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Contemporary Conversation: UICA discusses independent vs indie film

Submitted 05-24-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Urban Institute of Contemporary Art's Film Coordinator, Nick Hartman talks about the difference between independent cinema and indie films, inviting community to join the conversation.


Local First hosts 13th annual Street Party, summer celebration

Submitted 05-24-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

The event will feature a variety of music including headliner Joshua Davis, interactive entertainment and food for guest of all ages on Saturday, June 4, 2016.


Local Black Hair group hosts second annual hair show "Spring is in The Hair"

Submitted 05-24-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

African American Hair has a long cultural history and as the surge of natural hair had begun to resurface all across the globe, Grand Rapids creatives decided to align and form Natural Hair GR. NHGR is more than a cultural movement about hair but rather empowering all to embrace their authentic self


Highlighting city’s mental wellness resources, GoSite hosts free Q&A event

Submitted 05-19-2016 under NEWS

The Well Being, The Collaborative Wellness Center, and GR Center for Healing Yoga join forces at the GoSite on Thursday, May 26 to discuss services and participate in wider dialogue about Grand Rapids’ wellness offerings.


New local company looks to bring honest conversation to public relations

Submitted 05-18-2016 under NEWS

Holly Bechiri, former Managing Editor of The Rapidian and Marjorie Steele, an independent consultant and copywriter, combine their backgrounds in writing, fine arts and marketing to form new public relations company, Honest PR + Creative.


Made in MI Pop-Up Marketplace expands outdoor market to provide platform for artists, entrepreneurs

Submitted 05-17-2016 under NEWS

More than 50 vendors will be present for the first event, taking place Sunday, May 22 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


A history of dental health in Grand Rapids

Submitted 05-17-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids has had a long (and sometimes painful) history of dental care, but progress and better treatment for its citizens has been steady.


"Carmina Burana" closes Grand Rapids Symphony's season with a spectacular blowout

Submitted 05-11-2016 under NONPROFITS

Some 200 musicians including soloists, Grand Rapids Symphony and Symphony Chorus and Youth Chorus will be on stage Friday and Saturday, May 13-14, 2016.


Grand Rapids Symphony plays 'Star Wars & More,' film music of John Williams to close 2015-16 Fox Motors Pops Series

Submitted 05-05-2016 under NONPROFITS

John Williams is the most successful film composer in the history of cinema. The Grand Rapids Symphony plays music from a dozen of his films on May 6-8


Local co-op seeks to bring full service grocery store to central Grand Rapids

Submitted 05-03-2016 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Food Co-op Initiave explains their goals, how grocery co-ops work and look to increase membership.