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Founders Fest proves itself supreme Grand Rapids party

Submitted 06-26-2013 under OPINION

Despite a very hot and humid day, Founders Fest draws thousands of people to their sixth annual celebration of beer and music. Highlights included Minneapolis band Roster McCabe and Detroit performers Satori Circus.


Wynton Marsalis brings diverse jazz showcase to Meijer Gardens

Submitted 06-25-2013 under OPINION

Backed by the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis led attendees at Meijer Gardens on a tour through the history of jazz, featuring classics like Thelonious Monk and Duke Ellington.


UICA to show "Girl Rising" this Tuesday night

Submitted 06-24-2013 under OPINION

UICA will be presenting a special one night showing of "Girl Rising" on Tuesday, June 25.


Grand Rapids filmmaker returns home for Pride weekend

Submitted 06-24-2013 under NEWS

Wendy Jo Carlton came to Grand Rapids to participate in the Parade of Pride and promote her new web series.


Always Inspired, Rachel Mckay Awaits the Market

Submitted 06-23-2013 under NONPROFITS

Local artist Rachel Mckay talks about her work and life as a Michigander.


Walk this Sunday to support refugees

Submitted 06-21-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

On Sunday June 23, the first Grand Rapids Refugee Walk will take place at Ah-Nab-Awen Park. The 5K walk will help Bethany's to refugee resettlement program in West Michigan.


Electronic pop duo AOK breaks down "Tracks" for WMI

Submitted 06-19-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Kyle Sullivan and Angela B. hang out with WMI editor James Quatrine and hip-hop artist Rick Chyme.


In Season: June 22, 2013

Submitted 06-19-2013 under NONPROFITS

Asparagus is on its way out, while broccoli and green beans are on their way in!


Art Couture: creativity blooms in local fashion scene

Submitted 06-18-2013 under OPINION

Rooftop Cocktails allows local fashionistas and creatives to mingle, while savoring food, cocktails, art and retail items this past Friday.


Ride your bike to Grand Rapids Clips: Beer and Film Tour

Submitted 06-16-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The event at Ah-Nab-Awen Park will screen short films, with beer from New Belgium and food from The Organic Gypsy and Spoonlickers.