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Hope College Knickerbocker Film Series Begins September 30

HOLLAND – The Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland will open its fall film series with “Blue Jasmine” on Monday-Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m.

Hope College hosts acclaimed organist for free concert

Hope College hosts acclaimed organist for free concert

HOLLAND –Organist Yun Kyong Kim will visit Hope College Tuesday, September 17 for a special 7:30 p.m. performance at Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

Kim is in great demand as a solo organ recitalist. Concert reviewers have described her as “a splendid keyboard soloist,” (Dayton Daily News) and have said that she “plays with great sensitivity and with great élan,” (The Diapason).

The program will consist of: “Comes Autumn Time,” by Leo Sowerby; “In Memoriam: Titanic, Op. 10 No. 1” and “Elfes, Op. 7 No. 11,” by Joseph Bonnet; “Concert Etude on an Australian Folk Tune,” by Robert Ampt; “Clair de lune (Suite II, Op. 53, No. 5)” and “Les Cloches de Hinckley (Suite IV, Op. 55, No. 6)” from “Pièces de Fantaisie,” by Louis Vierne; and “Conversations,” “Fast Dance,” “Nocturne” and “Finale” from “Fiesta!,” by Iain Farrington.

Hope College lecture addresses how society shapes language

Hope College lecture addresses how society shapes language

 HOLLAND, Mich. – Dr. Anne Curzan of the University of Michigan will present the address “Local Language Choices, Broader Social Change” through the De Graaf Lecture Series at Hope College on Monday, Sept. 9.

The presentation starts at 4 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall.  The event is free and open to the public.

During the talk, Curzan will consider words used every day that have been the focus of conscious language reform efforts to promote a more inclusive and equitable language, examining examples such as “he” versus “he or she,” and “gay” versus “homosexual.”  Curzan will also consider the extent to which social attitudes shape language as well as whether language has the power to shape social attitudes.

First Lady's lives on display as C-SPAN bus visits Hope College

First Lady's lives on display as C-SPAN bus visits Hope College

HOLLAND – The C-SPAN Bus will be at Hope College Thursday, September 5 as part of a Michigan colleges tour.

The bus will be in the parking lot across from the DeWitt Center,  located at 12th Street and Columbia Avenue in Holland, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

ArtPrize winner among participants in Fallasburg Fall Festival 2013

ArtPrize winner among participants in Fallasburg Fall Festival 2013

The winner of ArtPrize 2010 will be among the more than 95 artists taking part in Fallasburg Fall Festival for the Arts.

LowellArts!  recently released the list of festival vendors, which includes ArtPrize grand prize winner Chris LaPorte. LaPorte’s 28-foot wide pencil drawing “Cavalry, American Officers 1921” earned him $250,000.

 Artists from as far away as Florida will be showcasing their skills during the festival, which runs September 14 and 15.  Visitors can enjoy live music while shopping for new art.

This is the 45th year for Fallasburg Fall Festival for the Arts.  For more information about the event, visit the LowellArts! website here.

Organizers announce lineup for 13th annual Tulipanes Festival

Organizers announce lineup for 13th annual Tulipanes Festival

HOLLAND, Mich.—The Tulipanes Latino Art & Film Festival is still weeks away, but organizers are officially releasing the lineup.

Although the festival is in its 13th year, this is the first time art, music and theater events and workshops have been extended to elementary and college students.  The outreach effort is made possible by a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs. 

Tulipanes runs September 10 through September 15.  Visitors can check out films, art and music reflecting Latino culture.  The majority of festival events are free to the public.  For more information, visit the festival website here.

Top state official helps Ottawa County mark milestone

Top state official helps Ottawa County mark milestone

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—The Director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development visited West Michigan earlier this month as Ottawa County  celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Eastmanville Farm Park.

As part of the event, roughly 150 people were treated to a picnic of food grown exclusively in Ottawa County.  Visitors also explored the historical park and listened to an address by MDARD Director Jamie Clover Adams.   A bus tour also took visitors to four farms verified by the Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program, including Bowerman Blueberries, H&H Turkey, Sietsema Farms and Countryside Greenhouse.