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Taste of Soul Sunday to celebrate African American history, culture

Submitted 02-14-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Taste of Soul Sunday will be held this Sunday, February 19 at the Grand Rapids Public Library’s downtown Main Branch.

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Interview with Jeff Smith, founder of "The Grand Rapids People's History Project"

Submitted 02-13-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Jeff Smith discusses the inspiration behind the project, memorable reactions and future plans

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Carrying local music's 'do-it together' torch: A look at the Upper Room

Submitted 02-10-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

In recent years, a number of smaller, accessible concert venues have shut down or moved away from downtown. The Upper Room hopes to keep Grand Rapids' Do-it-Together music scene going during the downswing.

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Local playwright talks Lake Effect Fringe Festival and more

Submitted 02-09-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Dog Story Theater presents the 5th annual Lake Effect Fringe Festival. A collaboration of artists alike, joining in the intimate space of Dog Story’s black box theater. Stephen Douglas Wright sat down with The Rapidian to talk about his experience with the Lake Effect Fringe Festival.

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The Rapidian hosts Intro to Community Journalism workshop at the Grand Rapids Public Library

Submitted 02-09-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Tuesday, February 7, The Rapidian hosted the first of a two part community journalism workshop series at the Grand Rapids Public Library. The second workshop is February 21 from 12 pm - 1:30 pm for free with lunch included.

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Hello, this is "Let's Talk GR Music"

Submitted 02-02-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

A quick introduction to the local monthly music meeting called "Let's Talk GR Music"

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Let's Talk GR Music recap and preview

Submitted 02-02-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

I look back at Let's Talk GR Music's last meeting and a quick preview of the next topic and date

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GVSU students stage sit-in against Donald Trump

Submitted 02-01-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

GVSU students participated in an organized sit-in to protest recent executive orders made by Donald Trump banning individuals from Muslim-inhabited countries from being admitted into the United States

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Dyer-Ives Poetry Competition welcomes national judge, rewards local talent

Submitted 01-31-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Kent County's local poetry competition, now hosted by the Grand Rapids Public Library, features National Judge Oliver de la Paz, is free to enter

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Fifth annual Lake Effect Fringe Festival kicks off at Dog Story Theater February 1

Submitted 01-30-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Dog Story Theater, in partnership with GEM Theatrics and Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company, is kicking off the fifth annual Lake Effect Fringe Festival on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

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