The Grand Rapids Ballet Company Live on Tour E-mail
After completing a record breaking season in Grand Rapids, the Ballet Company will take their tour outside the U.S. for the first time this fall. The Canadian Museum of Civilization in Quebec will host the Company’s performances of Petra and Scheherazade, originally inspired by the Petra: Lost City of Stone exhibition at Calvin College last summer.

Alger Heights Welcomes New Ice Cream and Coffee Shops E-mail
Alger Heights residents will now have a new neighborhood spot to grab a cup of coffee or an ice cream cone. Located on the corner of Alger and Eastern, The Potpourri has been converted into Sundaes in the Heights, a seasonal ice cream shop in front, and Gathering Grounds, a year-round coffee shop in back. Although the eateries are owned by two separate people under one roof, they share the common goal of providing a comfortable atmosphere for the community.

Local Driver to Compete in New Reality Show E-mail
A West Michigan race car driver has been given the green flag to be a possible contestant on a new stock car racing TV reality show. Marc Miller of Holland has secured one of 21 “wildcard” spots on Racin’ for a Livin’ scheduled to air this winter, giving him the chance to win a coveted spot on a NASCAR Busch Team. Miller will compete on the show if enough fans vote him into the top five wildcard spots through an online poll.

The King of Cool Performs at Van Andel E-mail
Platinum award winner Michael Buble visits Grand Rapids June 27 to perform both classic standards and his recent pop releases in a special theatrical setting at Van Andel Arena.

Buble’s music has two historical roots: classic music and his grandfather. At a young age, Michael was inspired by the music of Ella Fitzgerald, Keely Smith, Sarah Vaughan and Rosemary Clooney,
Photography’s Journey to Fine Art E-mail
American artist Ansel Adams is regarded as one of the legendary photographers and print makers of the 20th century, playing a key role in the acceptance of photography as fine art, while helping contribute to the creation of Polaroid. The Grand Rapids Art Museum’s new exhibition, Ansel Adams and Edwin Land: Art, Science and Invention – Photographs from the Polaroid Collection,
Local First’s Street Party E-mail
Four thousand people are expected to attend the 3rd Annual Local First Street Party, taking place Saturday, June 24 in front of Bistro Bella Vita. The all-day downtown celebration begins at noon and will feature local cuisine, local bands and entertainment and locally brewed beer.

Popular on the regional musical scene, hip hop/funk/salsa/jazz band La Famiglia will headline the musical acts, taking the stage at 8 p.m.
Cruise-In to the Gilmore Museum E-mail
Michigan residents take special pride in their state’s rich automotive heritage and every Wednesday throughout the summer, enthusiasts can see that history up close at the Gilmore Car Museum. Located in Hickory Corners, about a 45 minute drive south of Grand Rapids, the museum hosts classic car Cruise-ins from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at its retro Blue Moon Diner.
The Symphony’s Symphonic Boom E-mail
Expect the unexpected from the Grand Rapids Symphony’s new concert series, ‘SymphonicBoom’, making its debut during the 2006-07 season. The series will feature three unique performances that the Symphony hopes will appeal to both current orchestra fans, as well as newcomers who may be visiting the Symphony for the first time.

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