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Folk singer to be honored at WYCE Jammies awards show

by (dansteenwyk)

Submitted 02-19-2014 under NEWS

Folk singer Joel Mabus will be presented with the 2014 WYCE Legacy Award this Friday night as part of the 15th WYCE Jammie Awards. The Portage-based singer’s 2013 banjo-only album, "Pepper’s Ghost (and other Banjo Visitations),...

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Heartside record shop to showcase memories

by (dansteenwyk)

Submitted 02-11-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Dodds Record Store, a staple in the Heartside neighborhood of Grand Rapids for over 30 years, is undergoing a metamorphosis that will result in the record store becoming less of a store and more of a museum paying homage to the cultural and musical...

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Story Matters: Matt Seager comes back for music in Grand Rapids

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-27-2013 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. While at various ArtPrize venues throughout the event, The Rapidian's Story Matters...

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Million Meal March draws community support to fight hunger

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 09-18-2013 under NONPROFITS

With two weeks to go until the Million Meal March 10K Trail Hike, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank says the community is answering the call. More than 120 people have already registered for the anti-hunger fundraiser and advocacy event on...

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Record sale at Eastown StreetFair to support community radio station

by (Molly Heinhuis)

Submitted 09-12-2013 under NEWS

Local community radio station WYCE will be setting up a booth at the Eastown StreetFair onthis Saturday, September 14. All different genres of music will be sold, most of them going for only a dollar. CDs and LPs will both be sold at the sale....

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Halfway there, Million Meal March presses on

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-09-2013 under NONPROFITS

Last September, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank embarked on a quest to send an additional 1 million meals to families in need. The cost of that goal was $238,000. A little less than one year later, the Food Bank has raised more than half...

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Grand Rapids band This Is The Year stays real, stays positive

by (Davis Dryer)

Submitted 08-08-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Local band This Is The Year describe themselves as “posi-punk.” Posi-punk could be described as positive punk rock along the same veins of popular rock music. “One of our biggest re-occurring themes is, ‘shit’s not...

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Folk-pop trio Bennett thankful for success, eager for more

by (Davis Dryer)

Submitted 07-22-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Within minutes of sitting down with Grand Rapids folk-pop three piece band Bennett, it becomes clear that the relationship shared by these young musicians spans far beyond that of a simple musical collaboration. Their banter back and forth is filled...

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Grand Rapids-based band Field ready for listeners

by (Davis Dryer)

Submitted 07-17-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids-based band Field has begun its entry into the scene of live music, and they’re eager to dive in. Field’s entrance into playing live has been a long time coming- the band first formed nearly a year ago. Within the month,...

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Kyle Rasche - "Cool Down"

by (GRTV)

Submitted 07-05-2013 under NONPROFITS

Kyle Rasche (from Chain of Lakes) recently stopped in WYCE with Brandon Wallace Muske (Wallace Collective) to promote their dual-album release show. They shared a couple songs, one of which was Rasche's solo-acoustic version of "Cool Down....

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