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Decades Rewind at the Frauenthal Center

Date: Sunday, April 23

Time: 7 pm

Place: Frauenthal Theater, 425 W. Western Ave. Muskegon, MI 49440

Tickets: $39, $45

Media Contact for interviews and reviewer tickets:
Dan Bauer
609.658.2826
danbauerpr@gmail.com

MUSKEGON, MI – Experience the greatest music of the 60s, 70s and 80s with Decades Rewind – a brand new theatrical concert extravaganza featuring a live 14-piece band performing medleys of hit songs spanning 30 years – when it comes to the Frauenthal Center on Sunday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m.

Featuring over 60 songs, Decades Rewind effortlessly blends unique medleys from the most prominent decades in music history and “had the audience singing along, dancing in their seats and down the aisles” (Examiner) all night long. This fully live concert experience features an 8-piece rock band and 6 rocking vocalists surrounded by rock and roll stage lighting, poignant videos of American culture, and over 100 costume changes. From Aretha to Zeppelin, Decades Rewind delivers an unforgettable soundtrack and pays tribute to the biggest and best hits of the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

Based in Tampa, Peter Gatti and Mark Blinkhorn are the co-founders of Decades Rewind. With their shared vision, Decades Rewind made its stage debut in November 2015. Since then, the hit production has toured all across Florida and is now enjoying its first national tour.

Tickets at $39 & $45 can be purchased by phone at 231.727.8001 or online at frauenthal.org or startickets.com

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Shoreline Natural Wellness & Fitness- New Class AND New Toys!!

New Class – Gentle Yoga

Yoga has many benefits including flexibility, strength, relaxation, focus, and balance. The trouble is often that it is too confusing, moves too fast or is too challenging to get into the poses (asanas). Our Gentle Yoga class will be none of these.

Gentle Yoga is designed to be safe, effective and achievable by all. It moves at a slower pace with less positional changes allowing for freedom of movement, improved range of motion and success.

We are pleased to introduce Sandy Hutchins as our resident Yogi. She will be guiding the participants through setting their intention for the day, loosening up tight muscles and joints, improving balance, and calming the mind. You don’t want to miss out!

The class is one hour and is available:

Sundays at 5:30 pm
Mondays at 5:00 am
Fridays at 9:00 am

If you are already a member, just go to our schedule and sign up.

If you are not a member but interested in trying them out, give us a call and we will arrange a free week of classes for you (231) 750-2525.

United Way Asks For Your Help To Prepare our Youngest Learners and Build an Educated Workforce March is Reading Month! Be a Lucky Charm for our kids

Reading proficiency by third grade is the most important predictor of high school graduation and career success. In celebration of “March is Reading Month” Muskegon-headquartered Nichols, the leading provider of solutions for clean and healthy facilities and the safe shipment of products in the Great Lakes region,  is matching up to $25,000 in donations made to United Way of the Lakeshore during the month of March, to support school readiness programs. These programs include a mix of reading tutors, books for early readers, and access to quality child care.

Research shows that if children learn to read by the time they are done with third grade, they are able to read to learn as they advance through their education. Helping children learn to read is critical to building an educated workforce and breaking the cycle of working families struggling to make ends meet.  According to the latest Kids Count Data, nearly 60% of third graders in Muskegon County are not proficient in reading by third grade. Many of our children from low income families show up for kindergarten with a 30 million word gap compared to other children – a gap that many of them are not able to make up.  We can change the odds for our kids by supporting programs that will help prepare our kids for success.  Our aim is that every child graduates and is workforce ready. “As we work to meet our bold goal of helping 10,000 more working families meet their basic needs by 2025, we are also investing in education programs that will help kids be stronger readers and improve overall literacy levels in our community,” said Christine Robere, President, United Way of the Lakeshore. “Literacy is foundational to obtaining a good paying job”.

The United Way of the Lakeshore programs that will benefit from the “March is Reading Month—Be a Lucky Charm” matched funding include Pre-K Literacy Tutors through Hope Network’s Michigan Education Corps (MEC) Reading Corps Program, which works to improve literacy among the community’s most underprivileged students; Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL), a national program supported by community donations, DPIL works to foster a love of reading among preschool children and their families by providing them with the gift of a specially selected book each month; and Quality Child Care, as the need for quality child care solutions in our community was identified by our ALICE families as a key barrier to success. United Way of the Lakeshore will be looking to provide funding support to improve the quality and availability of child care in our community, because high quality childcare is a key part of setting the foundation for a lifelong love of learning.

In addition to their own reading readiness programs, the United Way of the Lakeshore also supports a variety of community education and youth mentoring initiatives through Community Impact funding, ALICE grants and partnerships, including Lights on After School! Muskegon County, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Literacy Tutors, My Brothers’ Keeper Initiative, Foster Grandparents Tutors, READ Muskegon Family Literacy, Boys and Girls Club of Muskegon Lakeshore, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore.

The research is clear, if children are proficient readers, nothing can stand in their way of getting the best bang for the buck in their K-12 experience. The early experience sets a solid foundation for students to graduate on schedule, go on to higher education or skilled training, and have higher paying jobs. Investing in education ensures a great return to our economy.

To help build an educated workforce, and to be a “Lucky Charm” in someone’s life so that they can access these important programs through the United Way of the Lakeshore, please donate to the March is Reading Month matching program. Just visit www.unitedwaylakeshore.org/luckycharm, text the word luckycharm to 40403, send a check to United Way of the Lakeshore, Attn. March is Reading Month, PO Box 207, Muskegon MI 49443, or call us at 231-722-3134.  United Way of the Lakeshore is grateful to Nichols for their generous support as we celebrate reading!

2017 Showcase features 216 students from five counties

MUSKEGON, MI:  Organizers of West Michigan Student Showcase are finalizing preparations for the 37th year of the popular event. In total, the 2017 West Michigan Student Showcase represents 30 schools, featuring 216 students from five counties.

 

Showcase 2017 takes place on Wednesday, March 22, and Thursday, March 23 at the Frauenthal Center in Downtown Muskegon. Doors open at 6:00 pm, and the show starts at 7:00 pm.

 

Tickets in advance are $8.00 for adults, $6.00 for seniors, and $5.00 for students. All tickets at the door are $9.00. Tickets can be purchased at the Frauenthal Box Office and from StarTickets via phone, 1-800-585-3737, or online at www.StarTickets.com.

 

On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, Showcase will feature student nominees and performances from Fremont, Fruitport, Grand Haven, Hart, Hesperia, Mason County Central, Mason County Eastern, Muskegon Catholic Central, Muskegon Heights, Newaygo, North Muskegon, OAISD Careerline Tech Center, Orchard View, Pentwater, Ravenna, Spring Lake, Walkerville, and Western Michigan Christian.

 

On Thursday, March 23, 2017, Showcase will feature student nominees and performances from Artios of Grand Haven, Calvary Christian, Grant, Holton, Mona Shores, Montague, Muskegon, Oakridge, Reeths-Puffer, Shelby, White Cloud, and Whitehall.

 

The Showcase 2017 Visual Arts Gallery is on display at the Reception Gallery on the second floor of the Hilt Building at the Frauenthal Center in Downtown Muskegon. The gallery will be on display through Wednesday, March 29th and is open to the public Monday through Friday, 11:00 am to 5:30 pm. with extended hours on performance nights through the month. Admission is Free.

 

West Michigan Student Showcase is an annual celebration of excellence for high school youth of West Michigan. Students are selected by their respective schools in the areas of academics, athletics, literary arts, performing arts, and visual arts. Since 1981, high school students from Mason, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, and Ottawa counties have had an opportunity to be recognized. For many of our student nominees, this will be the shining moment of their high school years – for others, the beginning of an amateur or professional career as actors, musicians, writers, athletes, and artists.

 

West Michigan Student Showcase is sponsored by Patrick J. O’Leary, the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District, the Community Foundation for Muskegon County, Pro Audio, the Fremont Area Community Foundation, Newaygo County Regional Educational Service Agency, MLive/The Muskegon Chronicle, Cassell Dance & Gymnastics, Eagle Alloy, Inc., Hines Corporation, Nichols, Spotlight Dance Academy, Stifel, Nicolas & Company, and Trophy House.

 

For more information about West Michigan Student Showcase, visit www.WestMIShowcase.org

Baker College’s Culinary Institute of Michigan again brings home medals from annual MSU chocolate competition

Students win ‘Best in Theme,’ sweep two categories taking gold, silver, bronze

MUSKEGON, Mich. – Students from Baker College’s Culinary Institute of Michigan (CIM) in Muskegon continue to excel, bringing home medals in all the competition categories at the annual MSU Museum’s Chocolate Party Benefit.

They won medals in the Masterpiece and Student Masterpiece categories, earned all the medals in the remaining two categories and received the Best in Theme award.

Lee Coggin, J.D., Baker College of Muskegon president, said, “Our students and instructors look forward to this extremely popular annual event where they can demonstrate their skills and network with other students and industry professionals. Congratulations to all CIM Muskegon participants and to their instructors for another exceptional showing.”

Students Katie Irrer, of Fowler, and Ashley Hines, of Plainfield, earned silver in the Masterpiece category, competing against professionals, and gold in the Student Masterpiece category for their entry, “Pet’s Imagination.” The showpiece chocolate sculpture weighed approximately 45 pounds and took two and a half weeks of tempering, molding and sculpting to create. The entry also included a strawberry lemonade cake and Key lime bonbons.

Winning Best in Theme for the competition and the bronze medal in the Student Masterpiece category were Marrissa Gibbs, of Holt, Mike Kenat, of Holland, and Karen Bell, of Saginaw, for their entry titled “Puppy Love.” It included a chocolate sculpture, peanut butter crunch bonbons, palet d’or entremet chocolate cake and garnishes of gold dust, chocolate curls and compressed strawberry.

In the Cakes and Tortes category, CIM teams swept the awards with:

  • Tanya Duzey, of Sterling Heights, and Selina Davis, of Whitehall, earning gold for Team D & D for Triple C Entremet de Chocolat.
  • Kenat earning silver for Snowball’s Cake.
  • Gabriel Jordan, of Berrien Springs, and Alexia Frey, of McHenry, Illinois, earning bronze for Chocolate Covered Citrus Berry Entremet.

In the Other Edibles category, CIM students also swept the competition with:

  • Lauren Spray, of Muskegon, earning the gold medal for Founders Rubaeus Bonbons.
  • Quinn Sullivan, of New Hudson, earning the silver medal for Caramel and Dark Chocolate Ganache Bonbons.
  • Karen Bell, of Saginaw, earning the bronze medal for Mocha Kahlua Bonbons.

Competitors were charged with creating chocolate delicacies inspired by the feature film, “The Secret Life of Pets.” All entries were judged on visual appearance, decoration, overall presentation, taste, flavor, aroma and texture, plate presentation, difficulty of technique and originality.

Also displaying culinary creations were CIM graduate and professional chef Dawn Boertman, of Norton Shores, and CIM instructor Amanda Miller, CC, CPC, of Muskegon.

Gold medal winner Duzey credited her success to a dream that was encouraged back in high school at the Warren Career Prep Center, Sterling Heights.

“My teacher at the time, Mark Prentiss, recognized my passion and talent for the culinary arts,” said Duzey. “I know he’d be extremely proud and excited for me today.”

The CIM Muskegon students are pursuing associate degrees in baking and pastry or culinary arts.

The competition, sponsored by Great Lakes Gourmet, is an annual fundraising event for the MSU Museum that generates thousands of dollars for the care and preservation of the museum’s science and culture collections. The 28th annual event was held Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing.

Baker College offers culinary programs in Muskegon and Port Huron at world-class facilities built specifically for the study of culinary arts.

For more information about Baker College culinary programs, contact Kathy Jacobson in the admissions office at kathy.jacobson@baker.edu or 231.777.5200, or visit www.baker.edu.

The largest private college in Michigan, Baker College is a not-for-profit higher education institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Founded in 1911, Baker College grants doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees, as well as certificates in diverse academic fields including applied technology, business, education, engineering, health science, information technology and social science. Baker College has on-ground campuses throughout Michigan and offers online programs that can be completed 100 percent online without ever visiting a campus. In 2016, the Online Learning Consortium recognized Baker College Online with the OLC Quality Scorecard Exemplary Endorsement, the highest ranking for online higher education programs. For information, visit www.baker.edu or follow Baker College on Twitter, @bakercollege, or on Facebook, www.facebook.com/bakercollege.

Michigan’s Adventure to Hire 1,200 Seasonal Employees

March 16, 2017 – Muskegon, MI –Michigan’s Adventure is expecting to hire over 1,200 seasonal associates for 2017. This could be the perfect summer job for anyone looking for a chance to spend their summer working in a very fast-paced, unique setting.
Michigan’s Adventure will be hosting a Job Fair at the Michigan’s Adventure Training Center, 4750 Whitehall Road, on March 22 from 2:00 pm-6:00 pm. Applications are being accepted for all positions, including maintenance, food and beverage, rides, lifeguards, costumed characters, merchandise, games, admissions, park services and safety and security. All required training is provided by the park.
Seasonal associates of the park who are at least 18 years of age are offered a minimum starting wage of $10 per hour. Benefits of the seasonal position include the potential for an attendance based bonus, free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, free use of Rocky Point Miniature Golf while visiting, free tickets to use for friends and family members and discounted employee meals served at the Cornerstone Café.
All interested parties are encouraged to visit the Job Fair on March 22, 2:00 pm-6:00 pm. Interested parties can also apply at www.miadventure.com/jobs.
Michigan’s Adventure is the state’s largest amusement and waterpark offering seven roller coasters including Shivering Timbers and Thunderhawk. For more information about the park, please call 231-766-9959 or visit www.miadventure.com.
Michigan’s Adventure is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FUN.” In addition to Michigan’s Adventure, Cedar Fair owns and operates 10 other amusement parks, two outdoor water parks, one indoor water park, and five hotels. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in California under a management contract.

Baker College’s Culinary Institute of Michigan again brings home medals from annual MSU chocolate competition

Students win ‘Best in Theme,’ sweep two categories taking gold, silver, bronze

MUSKEGON, Mich. – Students from Baker College’s Culinary Institute of Michigan (CIM) in Muskegon continue to excel, bringing home medals in all the competition categories at the annual MSU Museum’s Chocolate Party Benefit.

They won medals in the Masterpiece and Student Masterpiece categories, earned all the medals in the remaining two categories and received the Best in Theme award.

Lee Coggin, J.D., Baker College of Muskegon president, said, “Our students and instructors look forward to this extremely popular annual event where they can demonstrate their skills and network with other students and industry professionals. Congratulations to all CIM Muskegon participants and to their instructors for another exceptional showing.”

Students Katie Irrer, of Fowler, and Ashley Hines, of Plainfield, earned silver in the Masterpiece category, competing against professionals, and gold in the Student Masterpiece category for their entry, “Pet’s Imagination.” The showpiece chocolate sculpture weighed approximately 45 pounds and took two and a half weeks of tempering, molding and sculpting to create. The entry also included a strawberry lemonade cake and Key lime bonbons.

Winning Best in Theme for the competition and the bronze medal in the Student Masterpiece category were Marrissa Gibbs, of Holt, Mike Kenat, of Holland, and Karen Bell, of Saginaw, for their entry titled “Puppy Love.” It included a chocolate sculpture, peanut butter crunch bonbons, palet d’or entremet chocolate cake and garnishes of gold dust, chocolate curls and compressed strawberry.

In the Cakes and Tortes category, CIM teams swept the awards with:

  • Tanya Duzey, of Sterling Heights, and Selina Davis, of Whitehall, earning gold for Team D & D for Triple C Entremet de Chocolat.
  • Kenat earning silver for Snowball’s Cake.
  • Gabriel Jordan, of Berrien Springs, and Alexia Frey, of McHenry, Illinois, earning bronze for Chocolate Covered Citrus Berry Entremet.

In the Other Edibles category, CIM students also swept the competition with:

  • Lauren Spray, of Muskegon, earning the gold medal for Founders Rubaeus Bonbons.
  • Quinn Sullivan, of New Hudson, earning the silver medal for Caramel and Dark Chocolate Ganache Bonbons.
  • Karen Bell, of Saginaw, earning the bronze medal for Mocha Kahlua Bonbons.

Competitors were charged with creating chocolate delicacies inspired by the feature film, “The Secret Life of Pets.” All entries were judged on visual appearance, decoration, overall presentation, taste, flavor, aroma and texture, plate presentation, difficulty of technique and originality.

Also displaying culinary creations were CIM graduate and professional chef Dawn Boertman, of Norton Shores, and CIM instructor Amanda Miller, CC, CPC, of Muskegon.

Gold medal winner Duzey credited her success to a dream that was encouraged back in high school at the Warren Career Prep Center, Sterling Heights.

“My teacher at the time, Mark Prentiss, recognized my passion and talent for the culinary arts,” said Duzey. “I know he’d be extremely proud and excited for me today.”

The CIM Muskegon students are pursuing associate degrees in baking and pastry or culinary arts.

The competition, sponsored by Great Lakes Gourmet, is an annual fundraising event for the MSU Museum that generates thousands of dollars for the care and preservation of the museum’s science and culture collections. The 28th annual event was held Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing.

Baker College offers culinary programs in Muskegon and Port Huron at world-class facilities built specifically for the study of culinary arts.

For more information about Baker College culinary programs, contact Kathy Jacobson in the admissions office at kathy.jacobson@baker.edu or 231.777.5200, or visit www.baker.edu.

The largest private college in Michigan, Baker College is a not-for-profit higher education institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Founded in 1911, Baker College grants doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees, as well as certificates in diverse academic fields including applied technology, business, education, engineering, health science, information technology and social science. Baker College has on-ground campuses throughout Michigan and offers online programs that can be completed 100 percent online without ever visiting a campus. In 2016, the Online Learning Consortium recognized Baker College Online with the OLC Quality Scorecard Exemplary Endorsement, the highest ranking for online higher education programs. For information, visit www.baker.edu or follow Baker College on Twitter, @bakercollege, or on Facebook, www.facebook.com/bakercollege.

Muskegon Museum of Art brings author Timothy Egan to Muskegon, Michigan

The Muskegon Museum of Art will present a lecture by National Book Award Winner & New York Times Op-Ed Writer Timothy Egan at the Frauenthal Center in Muskegon on Thursday, May 17 at 7:30 pm. The event is planned as part of the MMA’s historic exhibition, EDWARD CURTIS: THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN. Egan will speak about his 2012 award-winning book, Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis and will be available to autograph books following the lecture. Tickets are $10 and are available at www.StarTickets.com or at the Frauenthal Center box office.

Timothy Egan
Photo by Lisa Howe Verhovek

Egan’s story of the life of famed photographer, Edward Curtis, has won praise for its compelling narrative, graceful, prose, originality, and the humanizing of both Curtis and the Native Americans he photographed and admired. Among other awards, this bestselling biography won the Carnegie Medal for the Best Nonfiction Book of 2012, and also was recognized with starred reviews from Booklist, Kirkus, and Publisher’s Weekly.

 

 

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher book cover

Egan worked for 18 years as a writer for The New York Times, first as the Pacific Northwest correspondent and then as a national enterprise reporter. He continues to write a lively opinion column for the Times. His other books include the recently best-selling The Immortal Irishman, his National Book Award winning history of the people who lived through the Dust Bowl, The Worst Hard Time, as well as The Big Burn, The Good Rain, Breaking Blue, and Lasso the Wind. Egan also won the Pulitzer Prize in 2001 as part of a team of reporters who wrote the series How Race Is Lived in America. 

 

The Muskegon Museum of Art is located at 296 W. Webster Ave., Muskegon, MI 49440. Call 231-720-2580 or visit www.muskegonartmuseum.org for visitor information.

 

The Frauenthal Center is located at 425 W. Western Ave., Muskegon, MI 49441. For ticket information, go to www.StarTickets.com or call the Frauenthal Center at 231-727-8001.

United Way Asks For Your Help To Prepare our Youngest Learners and Build an Educated Workforce March is Reading Month! Be a Lucky Charm for our kids

Reading proficiency by third grade is the most important predictor of high school graduation and career success. In celebration of “March is Reading Month” Muskegon-headquartered Nichols, the leading provider of solutions for clean and healthy facilities and the safe shipment of products in the Great Lakes region,  is matching up to $25,000 in donations made to United Way of the Lakeshore during the month of March, to support school readiness programs. These programs include a mix of reading tutors, books for early readers, and access to quality child care.

Research shows that if children learn to read by the time they are done with third grade, they are able to read to learn as they advance through their education. Helping children learn to read is critical to building an educated workforce and breaking the cycle of working families struggling to make ends meet.  According to the latest Kids Count Data, nearly 60% of third graders in Muskegon County are not proficient in reading by third grade. Many of our children from low income families show up for kindergarten with a 30 million word gap compared to other children – a gap that many of them are not able to make up.  We can change the odds for our kids by supporting programs that will help prepare our kids for success.  Our aim is that every child graduates and is workforce ready. “As we work to meet our bold goal of helping 10,000 more working families meet their basic needs by 2025, we are also investing in education programs that will help kids be stronger readers and improve overall literacy levels in our community,” said Christine Robere, President, United Way of the Lakeshore. “Literacy is foundational to obtaining a good paying job”.

The United Way of the Lakeshore programs that will benefit from the “March is Reading Month—Be a Lucky Charm” matched funding include Pre-K Literacy Tutors through Hope Network’s Michigan Education Corps (MEC) Reading Corps Program, which works to improve literacy among the community’s most underprivileged students; Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL), a national program supported by community donations, DPIL works to foster a love of reading among preschool children and their families by providing them with the gift of a specially selected book each month; and Quality Child Care, as the need for quality child care solutions in our community was identified by our ALICE families as a key barrier to success. United Way of the Lakeshore will be looking to provide funding support to improve the quality and availability of child care in our community, because high quality childcare is a key part of setting the foundation for a lifelong love of learning.

In addition to their own reading readiness programs, the United Way of the Lakeshore also supports a variety of community education and youth mentoring initiatives through Community Impact funding, ALICE grants and partnerships, including Lights on After School! Muskegon County, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Literacy Tutors, My Brothers’ Keeper Initiative, Foster Grandparents Tutors, READ Muskegon Family Literacy, Boys and Girls Club of Muskegon Lakeshore, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore.

The research is clear, if children are proficient readers, nothing can stand in their way of getting the best bang for the buck in their K-12 experience. The early experience sets a solid foundation for students to graduate on schedule, go on to higher education or skilled training, and have higher paying jobs. Investing in education ensures a great return to our economy.

To help build an educated workforce, and to be a “Lucky Charm” in someone’s life so that they can access these important programs through the United Way of the Lakeshore, please donate to the March is Reading Month matching program. Just visit www.unitedwaylakeshore.org/luckycharm, text the word luckycharm to 40403, send a check to United Way of the Lakeshore, Attn. March is Reading Month, PO Box 207, Muskegon MI 49443, or call us at 231-722-3134.  United Way of the Lakeshore is grateful to Nichols for their generous support as we celebrate reading!

Gaelic Storm to perform at the Frauenthal Center

Date: Saturday, March 25th

Time: 7:30 pm

Place: Frauenthal Theater, 425 W. Western Ave. Muskegon, MI 49440

Tickets: $41 Limited VIP Meet & Greet, $26, $21

Frauenthal Box Office M – F 11 am – 5:30 pm

231-727-8001 or Star Tickets 1-800-585-3737 www.frauenthal.org

After more than 3,000 live shows including Muskegon’s own Irish Festival, Gaelic Storm the chart topping, muliti national Celtic band is coming to the Frauenthal Center in down town Muskegon.

Gaelic Storm’s music mixes traditional Irish music with modern influences, creating a sound that’s as wide-ranging as the band’s own audience.

From bluegrass fans and country cowboys to Deadheads, rock & rollers and Celtic fanatics, Gaelic Storm has built one of the most diverse fan bases in modern music. The concert will be sure to include all the ingredients that fans have come to expect from Gaelic Storm- the drinking songs, sea shanties, furiously-strummed instrumentals and sing-along melodies- while spiking the mix with newer flavors. Their music infuses traditional Celtic music with modern influences, updating the genre for a new generation of fans raised on rock, country and folk.

Their live shows date all the way back to the mid 1990’s when Gaelic Storm kicked off its’ career as a pub band in Santa Monica, California. By the end of the decade, the musicians had appeared in the blockbuster film “Titanic” (where they performed “Irish Party in Third Class”) and laid that ground work for a career that would eventually find them topping the Billboard World Chart five Times.

Ricki Levine, managing director of the Frauenthal Center says she is “very excited to have Gaelic Storm perform in the historic theater. This talented band crosses over music genres and have broad appeal. I first saw them perform live at Muskegon’s Irish Fest several years ago. I was blown away by their musicianship, their witty and charming lyrics and the great entertainment quality of their performance. I am looking forward to a great concert”

For more information call Kelly Walden at 231-332-4137 or visit us online at www.frauenthal.org.

Other ways to get involved

Volunteer for the Lakeshore Art Festival

A unique blend of arts, crafts, music, food and fun along the shoreline in historic Downtown Muskegon. More than 300 artists and crafters will be showcased with fine art in the park, crafts, children’s activities and Michigan food market – all wrapped up in a huge downtown street party atmosphere!   Come out and join us on July 7th,  and July 8th, 2017.

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Join Watch Muskegon

Muskegon has more to offer than ever before. Join the conversation, movement and Watch Us Go!

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