Terry’s Picks: March 2015

Written by Terry DeBoer on . Posted in Local

EVENTSWest Michigan Christian News writer Terry DeBoer surveys the landscape for the area’s faith-based arts, entertainment and conference events over the coming month. Here are three highlights for March:

*Tom Coverly – The illusionist and gospel communicator performs as part of a fundraising event at 7:30p.m. Fri. March 6 at Crossroads Bible Church, 800 Scribner Ave. NW in Grand Rapids. Coverly travels throughout the country and has shared the stage with many top Christian music acts as well as speaking in school assemblies. He has also made several appearances at the Unity Christian Music Festival in Muskegon. Tickets for adults are $10 in advance or $12 at the door, and for ages 12 and under $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Visit www.lifecentergr.com or   616-241-3433.

*Anthem Lights – The Christian pop-vocal quartet performs at 6 p.m. Sun. March 22 at Grand Rapids First, 2100 44th St. SW Wyoming. The group, featuring vocalist Alan Powell, sings original songs but also has several albums of popular cover tunes. Among their hits are “I Wanna Know You Like That” and “Outta My Mind.” Check out their music videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/AnthemLights. Admission is free. There will be a love offering to benefit the Trent Lenderink Tuition Assistance Fund of Tri-Unity Christian Schools. Doors open at 5 p.m. For more information visit www.tucs.org.

*Festival of Faith and Music – The biennial conference is set for March 26-28 at Calvin College in Grand Rapids. The gathering brings together music artists, critics, journalists and others to consider music that explores issues of faith. Registration required for most sessions. There are several open-to-the-public events, including a 9 p.m. Sat. March 28 concert by Grammy-winning, faith-based artist Lecrae, who is also one of the keynote speakers. (Concert tickets are $30 for non-students). Workshops and panel discussions are also included in the festival. For a full schedule and registration information, visit http://www.calvin.edu/sao/projects/festival-of-faith-and-music/schedule.html or 616-526-6064.

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Terry DeBoer
Terry is journalist who writes for newspapers, magazines, newsletters and websites. His most frequented “beat” is arts and entertainment. He is married with two children and lives in Grand Rapids.

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