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

Submitted 06-27-2017 under 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

Submitted 06-27-2017 under 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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My journey to creativity activist after leading workshops at Girls Rock Grand Rapids

Submitted 06-20-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

I've written songs everyday since February 12 of this year for my "365 Day Songwriting Challenge" and have written over 1000 songs since 2014. Everyone is creative and if you learn to unblock your creativity, you, too, can enjoy a creative and fulfilling approach to life.

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Photo Gallery: Pokey LaFarge and Lillie Mae at The Pyramid Scheme

Submitted 06-20-2017 under OPINION

St. Louis musician Pokey LaFarge and supporting act Lillie Mae brought a blend of country, jazz, and more to The Pyramid Scheme June 18th.

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Catalyst Radio: Dustin Dwyer on five years with State of Opportunity

Submitted 06-16-2017 under OPINION

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Michigan Radio reporter Dustin Dwyer, who has been working with the project State of Opportunity based in Grand Rapids for the past five years.

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Navigating through pride and prejudice

Submitted 06-16-2017 under OPINION

The inclusion of the black and brown stripes represents the existence of black and brown people in the gay community; which might be a shock. Except for RuPaul, gay people of color are discriminated against in subtle and sometimes not-so-subtle ways in our very own community.

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Grand Rapids gathers to celebrate Asian culture, heritage at first festival

Submitted 06-13-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Grand Rapids hosted the first Asian Festival on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Rosa Parks Circle. The festival was a cultural celebration with music, entertainment, food and dance.

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Community listening sessions: What will you say about policing?

Submitted 06-09-2017 under OPINION

In light of the recent traffic stop study and incidents involving young African-American males and the police, the City of Grand Rapids will hold a series of "Community Listening Sessions" to deepen engagement around the issue of policing. With up to $5 million on the table, what will you say?

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Taste of RAW: Panelists discuss indie horror film at UICA

Submitted 06-06-2017 under OPINION

UICA and Cinema Lab team up to have local panelists dissect the film in terms of horror and feminism.

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Mark: Story of survival from addiction

Submitted 05-31-2017 under NONPROFITS

The first time Mark drank alcohol he was just eight years old. This is his story of survival from addiction.

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