Disability 101 (part 4): Disability as art

by (DisArt)

Submitted 04-07-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

It’s all about cookies. My 6-year-old son and I are home alone, Mom is at work, and the child desperately wants a cookie. Said cookie is on the third shelf of a cabinet that neither he nor I can reach on our own. But working together, we have...

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An Animal Adventure During Your Spring Break "Staycation"

by (Grand Rapids Ballet)

Submitted 04-03-2015 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Ballet School’s Junior Company and PNC Bank are presenting an entertaining $5 performance featuring an indoor parade of lions, elephants, swans, and more! On April 7-9, “Carnival of the Animals” will transform the...

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Downtown discussions get real about "crip life"

by (TSzakal)

Submitted 03-23-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

During LaughFest, over 40 people joined in the upper room of the B.O.B. to engage with Christopher Smit of DisArt Festival, Tommy Allen with Rapid Growth Media and Toni Bal, an independent writer. They paneled a discussion called "Crip Life in...

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Rhiannon Giddens

by (StCecilia)

Submitted 03-11-2015 under

Giddens, a founding member of Carolina Chocolate Drops, makes her solo recording debut with the release of Tomorrow is my Turn produced by T Bone Burnette. Join us for an evening of folk infused songs by Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline...

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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

by (StCecilia)

Submitted 03-11-2015 under

Works of unabashed passion and expression by masters: Beethoven, Martinu, Brahms and Schumann.

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Rosa Parks Circle to fill with broomball teams this Sunday

by (deeMiner_b)

Submitted 02-24-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) and the Grand Rapids Sport and Social Club (GRSSC) will be hosting a broomball tournament in Rosa Parks Circle this Sunday, March 1 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The tournament will consist of 16 teams...

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Van Andel Institute Presents the 2015 Winterfest Celebration

by (VanAndelInstitute1)

Submitted 01-26-2015 under

Join Van Andel Institute for an evening of live entertainment and delectable menu items from some of Grand Rapids’ finest restaurants. Those in attendance can also participate in a live auction featuring restaurant and personal chef gift...

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Connecting downtown GoSite with Grand Rapids' great neighborhoods

by (GoSite)

Submitted 12-30-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

As the new GoSite space in downtown Grand Rapids undergoes preparation for a spring grand opening, content building continues. Collaboration is key to broad inclusion of the many things this region has to offer. Connecting with the interesting and...

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From the voices of many, one vision emerges

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 12-23-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Kristopher Larson, AICP   Over the past year, I’ve spent a good deal of time speaking to audiences across the country about citizen engagement within the context of city-building. My postulation concludes on the assertion that...

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