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Ra Ra Riot to play at Knickerbocker Theatre

Ra Ra Riot to play at Knickerbocker Theatre

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Ra Ra Riot
Knickerbocker Theatre, Holland
April 11, 8 p.m.
$15 public, $7 with Hope I.D.
hope.edu/student/life/concerts, (616) 395-7890

The Hope College Concert Series has been on a roll lately — following hard on the heels of a successful show with the Soil & the Sun and My Brightest Diamond at the beginning of February, the Series has lined up alt-pop indie rockers Ra Ra Riot to play at the Knickerbocker Theatre on April 11. Click here to read more in REVUE.

Hanging Out in … Holland

Hanging Out in … Holland

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New Holland Brewing Co. (66 E 8th St.) represents the best of Holland. Established in 1996, New Holland has grown from a scrappy two-man start-up to a thriving regional microbrewery that has a loyal following. Kelly Quintanilla, the Beer Babe, favors Mad Hatter IPA. Her parents bought her a bottle for her 21st birthday because of her teenage obsession with Alice in Wonderland. "It was my first taste of craft beer, and I've been a New Holland fan ever since," the Beer Babe said. The brewery has benefited from the trend favoring craft beer, which is growing while imports and macro breweries lose market share.

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Tulipalooza hosts battle for local bands

Tulipalooza hosts battle for local bands

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The organizers of Holland's Tulip Time Festival are looking for local musicians and bands to compete in its first battle of the bands competition -- with a cash prize, studio time and an opening slot at Tulipalooza for the winner.

The battle will commence with three regional preliminary competitions, with the top two bands from each week - a Judge's Choice and a People's Choice - winning a spot in the finals.

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Hope College to Observe National Undergraduate Research Week

Hope College to Observe National Undergraduate Research Week

HOLLAND – Hope College is presenting multiple activities open to the public as part of the college’s commemoration of national Undergraduate Research Week, which begins Monday, April 11.

The week will open with the keynote address “Making Explicit the Implicit: Defining Undergraduate Research” by Dr. Nancy Hensel, who is executive director of the Council on Undergraduate Research, on Monday, April 11, at 2:30 p.m.

Gallery to feature “Inhabit” with work by graduating seniors

HOLLAND, Mich. - Artwork by graduating studio art majors at Hope College will be featured in the exhibition “Inhabit” in the gallery of the De Pree Art Center from Friday, April 8, through Sunday, May 8.

There will be an opening reception on Friday, April 8, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  In addition, two senior art history majors will present their art history papers on Wednesday, April 27, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Cook Auditorium of the De  Pree Art Center.

The public is invited to the exhibition, opening and reading.  Admission is free.

The graduating senior studio art majors with work in the exhibition are Amy Devrou of Hopkins; Jessica Early of Vestal, N.Y.; Kellee Kortas of Memphis; Betsy Melchers of Algonquin, Ill.; Emily Otto of Holland; Katie Schewe of Holland and formerly of Berkley; Leah Schreiber of Fayetteville, N.Y.; Jilli Schuler of Albion; Sammy Shank of Oak Forest, Ill.; and Chelsea Tarnas of West Bloomfield.

Ra Ra Riot headlines April 11 concert at Knickerbocker Theatre

Ra Ra Riot headlines April 11 concert at Knickerbocker Theatre

HOLLAND, Mich. - The Hope College Concert Series will host Ra Ra Riot, We Barbarians and Scars On 45 on Monday, April 11, at 8 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

Ra Ra Riot is to headline the night, drawing not only from the group’s past critically acclaimed album “The Rhumb Line,” but also from the band’s newest offering, the widely praised full-length album “The Orchard.” Having been reviewed and covered in print by the likes of “The Huffington Post,” “The Wall Street Journal,” “NME Music Magazine,” “Rolling Stone” and NPR, the band has also had appearances on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “The Late Show with David Letterman.” Of “The Orchard,” “PopMatters Magazine” has said, “Ra Ra Riot is still speaking a language everyone can understand: Love. And on ‘The Orchard,’ Ra Ra Riot has never spoken so clearly.”

West Ottawa ensembles perfect at state

From: West Ottawa Public Schools

All five West Ottawa High School large ensembles received first division ratings for excellent performances and perfect scores for sight reading at the state Vocal Solo & Ensemble evaluations at Aquinas College on Saturday.

Ensembles are evaluated by a judge after performing two songs and sight reading, with a rating system of first division (excellent), second division (good), third division (fair) and fourth division (poor). In order to go to state you have to earn a first division rating at districts.

“Having five large ensembles get a first division rating at state is an unusual accomplishment,” noted Pamela Pierson, West Ottawa’s choir director.

The West Ottawa Select Women’s Ensemble was broken up into two groups – Asteria Proi and Asteri Bradu – while also receiving first division ratings were the Vocalaires, Women of Vocalaires and Men of Vocalaires.