Dante Cope and the Couture Tape Co-Operative unite Division Ave.

Submitted 05-25-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Cope is working on a project with a fellow Jackson native. They call their group "Grandson," as a play on the two cities' names. He thought they would be making their first album under this moniker over the next year and probably...

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The Michigan Cultural Data Project comes to Grand Rapids to help arts and culture organizations make the mark they deserve

Submitted 05-22-2010 under NONPROFITS

At every presentation about the Cultural Data Project (CDP), people gasp at what it can do - at every one of the fifteen talks across the state. And now, after two years of work by a dedicated team, this valuable tool is available in Michigan. If...

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Kites, Studio visits and The Midwest Fest invasion.

Submitted 05-20-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Hello Folks! Bored? (Doubt it!) Looking for something to do…(Maybe?) Here is the weekend round up jam packed with so many cool events it is hard to choose. From great community volunteering opportunities to visiting an artist studio to an entire...

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Local Beadmaker Ready to Soar with Unique, Hand-Crafted Jewelry

Submitted 05-19-2010 under NONPROFITS

Ever wonder what inspires local artists to build, inquire, or create? Rosemary Cheslock, the mastermind behind Glass Eye Butterfly, allowed us a behind the scenes look at her process, studio, and why she has been a vendor at the Avenue for the...

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The Artists of Heartside Gallery and Studio-- Anthony Welch

Submitted 05-18-2010 under NONPROFITS

Heartside Gallery and Studio began in 1993 as a small program of Heartside Ministry.  This ever-expanding program continues to offer the Heartside community and its neighbors a supportive and safe environment in which to create, exhibit and...

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GR30K to premiere at Thriller! Chiller!

Submitted 05-18-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Sitting down with Director Daniel Falicki feels more like plopping down to watch Saturday morning cartoons than a formal interview about his new film, GR30K.      The film is fashioned after Heavy Metal, a 1980s...

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Review: West Michigan Gay Men's Chorus

Submitted 05-17-2010 under OPINION

The East Grand Rapids High School theater is insanely luxurious. It might be one of the best performance stages in the area. And Saturday night, the 700-something capacity theatre was nearly full for the spring concert of the West Michigan Gay Men’...

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Review: Michigan Land of Riches

Submitted 05-17-2010 under OPINION

Back in February, at a panel organized by the GRAM, Fred Sebulske, the founder of the Actors’ Theatre in Grand Rapids, bemoaned the poor coverage of local culture by the press in the city. He pointed out that the John Mayer concert at the Van Andel...

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Review: "The Drawer Boy" at Actors' Theatre

Submitted 05-16-2010 under OPINION

Actors' Theatre's production of "The Drawer Boy" This melodrama is a "three-hander" — just three characters — in which decades-old secrets get revealed, a main character has a disability, and a naïve young actor learns lessons. The actors, G.M....

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Submitted 05-14-2010 under NONPROFITS

ARTcation is a community wide collaboration between arts and humanities organizations that use downtown Grand Rapids as a learning laboratory. By combining our resources, we provide students with free programming that supports multi-sensory...

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