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Southern Gospel singers ”Souls Harbor” in concert Sunday, October 24

Holland, MI - Southern Gospel singers, Souls Harbor, will be preforming at New Richmond Baptist Church on Sunday, October 24th at 6:00pm. The performance will be accompanied by a two part sermon mini series, "What am I in Christ?"

The event is free of admission.

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Chorale's 51st season kicks off with 'Sing Me The Universal!'


The Holland Chorale and Artistic Director Ryan Kelly announce an exciting roster of concerts for the 2010-2011 subscription year, including seasonal concerts spiced with world music, the much-loved Holiday Celebration Concert with the Holland Symphony Orchestra, and a community preview of the music to be featured in the Chorale's 2011 trip to perform at New York City's Carnegie Hall.

Season tickets, single tickets and brochures are available from the Chorale office by phoning (616) 494-0256, the website at www.hollandchorale.org and by mail or in person at 150 East 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423.

The four season subscription concerts include Sing Me the Universal!, Holiday Celebration Concert with the Holland Symphony Orchestra, Carnegie Preview, and Mass in Time of War.

Memoir Reflects on Face Blindness, Family and Forgiveness

HOLLAND – In her newly published memoir “You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know: A True Story of Family, Face Blindness, and Forgiveness,” Dr. Heather Sellers of the Hope College English faculty explores how an apparent handicap turned out to be a remarkable gift that allowed her to “see” people as they truly were and gave her unexpected insights into the nature of family, forgiveness and love.
The book is being released on Thursday, Oct. 14, by Riverhead Books.  The publication will be celebrated locally with a book launch party on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Community preview of "Forever Young" exhibit

From: http://holland.org

Thursday, October 07, 5:30 PM

Enjoy a free casual reception with live music (including Bob Dylan classics) and refreshments as the Holland Museum’s Focus Gallery plays host to a series of 1964 images from former LOOK Magazine photographer and West Michigan resident Douglas R. Gilbert, captured during his time spent with a young Bob Dylan. Meet the photographer himself at this great event! Exhibit runs through December 31.

Holland Museum
31 West 10th Street
Holland, MI 49423


Coming to Holland, Yoda Is


Grand Rapids, Mich. – Sept. 29  Famous voice actor Tom Kane will appear at the "Animation Celebration" animation film festival on December 4 at the Knickerbocker Theater in Holland, Mich.

Kane, best known for voicing the iconic character, Yoda, in the hit Cartoon Network show "Star Wars: The Clone Wars", has a career that spans over fifteen years.

His voice has also been featured in numerous popular animated television shows including "Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends", "Kim Possible", "The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy", and "Robot Chicken", as well as many video games.

"It is wonderful to have a person of Tom's stature at the 'Animation Celebration' event," said event coordinator Mark Hodges. "This will be a great opportunity for kids and fans to meet one of the busiest voice actors in the country.

Graves Hall Adaptive Restoration at Hope College Honored by Architects Group

HOLLAND – The recent adaptive restoration of Graves Hall has earned honorable mention in the Grand Valley American Institute of Architects (GVAIA) 2010 Honor Awards program.

The award was presented during a ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 25, held in conjunction with a reception at the 38 Commerce building in Grand Rapids that recognized projects by area architects in several categories.  Graves Hall was recognized for Historic Preservation/Adaptive Reuse.

Dedicated in 1894, Graves Hall re-opened in August 2009 after a year-long, $5.7 million, adaptive restoration that has emphasized a return to the building’s original character while updating the 19th-century landmark for use in the 21st.

The architect was Philip M. Davis of Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber Inc. of Grand Rapids.  Construction manager for the project was Lakewood Construction Inc.

“Brown Bag Concert” at Holland Area Arts Council Oct. 1


HOLLAND – Hope College musicians will perform through the monthly “Brown Bag Concert” series at the Holland Area Arts Council on Friday, Oct. 1, at noon.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

Founded and directed by Dr. Andrew Le of the Hope music faculty, the concert series takes place on the first Friday of each month. Each hour-long program consists of a variety of musical offerings from Hope students and teachers.

“The Brown Bag Concerts are designed to provide a variety of music in a casual atmosphere with the performers, dressed in jeans, sharing a bit about each piece to provide background information to the audience,” said Le, an assistant professor of music. “Listeners are encouraged to bring their kids or their co-workers on the lunch hour, pack a brown bag lunch and enjoy some exceptional music.”

The Holland Area Arts Council is located west of Columbia Avenue at 150 E. Eighth St.