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WMCAT's iBall 2023

Submitted 01-26-2023 under NONPROFITS

WMCAT's iBall 2023


St. Cecilia Music Center brings the All-Female Jazz Super Group "Artemis" to the Royce Auditorium on February 16, 2023

Submitted 01-24-2023 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) brings Artemis, the all-female six-person jazz supergroup to Grand Rapids on February 16, 2023 to continue this season’s exciting Jazz Series. Artemis was named Best New Artist by JazzTimes Reader's Poll in 2020.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Are Food Choices an Ethical Issue For You?

Submitted 01-23-2023 under OPINION

Whole Foods recently announced that they would no longer sell Maine Lobster. How do you define "ethical eating?" Do you consider sustainability and care for the environment, treatment of animals, treatment of humans in the supply chain? Are there things you will not eat for ethical reasons?


Ethics and Religion Talk: Do I Have to Return That Annoying Person's Call?

Submitted 01-17-2023 under OPINION

Somebody calls you. You don't want to call them back because they have a history of being abusive, asking annoying questions, or keeping you on the phone too long. How do you handle it?


SIX: The Musical Brings The Tudors To The TikTok Era

Submitted 01-13-2023 under OPINION

Short, poppy musical brings a lot of pleasure and a surprising amount of depth.


Filmmaker Spotlight: Lindsey Normington (Open Projector Night Winner)

Submitted 01-11-2023 under NONPROFITS

Lindsey Normington talks about process and inspiration behind her film that won the audience vote at Open Projector Night.


January 9, 2023 - Ethics and Religion Talk: If My Faith is Right, Does Yours Have to be Wrong?

Submitted 01-09-2023 under OPINION

It is generally understood by people that each religion claims that all other faiths are “wrong,” and thus displeasing to God. Yet it seems that there are “loopholes” that still allow those who believe otherwise some form of salvation.


St. Cecilia Music Center brings Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Artists back to the Royce Auditorium Stage on January 19th performing a program called "Magical Schubert", featuring three works by the prolific composer Franz Schubert

Submitted 01-07-2023 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) in Grand Rapids will bring Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center musicians back for their second concert of the season on January 19, 2023.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Does God Care About Rituals?

Submitted 01-02-2023 under OPINION

Some religious traditions have practices, rituals or sacraments that have to be done in a very specific way. Does God really care? Why?


Ethics and Religion Talk: Can a $135 Pair of Sneakers End Bullying?

Submitted 12-26-2022 under OPINION

I was disturbed by a report about a teen buying a friend a pair of $135 sneakers because he was bullied for wearing old, dirty, shoes. It's lovely that he wanted to address his friend's bullying problem. But is buying him a $135 pair of shoes a bandaid or a solution?