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Lipstick Jodi will release its debut album September 28

Submitted 09-19-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Lipstick Jodi Band members Karli Morehouse, Luke Rockhold, Jamie Baarman and Camille Hoorn deliver a new upbeat sound to Grand Rapids music lovers.


Grand Rapids Ballet dances its way to ArtPrize Nine

Submitted 09-19-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

This September 22nd to the 24th, check out the Grand Rapids Ballet’s ArtPrize Nine submission piece, “Beethoven’s 5th Symphony,” as they perform around downtown at four different locations.


Call for entries for the annual Ray and Nancy Loeschner Art Competition at Meijer Gardens

Submitted 09-18-2017 under NONPROFITS

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is accepting entries for the annual Ray and Nancy Loeschner Art Competition


Ethics and Religion Talk: Does religious freedom mean exemption from the law?

Submitted 09-18-2017 under OPINION

Proponents of "religious freedom" say that they should not be required to comply with laws that compel them to violate their religion (i.e., Obamacare requiring payment for birth control) divorce, contraception, abortion, marriage


In Season: Sept 16, 2017

Submitted 09-15-2017 under NONPROFITS

A list of locally grown fruits and vegetables along with locally produced products available at your local farmers markets.


Grand Rapids Symphony opens season with celebrated violinist Sarah Chang and Ravel's Bolero

Submitted 09-13-2017 under NONPROFITS

Music Director Marcelo Lehninger opens Grand Rapids Symphony's 2017-18 season with guest violinist Sarah Chang, Ravel's Bolero, music from 'West Side Story,' and a world premiere inspired by the Ozark Mountains


Celebrating eight years of community-powered storytelling

Submitted 09-12-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Rapidian is proud to celebrate its eighth birthday this month. We're asking for your help to power eight more years of the platform. Visit to give today.


First Generation Student: College life

Submitted 09-12-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Each new student has a number of opportunities to get involved in college life and to use their experiences for better learning and networking.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Senior relationships

Submitted 09-11-2017 under OPINION

I am a women who just turned 60. I have a male friend who will be 50 very soon. We have been friends for 15 years. It has been a bittersweet relationship. But we have learned a lot of lessons through our mistakes, and I thank God that we have always found our way back to each other.


Fractured politics and American foreign policy

Submitted 09-08-2017 under NONPROFITS

The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan presents a program on American foreign policy with PJ Crowley, former U.S. State Department