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Movies + Music series continues with Once

Muskegon, MI, January 5, 2019—Movies+Music is the name of the new Wednesday night series at The Block exploring the relationship between movies and music through screenings of acclaimed films. The series continues at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 13 with Once, a poignant “guy meets girl” story of a budding Dublin songwriter. “Join us at The […]

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Groundbreaking string quintet Sybarite 5 comes to The Block

Muskegon, Michigan, January 7, 2018—With an eclectic repertoire from Bowie to Radiohead and Akiho to Assad, the crossover string quintet Sybarite 5—dubbed the “Millenial Kronos”—is turning heads throughout the music world and forever changing the perception of chamber music. “Their rock star status is well deserved,” enthused the Sarasota Herald Tribune. “Their classically honed technique […]

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Pianist Alessio Bax performs solo program at The Block

Muskegon, Michigan, January 4, 2018 –Audiophile Audition hailed his “imagination and technical prowess.” Gramophone placed him “among the most remarkable young pianists.”  The New Yorker declared him “the most elegant of today’s pianists.” Wherever he performs, Alessio Bax evokes superlative praise. The dashing Italian returns to Muskegon in early February—just days after his exciting Boston […]

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“Dueling” grand pianos and percussion featured in unusual Block program

Muskegon, Michigan, December 17, 2018 – The Block is known for featuring the piano, in part due to the exquisite quality of its restored 1970 Steinway B grand. But an upcoming concert will pair two pianos—along with a large battery of percussion instruments—as Principal Percussionist Matthew Beck and several colleagues present Bela Bartók’s groundbreaking Sonata […]

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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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Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs provides support for The Block

Muskegon, Michigan, September 20, 2018—The Block has been awarded a grant of $16,250 from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). The grant was awarded through the MCACA peer review process and was one of 561 applications to compete for MCACA fiscal year 2019 funding. Organizations receiving a MCACA grant award […]

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