Festival of the Arts to celebrate creativity, community

by (empichot)

Submitted 06-06-2013 under NEWS

The Festival of the Arts provides plenty of opportunities for gazing at local intriguing works of art while listening to local live music with locally made food in hand. This year some new and exciting things are put into the mix. The Circle Stage...

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After nearly a decade Cabildo's party still going strong

by (stevendavison)

Submitted 05-31-2013 under OPINION

Grand Rapids band Cabildo are certainly one of the unsung heroes of the Grand Rapids music scene. Over the last decade the band has been a reliable presence; playing its heavy latin-flavored and groove laden dance music at wide variety of venues....

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Reds on the River fights hunger during Ice Festival

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 02-01-2013 under NONPROFITS

An award-winning restaurant and West Michigan’s largest hunger-relief organization are coming together during the fourth-annual Rockford Ice Festival. From 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, Reds on the River will donate 10 percent of...

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Big Bang Art Festival bringing "outsider" art to Mangiamo! this weekend

by (jtstoner)

Submitted 08-22-2012 under OPINION

Heartside folk artist Reb Roberts, of Sanctuary Folk Art Gallery, doesn’t believe in doing anything ordinary. According to his website he is suspicious of everything that is normal. So don’t expect the East Hills Big Bang Art Festival he...

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First festival of its kind to jazz up West Michigan on August 18

by (ulrichb)

Submitted 08-14-2012 under NEWS

On August 18, Rosa Parks Circle will be home to West Michigan’s first GRandJazzFest. The free jazz festival is the first of its kind in West Michigan, says public relations publicist Molly Kilmas. The event will begin at noon, and will include...

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Pyramid Scheme to host massive outdoor block-party-style festival Saturday

by (atkolkma)

Submitted 06-13-2012 under OPINION

This Saturday, the streets surrounding 68 Commerce Ave SW will fill with people, beer and musical festivities as the Pyramid Scheme launches its first annual T-Rex Fest. The venue is hoping to reach the festival’s capacity of 3,500 people with...

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Local refugees integrate with courage, strength

by (Bethany Refugee...)

Submitted 06-04-2012 under NONPROFITS

As a result of the programs Bethany Christian Services PARA provides, families and individuals have successfully integrated into the greater Grand Rapids community. Traumatized and struggling with alcoholism, an Iraqi refugee joined PARA...

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Festival of Faith and Writing aims to offer encouragement to hopeful writers

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 03-29-2012 under NEWS

Calvin College's Festival of Faith and Writing is gearing up for another year of authors, editors, publishers, artists and readers coming together for three days of discussion. This year's festival will take place April 19-21, bringing to...

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Interfaith Peace Service and Discussion

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 09-16-2011 under NONPROFITS

On September 18, 2011, Dominican Center at Marywood will host an Interfaith Peace Service at Dominican Chapel Marywood from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Present at this Peace Service  will be representatives of the Hindu, Buddhist,...

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Catalyst Radio: Garfield Park hosts the 38th Arts and Crafts Fair

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 08-26-2011 under NONPROFITS

Don't have time to listen right now? Download the MP3 and listen at your leisure.   Kathy Woudstra, a Garfield Park resident with a remarkable story of how she became executive director of the Neighborhoods Association, shares about this...

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