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FHPS Fine Arts Center Presents LeAnn Rimes

From: http://www.fhfineartscenter.com

Friday, October 1, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.

Born in Jackson, Mississippi, LeAnn Rimes is no stranger to the spotlight. She won her first talent competition at age five and at seven she recorded her first album. By age 11 she recorded her second album featuring Blue, which made her an international star by age 13. And the rest is history. Along the way she has won two Grammy Awards, including the first Best New Artist accolade ever won by a country artist. She has sold more than 37 million records, won an American Music Award, three Academy of Country Music honors and 12 Billboard Awards. Her numerous hit singles include One Way Ticket, I Need You, Can’t Fight the Moonlight, and How Do I Live.

LeAnn Rimes is the second event of our 2010-2011 Performance Season.

FHPS Fine Arts Center Presents The B-52s

From: http://www.fhfineartscenter.com

The B-52s have come a long way since their revolutionary 1979 self-titled debut, featuring the popular hit, Rock Lobster. In 1989, the group returned with their smash Cosmic Thing, which spawned the Top 10 hits Love Shack and Roam. Looking back at the band’s pioneering fusions of punk, new wave, and vintage rock, it would be tough to imagine the contemporary musical landscape without having encountered the intersected spirits of Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland, and Cindy Wilson.

The B-52s is the first event of our 2010-2011 Performance Season. Season tickets are available to new subscribers starting Monday, August 2nd through Friday, September 23, 2010. Call the Fine Arts Center Box Office at (616) 493-8966.

A Novel Experience: An Evening With David Baldacci

From: Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank

You wouldn't think a library event would have much to do with the Food Bank...but when hunger and illiteracy walk hand in hand, it makes sense for a children's literacy program to collect new and used books to distribute via the Food Bank. And that's just what's happening in conjunction with the Kent District Library Funds' annual fundraiser for children's literacy programs.

David Baldacci, bestselling author and literacy advocate, presents “Why Read?” at the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center. A book signing will follow. Starting September 1, purchase your tickets online, at any KDL branch, or any Grand Rapids area Schuler Books & Music. Tickets are $15. A limited number of tickets are available for the Author Reception at $60 each.

Tuesdays in Ada Village

From: Ada Township Online

Ada Village Farmers Market & Music on the Lawn

Market Schedule: Now through Tuesday, September 28, 2010.

Hours: Noon until 6 p.m.

Market Highlights:

  • Rated by patrons as one of West Michigan's best market experiences.
  • More than 30 vendors from throughout West Michigan, featuring a wide variety of locally-grown vegetables, fruits, meats, cheeses, breads and flowers.
  • New location at The Community Church parking lot located at 7239 Thornapple River Drive.
  • Ample parking on-site and nearby.
  • Generous circulation space for market patrons.
  • Close proximity to shops and restaurants in the Village of Ada.
  • Ada restaurants offering prepared meals packaged for you to enjoy on-site or take home.
  • Kid's Garden

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Forest Hills Fine Arts Center Presents: Douglas Baker

From: http://www.fhfineartscenter.com

Douglas Baker:  Oil Painting
September 1 – 27, 2010
Reception: Thursday, September 9, 2010, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the lobby. Everyone is welcome!

Like little journeys between past and present, Douglas Baker’s abstract paintings remind us that where we’ve been is part of where we’re going. “There’s a form of expression within each person that comes out no matter who you are and what you’re doing,” he explains. “What feels like a brand new thought is really an evolution––a building process based on what has already come before.”