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"You Know This Girl" at Mexicains Sans Frontieres

Submitted 11-14-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

   Described as "A one woman comedy about the depths of shallowness", C. Frances Fallon kept her audience laughing riotously as she quipped satirical comments about the loose-moraled, consumer driven, self-esteem lacking common club girl...

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NoshNight: Objectified

Submitted 11-12-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

On the night of November 11, 2009, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts  teamed up with Community Media Center's Wealthy Theatre to screen Objectified, a documentary film by Gary Hustwit. The screening was part of a series of arts events...

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AUDIO: Interview with IDEO's Thomas Overthun at NoshNight

Submitted 11-12-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

An interview with Thomas Overthun at NoshNight's screening of Objectified at Community Media Center's Wealthy Theatre on Wednesday, November 11, 2009.   Mr. Overthun is Senior Practice Lead in Consumer Experience Design at the...

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"You Know This Girl"

Submitted 11-11-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

Writer and performer, C. Frances Fallon performed her one woman comedy “You Know This Girl” at the Division Avenue Arts Collective (DAAC—115 S. Division) last night to a small but receptive audience.“You Know This Girl” is a hilarious and biting...

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Pedal Power! Audio Interview With a Pedicab Driver

Submitted 11-10-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

On a busy night downtown people are out having a good time and enjoying an unusually warm November. The usual car traffic is buzzing throughout downtown now mixed with bicycles converted to taxis. Pedicabs are a fun and green option to get around...

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Great Lakes Swimmers

Submitted 11-10-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

An easy-to-follow cartoon picture story and critical review of the live musical performance by The Great Lakes Swimmers and The Wooden Birds at the Ladies' Literary Club on October 20, 2009, hosted by the enthusiastic but unqualified reviewers Wendy...

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Not Just My Neighbor: A Friendship from Poverty

Submitted 10-19-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

I carry in several bags of groceries; Mary has half a bag. I carry in a bag with brightly colored shirts for my son for school from a retail chain clothing store; Mary carries in a clear plastic bag that a friend had dropped off for her of...

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Dust in the Wind: A Retrospective Look at Salt and Earth

Submitted 10-15-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

Young Kim’s entry in ArtPrize 2009, Salt and Earth, has been swept away, but for many the message and memory of his work will remain. Created solely for the contest, the site-specific piece consisted of fifty squares measuring three feet by three...

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Lather, Rinse, Repeat

Submitted 10-14-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

If you arrive early for your appointment you get served coffee brewed to perfection in the morning, a refreshing juice or bottled water. While waiting a supple brown leather couch beckons you to sit and relax. Up to date magazines with all the...

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VIDEO: Flying Without Wingz performed at Rock Out 2 Come Out

Submitted 10-13-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

In this video, Flying Without Wingz performs at Rock Out 2 Come Out, the first ever large Gay and Lesbian community event in Grand Rapids, held October 11th at Rosa Parks Circle, celebrating National Coming Out Day. “We believe it is imperative to...

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