Mid-Life Crisis Releases Video of "My Father's Shoes" from FAC's 10th Anniversary Show
Featuring FHPS Student Performers Including FHN's Michael Aaberg

Mid-Life Crisis has just released its first video from the Fine Art Center's 10th Anniversary Celebration held on April 19 at the Center. The band was accompanied by orchestra and choir from Forest Hills Central, Eastern and Northern High Schools. It also features a solo dance interpretation by Forest Hills Northern Senior Michael Aaberg. The orchestra and choir scoring was done as a unique collaboration project between the schools' music, choir and dance departments for the show.

The song was written by MLC pianist Kevin Paul and has become an ode to all fathers, and is a favorite for many of the fans. Kevin wrote "My Father's Shoes" for his dad's 80th birthday celebration, drawing from his childhood memories and his perspectives on fatherhood, which evolved as he grew up.

The band had a request to release it as a video Father's Day Card to share with families and to celebrate all of our Dads, both living and in memory.

Mid-Life Crisis presents "My Father's Shoes"


Mid-Life Crisis
Thank You for Celebrating Our Tenth Anniversary with Us!

We hope you had the opportunity to experience the excitement of one or more of our amazing shows this past season! It was a year-long celebration of the Center, with our professional series, exhibits, student and community events, and other special events. With a line-up that included some of music’s most inspiring singer/songwriters, musicals that bring us pop-culture favorites, and a repeat performance from subscriber favorite, Naturally 7, you couldn’t ask for anything more. This special season culminated with our 10th Anniversary Celebration in April featuring local favorite band, Mid-Life Crisis, along with Forest Hills student performers highlighting all of our previous seasons.

Our next season will be announced in July 2014 with season renewals that same month and season ticket sales to the public starting in August. We hope you will consider becoming a season subscriber if you're not one already!

Here's a recap of the shows from our 10th Professional Series:

Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin
Thursday, October 10, 2013   7:30p.m.

Acclaimed songwriters (and longtime friends) Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin share the stage as an intimate duo, performing material spanning their vast catalogues as well as some of their favorite songs. More >

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt
Wednesday, October 30, 2013   7:30 p.m.

Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Over 35 years after the release of his debut album, John Hiatt remains one of America's most respected and influential singer-songwriters. More >

The Fab Four - The Ultimate Tribute

Monday, December 16, 2013   7:30 p.m.

The Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles’ songs, the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing. More >   

Addams Family Musical

Sunday, January 26, 2014   3:00 p.m.

The Addams Family is a smash-hit musical comedy that brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma,
Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch to spooky and spectacular life. More >

Naturally 7

Tuesday, February 4, 2014   7:30 p.m.

Naturally 7 returns to our stage for a repeat performance sure to get everyone to their feet again, as they did during their sold out show in 2011. This New York City wonder has mastered “vocal play,” a term coined to describe music created solely by the human voice. More >

Air Supply

Saturday, March 1, 2014   7:30 p.m

Graham Russell & Russell Hitchcock met on May 12, 1975, the first day of rehearsals for "Jesus Christ Superstar" in Sydney, Australia; they became instant friends with their common love for The Beatles and, of course, singing. More >

10th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, April 19, 2014   7:30 p.m.

Join us for an evening filled with the incredible talents of Forest Hills Public Schools musicians, singers, dancers, actors, artists, and entertainers as they take the stage with local band Mid-Life Crisis. Experience the genres of music from past FAC seasons!

The Fine Arts Center's Professional Series is funded through season ticket sales, sponsorships, and advertisers.
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Spotlight on This Year's Community Partner

The Forest Hills Public Schools Fine Arts Center (FAC) was created to enhance the artistic growth and enjoyment of area youth, families and community members. This year we continue to support our mission by working with a local organization that supports the arts and families. Our 2013-2014 Community Partner reflects the caring community we live in by providing valuable services to individuals, families, and all of West Michigan. We want to introduce this incredible organization to you throughout the season and hope that by partnering with them, we can share in the common goal of making our community a better place to live in.

Access of West Michigan

Celebrating the activity of God in our midst, the mission of Access of West Michigan is to be a faith-based leader in linking congregational, individual, and community resources to eliminate hunger and reduce the impact of poverty in Kent County.

Access of West Michigan was started in 1981 as a response to cutbacks in federal government social programs. With an increasing number of people turning to churches for help, local congregations saw the necessity for collaboration and coordination of faith-based and secular response to need. Today, Access is working harder than ever, administering vital programs that range from the annual Access Hunger Walk and County Wide Food Drive, to coordinating a network of over 75 local food pantries, mobilizing congregations' responses to emergency needs and educating the community on the realities of poverty.

To learn more about this organization, how to get involved, or to donate, please visit Access of West Michigan.

Visit the Access of West Michigan Website
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Disney's Tarzan
Enjoy Summer Stock's Production of the Hit Broadway Musical!

Dates:  July 16, 17 and 18, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. and July 18, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
Tickets: $9 for adults and $7 for students/children 18 and under. Available starting 6/23.

Shipwrecked off the coast of Africa, the young son of an English couple is raised by a tribe of gorillas to manhood, when a pretty English naturalist crosses his path and teaches him about love and civilized ways. Phil Collins expands his Oscar-winning song (“You'll Be in My Heart”) from Disney’s cartoon feature film into a full Broadway score.

Summer Stock is Forest Hills’ annual musical theater summer study program for ninth- through 12th-grade students.

Tickets are available beginning June 23 at the FAC Box Office, 600 Forest Hill Avenue, or online at ticketmaster.com. Tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for students 18 and under.

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