The Block

New series explores the connection of music and film

Muskegon, MI, November 16, 2018—Music has inspired filmmakers for generations, from the first “talkie” in 1927’s The Jazz Singer to the iconic 1970 rockumentary Woodstock—and more recently, the Academy Award darling La La Land featuring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Movies+Music, a Wednesday night series at The Block debuting this winter, will explore the relationship […]

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Paul Langford Quartet presents music by great songwriters at The Block

Muskegon, Michigan, November 12, 2018—Paul Langford will bring his quartet to the Block at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 1 for an evening of jazz standards and pop favorites. The set list includes songs by Michael Bublé, Diane Krall, James Taylor and George Benson mixed with Cole Porter, Frank Sinatra, Al Jarreau, the Gershwins, Gino […]

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Acclaimed guitar duo Ivanovic and Haque perform at The Block

Muskegon, Michigan, November 5, 2018—The “extraordinarily sensitive guitar-duo” of Goran Ivanovic and Fareed Haque will perform at The Block in downtown Muskegon at 7:30pm Saturday, November 17. Inspired by the rhythms and melodies of flamenco, jazz, classical, rock and the Balkan region, the duo are widely regarded as among the finest players of their respective […]

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West Michigan Symphony wind players present fascinating and varied music

Muskegon, Michigan, October 8, 2018 – The oldest known musical instruments are bone flutes made 43,000 years ago. Today, with instruments running the gamut of those that are plucked, scraped, or struck, wind instruments still retain many of the same characteristics as their ancestors. But the level of skill and musicality has evolved greatly, as […]

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West Michigan Symphony wind players present fascinating and varied music

Muskegon, Michigan, October 8, 2018 – The oldest known musical instruments are bone flutes made 43,000 years ago. Today, with instruments running the gamut of those that are plucked, scraped, or struck, wind instruments still retain many of the same characteristics as their ancestors. But the level of skill and musicality has evolved greatly, as […]

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Jazz flutist Alexander Zonjic kicks off 2018-2019 Block season

Muskegon, Michigan, July 31, 2018 – Known across the U.S. for his hot shows featuring cool jazz, flutist Alexander Zonjic returns to kick off the 2018-2019 5th Anniversary Season at The Block at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 23. For his third annual appearance at The Block, Zonjic has invited 11-year-old keyboard prodigy Justin Schultz, who […]

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Violinist Vadim Gluzman and his wife, Angela Yoffe, present an evening of intimate music at The Block

Performance takes place the night after his performance with Scott Speck and West Michigan Symphony Muskegon, Michigan, May 8, 2018 — One of the greatest violinists of the age returns to Muskegon this month to perform with the West Michigan Symphony. On the heels of his Friday night concerto appearance at the Frauenthal, Russian-Israeli violinist […]

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“Seriously Talented” Robin Connell and Paul Brewer to perform Jazz and the American Songbook at The Block

Muskegon, Michigan, March 26, 2018 – Jazz singer/pianist Robin Connell and her husband, trombonist Paul Brewer, love nothing better than the opportunity to share The Great American Songbook with audiences. On Saturday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. the Grand Rapids-based duo will bring their marvelous rhythm section—featuring bassist Chris Kjorness and celebrated drummer Tim Froncek—for […]

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More than 40 young musicians featured in Debut Strings concert

Muskegon, Michigan, March 21, 2018 — Music from Bach to The Beatles will be featured by the 40-plus young musicians of Debut Strings, performing in concert at The Block in downtown Muskegon this Sunday afternoon. A program of West Michigan Symphony and The Block, Debut Strings is a student orchestra for beginning and intermediate level […]

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Indie Folk at its finest comes to The Block

Muskegon, Michigan, March 7, 2018 – Frances Luke Accord, the acclaimed modern folk duo from Chicago—called “Indie folk at its finest” by Milk Crater—will appear in concert at The Block at 7:30pm Friday, March 23. Multi-instrumentalists and meticulous songwriters, this Chicago-based duo features gorgeous, buttery harmonies and modern folk music that interweaves Americana, jazz, soul […]

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