In Our Own Lives

by (vocalmusicworkshop)

Submitted 10-01-2012 under NONPROFITS

At the Vocal Music Workshop, we're all about changing people's lives through the power of music.  We wanted to take a minute to reflect on the power of music in our own lives.  The following are thoughts on how music has affected...

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Catalyst Radio: Barnstormer! music event Aug. 24-25 to raise funds for Thrive

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 08-10-2012 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW Grand Rapids refugee support program Thrive is the beneficiary of an upcoming weekend-long musical event. Called Barnstormer!, the Aug. 24-25...

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The Artists of Heartside Gallery and Studio-- Cory Ruiz

by (Heartside Galle...)

Submitted 04-30-2012 under NONPROFITS

Our featured artist for May is Cory Ruiz.  Here is the artist’s story in his own words.    "When I was a baby, my mom left me at the hospital. Growing up my life was so hard, going from foster home to foster home—I...

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

by (Catalyst Radio)

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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Emperor's New Clothes - Kabuki Style

by (MasterArts)

Submitted 06-27-2011 under NONPROFITS

The Emperor’s New Clothes – Kabuki Style “Ten thousand greetings and welcome,” begins the Stage Keeper of Master Arts Theatre’s Youth Summer Stock’s The Emperor’s New Clothes, July 22 – 30, 2011....

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Catalyst Radio: VSA Michigan GR

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 04-29-2011 under NONPROFITS

INTERVIEW (11:03) The Electric Junkyard Gamelan is traveling to GR for a Monday Hat Trick show to benefit VSA Grand Rapids. Executive Director Michele Suchovsky shares how the arts made it possible for a quadraplegic man to sign his name for...

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Rethinking how we describe news categories

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 04-20-2011 under OPINION

The Rapidian is chock full of arts and entertainment content. Is it fluff or does it signal a new way of thinking about news, community and dialogue? In the last six years, I've had numerous conversations with journalists, bloggers, web developers...

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The Artists of Heartside Gallery and Studio-- Jane VanDommelen

by (Heartside Galle...)

Submitted 03-30-2011 under NONPROFITS

  Heartside Gallery and Studio began in 1993 as a small offshoot of Heartside Ministry, a program working to enrich and empower the people living in the shadow of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan’s second largest city. Since then, this ever-...

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Toi, Toi, Toi! Love at the Opera for You!

by (Suzanna LaCroix)

Submitted 02-11-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

The classic head-over-heels love story transcends centuries. A man falls in love with a beautiful woman. The woman is passionate about the man. Yet the seduction of material luxuries and trickery by another man who can provide those...

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Under Pressure: Artists Supporting the UICA

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 02-09-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Imagine working with someone looking over your shoulder. Imagine strangers commenting on what you're working on. Add in some distractions like music; groups of people talking, laughing, drinking and eating all the time you're working. Sound like fun...

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