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DJ Afrika Bambaataa to talk and perform tonight after illness postponed previous appearance

by (George)

Submitted 05-05-2011 under NEWS

After a long wait for local fans, legendary DJ Afrika Bambaataa will finally speak and perform in Grand Rapids this evening. Bambaataa, who had to postpone his previously scheduled January 27 appearances due to illness, will speak this afternoon at...

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Amway brings Miss America 2011 to Boys & Girls Clubs

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 04-09-2011 under NONPROFITS

  While many people and businesses are feeling the effects of various budget cuts and financial setbacks, community-focused companies such as Amway continue to make a difference where it truly matters.  On March 17th, Amway brought Miss...

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[VIDEO] GAAH Press Club cubs experiment with multimedia, learn to distinguish fact from opinion

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 03-22-2011 under NONPROFITS

On a gray afternoon, the Cook Arts Center (644 Grandville SW) is a beacon of color. In the lobby, kids sit around a table, each with beams of crayons radiating around them. One floor above, their peers are busy at work patching together video...

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Catalyst Radio: Open Book Project encourages students to define success for themselves

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 02-11-2011 under NONPROFITS

Jamiel Robinson, one of the co-founders of The Open Book Project, joins us on air to share the philosophy of this after-school, urban tutoring program. In the four years since the program started, OBP has uncovered many unexpected reasons that...

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An Interview with Photographer Holly DeGarmo : Giving Back

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 02-09-2011 under NONPROFITS

To check out the photographs from Holly DeGarmo’s photoshoot, please visit www.hollydegarmo.com/bgc/.  Giving back to the community is an important part of any profession. Photographer Holly DeGarmo (www.hollydegarmo.com) understands the...

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Seeking Funding for your Youth-Serving Program?

by (YGCreporter)

Submitted 01-28-2011 under NONPROFITS

The Youth Grant Committee (YGC) is comprised of public, private and home-schooled high school students from the greater Grand Rapids area. During the school year, members meet and assess youth issues, develop a request for proposals process to...

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Afrika Bambaataa performance, lecture postponed due to illness

by (George)

Submitted 01-26-2011 under NEWS

Two Grand Rapids appearences by legendary hip-hop progeniter Afrika Bambaataa have been postponed due to illness. In a statement made by the events' organizer, Grand Rapids Hip Hop Coalition (GRHHC), it was announced that Bambaataa is hospitalized...

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Catalyst Radio: Outside the Lines challenges nonartists to put their art supplies where their mouth is

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-21-2011 under NONPROFITS

Outside the Lines is putting on its inaugural auction - a competition for nonartists - one week from now, and event coordinator Kendra Herington clues WYCE listeners in to what there is to look forward to. Listen in as Kendra explains how this...

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2nd Annual Team Priority Health / The Motion Initiative Trainer Marathon

by (The Motion Init...)

Submitted 01-12-2011 under NONPROFITS

It was five degrees outside when I woke up this morning. My first thought was “what a great day for a bicycle ride!” And by the time we were set up and ready to ride, it had warmed to a balmy eleven degrees. We can handle it, though. We’re a tough...

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Grand Rapids Police Department and Jaycees help make the holidays a bit brighter for BGC Club Members

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 01-06-2011 under NONPROFITS

The holidays are a special time that bring families together and put smiles on the faces of those awaiting their presents. This year, two events made the holidays a bit brighter for some of Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth (...

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