The Rapidian

Scott Warren

Overcoming ignorance: the counter-protest against hate speech in Grand Rapids

by (scott warren)

Submitted 07-13-2011 under OPINION

Westboro Baptist Church has announced their intent to be present for the funeral of former First Lady Betty Ford at Grace Episcopal Church on Thursday, July 14th 2011. The Westboro Baptist Church is known for picketing high profile funerals of...

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Mark Helias gives an exclusive solo performance on double bass in Grand Rapids

by (scott warren)

Submitted 11-07-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Mark Helias, the renowned jazz double bassist, of New Brunswick, New Jersey,made a stop in Grand Rapids on Nov. 7 at Mexicains Sans Frontieres. Known for his work with many jazz greats (Ray Anderson, Gerry Hemingway, Anthony Braxton, Julius Hemphill...

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Picardo: The man, the image and his world

by (scott warren)

Submitted 11-01-2010 under OPINION

On Wednesday, Nov. 3, Thomas M Cooley Law School will host Caribbean born artist Erick Picardo and his art show Picardo; the man, the image, & his world.The reception is from 6 to 9 p.m., and will feature work from the Grand...

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European jazz legends in Grand Rapids: Carl Ludwig Hubsch and Longrun Development of the Universe Trio

by (scott warren)

Submitted 11-01-2010 under OPINION

The experimentalist jazz pioneer Carl Ludwig Hubsch is bringing his Longrun Development of the Universe Trio to Mexicains Sans Frontieres on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Renowned for his unconventional style of playing on the tuba, Hubsch will perform his avant...

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The Great Unknown invades Grand Rapids

by (scott warren)

Submitted 10-25-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

This Friday, Oct. 29, Philadelphia's own The Great Unknown will be in Grand Rapids for a pair of back to back appearances.  The first appearance at the "Singing Conversation" series presented by Literary Life Bookstore (758 Wealthy St...

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MUSIC REVIEW - Justin Stover - "Flesh Wounds"

by (scott warren)

Submitted 10-22-2010 under OPINION

I received a copy of “Flesh Wounds” by Grand Rapids musician Justin Stover that was packaged in a simple brown paper bag, with his logo stamped neatly on it. The simple design of the accompanying insert gives a brief description of the albums...

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Sweeping up after Artprize: Joe Mangrum sand art de-installation

by (scott warren)

Submitted 10-11-2010 under OPINION

 As an Artprize venue that housed nine artists, the Goodspeed Lofts (Cherry and Grandville) in downtown Grand Rapids has been our home for the last three weeks. We made a lot of new friends there, shot a ton of video of great art and music, and...

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Michael Vlatkovich Trio in Grand Rapids

by (scott warren)

Submitted 10-04-2010 under OPINION

Jazz trombonist, composer and arranger, Michael Vlatkovich brought his 3 piece band to Grand Rapids on Saturday, October 2 for an intimate concert hosted by Hugo Claudin of Mexicains Sans Frontieres. The band was also in Michigan for the...

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Plan B in Artprize 2010

by (scott warren)

Submitted 09-23-2010 under OPINION

As Artprize officially opened on Wednesday September 22, the procession for Plan B made its way across town.  Traffic came to a standstill as a motley assortment of drummers, bicyclists, flag wavers, and kids in patchwork clothing pushed and...

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A quick glimpse at the 37th Eastown Street Fair

by (scott warren)

Submitted 09-19-2010 under OPINION

The 37th Annual Eastown Street Fair took place this Saturday, helping local residents say good bye to another summer of art, music and food in one of Grand Rapids most popular neighborhoods.  Featuring 16 bands, as well as nearly 90 arts and...

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