The Rapidian

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Cécile McClorin Salvant

by (Stcecilia)

Submitted 10-24-2016 under

Cécile performs unique interpretations of unknown and scarcely recorded jazz and blues compositions. She focuses on a theatrical portrayal of the jazz standard and composes music and lyrics which she also sings in French - her native language, as...

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Langhorne Slim

by (Stcecilia)

Submitted 10-24-2016 under

American singer-songwriter, Langhorne began to gain public notice through several years of touring with the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players and an appearance at the Bonnaroo Music Festival. His song "Electric Love Letter" was chosen...

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West Michigan native lives the dream with Grand Rapids Symphony debut in DreamWorks Animation in Concert

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 10-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

Being in DeVos Performance Hall for the Grand Rapids Pops’ production of DreamWorks Animation in Concert is a dream come true for George Goad. The 2009 Rockford High School graduate won’t be in the audience, though about 25 friends and...

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Artist, nonprofit invite community to experience poverty for themselves

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 10-06-2016 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids has long been a hub for growth and social change, and this fall is no different. Artist Loren Naji and local nonprofit Access of West Michigan are both working to address poverty this October by inviting individuals to experience...

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GR goes orange for Hunger Action Month

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

On Friday, Feeding America West Michigan wrapped up its Hunger Action Month campaign. The four-week series had two goals: To raise awareness of hunger and motivate people to take a concrete step toward solving it. The result: more than 640,000 meals...

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Exploring lesser-known venues pays off for serious art lovers

by (Queenofgr)

Submitted 10-04-2016 under OPINION

Grand Rapids Art Museum, DeVos Place, UICA, The B.O.B. If you’re thinking about heading downtown to ArtPrize, one of these destinations is likely on your list. Visiting big venues that host multiple artists makes sense if you’re looking...

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'Park Once' and get around downtown Grand Rapids

by (GRTV)

Submitted 09-28-2016 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Grand Rapids Economic Development Services Managing Director Kara Wood discusses the changes that have been made to our city’s parking and public transportation systems, in effect...

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DreamWorks Animation in Concert

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 09-02-2016 under

For one-night only, see scenes from “Shrek,” “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Madagascar,” “Kung Fu Panda” and many more of your favorite movies, in HD on the big screen, featuring the original soundtrack...

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Heartside meeting to revitalize neighborhood association

by (daniellealexander)

Submitted 07-12-2016 under NEWS

Residents and concerned stakeholders in Heartside are revitalizing their neighborhood association after the area has gone without one for several years. Artists Reb Roberts and Carmel Loftis of Sanctuary Folk Art (140 Division Ave. S) and Danielle...

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The Piano Cottage Rocks! Fifth Anniversary Concert

by (lathsop)

Submitted 06-21-2016 under

Past performances have sold out, and each summer concert showcases incredible musicianship, ranging from beautiful and technical acoustic performances to huge whole-band numbers backed by a 75-member Cottage Chorus. Past performances have included...

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