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St. Cecilia Music Center Brings Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Artists in a final performance of the 2023-34 season on April 18, 2024

Submitted 04-17-2024 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center will feature five world-renowned Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center artists on violin, viola, and cello performing works by Beethoven, Françaix, Bridge, & Mendelssohn who created many of the great string masterpieces.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Should I be proselyzed at a funeral?

Submitted 04-15-2024 under OPINION

I have attended many funerals in my time. One thing that I'm frustrated about is the fact that so often, the officiant takes the opportunity to convince the friends and family of the deceased who might not be members of the same religion of the veracity of this particular faith.

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Local Artist Highlight: Annamarie Buller

Submitted 04-14-2024 under NONPROFITS

Avenue for the Arts talks with Annamarie Buller about her change-generating event series, "Centering Liberation." Interview by Pamela MacDougal

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Help! My spouse has dementia and I'm lonely!, part 2

Submitted 04-08-2024 under OPINION

My wife has been diagnosed with some type of non-Alzheimer's dementia. Would having a serious relationship with a woman under my circumstances without my wife's knowledge be breaking my wedding vows?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Help! My spouse has dementia and I'm lonely!, part 1

Submitted 04-01-2024 under OPINION

My wife has been diagnosed with some type of non-Alzheimer's dementia. Would having a serious relationship with a woman under my circumstances without my wife's knowledge be breaking my wedding vows?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Would You Boycott a Business for their Support of Politicians or Causes?

Submitted 03-28-2024 under OPINION

Do you advocate boycotting restaurants and other businesses whose owners are supporters of causes you do not support? Does it matter if the business itself attaches its name to the cause and gives money, or if the owners only support the cause in their own name, but not in the name of the business?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Does Your Congregation Require a Financial Commitment for membership?

Submitted 03-17-2024 under OPINION

What financial investment (if any) is required to be a member of your congregation/religion?

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Local Artist Highlight: Jacob Wiseheart

Submitted 03-17-2024 under NONPROFITS

Avenue for the Arts interviews Jacob Wiseheart about his painting practice, his thoughts on the role of an artist, and his brand new studio space in downtown Grand Rapids. Interview by Pamela MacDougal

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Ethics and Religion Talk: When Your Religion Impinges on My Religion

Submitted 03-11-2024 under OPINION

Would you encourage members of your community to do business, or attempt to do business, with businesses who fundamentally disagree with some aspect of their lives?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What Frustrates You About Your Religion?

Submitted 03-05-2024 under OPINION

Taking a look at your faith through a critical eye, what about its expression these days frustrates you? If you could address the entire body of your coreligionists, what would you want to say that might improve your religion?

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