue)
You know the romantic tale of the star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. When love meets fate, parting is such sweet sorrow. In this beautiful musical adaptation, Charles Gounod presents notable, swoon-worthy duets between the young lovers—just in time to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 1616.
Performed in French with English Subtitles
Romeo and Juliet is a collaborative production between Opera Carolina, Virginia Opera, Toledo Opera, Lyric Opera Baltimore and Opera Grand Rapids.
Opera Grand Rapids Chorus | Grand Rapids Symphony
Friday, April 29 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 30 – 7:30 PM
DeVos Performance Hall
303 Monroe Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503