The Suggestion Box: Welcome April
By N3 Entertainment Team
This has been a less than lovely March. After a bit of a warmer than usual February March seemed to hold such promise yet it turned out to be a tad cooler than some of us would like as well as a touch cloudier. Actually it seemed cloudy enough to not only stoke the sales of Vitamin D but also tickle that piece of seasonal affective disorder that tends to emerge in many folks when Spring is unduly delayed.
There’s always a bit of crabbiness in the air during a stalled Spring. That teaser or two of a nice day tossed out indiscriminately provides momentary relief to be sure, however they also make enduring a return...
Grand Rapids Symphony at the Dogwood Center on April 12
The Grand Rapids Symphony returns to the Dogwood Center on Wednesday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. for a sure to be incredible performance! Join us and you will experience a world-class orchestra performing for you live at the Dogwood!
The Grand Rapids Symphony was officially organized in 1930 and is recognized as one of America’s leading regional orchestras. The Grand Rapids Symphony presents more than 400 performances each year, touching the lives of some 200,000. Nearly half of those who benefit are students, senior citizens and people with disabilities reached through extensive education and community service programs. Their mission is “to share great music that moves the human soul”…..and that is what they will be doing right here in Newaygo County!
The evening includes Newaygo County youth artwork as the background for one of the musical selections. Program sponsors for the performance are Fremont Area Community Foundation and Nestle Nutrition/Gerber Products.
Tickets are $17.50 for adults, $5 children 18 and under and seating is reserved. Tickets are available online at www.dogwoodcenter.com, at the Dogwood Box Office, or at NCCA-Artsplace in downtown Fremont.
The Dogwood Center Box Office is open Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. For information, phone 231.924.8885.
Megan Again: The Laundry Wars
By Megan Wirts
I detest doing laundry.
It has been the bane of my existence as an adult and it became worse once I became a mother. Laundry is literally the worst chore that exists. I don’t want to hear how you think any other chore is the worst.You are wrong, laundry is the worst.
I also don’t want to hear how you don’t mind it, or shockingly, love it. I will never understand it and I don’t want to. I don’t want tips and tricks on how to do it or ways to make it more bearable. I have tried them all and I still hate it.
I would rather clean a gas station bathroom that someone just...
Scenes From “A Night of Jazz"
By Ken DeLaat
The White Cloud Rotary hit it out of the park once again with their 5th annual “A Night of Jazz” concert held Monday night featuring the talents to be found in each of the areas five high schools.
The jazz band from Hesperia began with a pleasant take on the Van Morrison hit ‘Domino’ and brought their four song set to a close with the beat driven energy of ‘On Broadway. Stephanie Purvis’ group proved to be a solid opener for a robust evening of music.
Director Jamie Denslow has spent much of the school year on family leave with the new addition to the Denslow household so...
Movie Review: Beauty and the Beast
By Mollie Jo Swendrowski
Full disclosure: I like Disney.
Ok...I love Disney.
Ok...I am an adult who is a Disney fan.
Ok...fan MIGHT be an understatement. I am an only child who was raised in the glory days of the Disney Renaissance as well as a former Walt Disney World cast member who still goes on Disney trips at least twice a year.
And the answer to your next question is no, I do not have children.
I can not help myself. The magic gets to me and...
Vaudeville Academy at Dogwood April 5-7
Time for some fun during Spring Break! On April 5 through 7, the Dogwood Center's Vaudeville Academy for ages 8-16, participants will learn some new skills from local performer Mat Emerick and have the opportunity to show them off in a skit or two at the Vaudeville show on Saturday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Dogwood!
From the early 1880’s to the end of the 1920’s, Vaudeville was the most popular form of live entertainment in the United States. Vaudeville offered a variety of acts with something for everyone! Students of this class will learn some new skills and have the option to...
Review: Livingston Taylor at The Dogwood Center
By Ken DeLaat
Photos by Lil DeLaat
Livingston Taylor charmed and beguiled the Main Stage crowd at the Dogwood Saturday night with an enticing array of friendly banter, musical excellence and his endearing way of developing a solid relationship with his audience.
A professor at the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston it comes as no surprise to find that Mr. Taylor teaches performance. He takes to the stage and eases himself in as if he were settling into a comfortable chair nestled beside a flickering fireplace.
Then, as he explained in our recent interview, he tells his stories through the music he so obviously loves. Lulling the crowd with an enticing dialogue before segueing into a series of songs that betray...
David Lindley performs at the Dogwood Center on April 7
Multi-instrumentalist David Lindley will perform at the Dogwood Center on Friday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. Lindley, well known for his many years as the featured accompanist with Jackson Browne, and leader of his own band El Rayo-X, has long championed the concept of world music.
The David Lindley electro-acoustic performance effortlessly combines American folk, blues, and bluegrass traditions with elements from African, Arabic, Asian, Celtic, Malagasy, and Turkish musical sources. Lindley incorporates an incredible...
The Suggestion Box-Livingston, LionHeart and More
By N3 Entertainment Troupe
It’s beginning to look a lot more like Spring is truly on its way as this last cold snap gives way to warmer (albeit wetter) weather.
Here at N3 World Headquarters not only are the loons helping themselves to some protein laced finned food and the robins reveling in the worm-packed turf, there have also been bass boat sightings now that the ice that left and returned has finally (one hopes) departed the lake.
We have a weekend and beyond of some really cool events coming our way and instead of having to layer up...
Fremont Area Chamber Annual Dinner
Story and photos by Marianne Boerigter
The Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce held its 102nd annual dinner on Tuesday, March 21 at the Dogwood Center, with Brew Works of Fremont catering the event.
During this special evening, the Chamber of Commerce recognized community members for their dedication over the past year to the Chamber and Newaygo County, as well as acknowledging individuals for their efforts in strengthening the Fremont area.
The Chamber of Commerce presented awards to the following businesses and individuals: ...
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