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Pho616 to serve authentic Vietnamese cuisine in Grand Rapids Downtown Market

Downtown Market
Tue, 06/27/2017 - 2:43pm

NONPROFITS: Pho616 will open in the Market Hall later this summer. Pho616, owned by Ty Nguyen and Han Lee, will make traditional Vietnamese pho noodle soup as well as banh mi, summer rolls and other Vietnamese specialties, as well as having a retail shop carrying Asian produce and Vietnamese items.

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Sexual violence, abuse in the GR music scene needs even more conversation

Matt Oberski
Tue, 06/27/2017 - 3:30pm

OPINION: Sexual violence and abuse are regrettably part of DIY and creative music scenes around the country. We must continue to have constructive dialogue and show support for victims in order to reduce and hopefully eliminate these issues in our community.

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Movie Review: "The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki" at UICA

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA)
Tue, 06/27/2017 - 11:33am

OPINION: Community reviewer for the UICA, Patrick Feutz, discusses a sports biopic that charts the days leading up to the titular real-life boxer’s infamous 1962 World Featherweight Title bout with reigning champ Davey Moore.

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New interfaith service day camp to teach youth understanding...

Fred Stella
Tue, 06/27/2017 - 4:28pm

NONPROFITS: During the week of July 31-August 4, 2017 we will be working with a group of middle school aged kids representing a variety of congregations.


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