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Fifth annual Lake Effect Fringe Festival kicks off at Dog Story Theater February 1

by (brittany.devon)

Submitted 01-30-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Lake Effect Fringe Festival stands by its motto, “Changing the forecast for live local theatre,” as many local West Michigan talent pull together to provide a wide variety of events that span over a month, from February 1 until...

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Connection through expression: Building community through art

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 01-03-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Grand Rapids, like all cities, is a fluid place made of schools, businesses, buildings, and most importantly: people. The city, especially the corridor between Fulton Street and Wealthy Street referred to as “the Avenue for the Arts," has...

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How to always be seeking: Using zines to find community

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 12-06-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Grand Rapids has developed a culture of artists who are dedicated to the making and distribution of zines. The rough and unpolished branch of self-publishing, zines are little books or pamphlets made on a small scale, with the intention of being...

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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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