Reif Center

Bonfires and stringed instruments go hand in hand... there's something familiar about that combination of a camp fire and a guitar or ukelele.  A group in Grand Rapids, MN is taking this notion to the next level adding chamber music to the mix with the first ever Bonfire Chamber Music Festival.  We spoke with Mary Ellen Haupert, Heidi Wick, Nancy Oliveros, and David Marty on the morning show about this unique, intimate and cultural phenomenon taking place in Grand Rapids July 27th and 28th at the Reif Center.

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The Grand Rapids Chapter of NAMI - the National Alliance on Mental Illness is bringing TV and Movie actress Mary Pat Gleason to Grand Rapids (Thursday May 25 at the Reif Center) for her one-woman show about living with bi-polar disorder called "Stopping Traffic"

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Apr 14, 2017

Our CenterStage Concert series, which started this year along with The Reif Center (in Grand Rapids), is almost wrapping up! April and May are the last two shows of the year, and both are worth your time on the town. Promise.

Our collaboration with The Reif Center continues with a concert this month featuring longtime indie rock band in MN, The Honeydogs, January 19th, 7:30pm.

Choreographer Penelope Freeh and Composer Jocelyn Hagen crafted a dance opera about the Wright brothers, their sister and flight.  In this segment of Area Voices Freeh shares background of the project and how it came to be.