The Rapidian


Rhiannon Giddens mesmerized sold out audience at St. Cecilia Music Center

Submitted 05-18-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Rhiannon Giddens played to a sold out audience at the St. Cecilia Music center Thursday evening, providing the audience with a very powerful performance focused on the black experience in America.


Lass Laugh Comedy Festival makes its debut this month

Submitted 05-03-2018 under NEWS

Kristin Hirsch thought up the idea of Lass Laugh, and Amy Gascon believed in this vision and wanted to help bring it to light. The community for Lass Laugh started building long before opening night.


Artist feature from UICA: Zachary Trebellas

Submitted 05-01-2018 under NONPROFITS

Learn more about performing artist Zachary Trebellas in this feature from UICA.


ACT Apprentice Antwaine: Animated Art

Submitted 05-01-2018 under NONPROFITS

ACT Apprentice Antwaine shares his love for animation.


ACT Apprentice Allan: Quantity and Quality

Submitted 04-25-2018 under NONPROFITS

ACT Apprentice Allan shares his impressive cartoon collection.


Palatte Coffee and Art: A new twist on the classic art gallery

Submitted 04-25-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Palatte Coffee and Art combines the comfort of the coffee house with the worldliness of an art gallery.


Immigrant tells the story of their journey with a poem

Submitted 04-24-2018 under VOICES

An immigrant tells of their reason for coming to the U.S. from Guatemala: I stood witness to death: of my dear relative, they write.


ACT Apprentice Jay: A Bouquet of Joy

Submitted 04-23-2018 under NONPROFITS

ACT Apprentice Jay spreads joy with her flower paintings.


ACT Apprentice Michael: A Variety Pack of Art

Submitted 04-22-2018 under NONPROFITS

ACT Apprentice Michael shares his many different interests in art.


Screening of 'Nor Any Drop to Drink: The Flint Water Crisis' in Grand Rapids

Submitted 04-17-2018 under NONPROFITS

The documentary will be shown Thursday, April 19 at 6 p.m. at Kindschi Hall of Science (KHS), Grand Valley University, Allendale Campus. This is an opportunity for Grand Rapids to learn more about the Flint Water Crisis and engage around issues of environmental justice.