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Catalyst Radio: 200 volunteers to build new playground in Aberdeen Park in just six hours

Submitted 09-16-2011 under NONPROFITS

Don't have time to listen right now? Download the MP3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW (10:13) Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and Amway join us on air to talk about their efforts, along with Creston Neighborhood Association and a few...

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GRPS/WMCAT students assist professional artist with ArtPrize entry

Submitted 09-15-2011 under NONPROFITS

GRPS students participating in West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (WMCAT) were part of something special for this year’s ArtPrize competition. These students assisted professional artist Tracy Van Duinen and his team in installing a...

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Fragrant re-imagining of Afghan war rugs: An interview with artist Barbara Koenen

Submitted 09-14-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Walk up the stairs to the second floor of the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM), and you will be greeted by complex layers of aromas that range from grandma’s apple pie to Tandoori chicken to boudoir sachets. Sunday at the GRAM, artist Barbara...

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Grand Rapids native The SEVENth speaks out Until Love Is Equal

Submitted 09-12-2011 under NONPROFITS

Brandon "The SEVENth" McCall is a hip-hop producer, writer and engineer based out of Orlando, Florida. This Grand Rapids native was a major force in the local hip-hop scene. He attended East Kentwood Public Schools and counts among his...

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Catalyst Radio: The Rapidian's ABCs of ArtPrize

Submitted 09-09-2011 under NONPROFITS

Don't have time to listen right now? Download the MP3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW (8:07) This week, The Rapidian's content editor is in the hot seat as she chats with Catalyst Radio about upcoming features on the Community Media...

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Catalyst Radio: 106 Gallery part of Division Avenue's transformation into Avenue for the Arts

Submitted 09-02-2011 under NONPROFITS

Don't have time to listen right now? Download the episode and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW (10:39) Division Avenue, now also known as the Avenue for the Arts, has a long tradition of pop up galleries in abandonned buildings. Back in 2005...

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Whole Notes benefit to feature local food, wines, chefs

Submitted 09-01-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Foodies, wine enthusiasts and locavores, mark your calendars: the 4th Annual Whole Notes benefit dinner is being held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 17 at Koetsiers Greenhouses. Whole Notes will benefit The North American Choral Company, an...

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The Artists of Heartside Gallery and Studio- Z-Slash

Submitted 09-01-2011 under NONPROFITS

This article was written in collaboration with the artist.   Our featured artist for September is Z-Slash.    Here's a little bit about the artist, in his own words:   ‘My name and where I’m from really isn...

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Avenue for the Arts and Heartside Gallery featured on "The Bright Side"

Submitted 08-30-2011 under NONPROFITS

CEDAM (Community Economic Development Association of Michigan) is producing a television show featuring Michigan communities. On their latest episode, Episode 3: Michigan Arts and Culture, they came to Grand Rapids to film the Avenue for the...

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Urban Adventure Race Adds Twist to to ArtPrize 2011

Submitted 08-30-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Now that it is in its third year, Grand Rapidians know there are many strategies to fully experience ArtPrize. You can stroll around for a few whole days and take it in slowly, you can give it an hour or two every day for its duration, or you can...

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