West Michigan Indie Podcast talks to Ryan Miloch

by (jquatrine)

Submitted 11-12-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

In this episode, Magda Przekadzinska and I chilled out with Ryan Miloch in the upstairs room at Hopcat in downtown Grand Rapids. We talked about his Sleepology project and the band Port-to-Port;  then we really got down to the bottom of things...

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Food trucks I'd love to see in Grand Rapids

by (wendypchef)

Submitted 05-30-2012 under OPINION

While waiting for the food truck debate to go before the Grand Rapids City Commission on June 12, I have spent some time dreaming about possible new food trucks. My husband and I love going out to eat at sit down restaurants; we really do...

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WT Centennial "Blues Brothers" Benefit Dec. 7

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 11-30-2011 under NONPROFITS

The Wealthy Theatre screening of the remastered HD version of "The Blues Brothers" takes place Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. This special presentation is an honorary Meanwhile Movie, an American classic, a celebration of soul and blues music...

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Artist reflects on ArtPrize experience

by (Morgan Miller)

Submitted 11-02-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

ArtPrize ended almost a month ago. The monkeys are off the Blue Bridge, Rusty the dog went back to his rusty dog house and most venues have restored their businesses free from ArtPrize artwork. But the memories of this year's Artpize still hang...

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Care for some art with your beer?

by (Hope Contempora...)

Submitted 10-01-2011 under NONPROFITS

By Becca Hawkins, Hope College student Care for some art with your beer? No, it’s not a sarcastic joke about the bar economy during ArtPrize. It’s a legitimate question if you’re visiting one of the more hoppin’ venues...

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Randy Marsh gathers jazz community for Sunday night jam

by (royerd)

Submitted 07-26-2011 under OPINION

Sunday nights at Hopcat have turned out to be a jazz party. Not a wine and cheese party, not a “jazz society” event that “don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing,” but something more like an old-fashioned...

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Blue Molly: Happy to be blue

by (LorenaSlager)

Submitted 01-05-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids has an enormous amount of talented musicians, not the least of which being Daniel and Brett Beelen, two members of the band, Blue Molly. Blue Molly is composed of a diverse group including a business owner, two auto industry workers,...

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ArtPrize artist profile: Connected at the Hopcat

by (JamesNewburg)

Submitted 09-25-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

Sitting across from me is the elusive Garry Boyd. “Sunday Bloody Sunday” by U2 plays over the bar’s speakers. Sporting a Misfits tee, shorts, and Converse tennis shoes his boyish teddy bear like charm shines through his words....

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