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Everyday Community Leaders

Submitted 01-30-2023 under NONPROFITS

Last year’s Larry Bratschie Award Finalists show what it’s like to be a good neighbor

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GRAM Presents Work by 70 Influential Photographs in Presence: The Photography Collection of Judy Glickman Lauder

Submitted 01-26-2023 under NONPROFITS

Exhibition features works by Berenice Abbott, Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Danny Lyon, Sally Mann, Gordon Parks, James Van Der Zee, and more.

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WMCAT's iBall 2023

Submitted 01-26-2023 under NONPROFITS

WMCAT's iBall 2023

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St. Cecilia Music Center brings the All-Female Jazz Super Group "Artemis" to the Royce Auditorium on February 16, 2023

Submitted 01-24-2023 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) brings Artemis, the all-female six-person jazz supergroup to Grand Rapids on February 16, 2023 to continue this season’s exciting Jazz Series. Artemis was named Best New Artist by JazzTimes Reader's Poll in 2020.

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Filmmaker Spotlight: Lindsey Normington (Open Projector Night Winner)

Submitted 01-11-2023 under NONPROFITS

Lindsey Normington talks about process and inspiration behind her film that won the audience vote at Open Projector Night.

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St. Cecilia Music Center brings Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Artists back to the Royce Auditorium Stage on January 19th performing a program called "Magical Schubert", featuring three works by the prolific composer Franz Schubert

Submitted 01-07-2023 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) in Grand Rapids will bring Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center musicians back for their second concert of the season on January 19, 2023.

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City Connection: Mayor Bliss to be Joined by John Gorney, Director of GR Department of Public Works

Submitted 01-04-2023 under NONPROFITS

Watch live on GRTV's Facebook page and YouTube channel beginning at 4:00pm on Monday, January 9

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City Connection: Mayor Bliss to be Joined by David Marquardt, Director of GR Parks and Recreation

Submitted 12-05-2022 under NONPROFITS

Watch live on GRTV's Facebook page and YouTube channel beginning at 4:00pm on Monday, December 5

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"I'd Rather Not Have a Dad" Chaz's Rock Bottom and Redemption at Guiding Light

Submitted 12-05-2022 under NONPROFITS

Chaz’s rock bottom was a message from his 13-year-old son. “My son would say I was like a rollercoaster ride, up-and-down and in-and-out,” the veteran and recovering cocaine addict said. “My oldest son asked, ‘are you gonna be in or out?"

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Annual Grand Rapids Griffins Red Kettle Game December 2nd

Submitted 11-29-2022 under NONPROFITS

The Salvation Army’s annual “Red Kettle Game” with the Grand Rapids Griffins is Friday December 2nd. All net proceeds will benefit The Salvation Army in Kent County.

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