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Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk
Works at MLive and The Grand Rapids Press
Attended Western Michigan University
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Ten years ago this weekend, the +Grand Rapids Symphony  traveled to New York City, bringing a good-sized share of ‪#GrandRapids along with it to Carnegie Hall. Here's how the experience proved to be a game changer for the orchestra.
10 years ago this weekend the Grand Rapids Symphony made its debut in New York City's iconic Carnegie Hall.
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+Grand Rapids Symphony assistant principal oboist Alexander Miller, quoting Shakespeare's "Hamlet," regarding David Lockington: "He was a man, take him for all in all. (We) shall not look upon his like again."
Lockington showered with accolades following his final concert in DeVos Hall as music director.
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Lansing's Philip Horst, a 1989 graduate of Sexton High School, has had an international career in opera spanning a quarter of a century. Tonight and tomorrow, he appears for the very first time on an operatic stage in Michigan with #OperaGrandRapids  
The opera singer has appeared in cities throughout the world, but never before in his home state.
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See one of the most powerful stories ever told on the operatic stage this week. Opera Grand Rapids' production of "Tosca" on Friday and Saturday. #OperaGrandRapids
Puccini's tale of attempted rape and execution will take DeVos Performance Hall by storm this week.
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+Meijer Gardens  continues to grow international art collection with dedication of dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's largest-ever outdoor installation so far. ‪#‎Weiwei currently under house arrest in China next month will be awarded Amnesty International's highest honor, its Ambassador of Conscience Award. +Ai Weiwei 
President David Hooker explains how Meijer Gardens sprang from a love story.
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Ai Weiwei, one of the world's most important artists, won't be at +Meijer Gardens  for the dedication of his "Iron Tree" because he's been under house arrest in China. But the show must go on. Happy 20th anniversary MG! #Weiwei  
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Festival of the Arts in Grand Rapids is just around the corner, coming soon to a downtown near you in Grand Rapids. #Festivalgr
Festival 2015 returns June 5-7 in downtown Grand Rapids.
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David Lockington has been with the +Grand Rapids Symphony  for a record 16 seasons. Tonight's his final concert as music director.
David Lockington has served as music director for 16 seasons. His tenure ends tonight.
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#LiveArtsGR was held Friday in the +Van Andel Arena but people still are talking about the one-night only event organized by the +Grand Rapids Symphony featuring #OperaGrandRapids and #BroadwayGrandRapids. Check out this video of +Grand Rapids Ballet  Junior Company dancing to Grand Rapids Youth Symphony.
Last Friday's LiveArts was the single, biggest show ever mounted by Grand Rapids' performing arts organizations.
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You can't keep a good anchor down. Unless it's a boat anchor, that is. +WZZM 13 Grand Rapids - On Your Side anchor Juliet Dragos, following surgery, has returned to the anchor desk of West Michigan's ABC TV affiliate.
The veteran of West Michigan's ABC affiliate had surgery to repair a rotator cuff
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Today's #BostonMarathon featured many runners from West Michigan including Jackie Blankenship, former DJ and beauty pageant contestant, now entertainment reporter Jackie Green for +FOX 17 West Michigan 
Green, who coaches track at Northview High School, recently competed in the Mrs. Michigan America pageant in Grandville.
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Remember the music from "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Tiger"? +Grand Rapids Symphony on Saturday plays music by its composer, Tan Dun, featuring virtuoso pipa soloist Wu Man. Hear Wu Man demonstrate the ancient Chinese pipa.
Hear Wu Man, one of the most celebrated contemporary pipa players, demonstrate her instrument.
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  • MLive and The Grand Rapids Press
    Arts and Entertainment Reporter, present
  • The Grand Rapids Press
    1992 - 2012
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Arts & Entertainment Reporter for MLive and The Grand Rapids Press
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For more than 20 years, I've been on the job, reporting on arts and culture in West Michigan including such events as ArtPrize, LaughFest and Festival of the Arts. I'm a cultural observer, progressive thinker, history buff, wordsmith and loyal Western Michigan University graduate. I'm a Detroit-area native, but I left my heart on Beaver Island. Politics is my sport of choice. I watch the Super Bowl for the commercials. My unattainable life goal is to come close to sounding like Ben Webster on tenor sax.
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  • Western Michigan University
    B.A. in Music, Political Science and Journalism, 1986
  • California State University
    Coursework for M.A. in Humanities (ABT)
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