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Downtown Market's "Cook For A Cause" program benefits community non-profits

Submitted 10-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

Beginning this month, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market’s new “Cook for a Cause” program offers a culinary philanthropic opportunity to take a class, make a meal and lend a hand.


Strength of 30,000 nerds: Grand Rapids Comic-Con begins to flex its muscle

Submitted 10-24-2016 under NEWS

With this year's attendance again breaking records, Grand Rapids' annual geek gathering at DeVos Place gears up for not only for event expansion, but for more powerful community impact.


West Michigan native lives the dream with Grand Rapids Symphony debut in DreamWorks Animation in Concert

Submitted 10-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

Rockford's George Goad, newly named principal trumpet of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, performs for the first time with his hometown orchestra in DeVos Performance Hall


Grand Rapids Improv Festival brings comedy into the present

Submitted 10-19-2016 under NEWS

From October 17 to 24, the third Grand Rapids Improv Festival has shows every day, an improv bar hop, workshops and Improv Chaos.


"Geek culture meets high culture" in "DreamWorks Animation in Concert" with the Grand Rapids Symphony

Submitted 10-18-2016 under NONPROFITS

DreamWorks Animation films are fun for everyone. But they're even better with live music from your Grand Rapids Pops


Rachmaninoff Rhapsody delights, but Concerto for Orchestra delivers brilliant Grand Rapids Symphony performance

Submitted 10-18-2016 under OPINION

Guest pianist Joyce Yang entertains with Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, but Grand Rapids Symphony delivers with challenging Concerto for Orchestra by Lutosławski.


The University Wit's production of "Escanaba in da Moonlight" opens at Dog Story Theater

Submitted 10-15-2016 under NONPROFITS

When the Soady clan reunites for the opening day of deer season at the family's Upper Peninsula camp, thirty-five-year-old Reuben Soady brings with him the infamous reputation of being the oldest Soady in the history of the Soadys never to bag a buck.


Grand Rapids Public Library covers a lot of ground in book clubs, both geographically and topically

Submitted 10-14-2016 under NEWS

GRPL leads the Reading the Great Lakes and #ReadSoHard book clubs. Each of them features books from a variety of settings, genres and subjects to open up spaces for discussion among readers.


And the winner is... ArtPrize Education Days

Submitted 10-11-2016 under NEWS

Although the ArtPrize competition has concluded for the year, the ArtPrize Education team isn’t shutting down shop. ArtPrize works closely with ArtPrize Partner Schools throughout the year to design best-practice resources and bring their students' ArtPrize experience into the classroom.


One-on-one interview with "Holes" guest director, Jason Marlett

Submitted 10-11-2016 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre sits down with guest director Jason Marlett