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Deeper hues of inclusion: How ACT's apprentice program empowers professional artists with disabilities

Submitted 12-09-2016 under NONPROFITS

This fall, ACT launched its apprenticeship program, an 8-month cohort that provides intensive art education for people with disabilities, preparing them for a career in the arts.


Live art, music create win for equity at Race Together

Submitted 12-09-2016 under NEWS

A diverse crowd gathered at CityFlats on Thursday evening to raise money for anti-racism work that saves lives.


Amid post-election tension, Race Together to celebrate equity

Submitted 12-06-2016 under NEWS

On Thursday, December 8, Partners for a Racism-Free Community will host their annual Race Together fundraiser at CityFlats Ballroom. The evening will include cocktails, music by Vox Vidorra, and a celebration of the diversity of West Michigan.


How to always be seeking: Using zines to find community

Submitted 12-06-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Throughout the year many events and workshops take place to allow zine makers to meet up and share ideas and interview with local makers. We dive into the culture of zines in GR.


This weekend: 'A Christmas Carol' to take the stage at Dog Story Theater

Submitted 12-05-2016 under NONPROFITS

This hilarious and heart-warming adaptation tells the story of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge who, with the help of some Christmas ghosts, discovers the love and joy of Christmastime.


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

Submitted 11-30-2016 under 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.


Local artist finds inspiration in moths, praying mantises, mysteries of tarot cards

Submitted 11-28-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

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


Local playlist: A world of music through WYCE

Submitted 11-21-2016 under NEWS

Listener sponsored, volunteer powered community radio station WYCE is a mix tape of eclectic sound. Volunteer programmers create shows that feature everything from on-air performances to poetry to public affairs and always a variety of musical genres.


Impact of film: Interview with Nick Hartman, UICA Film Coordinator

Submitted 11-15-2016 under NONPROFITS

UICA begins a new partnership with the Children's Healing Center to provide monthly film-focused entertaintment to provide a safe, clean and engaging environment for kids with weak immune systems.


Aquinas graduate publishes her first book, "Running in Silence"

Submitted 11-14-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Rachael Steil opens up to tell her story of running in college while battling an eating disorder. What stared as a raw food diet in order to lose weight and gain speed turned into a long road to self-discovery.