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Local theatre's modern rock musical engages with hilarious chaos, neuroses

Submitted 07-21-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Circle Theatre presents FIRST DATE, a 90-min modern rock musical at Aquinas College Performing Arts Center on July 14 – 30th.

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Catalyst Radio: Cherry Health & Sheldon House

Submitted 07-01-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

In this two-part episode, host Katie Gordon speaks with Mike Reagan of Cherry Health and Tara VanDyke of Sheldon House about the health & wellness services they provide.

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Catalyst Radio: Linc Up presents Rock The Block

Submitted 06-20-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Jessica Gladden welcomes Jeremy DeRoo, co-executive director of LINC up, engaging in community revitalization

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Catalyst Radio: a conversation with the new Rapidian Editor

Submitted 06-20-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Kiran Sood Patel, the new managing editor of The Rapidian.

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Rumour has it (and learns from it) in Pigeon Creek Shakespeare's "School for Scandal"

Submitted 06-19-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company presents Richard Sheridan’s “School for Scandal” at the Dog Story Theater (7 Jefferson SE in Grand Rapids) June 24 and 25 at 8 p.m. and June 26 at 3 p.m.

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Two rooms, four doors, six actors, ninety minutes of hilarious roller coaster is Circle Theater's Perfect Wedding

Submitted 06-06-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Circle Theater presents Perfect Wedding, a British bedroom farce by Robin Hawden at Aquinas College Performing Arts Center.

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First woman to be local cartoonist from Grand Rapids

Submitted 05-24-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Gertrude Van Houten was a local celebrity during the 1920s & 1930s, and she was almost lost to history.

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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

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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.

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Circle Theatre honors Long-time Broadway Favourite with CATS

Submitted 05-12-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Circle Theatre offers a two-hour cat dance soiree invitation with their 2016 season opener of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS. Performances are May 6 & 7, 11-14, 18-21 at 7:30 p.m. and May 15 at 5 p.m at the Aquinas College Performing Arts Center

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