Celebrating Pride: Grand Rapids Gears Up for the 2022 GR Pride Festival

by (AlaynnaDressler)

Submitted 06-03-2022 under LOCAL LIFE

In June of 1988, the very first Pride Celebration in Grand Rapids was held in the downtown Monroe Ampitheater -- now known as Rosa Parks Circle. The event included live entertainment, informational booths, and a number of guest speakers. The...

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Google I/O Extended Conference to be held in Grand Rapids on May 18

by (GRTV)

Submitted 04-19-2016 under NONPROFITS

An exciting Google conference, I/O Extended, will be held in Grand Rapids on May 18 at the Harris Building. Each year, Google holds their annual I/O event in California to gather the technology and developer communities and to announce new products...

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More than 20 local groups to perform at WYCE Jammie Awards

by (Marie Orttenburger)

Submitted 01-13-2015 under NEWS

On Friday, February 13, the Grand Rapids independent radio station WYCE will host a five-and-a-half-hour long award show featuring a long list of favorite Michigan musicians. The Jammie awards showcase and honor the work of local musicians and...

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VALENTIGER Album Release Party

by (brentshirey)

Submitted 07-10-2014 under

SAT July 12 2014The Pyramid Scheme {link} 68 Commerce SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 21+, START:8PM ///// END: 11:55PM   There are four acts: Nathan K (acoustic solo act - also releasing an album) The Handgrenades (from Detroit - awesome...

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Finding Home premieres with music from Valentiger

by (brentshirey)

Submitted 03-29-2013 under VOICES

Valentiger found themselves at the theater on a Thursday night, attending the premiere of Finding Home, a movie project to which they had contributed music. There was excitement in the air not unlike that of album release parties we'd thrown in...

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West Michigan Indie Podcast: Episode #13- Valentiger

by (jquatrine)

Submitted 10-02-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

In this episode Icicles' keyboardist, Joleen Rumsey, and I drank some beers at Billy's Lounge with Brent Shirey, Scott Rider, and Bill Kahler of Valentiger. Podcast includes excerpts of their tracks: Oh, To Know!; Another Cool Move; Why I...

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If you don't know, now you know: Valentiger to perform at Jammies

by (alexfluegel)

Submitted 02-13-2012 under OPINION

“Oh, to know!” is the name of the WYCE Jammie-nominated song and album by local trio Valentiger, and can also be used to describe the feeling after hearing the band for the first time. A mix of instinctual harmonies, homegrown guitars...

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Valentiger: The Speed of Culture

by (WYCE_Matt)

Submitted 05-05-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Matt Jarrells catches up with independent Grand Rapids band Valentiger in the wake of the release and tour in support of Oh, To Know!  The interview was recorded at a corner table at west side best-kept-secret The Kopper Top Restaurant, Tuesday...

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[MIDTOWN] Midtown resident harvests crops grown in his truck bed

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 07-29-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

On any sunny evening in Midtown, Eric Kehoe's truck is probably basking on the corner of Grand NE and Hawthorne NE. Arranged neatly in the bed are tomato plants, bell pepper plants, herbs, garlic and salad greens. Crops have been sprouting out of...

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