Terry’s Picks: March 2018

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/enrichment events over the coming month.

Here are three highlights for March:

*"I Can Only Imagine" – The inspirational feature film, based on the life of singer-songwriter Bart Millard, opens in select theatres nationwide March 15. Millard wrote the touching ballad for which the film is named. The award-winning song came following the tragic loss of the singer's father to cancer, and the film tells the story of the father and son's redeemed relationship before his death. "I Can Only Imagine" went on to become a million-selling, crossover hit for his band, MercyMe. Actor J. Michael Finley has the role of Bart, Dennis Quaid portrays his father. Rated PG. Watch the trailer.

*Huntley Brown – The noted gospel pianist performs at 6pm Sun. March 18 at Christ Memorial Church, 595 Graafschap Rd. Holland. Brown, a native of Jamaica, has performed internationally and has recorded more than a dozen albums. He fondly recalls a day he spent with the late Dr. Billy Graham when he performed some of Graham's favorite hymns. The local concert is hosted by the area instrumental ensemble Big Band of Praise, which also performs songs such as "I'm So Glad" from its swing, jazz and blues gospel repertoire. No tickets are necessary. For more information visit http://bigbandofpraise.com/

*Matt Hammitt – The singer-songwriter, formerly the lead singer of the Christian music band Sanctus Real, performs at 7pm
Wed. March 21 at Cornerstone Church – Heritage Hill campus, 48 Lafayette Ave. SE Grand Rapids. Hammitt is expected to sing tunes from his self-titled solo album including the radio single, "Tears." Also on the bill are North Point InsideOut and Caitie Hurst. Tickets are $15 general admission, $23 artist circle with early entry and preferred seating; a donation admission only $10 with one 18 oz. jar of peanut butter for a local food pantry! Tickets available via https://www.itickets.com/events/395028 or 800-965-9324.
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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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