Guests representing our Northern-most listenership join us for our Northern Arts Corridor Segment.  Today we have singer/songwriter Ben Benford and the Makers Market of Ludington. Cindy Beth Davis Dykema joins in to help with discussion.

Movie Talk

Mar 11, 2016

WGVU and Ron Van Timmeren preview five new movies opening across West Michigan; "10 Cloverfield Lane", "The Brothers Grimsby", "The Young Messiah", "The Perfect Match" and "Miracles from Heaven."   

Crowd at ArtPrize
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The annual ArtPrize competition is changing the rules, saying past grand prize winners won't be eligible to compete in future competitions.

Changes were announced Thursday.

Previously, grand prize winners couldn't compete the next year.

Spokesman Todd Herring tells The Grand Rapids Press the goal is to "challenge the familiar and challenge the status quo." He says the change is aimed at keeping the choice of finalists fresh.

Previous winners still can display works.

DisArt /

Every month we share the segment Arts and Access Forum, talking about topics related to Disability. Today, DisArt's Chris Smit and Laughfest's Joanne Roehm discuss their partnership.

Off the Beaten Path

Feb 24, 2016 / Stellafly Social Media

Off the Beaten Path; where to go and what to do over the next couple of weeks in West Michigan that don’t make the headlines. SMG's Eddie Tadlock is our guest.

All About Holland

Feb 23, 2016
Holland Area Arts Council

All About Holland, with the focus on the many activities year-round on this part of the Lakeshore. Holland Area Arts Council's Lorma Freestone and Tori Pelz, the juror for the Debut Regional High School Art Competition which opens at the Arts Council March 10, are here to discuss this event and more.

Saugatuck Center for the Arts

Saugatuck Center for the Arts' Executive Director Kristin Armstrong joins the Morning Show to discuss the Spring Arts Concerts featuring Susan Werner, Loren & Mark, and JD Southern.

We invite in those from our northern-most  listening area for our North Shore Arts Corridor. Today's spotlights are on the Ludington Area Center for the Arts and a Spoken Word Poet. Cindy Beth Davis-Dykema and guests join us.

St. Cecilia Music Center
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A $35,000 grant will be used to help upgrade accessibility and landscaping at a 122-year-old Grand Rapids music hall.

The Grand Rapids Press reports the St. Cecilia Music Society received the grant for its music hall from the Downtown Development Authority.

The improvements approved Wednesday will upgrade an entrance and replace the aging lift to the stage, as well as add landscaping to a parking lot.

Off the Beaten Path

Jan 13, 2016 / Stellafly Social Media

Off the Beaten Path, speaking with SMG's Eddie Tadlock on some under-the -radar happenings over the next two weeks in West Michigan.