Tag Archives: Music

Vinyl, CD, or, Streaming?

How do you like your music?  Today, streaming audio is ubiquitous, but there is a rapidly-growing segment of music-buyers who prefer vinyl and CDs. Several record shows are scheduled this Summer – including a FREE one locally:

If classical, jazz, or world music is “your thing”, try the Library’s streaming audio database Naxos Music Library  with over 137,000 discs!

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The Party is TODAY and *You’re* Invited

2017 Learning Center Open House posterStudents, faculty & staff are invited to the 2nd Annual Learning Center Open House, on Tuesday, December 5 from 11:30-1:30.

Light food, beverages, goodies, and entertainment will be offered in the Library, the Woodrick Center for Equity & Inclusion, and Media Technologies – plus –  upstairs in Academic Support & Tutoring Services. Visit each space for a chance to win prizes.

Receive an extra entry for prizes if you donate items to the Learning Center Food Pantry – OR – if you donate a new or used paperback for avid readers at the Kent County Jail.

 

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Kick off Summer with Festival

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Festival is scheduled for June 2-3-4 in downtown Grand Rapids.   “Festival of the Arts is a FREE three-day community event that features several stages of performances, a juried Regional Arts Exhibition, and dozens of food booths run by non-profit organizations.” There are activities for kids and adults, and there are many opportunities to experience Festival as a volunteer, too.

If you enjoy art as well as learning more about those who create it, take a look at our Visual ArtsTheater, and Music Subject Guides.  Where will you be on the first weekend of June?

 

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How early is too early for Christmas music?

By Marcia Lee
Serials Specialist

Halloween has passed and Thanksgiving is on the horizon so the obvious question is when to start playing Christmas music, right?  Personally, I do not believe in any sort of Christmas related festivities taking place or Christmas music playing until AFTER Thanksgiving.  This mostly has to do with the fact that I get way too excited and have zero patience, so stretching out the holiday season all the way from the day after Halloween through Christmas day just takes too long!  I do have friends and family members who immediately begin Christmas festivities; one aunt even plays Christmas music year round – so not cool!

In any case, America being a melting pot, there are several other celebrations happening during the winter season across our nation.  Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice or something else you can find all the information you could want right here on campus at the library.  The GRCC Library can teach you more about the history of the holidays, traditions, food and so much more.  You can find the information in books, ebooks, film and databases  – add learning to this year’s celebrations!

Holidays celebrated during the upcoming months are listed below – follow the links to find resources you can check out through the GRCC Library!

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Diversity Lecture Series: Jeff Chang

By Marcia Lee
Serials Specialist

WHO: Jeff Chang – Author, Historian, Music Critic

WHEN: October 3, 2012 @ 7pm

WHERE: Fountain Street Church

Below is a bit more information about Jeff, taken from the Woodrick Diversity Learning Center webpage, you can find out more about the other speakers and the lecture series by following the link.

Jeff Chang is a radical historian with both street cred and academic chops, Chang addresses multiculturalism, race relations, student activism, political engagement, the state of the arts, and the politics of abandonment.  His book, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation is only ostensibly about hip-hop; it’s really a cultural history. In his follow-up, Who We Be, he traces the rise of multiculturalism—its roots, its triumphs, its commercialization—to tell a new, vibrant, and necessary people’s history. Jeff Chang is the Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University.

Follow the links provided to checkout Chang’s books today from the GRCC Library & click here for more information about Jeff via the library’s Subject Guides!

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