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Uses, misuses and abuses of music: John Varineau at the January Series

by (Ken Ford)

Submitted 01-06-2012 under OPINION

Associate conductor John Varineau of the Grand Rapids Symphony demonstrated to the audience "The Uses, Misuses and Abuses of Music" this past Thursday at the January Series of Calvin College. After opening performance with Mozart's...

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January Series starts 25th year at Calvin College

by (Holly)

Submitted 01-03-2012 under NEWS

Calvin College's January Series will be held January 4-24 this year, with weekday presentations starting at 12:30 in the Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium. Additional viewing locations are available, as well as online streaming of audio, for...

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January Series returns for 24th year

by (Holly)

Submitted 01-04-2011 under NEWS

With speakers ranging from Temple Grandin, the most well-known adult with autism, to former baseball star Cal Ripken, Jr., The January Series works to present a wide variety of speakers and topics for their free lecture series. Lectures run...

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Journalist Anand Gopal speaks at Calvin College

by (nickmanes)

Submitted 10-09-2010 under NEWS

 Renowned free-lance journalist Anand Gopal gave a startling talk Friday night to a crowd of around fifty people at Calvin College.  Gopal, who has reported from Afghanistan for the last three years was full of current information, having...

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World premiere of Lines: The Lived Experience of Race

by (lindsmcholme)

Submitted 09-30-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

“The American Dream is not for everyone,” chanted cast members at the Wednesday night dry run of Lines: The Lived Experience of Race. “This is not a country that people can pull themselves up by their bootstraps,” the cast continued. Over the past...

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Local artist invites you into the living room of an immigrant family

by (lindsmcholme)

Submitted 06-07-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Mandy Burrow, a local artist and art professor at Calvin College, seeks to foster an exchange between United States natives and immigrants in her current installation, "Americans." "Americans" invites viewers into the recreated living rooms of three...

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Running the River Bank: Chad Engbers

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 04-29-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

On May 8, downtown Grand Rapids will be packed with anxious and ready runners and walkers for the Fifth Third River Bank Run.  In addition for the 20,000 plus particpants, there are some other items that will take up space along the course and...

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Local Food Premiere: "Eating In Place"

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 04-04-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Can we eat our way to a healthier economy? That’s the question asked by Eating in Place, an hour-long documentary produced by the Grand Rapids Area Council for the Humanities (GRACH) and Calvin College.  Eating in Place premieres at 7 pm,...

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Critic Jessica Hopper To Speak About Youth, Feminism In Rock

by (George)

Submitted 12-01-2009 under NEWS

Noted author and cultural critic, Jessica Hopper, will make two stops in Grand Rapids tomorrow afternoon in support of her book The Girls' Guide To Rocking. The first, "Feminist Perspective and Music Criticism," will be presented at Spoelhof Atrium...

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350GR - City Participates in International Day of Climate Action

by (dostafinski)

Submitted 10-28-2009 under NEWS

On Saturday, October 24th nearly 60 activists gathered at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids, MI for the 350.org International Day of Climate Action. Overall 5,200 events in 181 countries happened on the 24th, marking it as the largest day...

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