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Dance 37 Runs March 4-5, 10-12 at Knickerbocker Theatre

News Release:

HOLLAND – Hope College’s annual major dance concert, Dance 37, will open on Friday, March 4, followed by performances on Saturday, March 5, and Thursday through Saturday, March 10-12.  All performances start at 8 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

The concert includes a diverse group of works choreographed by Hope College’s dance faculty, including Amanda Smith-Heynen, Angie Yetzke, Matthew Thornton and Steven Iannacone.  The performance will also feature additional pieces created by guest artists including Eddie Stockton, Anne Rene´ Petrarca, and Dolores Sanchez.

“Inspirit,” choreographed by Amanda Smith Heynen, is a ballet on pointe.

Film Series: Race to Nowhere

Film Series: Race to Nowhere

Thursday, February 24, 7:00 PM

Race to Nowhere is a call to mobilize families, educators, and policy makers to challenge current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens.


Doors open at 6:30pm, Admission: $5

Park Theatre
248 South River Avenue
Holland, MI 49423
phone: 616.355.7275

West Ottawa jazz band honors

West Ottawa jazz band honors

West Ottawa High School’s top jazz band is celebrating a new honors.

The group took third place for outstanding jazz band in Class AA at Central Michigan University’s jazz festival on February 11.

 Guitarist Kellen Boersma also took home a second place trophy for outstanding soloist in the same class. 

About 50 students are enrolled in jazz; 18 of those students are in Jazz I, the school’s top jazz band.

Hope College Library Displaying Student “Artists’ Books”

HOLLAND – “Artists’ Books” designed by 17 Hope art students are being featured in a display in the Van Wylen Library at Hope College through Saturday, March 5.

The public is invited to see the display.  Admission is free.

The books offer an imaginative reinterpretation of the way that books traditionally relate language and images, each reflecting the vision of the individual artist.  As the exhibition’s statement notes, “Artists’ books are produced by a single creator who wears many hats:  writer, painter, printer, graphic designer, binder, photographer, illustrator and publisher.  Artists’ books can be all words, all images or a combination of both while exploring alternative forms, materials and production techniques.”

The books were created by students in the college’s “Applied Design II” class.  One of the volumes will be selected to become the first in the library’s new “Artists’ Book Collection.”

The students with work in t

Holland Museum to host Scouting events

Holland Museum to host Scouting events

HOLLAND, Mich. - Former Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Campfire members are invited to a Scouting Alumni Open House at Holland Museum on Thursday, February 17, 2011, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
The free event is part of the Museum's current Wichers Gallery exhibition entitled "Be Prepared! Celebrating a Century of Scouting" that runs through March 19, 2011.  The exhibition was curated by the museum's archivist, Caz Jung, a scouting alumnus and active scouting mom. She hopes the open house will be a chance for former scouts to gather for fellowship, food, and to share fun memories and insights garnered from their time as scouts.
"I'm hoping people will bring their merit badges and whatever parts of their outfits they might still have," says Jung.

Hope College Musical Showcase Tickets on Sale Starting Feb. 7

Hope College Musical Showcase Tickets on Sale Starting Feb. 7

HOLLAND – Tickets will be available beginning Monday, Feb. 7, for the 23rd Annual Hope College Musical Showcase, a fast-paced concert featuring Hope College’s major student music groups, and many smaller ones, on a single stage.

The 23rd annual Hope College Musical Showcase concert will be held Monday, March 7, at 8 p.m. in DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids. The concert will feature more than 200 Hope students performing in the college’s major instrumental and vocal organizations as well as with smaller ensembles and as soloists.

Tickets for Musical Showcase are $10 each, and may be ordered beginning Monday, Feb. 7, through the Hope College ticket office in the main lobby in the DeVos Fieldhouse, located at 222 Fairbanks Ave., between Ninth and 11th streets. The ticket office is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Girlfriends Weekend 2011: A Weekend Full Of All The Things Women Love

Girlfriends Weekend 2011: A Weekend Full Of All The Things Women Love

From: The City of Holland

Girlfriends Weekend is coming back to Downtown Holland!