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Comedy, community and baseball: A tale by Rhea Butcher

by (brittany.devon)

Submitted 03-28-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Rhea Butcher grew up a fellow midwesterner in Akron, Ohio. They are a standup comic, writer and actor, who now resides in Los Angeles. They have appeared on CONAN, released their own solo album, Butcher, and created the show Take My Wife alongside...

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'Small Plates, Big Impact' fundraiser helps provide nutrition education, entrepreneurial opportunities

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 09-28-2017 under NONPROFITS

This year, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market is hosting its annual fall fundraiser for the Downtown Market Education Foundation on October 12 from 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. The “Small Plates, Big Impact” fundraiser, benefiting the...

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Raise your voice with community journalism

by (mariahcaitlin)

Submitted 01-31-2017 under NEWS

This February, The Rapidian will be hosting two workshops to strengthen and lift the voices of our community through journalism. Our Intro to Community Journalism and Community Journalism workshops will be hosted at the Grand Rapids Public Library...

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The Piano Cottage Rocks! Fifth Anniversary Concert

by (lathsop)

Submitted 06-21-2016 under

Past performances have sold out, and each summer concert showcases incredible musicianship, ranging from beautiful and technical acoustic performances to huge whole-band numbers backed by a 75-member Cottage Chorus. Past performances have included...

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The Piano Cottage Rocks! Fifth Anniversary Concert

by (lathsop)

Submitted 06-21-2016 under

Past performances have sold out, and each summer concert showcases incredible musicianship, ranging from beautiful and technical acoustic performances to huge whole-band numbers backed by a 75-member Cottage Chorus. Past performances have included...

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YMCA's Healthy Kids Day aims to keep children active

by (YMCAofGR)

Submitted 04-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids’ Healthy Kids Day is coming up on April 30 and it is all about building on the “COOL” factor inside every kid. As spring transitions to summer, this event is a reminder not to let children idle away...

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Artists Creating Together prepares for 29th annual Festival Day

by (Artists Creatin...)

Submitted 05-01-2015 under NONPROFITS

Each year, Artists Creating Together’s art programming culminates an annual arts celebration: Festival Day. On Friday, May 8, ACT will host their 29th annual Festival Day. This is our community’s largest annual event that brings together...

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ArtPrize Seven Premiere Event to unveil new poster, announce jurors

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 04-21-2015 under NEWS

ArtPrize will be hosting its Premiere Event for year seven on Thursday, April 23. In celebrating the beginning of ArtPrize Seven they'll be premiering the 2015 ArtPrize poster, launching artist registration and announcing this year's jurors...

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Curator Spotlight: Ladies Night, Throwbactivists

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 03-26-2015 under NONPROFITS

In March of 2014, after hearing about the Abortion Insurance Opt­Out Act, popularly known as Rape Insurance, a small group of women gathered to create a plan of action. Throwbactivists began out of that meeting, when a group of women from...

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Curator Spotlight: Forms of Production, Courtney Jones

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 03-16-2015 under NONPROFITS

Ever since high school, I’ve known Courtney Jones to be a Jack (or rather, Jill) of all trades. She has always found enduring ways to perpetuate the use of a functional body, whether in work, school or recreation. Over the years, she has held...

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