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Sustaining a vibrant art community

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 09-16-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

It's easy to see that the art community in downtown Grand Rapids is quickly expanding. Events like Art.Downtown., First Fridays, and ArtPrize have captured the attention of people from near and far to visit downtown and experience art. As...

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Hoxeyville Festival to showcase Grand Rapids bands

by (yuengerr)

Submitted 08-05-2014 under NEWS

Set on over 85 acres of farmland and surrounded by natural hardwoods within the Manistee National Forest, Hoxeyville Music Festival began in 2002 as a family-oriented showcase of Michigan roots music. Described as "a family reunion with great...

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Pat Metheny, Bruce Hornsby hypnotize Meijer Gardens crowd

by (yuengerr)

Submitted 08-01-2014 under OPINION

The crowd has fallen silent, captivated by the smooth jazz lullabye. The birds and insects of Meijer Gardens can be heard calling out to each other as if they know the tune flowing from the guitar of Pat Metheny.  Not a single member of the...

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Railroad Earth breathes inspired life into Meijer Gardens

by (yuengerr)

Submitted 07-09-2014 under OPINION

A crisp gust of wind shakes the Meijer Gardens trees with applause as the Americana inspired Railroad Earth, affectionately known as “Railroad” among fans, takes the stage; the first act in a co-headlining performance with Yonder...

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Tedeschi Trucks Band sends local man on spiritual journey

by (yuengerr)

Submitted 06-23-2014 under OPINION

Tedeschi Trucks Band (TTB) is more of a jam orchestra than a band. And for Charlie Jones, a local engineer, listening to them perform at Meijer Gardens on Saturday was nothing short of a spiritual experience. Led by husband-wife duo Susan Tedeschi...

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Founders Fest aims to bring diversity in entertainment, cuisine

by (yuengerr)

Submitted 06-17-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The brick-laced streets of Grandville Ave will once again play host to Founders Brewing Company's Founders Fest on June 21. At this year's Founders Fest, which is one of the largest street parties in Grand Rapids every year, variety is...

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MySymphony360 Music & Microbrews Party

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 06-06-2014 under

MySymphony360, a membership program for ages 21-35, is launching a new season of exclusive perks at the D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops Music of the Eagles concert. Sign up for a MySymphony360 membership and learn what the program has in...

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MySymphony360 Music & Microbrews Party

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 06-06-2014 under

MySymphony360, a membership program for ages 21-35, is launching a new season of exclusive perks at the D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops Music of the Eagles concert. Sign up for a MySymphony360 membership and learn what the program has in...

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Founders Brewing Co. to kick off summer with 11th annual Local First Street Party

by (lisadebone)

Submitted 05-27-2014 under NEWS

On Saturday, June 7, Local First is "calling all party animals" to celebrate local beer, food and music at the 11th Annual Local First Street Party. Festivities begin at 3 p.m.  and will last until midnight in front of Bistro Bella...

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Jahman Brahman invites you to a night of musical healing

by (yuengerr)

Submitted 05-21-2014 under NEWS

Ohio-bred, Asheville-dwelling band Jahman Brahman desires to bring more than just great music to Billy’s Lounge this Friday, May 23. They want to create an atmosphere of healing, understanding and love with their musical compositions – a...

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