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A bake sale and historic displays will be featured in the Sidney General Store during Montcalm Heritage Festival, July 31 through Aug. 2, on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus. — Courtesy photo

Heritage Festival starts July 31

A glider demonstration by Brent Wickerham, of Greenville, is new to this year’s 28th annual Montcalm Heritage Festival, which is scheduled for July 31 through Aug. 2 on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus.

The Truth in Jazz Orchestra will highlight this year’s Music in the Park concert series in Lakeview. The series gets underway June 25 with an evening of bluegrass, courtesy of The Gravel Ridge Band. — Courtesy photo

Lakeview’s Music in the Park series ‘most expensive yet’

This summer’s Music in the Park concert series marks the first season for live performances in the Rader Outdoor Theater, erected last summer in Lakeside Park. The new bandshell, along with a host of...

Actors play out a scene during a rehearsal of “Steps” at Montcalm Community College’s Barn Theater. — Courtesy photo

Local playwright’s ‘Steps’ deals with ‘sins of the father’

Written by local playwright, Joshua Snyder, “Steps” is a poignant look into one family’s struggle to overcome its demons and wrestle with the old adage about “the sins of the father.” The story follows...

“Tomorrow Reprise” sung by Annie (Annie Stanford) with Sandy’s (Logan Sowers) help, Mr. Warbucks (Seth Davis), Grace Farrell (Secrett Hunt) and company. “Annie Jr” opens Friday and runs through Sunday at the Greenville Area Community Center. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

PLAY REVIEW: Big cast takes the stage for ‘Annie Jr.’

She is one of many orphans in New York City, and life is tough in the orphanage, but Annie doesn’t give up hope that “the sun will come out tomorrow” in “Annie Jr.” “We...

Anne and Gary Wakenhut, collectively known as Collective Consort, will bring their Celtic flavored music to Robbins Book List in Greenville for a free concert this Saturday. The duo is playing in support of their latest CD release, “A Peaceful Place.” — Courtesy photo

Greenville bookstore hosts CD release, live performance for local musicians

Sometimes, music is a deliberate process, one rife with planning, writing, rewriting, revision. Sometimes — as is the case with Collecting Consort’s latest CD release, “A Peaceful Place” — the music simply flows and...

The Greenville High School Music Department will be presenting its 25th annual Collage Concert for the community and parents at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $7 each and  $2 from each ticket sold will be donated to the Education Foundation of Greenville for the OUR3 Endowment Fund in support of the performing arts at Greenville Public Schools. — Courtesy photo

GHS’s 25th annual Collage Concert set for this weekend

The Greenville High School Music Department will be presenting its 25th annual Collage Concert for the community and parents at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $7 each and are available at the...

From left, Belding High School seniors Michael Albert, Giovanni Delgado and Andrew Swider, perform “A Little Dance” together on stage Wednesday evening during a practice performance of the Band Follies show. — Daily News/Cory Smith

1. From left, Belding High School seniors Michael Albert, Giovanni Delgado and Andrew Swider, perform “A Little Dance” together on stage Wednesday evening during a practice performance of the Band Follies show.

Belding Band Follies show combines comedy with musical performances

From hilarious Saturday Night Live parodies to heart-touching solo singing performances, the traditional Band Follies show at Belding High School is set to entertain once again this year with a variety of comedic sketches...

Contestants perform during the talent portion of the 2010 Mr. GHS man pageant. This year’s annual pageant is set for 7 p.m. tonight. — File photo

Mr. GHS … in the name of charity

Judged on everything from evening wear and spirit to talent, six students at Greenville High School will vie for the crown of Mr. GHS... that’s right, Mr. GHS.

Hansel (Jon Grube) and Gretel (Lauren Beford) debate whether they should follow the witch’s advice. The Witch (Sarah Wheat) is not one to be trusted. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

PLAY REVIEW: ‘Brothers Grimm’ presentation a spoof on fairy tales

The Brothers Grimm are well known for their fairy tales, and compiled nearly 209 well-known stories. This weekend’s “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculation” at the Greenville Performing Arts Center will bring to life many of...

From left, Jared Edison, Doug Berndt, Brewmaster Vic Aellen and Chris Wersom kept the 57 Brew Pub & Bistro beers flowing during the 2014 Michigan Winter Beer Festival. At top right, Brian Roeters of Rockford Brewing Co. hands out a sample of their craft beer. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

57 Brew Pub & Bistro among 80 brewers at annual Michigan Winter Beer Festival

In the frigid shadows of the large white tent, Vic Aellen watched the people in front of his table drinking dark, foamy liquid from small plastic glasses. Smacking their lips and smiling as they...

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