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Michigan's peninsulas formed during Ice Age, populated by nomadic tribes

Submitted 04-29-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Giant ice sheets carved out the Great Lakes leaving Michigan a fertile land roaming with large creatures and early nomadic tribes. Grand Rapids was home to the Goodall tribe who left behind burial mounds.


Catalyst Radio: How Girls on the Run empowers and educates through running

Submitted 04-29-2016 under NEWS

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Nika Kusmierz, program coordinator of Kent County Girls on the Run, about their upcoming 5K and how their curriculum centered on running empowers young girls to be "joyful, healthy, and confident."


New live, weekly radio show to showcase Grand Rapids' growing music scene

Submitted 04-27-2016 under NEWS

Local indy-folk artist Quinn Mathews will host GRLive from The B.O.B. starting April 28 at 12 p.m..


LiveArts 2015 - A look back at Grand Rapids Symphony's multi-genre, multimedia extravaganza one year later

Submitted 04-26-2016 under NONPROFITS

LiveArts put nine performing arts organizations with more than 1,500 performers on four stages in the Van Andel Arena for a single night in April 2015


Local production of "The Mikado" raises questions on theatre and race

Submitted 04-22-2016 under OPINION

KT Herr and Deirdre Chervenka Cunningham review West Michigan Savoyard's production of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado, playing this weekend at Wealthy Theatre, and explore the show's attendant problems of Asian misrepresentation.


Celebrate! Community Day at the Grand Rapids Ballet revitalizes art and culture

Submitted 04-22-2016 under NONPROFITS

How a celebration of art bridged communities in the Grand Rapids area.


Boston Symphony Orchestra last-minute appearance boosts Grand Rapids Symphony music director candidate's career

Submitted 04-22-2016 under NONPROFITS

Guest conductor Marcelo Lehninger leads Grand Rapids Symphony in second DeVos Hall appearance during local music director search.


Building community through coffee in Grand Rapids

Submitted 04-21-2016 under OPINION

Specialty coffee shops are cropping up left and right in Grand Rapids. These shops can be yet another inaccessible luxury further driving the wedge between different classes and demographics of people. Or, they can be utilized as a community builder and a tool to help bridge a gap.


WYCE, listener supported radio station holds fund drive

Submitted 04-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids community bands together to drum up support for "the best little radio station on the planet" with support from local businesses including Harmony Hall, Long Road Distillers, Marie Catribs, The Mitten, and Party on Printing.


Bike co-op launches 1000 Bikes Campaign to provide more rides to community

Submitted 04-19-2016 under NEWS

The Spoke Folks launches its 1000 Bikes Campaign this Sunday, April 24 at Brewery Vivant's Bikes for Beers event.