Gator Comes Full Circle: Local Author Brings Alligators to MLK Leadership Academy

Submitted 05-13-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

"Do you want to hold him?” asked David Critchlow, the cheerful owner of Alligator Sanctuary outside Battle Creek. He had in his hands Alphabet Soup, a foot-long baby alligator with gray eyes and a decidedly nonplussed expression, taking in the...

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Artists Battle in Fundraiser for the Creston Neighborhood

Submitted 05-10-2010 under NEWS

The fourth annual Art Battle for Community will be held Wednesday night, May 12, at the Sazerac Lounge on Plainfield. This creative and energetic fundraiser supports the Creston Neighborhood Association (CNA) and is one of its "Hello,...

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From Tahiti to the Mall: Drumming with Paili Francisco

Submitted 05-06-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

A mall at 7:30 am on any day is usually the domain of security guards and mall walkers. Last Saturday, those habitually early risers were greeted by the rapid-fire sound of wood striking wood and the boom of a bass drum. While the Community Room at...

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Chopping it up with Eastown J

Submitted 05-05-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Eastown J is not one to pull any punches.    In our approximately 45-minute conversation at Billy's on the night of his CD release party for "Style By No Style" project, he didn't mince words on the failure of some things in hip hop,...

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An interview with Talib Kweli

Submitted 04-30-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

On April 24, internationally renowned hiphop star Talib Kweli, came to the Intersection for his third show in a little more than five years. Opening acts featured local hip hop stalwarts Rick Chyme and La Famiglia, while Kweli featured his long-time...

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The Art of the Steal - UICA Films review

Submitted 04-30-2010 under OPINION

 The Art of the Steal is the story of The Barnes Foundation and it’s founder, Dr. Albert C. Barnes, a cantankerous philanthropist of Philadelphia. With a fortune derived from the development of the antiseptic drug Argyrol in the early 1900...

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Here there and everywhere.

Submitted 04-30-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

  Hello Stay-cation-ers. You know how when you are planning a vacation and you spend a whole lot of time trying to figure out where to go, what to do, what sites to see and what the hottest sites to hit up are?… and of course you only have...

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Elton John Holds Court at Van Andel

Submitted 04-28-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

It isn't every Saturday night that you get to see a living legend. Elton John captivated a sold out show at Van Andel arena Saturday, April 23 with empirical evidence that one man and his piano can mesmerize a crowd. The full house was just taking...

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Director of Fun - A Non Paid Internship

Submitted 04-28-2010 under NONPROFITS

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation West Michigan Chapter is seeking an individual(s) for the Director of Fun.  This position is a NON PAID INTERNSHIP. The purpose for this position is to take galas and golf events to the...

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A "Quilt of Words," GRCC's Spring Sustainability Series Wraps Up

Submitted 04-27-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

  The 1970 activist celebrated a birthday on Thursday. April 22ND marked the 40TH Anniversary of Earth Day. Originally the brain-child of the esteemed Senator from Wisconsin, Gaylord Nelson, Earth Day has grown from a grassroots...

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