NoshNight: Move at UICA

Submitted 01-22-2010 under NONPROFITS

Join us on February 25, from 6-9PM, for NoshNight: Move, a free form dance experience featuring the area’s best contemporary dance. Come see an array of hip-hop, tribal, modern ballet, and contemporary dance – all transpiring simultaneously under...

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The Speak Equal Concert series a success

Submitted 01-19-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

On Saturday, January 16, Speak Equal held the first of its benefit concert series at Rumors Nightclub. Speak Equal is a nonprofit that advocates for the equality and rights of the LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex)...

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Wealthy Theatre Remembers Gordon Varneau

Submitted 01-16-2010 under OPINION

This week we say goodbye to a man whose history is, in many ways, the history of Wealthy Theatre.  Gordon 'Gordy' Varneau died peacefully in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Tuesday. It is with indebtedness that we remember the man whose name patrons see...

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Grand Rapids Art Museum Celebrates It's 100th Anniversary With Year Long Friday Night Conversations and Local Collaborations

Submitted 01-15-2010 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) celebrates its 100th Anniversary in 2010. Special events, programs, and exhibitions recognizing the milestone are planned throughout the year.  The Centennial provides an opportunity to look back at GRAM’s...

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When Time Stopped

Submitted 01-15-2010 under NONPROFITS

HIROSHIMA-NAGASAKI ATOMIC BOMB PHOTO POSTER EXHIBITION From February 21 through March 14, 2010, the Culture of Peace Committee of the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids is sponsoring several events organized by the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in...

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Driving in Droves

Submitted 01-14-2010 under OPINION

I’ve been a little under the weather lately so it’s been a slow start to the new year but here we are!  A whole new year of WOTS! There is tons of stuff to do this weekend so don’t delay, never dilly dally, get on the dial and drive in droves...

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Sister Musician returns to Grand Rapids

Submitted 01-14-2010 under NONPROFITS

Since 1999, Grand Rapids Dominican Sister Joan Thomas has been working as Programs Coordinator at World Library Publications (WLP) in Franklin Park, Illinois. Her job there involved overseeing and assisting composers and artists in keeping track of...

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Ghost Heart w/ Cains & Abels, Night Toucher

Submitted 01-13-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Jan. 9 — On Saturday night, a crowd of around 200 gathered at Founders to see local band Ghost Heart perform. Special guests Night Toucher and Cains & Abels opened the show. Night Toucher, self-described as indie-progressive-rock, set the stage...

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Experimental Percussionist Performs with GR Symphony

Submitted 01-10-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids Symphony presented Scottish Visions as part of the Richard and Helen DeVos Classical Series on January 8 & 9. The performance included a special guest appearance by experimental percussionist Evelyn...

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Historic photos (circa: 1955-70) Downtown GR Urban Renewal: Premiere Thursday

Submitted 01-10-2010 under NONPROFITS

By Sharon Hanks Grand Rapids Historical Society  Longtime residents of Grand Rapids are in for a delightful nostalgic trip in to the city's past on Thursday when Donald Bratt presents 280 historic colored slides taken by his late father showing...

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