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New Community Media Center club unites lovers of film

Submitted 05-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

Cinema Lab is a new Grand Rapids Community Media Center intiative aimed at creating a space for area film lovers to learn, talk and commune while watching movies.

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Public Museum's newest exhibit invites visitors to explore Earth's wildest places

Submitted 05-24-2016 under NONPROFITS

Open May 21-September 4, 2016 and free with general admission, the exhibit follows National Geographic explorers, bringing their adventures to life.

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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.

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The Rapidian welcomes new Managing Editor

Submitted 05-17-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Kiran Sood Patel joins The Rapidian this week, excited about citizen journalism as an in-depth way to pursue engagement with the communities we live in.

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New podcast features Grand Rapids locations and issues

Submitted 05-03-2016 under NEWS

A new podcast, iheartGrandRapids, is published twice a month by local residents Luke Ferris and Tiffany Szakal. It's recorded throughout the city and focuses on the conversations Grand Rapidians are having with each other.

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Celebration of Free Comic Book Day on May 7 in downtown Grand Rapids

Submitted 05-03-2016 under NEWS

Vault of Midnight celebrates Free Comic Book Day with an all-day sidewalk festival on Monroe Center featuring cosplay contests, video game tournaments, trivia games, and many other activities for kids and adults.

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New live, weekly radio show to showcase Grand Rapids' growing music scene

Submitted 04-27-2016 under NEWS

Local indy-folk artist Quinn Mathews will host GRLive from The B.O.B. starting April 28 at 12 p.m..

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Catalyst Radio: Modern religious storytelling and the Festival of Faith & Writing

Submitted 04-14-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Host Jessica Young talks to Lisa Ann Cockrel, director of the Festival of Faith & Writing about the landscape of modern religious storytelling, including festival guests Tobias Wolff, George Saunders, Zadie Smith, Sarah Bessey, and Nadia Bolz-Weber.

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The Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center to be offering its 2016 Wednesday Workshop Series

Submitted 03-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Wednesday Workshop Series is a collection of fun, imaginative, and inspiring writing workshops, taught by celebrated authors and performers, for students in grades 3-12.

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New Experience GR video misses mark in representing real neighborhood diversity

Submitted 01-22-2016 under OPINION

When I moved to Grand Rapids in 2005 from Mexico, diversity and inclusion were not such buzzwords like they are today. But even in today's focus on talking about diversity, a recent video doesn't do the work to represent our diverse community.

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