Entertainment

New website offers helping hand to local musicians

by (brandon.twa)

Submitted 11-28-2012 under NEWS

For local bands, a helping hand is always beneficial when first starting out. One Grand Rapids musician is on a mission to provide Michigan bands with that helping hand.   Jacob Pauwels of Grand Rapids is the creator of Listen to the Mitten, a...

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Join Small Houses this Saturday at the DAAC

by (adrian)

Submitted 11-09-2012 under OPINION

The first time I listened to a Small Houses recording on my headphones I had to double check that I wasn't dreaming. Really, it has that rare introspective sound only found in certain indie folk outfits- you know, the soundtrack you heard from...

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Atomic Hoop Troupe to perform in "A Lot of Art"

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 08-30-2012 under NONPROFITS

In the words of Doris Humphrey, “There are times when the simple dignity of movement can fulfill the function of a volume of words.” Local entrepreneur Audria Larsen would tell you there’s no better way to explore movement than...

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Rooftop Couture gives Grand Rapids a new style

by (davidkay90)

Submitted 08-02-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

There is no need to go all the way to New York City or Paris to find the latest trends in fashion because Grand Rapids is climbing up the ranks when it comes to style. On August 11, the rooftop of an Ellis Parking Garage will feature the hottest...

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Catalyst Radio: 43rd annual Festival of the Arts takes over downtown June 1, 2, 3

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 05-25-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW The 2012 Festival of the Arts co-chairs Vance Fennell and Andrea Scheckel are guests on this edition of Catalyst Radio. This 43rd annual...

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Dressed to Sell: Angela Jones

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 05-10-2012 under NONPROFITS

The apple does not fall far from the tree when it comes to our first featured artist for The Market presented by the Avenue for the Arts. Angela Jones comes from a family of makers. She has always been a creative person and thanks to her parents,...

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Grand Rapids' first LadyFest hits town

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 02-22-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

The ladies are taking over The Pyramid Scheme on Saturday, March 3 with Grand Rapids' inaugural LadyFestGR. The event will feature all female line-ups of musicians, artists, comedians, workshops and other fun stuff. Organizer and musician...

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First Friday builds community through poetry and conversation

by (Gwendolyn Nathan)

Submitted 02-15-2012 under OPINION

LINC Up First Friday is an event that LINC Community Revitalization, Inc. sponsors every first Friday of the month. On February the 3rd my granddaughter and I attended the First Friday event. This was my third time attending and my granddaughter...

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The Market kicks off this Saturday and the artists are spreading the word in style.

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 06-08-2011 under NONPROFITS

This Saturday June 11th, escape the mundanity of weekend traditions and head out into the sunshine to enjoy The Market presented by Avenue for the arts. Sound good? How can it not! With sidewalks filled by quality vendors, musicians and art-...

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Rethinking how we describe news categories

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 04-20-2011 under OPINION

The Rapidian is chock full of arts and entertainment content. Is it fluff or does it signal a new way of thinking about news, community and dialogue? In the last six years, I've had numerous conversations with journalists, bloggers, web developers...

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