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Solo industrial act offers synthesizer, drum samples to music scene

by (r.r.collins11)

Submitted 06-26-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Michael Bussler, the sole creative force behind Burnt Offerings, has been familiar with the Grand Rapids underground, do-it-yourself music scene for some time now. At 24 years old, Bussler has enjoyed the creative release of performing in various...

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First ever Sass Fest celebrates doing it together

by (eschroeder)

Submitted 11-28-2011 under OPINION

I wasn’t sure what to expect from Sass Fest. It was promoted as "an event celebrating doing it together: music, workshops, movies, zines, handmade goods," a veritable bucket load of stuff proposed and organized predominantly by...

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GR Comics Society to hold release party for its long awaited first collection

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 05-24-2011 under NEWS

When the Grand Rapids Comic Society formed two years ago, they dreamed of assembling an anthology to be able to say, "Look, Grand Rapids! We are establishing a comics scene, and we are the artists." This Thursday at 6 p.m. at The Sparrows...

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O'Connor's Home Brew Supply to celebrate grand opening Saturday

by (George)

Submitted 04-29-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

The Pyramid Scheme isn’t the only brew-related grand opening this weekend as Midtown’s newest neighborhood business, O’Connor’s Home Brew Supply (613 Lyon NE), will host its official grand opening tomorrow morning. The O...

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Catalyst Radio: Home Repair Services fostering DIY culture among homeowners

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 04-22-2011 under NONPROFITS

INTERVIEW (9:32) On the corner of Division and Highland sits a pale pink, art deco building which houses Home Repair Services. The organization started in 1979 with home repair house calls for low-income families and has grown into six additional...

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On 5x5 Night

by (thedaac)

Submitted 01-28-2011 under NONPROFITS

A lot of people have asked us recently about our thoughts on the newly announced 5x5 Night, and some of the similarities it shares with Sunday Soup. We are not sure how much of 5x5 Night is directly inspired by Sunday Soup, but - really - it doesn'...

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A DIY prototype kit for Rapidian reporters - Crafters wanted!

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 11-16-2010 under OPINION

From The Rapidian staff: Last week, we were invited to set up shop at AimWest's social media confabulation, an annual conference in its second iteration that's spilling out of the gills with GR's social media savviest (read: marketers)....

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On Drew Storey: The toughest thing I've done this year

by (mattsimoto)

Submitted 10-22-2009 under OPINION

The first time I met Drew Storey I never would have thought that I’d soon be in a van with him, driving into the middle of someone else’s cornfield to drink whiskey, smashing a Batman piñata, watching him paint his abstract vision of A Brave New...

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