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Rhiannon Giddens mesmerized sold out audience at St. Cecilia Music Center

Submitted 05-18-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Rhiannon Giddens played to a sold out audience at the St. Cecilia Music center Thursday evening, providing the audience with a very powerful performance focused on the black experience in America.

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Palatte Coffee and Art: A new twist on the classic art gallery

Submitted 04-25-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Palatte Coffee and Art combines the comfort of the coffee house with the worldliness of an art gallery.

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Eighth annual Grand Rapids Latin American Film Festival held at Wealthy Theatre

Submitted 04-09-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Directors Gustavo Rondon and Catalina Mesa speak on behalf of their films and the festival as a whole, as well as it's crucial importance to the community.

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Hockey is a community

Submitted 04-04-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

A popular sport in Michigan, hockey is a sport enjoyed by many. A series of local adult league tournaments help make hockey more than a game.

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Crash's Landing & Big Sid's Sanctuary - An organization with a heart

Submitted 03-29-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Crash's Landing and Big Sid's Sanctuary, is a nonprofit, no-kill cat shelter, located in Grand Rapids, bringing together both cats and volunteers.

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Comedy, community and baseball: A tale by Rhea Butcher

Submitted 03-28-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

If we can all share a moment of joy, laughter, agreement, and disagreement for an hour, then you leave that space feeling energized and connection, Rhea Butcher said.

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David Cope's latest 'American Elegy': The Invisible Keys

Submitted 03-28-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Former G.R. Poet Laureate David Cope will read from his just-released retrospective "The Invisible Keys, New and Selected Poems" on March 29 at the Kentwood Library and April 12 at Grand Rapids Community College.

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Get to Know: Mercy Supply Co.

Submitted 03-28-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Rusty Zylstra, once a teenage punk musician, developed essential skills in the DIY culture that contributed to the skills he developed while starting his own handmade clothing and leather goods business.

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Local nonprofit helps small businesses thrive at Indie Flea Market

Submitted 03-20-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids organization the Vendor Exchange is working to create a community of artisans to help them grow.

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Butterflies are blooming this spring at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Submitted 03-20-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Butterflies are taking flight at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Take a peek in this photo slideshow.

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