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Discussion to continue on food trucks downtown

by (NicoleGR)

Submitted 09-10-2013 under NEWS

A public hearing is set for September 12 at 2:50 p.m. to discuss a request of the Grand Rapids Art Museum for special land use approval. This space is proposed, according to the hearing agenda, to be "open for concession sales as a use...

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Back to basics: Progressive Women's Alliance focused on fundraising

by (Jane B. Whittington)

Submitted 03-11-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Ten years ago, a group of West Michigan women, interested in politics and distressed by the lack of progressive policies both nationally and state-wide, met to talk about what actions they could take to challenge the status-quo. From this initial,...

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Live concert, documentary of experience in West Bank to visit Wealthy Theatre Saturday

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 02-08-2013 under NONPROFITS

On Saturday night at Wealthy Theatre, WYCE artists "The Joshua Davis Band" will debut Davis' new CD based largely on Davis' experience in the Palestinian West Bank. The live concert will be preceded by a screening of the...

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Frankenstein For President: local film maker releases silent film

by (scott warren)

Submitted 10-22-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Local activist and independent film maker Matt Judge has enlisted a small army of friends to realize his goal of writing and filming his first movie. "Frankenstein for President" is a silent film that Judge describes as "part horror,...

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Final Presidential debate to simulcast for free at Wealthy Theatre

by (Holly)

Submitted 10-19-2012 under NEWS

This Monday, October 22 at 9:00 p.m., the Community Media Center (CMC) will present a simulcast of the final presidential debate at Wealthy Theatre (1130 Wealthy Street SE), an historic theatre in the Wealthy corridor. President Barack...

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Mayor answers citizen concerns, responds to GQ Magazine's ArtPrize article

by (Holly)

Submitted 09-24-2012 under NEWS

At 5 p.m. Monday night, Mayor Heartwell's live interactive public access show City Connection was simulcast right here on The Rapidian. City Connection is an opportunity for Grand Rapidians to talk with our mayor about important city...

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Amy Goodman to speak at Wealthy Theatre September 18

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 08-31-2012 under NONPROFITS

Amy Goodman will take the stage on Sept. 18, 2012 at noon to talk about the 2012 elections and community media at the Wealthy Theatre, a service of the Grand Rapids Community Media Center (GRCMC).  Award-winning journalist Amy Goodman is well...

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Grand Rapids Public Library presents Michigan author Michael Moore

by (nancyfinney)

Submitted 07-30-2012 under NEWS

On July 26, Michael Moore spoke to the Grand Rapids community for Grand Rapids Public Library’s GR Reads program. This adult summer reading program is in its third year and features 10 different books. It is funded entirely by the Grand Rapids...

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Rapidian supports community news, reporters

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 04-18-2012 under OPINION

We're in an incredibly interesting time. The explosion of technology has meant many great things for civilization, but in other ways we're seeing the negative effects play out. The role of the media in our society has been diminished. Not...

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Senator Stabenow to speak in Grand Rapids

by (Jane B. Whittington)

Submitted 04-11-2012 under NEWS

United States Senator Debbie Stabenow will be in Grand Rapids on April 12 to speak at a fundraiser for the Progressive Women’s Alliance of West Michigan (PWA). PWA is a political action committee which seeks to influence public policy through...

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