concerts

Economy
11:30 pm
Sun June 17, 2012

Tickets, please (and your credit card, and a photo ID)

If you've got a paperless ticket, you had better bring along a photo ID and the original credit card. Otherwise, you may be left sitting in the parking lot.
Ticketmaster

State lawmakers are looking at ways to make it easier to get tickets to popular concerts, plays and sporting events.

The legislation applies to the small, but growing number of paperless tickets sold in the United States.

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Arts/Culture
7:45 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

Music partnership blossoming between New York's Lincoln Center and Grand Rapids

Cathy Holbrook has been St. Cecilia Music Center's Executive Director for 6 years.
Lindsey Smtih Michigan Radio

The Chamber Music Society of the Lincoln Center in New York City is partnering with a music center in Grand Rapids.

The prestigious center in New York will produce at least three concerts at St. Cecilia Music Center beginning this year. St. Cecilia Music Center was created 130 year ago in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Artprize 2011
5:14 pm
Mon March 14, 2011

ArtPrize hopes to attract more performance art in 2011 contest

ArtPrize founder Rick DeVos hopes having St. Cecilia Music Hall as a venue will attract more musicians to consider entering.
Lindsey Smith Michigan Radio

Business owners who want to serve as a venue for ArtPrize this fall can now begin registering. The winner of the art competition is decided by the voting public who visit the event in downtown Grand Rapids. The top prize is $250,000.  

ArtPrize founder Rick DeVos says this year they’re opening the historic St. Cecilia Music Center to host more than two dozen performance pieces. They’re hoping to attract more musicians and dancers to enter the contest.

“ArtPrize has already been open to all these things. The difference is with St. Cecilia coming on we’re being a little more intentional about trying to create a very specific space for it and draw more attention to it.”

St. Cecilia Music Hall opened its doors in 1894. The classically styled gold trimmed music hall will welcome all sorts of performances during ArtPrize this year. The music hall will have listening stations to hear the contestants – in addition to the live performances.

“There have been dances and performance art pieces that have been a part of ArtPrize the first two years. And we see that continuing. We just wanted to continue to press the envelope.”

Artists can begin registering in four weeks. ArtPrize runs from late September through early October.