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WYCE to celebrate 18th annual Bubble Bash

by WYCE Radio 88.1 FM (WYCE)

Submitted 11-14-2017 under NONPROFITS

This December 21, 2017 is the 18th annual WYCE Bubble Bash at the Big ol’ Building in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. Year after year the bubbly flows, the conversation resonates, and the hor d'oeuvres appetize. However, other factors...

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Sunny weather, large crowds make HopCat, WYCE Blue Bridge Music Festival a success

by Ron Lemmon (lemmon)

Submitted 10-02-2017 under NEWS

Unlike last year, when rain, wind, and cold weather dampened attendance, this year sunny skies and warm temperatures brought thousands of music and art lovers to the Blue Bridge Music Festival over two days to listen to the eight bands competing for...

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

by Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) (UICA)

Submitted 06-27-2017 under OPINION

Want to see boxing fans’ jaws hit the mat? Show them Juho Kuosmanen’s The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki, a sports biopic that charts the days leading up to the titular real-life boxer’s infamous 1962 World Featherweight...

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Selection of 2017 Oscar nominees for short film screening at UICA

by Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) (UICA)

Submitted 02-07-2017 under NONPROFITS

Beginning February 10 at UICA, see the 2017 Oscar nominees for short film in the live-action, documentary and animation categories. A selection of films in each category will be screening in the UICA Movie Theater. See a diverse collection of films...

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Movie Review: "Always Shine" at the UICA

by Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) (UICA)

Submitted 01-17-2017 under NONPROFITS

"Always Shine" is a 2016 American psychological thriller written by Lawrence Michael Levine and directed by Sophia Takal. The film follows two burgeoning actresses, Beth (Caitlin Fitzgerald) and Anna (Mackenzie Davis) who leave the hustle...

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Movie Review: "Peter and the Farm" at UICA

by Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) (UICA)

Submitted 11-22-2016 under NONPROFITS

Throughout history, documentary filmmakers have given us the opportunity to get an inside look at some of the most compelling and interesting real-life characters. In 1976, we were introduced to the eccentric and odd relatives of Jackie Onassis in...

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Movie Review: "The Alchemist Cookbook" at the UICA

by Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) (UICA)

Submitted 09-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

Joel Potrykus’s third feature length film, "The Alchemist Cookbook," finds the Grand Rapids-based director solidifying his reputation as micro-budget auteur, while delving into some of the darkest subject matter of his career. The...

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New butcher shop brings locally sourced meats to Wealthy Street Business District

by Elizabeth Rogers Drouillard (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 01-12-2016 under NEWS

Louise Earl is a new butcher shop in the Wealthy Street Business District, just down the street from Wealthy Theatre. Co-owners and husband and wife, Matt Smith and Cynthia Esch just opened the shop on January 5. Smith researched and sourced all the...

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Catalyst Radio relaunches with new team focused on community issues, social justice, media literacy

by Katie Gordon (Katie Gordon)

Submitted 01-05-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

With the new year, comes a renewed focus on sharing the under-told stories in our community. Catalyst Radio, a project of the Grand Rapids Community Media Center (CMC) and a radio show on WYCE 88.1FM, is beginning a new chapter. United around the...

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The Muteflutes - "Worry About the Wind"

by GRTV (GRTV)

Submitted 11-04-2015 under NONPROFITS

Songs from the Second Floor is a collection of the ephemeral performances that occur live on the air, in one take, on 88.1 WYCE. This video series is produced by GRTV in collaboration with WYCE and The Rapidian in order to capture and archive these...

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