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Grand Rapids Symphony holds 5th Grade Concert for an audience of just one lucky child

Submitted 02-13-2019 under NONPROFITS

Winter storms lead schools to cancel field trip to hear the Grand Rapids Symphony, but the orchestra gives a special performance for just one 5th grader

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Blue Bridge Games Brings Tabletop Gaming to Uptown

Submitted 02-12-2019 under LOCAL LIFE

First-time entrepreneurs and long-time gamers Ken and Margaret Kleist opened Blue Bridge Games in early February. Located on Fulton street in the Uptown neighborhood, the store welcomes players of all ages and skill levels to experience the fun of tabletop gaming.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is polygamy really against God's Word?

Submitted 02-12-2019 under OPINION

“EArthur” asks, “Is a husband having two wives really against the word of God?”

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is drug abuse a moral problem?

Submitted 02-12-2019 under OPINION

BKapera wonders, “Why is drug abuse said to be a moral problem?”

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In Season: February 8, 2019

Submitted 02-08-2019 under NONPROFITS

Although we've had another challenging weather week, our Winter Market will still be open for your local shopping needs tomorrow! We're planning on close to 20 vendors, with a great variety of Michigan-grown produce, locally-raised meat, eggs, and dairy, and artisan + hand crafted foods.

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Grand Rapids Symphony welcomes Itzhak Perlman, Olga Kern, 'Ghostbusters,' 'Up,' 'Home Alone' for 90th anniversary season

Submitted 02-01-2019 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Symphony's 2019-20 season salutes Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner, The Beatles, presents two Harry Potter films, performs all five Beethoven Piano Concertos

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In Season: February 2, 2019

Submitted 01-31-2019 under NONPROFITS

Can you believe it's already February?! We're expecting much kinder temperatures just in time for the first Winter Market of February! We'll have over 20 vendors, both inside + out, along with Patty Matters, a local food truck, on site to serve up some delicious food for you.

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February "Culinary Conversations" MeetUp Examines Youth Culture and Millennial Food Trends

Submitted 01-31-2019 under NONPROFITS

On February 20, the Downtown Market will host the second “Culinary Conversations” Meetup, with speaker Eve Turow Paul. Author of “Generation Yum—Shaping The Future Of Food,” Turow Paul studies youth culture and how different generations interact with our food system

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Lake Effect Fringe Festival takes over Dog Story Theater

Submitted 01-30-2019 under NONPROFITS

The Lake Effect Fringe Festival is a month-long celebration of local theatre at the Dog Story Theater.

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Two of the world's most accomplished and innovative banjo artists, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, return to St. Cecilia Music Center February 9

Submitted 01-29-2019 under NONPROFITS

"As musicians and as songwriters, Fleck and Washburn are predisposed to embrace the entire world — its sounds and its occupants alike. Their latest album, Echo in the Valley, ties the many threads of their interests into a work that dazzles without sacrificing a shred of approachability”- NPR Music

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