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Fiddler On The Roof Premiere Was Lively, Powerful

by (John Kissane)

Submitted 10-10-2019 under OPINION

Prior to its 1964 debut, even some of its investors fretted that Fiddler On The Roof was "too Jewish." Based on stories written in Yiddish by Sholem Aleichem and set around the turn of the twentieth century, the musical wrestles...

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GrandCon brings gamers to West Michigan

by (nathanslauer)

Submitted 09-17-2019 under LOCAL LIFE

What started as a handful of friends playing board games has turned into an annual gaming convention that attracts fans from across Michigan. GrandCon returned for its 7th outing at the DeVos Place Convention Center on Labor Day weekend. The three-...

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GR goes orange for Hunger Action Month

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

On Friday, Feeding America West Michigan wrapped up its Hunger Action Month campaign. The four-week series had two goals: To raise awareness of hunger and motivate people to take a concrete step toward solving it. The result: more than 640,000 meals...

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"That's my boy:" Shouts, tears accompany news of Top 20 Public votes in ArtPrize 7

by (lydiajoy)

Submitted 10-04-2015 under NEWS

In the middle of a dull, rainy afternoon, the atmosphere at the Rosa Parks Circle for the Top 20 Finalist public vote announcement of ArtPrize Seven was bright and hopeful. As volunteers, sponsors, artist, friends and family gathered for the...

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The Stream brings attention to worldwide water shortages

by (averym92)

Submitted 10-01-2015 under NEWS

“The Stream” is a multimedia installation by Emeka Ikebude at the DeVos Place Convention Center. The piece was created in an attempt to bring attention to water scarcity around the world, especially developing countries and Ikebude...

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Public vote to determine winner of downtown ice sculptures

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 01-27-2015 under NEWS

On Valentine’s Day weekend, the public is encouraged to view dozens of spectacular works of ice art in Downtown Grand Rapids. Entering its second year, the Valent-ICE winter festival encourages the four-season enjoyment of Downtown. Downtown...

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Grand Rapids Antiques Market & Vintage Marketplace

by (grandrapidsanti...)

Submitted 12-22-2014 under

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (December 22, 2014) --Well-known appraisers will be on hand at the Grand Rapids Antiques Market to evaluate a variety of antique items.   “It’s not only interest in vintage and antiques that is going up, so are the...

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BeerCity, USA welcomes homebrewers from across country for annual conference

by (andreemi)

Submitted 06-25-2014 under NEWS

Grand Rapids hosted nearly 3,000 members of the Hombrewer’s Association for their annual National Homebrewers Conference (NHC) at DeVos Place. The conference took place over the course of four days, from Wednesday, June 11 to Saturday, June 14...

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[Eat & Drink ArtPrize 2010] Taco Bob's

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 09-20-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Another friendly Michigan-based franchise, Taco Bob's, is a neat spot for a quick Mexican-style lunch. It touts itself as the "Home of the Funny Taco" and the counter guys without hesitation recommended it. The Funny Taco could be nicknamed the...

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Google in Grand Rapids

by (douglasdooley)

Submitted 05-20-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

On May 19 at DeVos Place, Google came to town for their annual update on their business, bringing in their online sales and operations manager out of the Ann Arbor office, John Black, to detail the astonishing growth of their business and where...

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