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Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk
Works at Grand Rapids Symphony
Attended Western Michigan University
Lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan
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25 trees, 5000 lights decorate historic Felt Mansion in West Michigan.
25 Christmas trees and 5,000 lights adorn the 25 room home that is open to the public.
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Michigan's past contestants on "The Apprentice" and "The Celebrity Apprentice" have their say about Donald Trump.
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Six years after +Elton John last appeared in Grand Rapids, he'll be back next year in Michigan as part of a nine-city tour.
The 68-year-old recording artist's last show in West Michigan was in Kalamazoo in 2012.
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Chris Van Allsburg's  "The Polar Express" --  the book, not the movie -- is 30 years old. Time flies, but I hope you still hear the bell ringing.
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See #AndyWarhol print of #MarilynMonroe in its new home at +Grand Rapids Art Museum 
An anonymous donor has given one of modern art's most iconic images to the museum.
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Forty years ago Tuesday, the SS. Edmund Fitzgerald sank to the bottom of Lake Superior. The maritime disaster happened so quickly, questions remain today about exactly what happened.
How this legendary shipwreck became a proxy for all Great Lakes tragedies.
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See #brewpub patrons surprised by unexpected operatic #flashmob courtesy of #OperaGrandRapids
"The Drinking Song" from "The Student Prince" broke out in Beer City USA on Sunday
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Check out more than 50 years of Christmas past in downtown Grand Rapids - the Santa Claus Parade on Monroe, scenes at Wurzburg's and Herpolsheimer's department stores and more. Over 60 historic photographs from the archives of the The Grand Rapids Press and Grand Rapids Public Library.
The holidays of yesteryear remembered in historic photos of Grand Rapids
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The UP's Rick and Marty Lagina continue the search, either for a mysterious treasure or the answer to an elaborate hoax, on Nova Scotia's Oak Island. Tune into "The Curse of Oak Island" at 9 p.m. tonight on +HISTORY Channel
Rick and Marty Lagina star in "The Curse of Oak Island" on the History Channel.
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+Ripley's Believe It Or Not! has visited +ArtPrizeGR every year since the inaugural event in 2009 to buy unusual art for its 32 "Odditoriums" worldwide. ‪#‎ArtPrize7‬ in Grand Rapids wasn't so much of a shopping spree in 2015.
Just a handful of work from ArtPrize 2015 has been acquired by Ripley Entertainment.
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The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald was one of #GordonLightfoot 's  biggest hits. He's spoken often about it, including to me two years ago. What's more, he's updated the lyrics from time to time as new research has shed new light on the maritime disaster that happened 40 years ago next Tuesday. +GordonLightfootVEVO #EdmundFitzgerald  
The 1975 maritime disaster inspired one of Lightfoot's biggest hits in his 50-year recording career.
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+Gawker visits +ArtPrizeGR. Correspondent has some drinks, eats a few meals, walks past some art, has a good night's sleep, and files this piece that'll convince you that you, too, were in Grand Rapids for  #ArtPrize 2015. Or maybe it won't.
ArtPrize sponsored writer's 3-day visit to Grand Rapids. See what they got for their trouble.
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Public Relations Manager for the Grand Rapids Symphony in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Introduction
Public Relations Manager for the Grand Rapids Symphony. Former arts and entertainment writer and classical music critic with The Grand Rapids Press and MLive for more than 23 years. I'm a cultural observer, progressive thinker, history buff, wordsmith and loyal Western Michigan University graduate. I'm third-generation, 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 as close as possible to sounding like Ben Webster on tenor sax.
Bragging rights
I had the high privilege and distinct honor of singing in the choir for the funeral of President Gerald R. Ford in January 2007.
Education
  • 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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Male
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Occupation
Public Relations Manager for the Grand Rapids Symphony in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Employment
  • Grand Rapids Symphony
    Public Relations Manager, 2016 - present
  • MLive
    Arts and Entertainment Reporter, 2012 - 2016
  • The Grand Rapids Press
    Arts and Entertainment Reporter, 1992 - 2012
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Currently
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Previously
Hastings, Michigan - Beaver Island, Michigan
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616-454-9451 ext. 139
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"Argo" took Best Picture, while Christoph Waltz and Anne Hathaway scored acting trophies.

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