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Spring brings opportunities to support local, independent radio

by (WYCE)

Submitted 04-17-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

WYCE's Spring Fund Drive is on its way - Friday, April 20-27, 2018! The unique music variety we've shared for over three decades is made 100 percent possible by donations from our listener sponsors...we need you to keep doing your part!...

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Community journalists reflect on state of media, Grand Rapids in 2017

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 12-27-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

We asked our community journalists their thoughts on writing for The Rapidian this year and the state of community news in 2017. Erica Soto: Writing for The Rapidian this year has been an unexpected and greatly rewarding experience. My passion for...

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Movie Review: "The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki" at UICA

by (UICA)

Submitted 06-27-2017 under OPINION

Want to see boxing fans’ jaws hit the mat? Show them Juho Kuosmanen’s The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki, a sports biopic that charts the days leading up to the titular real-life boxer’s infamous 1962 World Featherweight...

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Selection of 2017 Oscar nominees for short film screening at UICA

by (UICA)

Submitted 02-07-2017 under NONPROFITS

Beginning February 10 at UICA, see the 2017 Oscar nominees for short film in the live-action, documentary and animation categories. A selection of films in each category will be screening in the UICA Movie Theater. See a diverse collection of films...

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Movie Review: "Always Shine" at the UICA

by (UICA)

Submitted 01-17-2017 under NONPROFITS

"Always Shine" is a 2016 American psychological thriller written by Lawrence Michael Levine and directed by Sophia Takal. The film follows two burgeoning actresses, Beth (Caitlin Fitzgerald) and Anna (Mackenzie Davis) who leave the hustle...

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Movie Review: "The Brand New Testament" at UICA

by (UICA)

Submitted 12-19-2016 under NONPROFITS

Jaco Van Dormael’s wildly humorous fantasy film, "The Brand New Testament," is witty, clever, and unique. In this dark but strangely uplifting comedy, we follow Ea, the ten-year-old daughter of God, who narrates the story of her...

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Movie Review: "Peter and the Farm" at UICA

by (UICA)

Submitted 11-22-2016 under NONPROFITS

Throughout history, documentary filmmakers have given us the opportunity to get an inside look at some of the most compelling and interesting real-life characters. In 1976, we were introduced to the eccentric and odd relatives of Jackie Onassis in...

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Movie Review: "Gimme Danger" at UICA

by (UICA)

Submitted 11-01-2016 under NONPROFITS

From the first time I heard The Stooges’ self-titled album, to the first viewing of Jim Jarmusch’s dry film, "Coffee and Cigarettes," I knew that Iggy Pop and Jim Jarmusch would have an indelible impact on my life. Iggy Pop and...

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Movie Review: "The Alchemist Cookbook" at the UICA

by (UICA)

Submitted 09-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

Joel Potrykus’s third feature length film, "The Alchemist Cookbook," finds the Grand Rapids-based director solidifying his reputation as micro-budget auteur, while delving into some of the darkest subject matter of his career. The...

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Movie Review: "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" at the UICA

by (UICA)

Submitted 08-09-2016 under NONPROFITS

If you consider yourself a music lover, then you’ll understand that in the music world, when one of your favorite musicians puts out a record that you find almost perfect you’re extremely excited for a follow up album but also a little...

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