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Congressional Art Competition Entries Due to Rep. Huizenga’s Office By April 25

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

High school artists in the 2nd District are reminded that the deadline for the Congressional Art Competition is next Monday, April 25. Whether it’s paintings, photography, or computer-generated art, U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, MI-02, is calling for entries from across the 2nd District for the 2011 Congressional Art Competition.

Sunday Art Market

Sunday Art Market

The Sunday Art Market is accepting applications for summer 2011. The juried shows are a joint effort of local artists and the Chamber of Commerce Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg. This open air art market is scheduled to begin June 5 and run through September 11, each Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. under the Farmers Market canopy located at Harbor and First Streets. A perfect venue for established and emerging artists, the art market will feature fine art and high-end crafts from West Michigan. Interested artists can contact the Chamber at 616-842-4910 or email artistsms-sundayartmarket@yahoo.com to request an application. Once juried, applicants may request a seasonal commitment or single Sundays.

Central Park Players presents "Pygmalion"

 Central Park Players presents "Pygmalion"

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. - Central Park Players presents the romantic comedy Pygmalion, by George Bernard Shaw.

Pygmalion is the story of fussy British phonetics professor Henry Higgins who wagers that he can transform a guttersnipe cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle into a lady of breeding, voice and manners in London's Ascot society.

Pygmalion will be performed at the Grand Haven Community Center April 22-23 and April 28-May 1, 2011. Visit www.centralparkplayers.org for additional show information.

Spring Lake High School to perform "Grease"

April 28-30, at 7:00 pm

Grease is the word when Spring Lake High School students performt 2011 Spring Musical "Grease" Buy your tickets now they will be going fast as lightning!

To reserve your tickets to this year's musical "Grease" - call 846-5501 starting April 18.

Fifth Annual Jazz Night

Fifth Annual Jazz Night

The Fifth Annual Jazz Night will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2011.

The Spring Lake Bands are very excited to announce that our guest this year is the world-renowned lead trumpet player Roger Ingram! In addition to playing and touring with artists such as Woody Herman, Frank Sinatra, and Maynard Ferguson, Roger played lead trumpet for Harry Connick Jr. for 20 years! For more on Roger Ingram, check out his website www.rogeringram.com and visit www.springlakebands.org or the Facebook Event Page.

Learn tips for recording music at home during Loutit District Library’s program on April 14

Learn tips for recording music at home during Loutit District Library’s program on April 14

GRAND HAVEN -- Aspiring musicians are invited to the Loutit District Library on Thursday, April 14 as West Michigan musician David Rucks presents his program “How to Record Music.”

Ruck’s program is geared to help those who already have or are looking to purchase home recording equipment. Information will include tips on how to get started, necessary equipment, and demonstrations on making your own CD.

This free program runs from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the library’s Program Room A. For more information, visit http://www.loutitlibrary.org/ or call 616-842-5560, ext. 214.

Rucks was a Music Major Muskegon Community College in Muskegon and Applied Performance Major Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts. He continued as a student  at Woodstock Creative Music Studio, Woodstock, New York, and as a student at Recording Institute of America, Boston, Massachusetts.

Get Swept Away: Meet Author of "Undertow"

Get Swept Away: Meet Author of "Undertow"

Spring Lake, MI-Love a good crime story?  Come to Spring Lake District Library on Thursday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m. and meet Ed Grafton, the author of Undertow - A Crime’s Story.  Grafton, who is also an attorney in Spring Lake, writes under the pen name Henry Granger. His true historical crime novel incorporates details of the 1933 robbery of People’s State Bank in Grand Haven by a gang that included Baby Face Nelson. Local history buffs will recognize many of the names and places included in Undertow, Grafton’s first book. 

Grafton will talk about his research for the book, and upcoming projects. Copies of Undertow – A Crime’s Story will be available for purchase and signing following the author’s presentation.

For more information about this program, call the library at (616) 846-5770, ext. 107.  The library is located at 123 E. Exchange St. in Spring Lake.