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St. Cecilia Music Center brings Jerry Douglas, Dobro Guitar Master and 15-time GRAMMY® Award-winning Artist, to perform a special duo show with bassist Daniel Kimbro on November 16, 2023

Submitted 10-26-2023 under NONPROFITS

The amazing Jerry Douglas is to the resonator guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric guitar, elevating, transforming, and reinventing the instrument in countless ways. Douglas masterfully incorporates elements of country, bluegrass, rock, jazz, blues, and Celtic into his music.


Ethics and Religion Talk: How to Change a Lightbulb

Submitted 10-23-2023 under OPINION

After being in the ministry for as long as you've been, do you really believe that people can change?


Grand Rapids Art Museum Presents First Annual LEGO Celebration

Submitted 10-20-2023 under NONPROFITS

Brick by Brick: The Creative Art of LEGO® opens Saturday, Nov. 4


Grand Rapids welcomes Halloween with haunted tours

Submitted 10-17-2023 under LOCAL LIFE

In Grand Rapids, Betka-Pope Productions' Halloween haunted tours, led by Eirann Betka-Pope, explore spooky city tales. From unexplained voices at St. Cecilia Music Center to mysterious happenings at local theatres and the eerie Lake Michigan Triangle, the tour fascinates attendees.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Can Race be an Ethical Criteria for Advancement?

Submitted 10-16-2023 under OPINION

It may no longer be legal in college admissions, but is it ethical to use criteria of race to correct inequities caused by prior generations of racism?


Local Artist Highlight: Jeff Ham Ceramics

Submitted 10-13-2023 under NONPROFITS

Avenue for the Arts investigates how the wheel spins with west Michigan potter Jeff Ham. Interview by Pamela MacDougal.


'Wealthy Theatre Presents' highlights 16 experimental films by Michigan filmmakers

Submitted 10-11-2023 under LOCAL LIFE

The Wealthy Theatre and Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) have partnered to exhibit local films in a gallery setting. Running from Oct. 7, 2023, to Jan. 14, 2024, the "Wealthy Theatre Presents" showcase features Michigan filmmakers pushing artistic boundaries.


Ethics and Religion Talk: How Can I Earn "Brownie Points" With God?

Submitted 10-11-2023 under OPINION

Are good works able to earn people some brownie points with God?


Grand Rapids Art Museum Opens Underneath Everything: Humility and Grandeur in Contemporary Ceramics

Submitted 10-10-2023 under NONPROFITS

Exhibition includes work by Ai Weiwei, Theaster Gates, Katayoun Amjadi, Donte K. Hayes, and more.


Ethics and Religion Talk: What is the Holy Spirit?

Submitted 10-02-2023 under OPINION

Who or what is the Holy Spirit? Do other traditions have some equivalent understanding of God having different aspects of a single presence?