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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...

Emily Slater, front, gets a visit from Belding resident Lindsay Tallian, rear, in Ionia Community Theatre’s production of “Fiddler on the Roof,” opening this Friday at the Wall Auditorium in Ionia Middle School. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Belding woman directs ‘Fiddler’ at Ionia Community Theatre

Ionia Community Theatre (ICT) decided to stick to the classics with its latest musical offering, “Fiddler on the Roof,” which opens this Friday at 7 p.m. with subsequent performances through March 9. According...

Dayton “Speedy” Reeves of Belding, at right, and Lake Orion’s Matthew “Trey” Pochmara are competitive rivals on the BMX track and both are ranked high in the state and region. Off the track, they are best friends.

REVVED UP: Belding’s Dayton Reeves prepares to compete in the USA BMX Nationals Feb. 7-8

There are two sides to Dayton Reeves. The 7-year-old boy is usually a quiet, calm and collected kid who loves cruising his bicycle through the Double R campground on summer days. But get him...

The Avalon girls, Sandy (Linda Van Houten), Midge (Caroline Cook), Wendy (Karen Hopkins) and Rhonda (Susan Ayres) discuss the latest plan to try to save the Surf Shack in “Wipeout!” the OUR3 melodrama showing today and Saturday.

PLAY REVIEW: ‘Wipeout!’ brings sun and surf to stage

As we contend with the cold blustery days of Michigan winter, what could be more enticing than a day in the sun and the surf? The fourth annual OUR3 fundraising melodrama, a production produced...

Glenda Taylor walks one of the trails in Greenville with her dog, Wenny.

SHE: Glenda Taylor proves that staying active and sharp isn’t just for the younger generations

Moving across the globe with two elementary-aged children is a challenge on its own, but the more you learn about Glenda Taylor, a former Kiwi basketball standout, and her life, the more interesting her...

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