The Rapidian


Folk singer to be honored at WYCE Jammies awards show

Submitted 02-19-2014 under NEWS

Joel Mabus, a Michigan folk singer for over 40 years, will be presented with a WYCE Legacy Award at the 15th WYCE Jammie Awards, and will perform songs from his repertoire.


UICA to offer opportunity to watch as artists create

Submitted 02-19-2014 under NEWS

UICA's Live Coverage invites the audience to watch artists in the process of creation and to purchase the resulting artwork.


Big Bad Wolves Now Showing at UICA

Submitted 02-18-2014 under NONPROFITS

A review of the film, Big Bad Wolves, now showing at UICA film theater


TEDxGrandRapids to kick off launch party Tuesday

Submitted 01-29-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

TEDxGrandRapids will begin their 2014 community interaction with their launch party Tuesday at Woodbridge North Ferris Building.


Community Media Center to share media expertise, celebrate diverse voices

Submitted 01-29-2014 under NONPROFITS

The CMC, with platforms for sharing community news in radio, television and online news, is launching new programming geared to remove mass communication and media barriers in under-represented neighborhoods.


TEDx Grand Rapids kicks off launch party tuesday

Submitted 01-23-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

TEDx Grand Rapids strives to spread ideas through through community interaction beginning with their launch party. The launch party is Tuesday, February 4 6-8 p.m. at the Woodbridge N. Ferris building of Kendall College Art and Design.


Chuck D visits Grand Rapids, speaks out on education, individual responsibility

Submitted 01-21-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

While visiting both GRCC and GVSU this weekend surrounding the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, he sat down with The Rapidian about Dr. King, ArtPrize, the cost of education and the N-word.


Last minute local Christmas shopping - on Etsy

Submitted 12-18-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Etsy has local listings - check out the ones in West Michigan to shop handcrafted locally.


Bradley Productions emphasizes storytelling, collaboration

Submitted 12-17-2013 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

A young local film production company approaches wedding videos as storytelling and creates short films for the nonprofit sector.


Michigan filmmakers explore reality of small town life

Submitted 12-10-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Michigan natives Davy Rothbart and Andrew Cohn bring their film Medora to Grand Rapids, which follows the lives of four high school boys from the poverty stricken town of Medora.