Concerts

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Calvin welcomes Ingrid Michaelson

Many American millennials who have picked up a ukulele have likely tried to learn the six chords necessary to play Ingri...

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Ingrid Michaelson preview

Singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson began making a name for herself in 2005 when she streamed her first album, “Slow t...

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Kanye West came to Grand Rapids, and it was lit

There was a brief moment during the Kanye West concert this past Tuesday, after the lights had gone out and the screams ...

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Julien Baker performs for sold-out Ladies Literary Club

Tennessee singer-songwriter Julien Baker performed to an attentive, sold-out Ladies Literary Club last Thursday evening....

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Adia Victoria mixes art and politics

Up-and-coming blues-rock artist and cultural critic Adia Victoria performed at Calvin in the Recital Hall last weekend. ...

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Noah Gundersen captivated audience with acoustic set

With no fanfare, Noah Gundersen walked onto the stage, sat down and began to play. In the dark and drowsy heat of the ne...

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The Mountain Goats bring self-aware commentary to performance

This past Thursday night, as part of the Festival of Faith and Writing, a prominent indie-punk-humanist group, The Mount...

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Ben Rector performs “pop with a purpose” to sold out CFAC crowd

Ben Rector, a 29-year-old pop musician who has already reached the Top Twenty on the Billboard Album Chart, visited Calv...

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Audience reflective after Daughter’s ambient and introspective performance

Daughter, an independent rock group based out of London, played at Calvin this past Wednesday. The warm yet slightly mis...

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Gallant to bring inventive R&B sounds to Calvin

Gallant is the newest artist labeled and associated with the new wave of R&B. While his music contains elements of c...