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Reflection on Interfaith Thanksgiving: 'Unite and bind together the hearts'

Submitted 11-22-2016 under OPINION

The 17th annual Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration was an opportunity for community members to come together to give thanks and promote peace.

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Grand Rapids Symphony's David Lockington returns to DeVos Hall for marvelous debut as Music Director Laureate

Submitted 11-22-2016 under OPINION

David Lockington returned to the Grand Rapids Symphony's Classical Series in DeVos Performance Hall for the first time as Music Director Laureate with world premiere by Grand Rapids composer

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Response to Mayor Bliss: Real kindness requires justice

Submitted 11-15-2016 under OPINION

Respecting and supporting each other are indeed a necessity -- as is recognizing the context and systems of discrimination that we benefit from and perpetuate. We can go further.

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Is your love strong enough?

Submitted 11-11-2016 under OPINION

Last night, the city of Grand Rapids protested in the streets and embodied the real peace, unity and love many do not see or understand.

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While you were fighting race, we were fighting hate

Submitted 11-11-2016 under OPINION

There was a failure to witness the suffering of people of color in this country. The election of Donald Trump was a rejection of reality; it was a refusal to witness.

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'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial' is inspiring, with live music from the Grand Rapids Symphony, it's thrilling

Submitted 11-08-2016 under OPINION

'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial' was one of John Williams' greatest triumphs as a film composer. The Grand Rapids Pops demonstrates why with live music accompanying the Oscar-winning film

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Interior Designers: Pillow pickers or creative think tanks?

Submitted 11-07-2016 under OPINION

A deeper look into the Interior Design profession and its value within the design community.

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Grand Rapids Symphony's Marcelo Lehninger, with fire in his belly and a magic wand in his hand, makes debut as Music Director

Submitted 10-31-2016 under OPINION

Marcelo Lehninger's debut with the Grand Rapids Symphony as Music Director included several standing ovations, the first after the opening movement of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with Philippe Quint. It was that kind of night.

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Grand Rapids Pops' DreamWorks Animation in Concert - an epic evening of entertainment

Submitted 10-27-2016 under OPINION

Highlights of some of the best of DreamWorks films plus live music by the Grand Rapids Symphony is cinematic magic plus sonic sensations, all in one show.

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#WhiteOut4Vets campaign to honor, support homeless veterans

Submitted 10-18-2016 under OPINION

Local media company looks to raise funds to end veteran homelessness and assist veterans with their daily needs through #WhiteOut4Vets campaign.

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