Terry’s Picks: September 2016

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 and entertainment events over the coming month that might otherwise be overlooked. Here are three highlights for September:

*Jason Crabb, Point of Grace and Natasha Owens – The music artists perform in "The Road Home Tour" at 7 p.m. Thurs. Sept. 15 at Crossroads Worship Center, 9530 N. Federal Road in Howard City. Crabb had a long career with the Crabb Family before becoming a solo artist in 2009. Four years ago he won a Gospel Music Association Dove Award as Artist of the Year. Point of Grace is a veteran inspirational trio with dozens of Christian radio hits. General admission tickets are $20, artist circle $50; available at https://www.itickets.com/events/365663 or by phone at 800-965-9324. Church contact: www.crossroadswc.org, 231-735-7000.

*The Collingsworth Family – The Southern gospel group performs twice in West Michigan: 7 p.m. Thurs. Sept. 15 in Jenison Center for the Arts, 8375 20th Ave. at Jenison High School; and Fri. Sept. 16 in Chenery Auditorium, 714 S. Westnedge, Kalamazoo. This year the group is releasing two "best of" volumes of its songs recorded over the last 17 years. Reserved floor tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door; gold circle tickets $20, artist circle $27. Tickets for the Jenison concert available via www.jpsarts.com. For Kalamazoo concert tickets visit www.ssconcerts.com or https://www.itickets.com/events/348814

*Michael Jr. and "Bringin' The Funny Tour" – The faith-based comedian – a Grand Rapids native – performs at 6 p.m. Sun. Sept. 18 at Grand Rapids First, 2100 44th Ave. SW. His given name is Michael Wright Jr. and he's a graduate of Ottawa Hills High School. Back in the day Michael honed his family-friendly comedy skills in local establishments – including the former Comedy Den in Cascade. In 2011 he performed in Grand Rapids at LaughFest. Tickets are $20 general admission and are available via http://events.chosentickets.com/event/MICHAEL-JR-GRAND-RAPIDS/332225. He will also be speaking at the 9 and 11 am worship services at Grand Rapids First.
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Terry DeBoer
Author: Terry DeBoer
Terry is a journalist/feature writer for newspapers, magazines and websites, with a background in radio broadcasting. His usual beat is arts and entertainment, specializing in Christian/gospel music. A married father of two, he is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan Contributing Writer: West Michigan Christian News August 2011 – Present Feature writer: -Mlive.com (website and various newspapers) 1988– 2016 -Spotlight New Christian Music Magazine 1997-2008 -Church News Editor, Church Herald Magazine 2004-2009

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