First woman to be local cartoonist from Grand Rapids

by (drewdamron)

Submitted 05-24-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Gertrude Van Houten, known to her readers as 'Gert', is the first known female cartoonist in the nation who made cartoons about a specific locale. As Grand Rapids citizens, we are extremely lucky that she chose to make our city her subject...

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Review: comedian Ron Funches slays Pyramid Scheme crowd

by (JordanSchulte)

Submitted 03-21-2016 under OPINION

Wearing a hoodie and jeans, with one hand in his pocket and standing nearly motionless, Ron Funches delivered a fantastic set touching on everything from the WWE to masturbating with coconut oil. The California-born comedian is known for his muted...

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LaughFest's 'Best of the Midwest' competition to showcase regional comedians

by (JordanSchulte)

Submitted 03-15-2016 under NEWS

LaughFest may be known for bringing famous comics to Grand Rapids, but comedy fans will also get a chance to see some of the region’s best rising stars at the third floor of The B.O.B. at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The competition, underwritten...

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by (Write616)

Submitted 03-02-2016 under

Writers and comedians have a lot in common. We say what others only think. Elizabeth Kerlikowske leads a writing workshop, Skewed Toward Humor, on Sunday, April 3, from 3 - 5 pm which will dissect humor in a non-boring way, and yes, it is a little...

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Inspirational author to speak on humor, healing and wholeness

by (Covenant Villag...)

Submitted 07-08-2015 under NONPROFITS

One of America’s most popular inspirational speakers, author Thelma Wells, will present “God is Not Through with Me Yet” at a free program on July 23, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes, located at 2510 Lake...

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Paperback Picnic at the CIC

by (cicadmin)

Submitted 05-05-2015 under

Join us for a picnic dinner and a book talk that delves into the question, what’s the point of being a Christian?  Filled with humor, friendship and wisdom, the pages of Radcliffe’s book outline a way of living which is at once...

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Artist caricatures ArtPrize, West Michigan, fellow artists with exhibit "FartPrize"

by (victoriawhat)

Submitted 10-02-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

At this year's ArtPrize, Vertigo Records on South Division plays host to "FartPrize," an ink-drawn exhibit by Anna Lisa Schneider, whose work is intended to hold up a mirror to the ArtPrize experience. FartPrize critiques...

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Art exhibit challenges perceptions of humor, art

by (jeneanz)

Submitted 04-01-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The Fed Galleries building, located in the Woodbridge North Ferris Building across the street from Kendall College of Art and Design, is hosting the traveling exhibition “Humor in Craft,” which features work by 32 artists...

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Wealthy Theatre LaughFest: diverse, edgy, experimental, local

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 03-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

Wealthy Theatre has partnered with LaughFest since the comedy festival’s first year, hosting national headliners - and presenting original, local events. This week Wealthy Theatre presents two homegrown events, with a focus on experimentation...

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Mental Infestation: The pioneers of nonsensical silly slam

by (David M. Hertler)

Submitted 11-11-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Mental Infestation is nothing what you'd expect from a typical slam metal band. While other musicians in their genre write lyrics about butchering women, gore and violence, the five members of Mental Infestation sit down and write silly,...

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