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Local Music Review: The Wallace Collective EP

by (scott warren)

Submitted 06-07-2013 under OPINION

The Wallace Collective released their self-titled EP in May 2013. The aptly named opening track “Old Tired Bastard” unleashes a cantankerous, banjo-driven ramble of a tune. Like a rusted out Chevy pickup barreling down a mountain road in...

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Remnants of Route 66: collage art of Jewly Warren displayed at On Girl's Treasure

by (scott warren)

Submitted 10-30-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Jewly Warren is a Grand Rapids artist who has spent the last few years exploring collage techniques. She describes herself as a self-taught artist, whose main passions are painting and photography. Active in the arts community in the Detroit...

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Frankenstein For President: local film maker releases silent film

by (scott warren)

Submitted 10-22-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Local activist and independent film maker Matt Judge has enlisted a small army of friends to realize his goal of writing and filming his first movie. "Frankenstein for President" is a silent film that Judge describes as "part horror,...

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Southwest GR residents hold Peace March in Roosevelt Park Neighborhood

by (scott warren)

Submitted 07-11-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

On Tuesday, July 10, over 60 residents and friends of the Roosevelt Park neighborhood gathered for a peace march in response to recent incidents of gang related violence that have been occurring on the city's southwest side.   Participants...

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David Cobb of Move to Amend visits Grand Rapids

by (scott warren)

Submitted 01-07-2012 under OPINION

On Thursday January 12, Fountain Street Church will host David Cobb of Move to Amend as the next event in the Duncan Littlefair Great Speaker Series. Local representatives of Move to Amend and Occupy Grand Rapids are co-hosting the event, focused on...

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Occupy Grand Rapids meets the GRPD

by (scott warren)

Submitted 10-10-2011 under OPINION

Grand Rapids Police Department's Captain Dan Savage and a supporting officer met with Occupy Grand Rapids protestors at Ah-Nab-Awen Park at 7:45pm October 10th, 2011. The purpose of the visit by the police officers was to inform the protestors...

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On the Eve of Protest; An Open Letter to the City of Grand Rapids

by (scott warren)

Submitted 10-07-2011 under OPINION

On the Eve of Protest; An Open Letter to the City of Grand Rapids:  In regards to the upcoming "Occupy Grand Rapids" campaign, I believe that our city has a great opportunity to once again prove to the rest of the world what our...

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Mark Helias gives an exclusive solo performance on double bass in Grand Rapids

by (scott warren)

Submitted 11-07-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Mark Helias, the renowned jazz double bassist, of New Brunswick, New Jersey,made a stop in Grand Rapids on Nov. 7 at Mexicains Sans Frontieres. Known for his work with many jazz greats (Ray Anderson, Gerry Hemingway, Anthony Braxton, Julius Hemphill...

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Picardo: The man, the image and his world

by (scott warren)

Submitted 11-01-2010 under OPINION

On Wednesday, Nov. 3, Thomas M Cooley Law School will host Caribbean born artist Erick Picardo and his art show Picardo; the man, the image, & his world.The reception is from 6 to 9 p.m., and will feature work from the Grand...

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European jazz legends in Grand Rapids: Carl Ludwig Hubsch and Longrun Development of the Universe Trio

by (scott warren)

Submitted 11-01-2010 under OPINION

The experimentalist jazz pioneer Carl Ludwig Hubsch is bringing his Longrun Development of the Universe Trio to Mexicains Sans Frontieres on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Renowned for his unconventional style of playing on the tuba, Hubsch will perform his avant...

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