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Creative writing and music students team up for genre-bending performance

Carly Schweppe
Wed, 11/30/2016 - 12:43pm

NEWS: The Creative Youth Center and Triumph Music Academy combine their creativity for a project that merges poetry and music into one show on December 16. The entire collaborative process is being recorded and will be featured on Michigan Radio in 2017.

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Help provide a gift to a Kent County child in need this holiday season

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 1:30pm

NONPROFITS: This week’s episode of NPO Showcase features Santa Claus Girls, a nonprofit who provides gifts to children who may not otherwise know the joys of Christmas.

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Shop locally, give back at Grand Rapids Downtown Market during Winter Wonderland

Downtown Market
Tue, 11/29/2016 - 2:25pm

NEWS: Open house will feature activities for children, adults and families.

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Local artist finds inspiration in moths, praying mantises, m...

John Kissane
Mon, 11/28/2016 - 2:52pm

LOCAL LIFE: The art of Molly Vega Burgess continues to evolve over time and can be found at the UICA gift shop.

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Community Conversations

Reflection on Interfaith Thanksgiving: 'Unite and bind together the hearts'

Kiran Sood Patel - 11/22

The 17th annual Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration was an opportunity for community members to come together to give thanks and promote peace.

Response to Mayor Bliss: Real kindness requires justice

Amy Carpenter-Leugs - 11/15

Respecting and supporting each other are indeed a necessity -- as is recognizing the context and systems of discrimination that we benefit from and perpetuate. We can go further.