It was the “f— you” and implicit mic drop heard ’round the world.
Or, at least heard ’round Grand Rapids’ social media sphere (and likely far, far beyond) as reports of singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne’s expletive-laden on-stage meltdown flooded Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The famously mercurial artist abruptly stopped his set and stormed off stage Wednesday night when several members (seated in the front row, directly in the singer’s sightline) in the sold-out audience at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park wouldn’t stop yapping during the quiet of “Like Rock & Roll and Radio.”
It was the Fourth of July -- Independence Day, with summer in full bloom on a holiday weekend.
The City of Grand Rapids' effort for sustainable special events debuted with excellent weather at Ah-Nab-Awen Park for the 35th annual Celebration on the Grand, which made the grand move from its fall dates.
The performance is at 7 p.m. EST, with tickets still available at the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place convention center box offices; Ticketmaster outlets and online; or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.
The platinum-selling music artist and "X Factor" judge just released her fifth studio album, "Demi," featuring the single "Neon Lights." "Demi" also includes the double platinum-certified single, "Heart Attack."
This past week, WZZM 13 aired a story that looked at panhandlers in and around the city of Grand Rapids. In the report, they found that a lot of the panhandlers were lying about being homeless as well as lying about being veterans.
My wife and I have been in GR for only a short time, but have wanted to live here for quite a while. One of the things that attracted us to the city was the forward-thinking attitude and entrepreneurial spirit of the people here. From Festival to ArtPrize and everything in between, the elect
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