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Local Artist Highlight: Brandy Mayweather Rising from the Crucible of Experience

Submitted 02-12-2024 under NONPROFITS

Avenue for the Arts looks over the shoulder of Grand Rapids multi-media installation artist Brandy Mayweather to see how she does it. Interview by Pamela MacDougal.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Do Non-Catholics Have Sacraments?

Submitted 02-12-2024 under OPINION

In Catholicism, we take marriage as a sacrament. Why don't Protestants hold the same view? Especially since weddings are performed by clergy, and they are done in a church. And how about the other religions? Are there ceremonies that you'd call sacraments? If so, is marriage one of them?


Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will perform on March 7, 2024, with World-Class Artists on piano, strings, woodwinds and horn

Submitted 02-11-2024 under NONPROFITS

The concert by Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will feature seven incredible artists performing a program entitled “Instrumental Array”, featuring the exquisite music of Beethoven, Rossini, Britten, Duruflé, and Hummel.


Filmmaker Spotlight: Miles Davis Murphy (Open Projector Night Audience Vote Winner)

Submitted 02-09-2024 under NONPROFITS

Miles Davis Murphy talks about process and inspiration behind his film that won the audience vote at Open Projector Night.


Celebrating Sobriety Milestones at Guiding Light

Submitted 02-08-2024 under NONPROFITS

On January 18th seven former clients of the Guiding Light Recovery program - a free, 4-month inpatient substance abuse treatment program, celebrated reaching one year of sobriety. Watch Tim's speech here.


Ethics and Religion Talk: How Do You Feel About Those Who Leave Your Religious Community?

Submitted 02-05-2024 under OPINION

I have heard from several sources that the penalty for leaving Islam is death.... If this is not true, where does this idea come from? And for others, is there any penalty (physical or spiritual) for leaving your faith?


Dwelling Place Introduces 2024 Winter/Spring Artist in Residence: Pharaoh Muhammad Khalil

Submitted 02-02-2024 under NONPROFITS

Pharaoh is a multi-talented artist who will be utilizing the 106 Gallery space to curate exhibitions and activations in the Heartside neighborhood that will showcase the talent and creativity of a variety of artists.


St. Cecilia Music Center presents Popular Folk Artist Aimee Mann with Special Guest Jonathan Coulton on February 29, 2024

Submitted 02-01-2024 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) presents folk artist Aimee Mann in concert with guest Jonathan Coulton on Thursday, February 29, 2024. Aimee Mann will perform her iconic music including her newest release, “Queens of the Summer Hotel” on Super Ego Records.


You might receive a postcard from the City asking if you like living in Grand Rapids — Here's why.

Submitted 02-01-2024 under NEWS

Grand Rapids is conducting a National Community Survey for feedback on city services and quality of life. Randomly selected residents will be invited to participate via postcards soon, and the survey will be publicly available by March 7.


Rep. Rachel Hood announces decision not to seek reelection beyond 2024

Submitted 01-29-2024 under NEWS

State Rep. Rachel Hood (D-Grand Rapids) announced Monday she won't seek re-election in 2024, telling constituents "it's time to prioritize my family."