The Rapidian

Grand Rapid's Heartside-Downtown

Finding Her Voice: Gabriella de la Vega is a connector through the Community Media Center

Submitted 10-20-2021 under NEWS

Gabriella de la Vega has found her community voice through the Community Media Center. Now she wants to help others tell their stories.

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Rodney Crowell, Award-winning Founding Father of the Americana Music Genre will debut at St. Cecilia Music Center's Acoustic Café Series on November 12, 2021

Submitted 10-19-2021 under NONPROFITS

The legendary Rodney Crowell makes his debut in Royce Auditorium at St. Cecilia Music Center on November 12, 2021. Crowell, known as the founding father of the Americana genre, is Nashville royalty and a national treasure, as well as a five-time Americana honoree and award winner.

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Community updates: Friday, Oct. 15

Submitted 10-15-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids renames streets for Martin Luther King Jr., César Chávez; Kent County coalition seeking help for local Afghan refugees.

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I Can't Live Your Life for You: Andy's Journey in Recovery

Submitted 10-13-2021 under NONPROFITS

After several trips to the emergency room and attempts to get help, Andy found himself at the end of his rope. During his last hospitalization due to complications arising from his decades of alcoholism, a nurse told him that he “had to go somewhere” and that he “didn’t have a choice."

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Community updates: Thursday, Oct. 7

Submitted 10-07-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids' first outdoor 'gear library' opening this weekend; City of Grand Rapids seeking public input in search for new police chief; and ArtPrize 2021 winners revealed.

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Community updates: Friday, Oct. 1

Submitted 10-01-2021 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department offering COVID-19 vaccine boosters; Grand Rapids City Commission declares support for decriminalizing entheogenic plants, fungi; and Grand Rapids Police Department launches podcast to engage community.

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Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Stages Funny, Aching Musical Once

Submitted 10-01-2021 under OPINION

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre’s production of Once is a big-hearted show filled with humor, emotion, and powerful music.

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Grand Rapids Art Museum Presents An Art of Changes: Jasper Johns Prints, 1960-2018

Submitted 09-27-2021 under NONPROFITS

Exhibition surveys six decades of Johns’ practice in printmaking

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Community updates: Friday, Sept. 24

Submitted 09-24-2021 under NEWS

Mayor’s Greening Initiative bringing 300 new trees to Burton Heights neighborhood; search process starts for new Grand Rapids police chief; Grand Rapids African American Art & Music Festival happening this Saturday; and more.

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St. Cecilia Music Center brings Blue Grass and Mandolin Master Sam Bush to Grand Rapids on October 6 to begin an exciting 2021-2022 Season of Live Performances with International Folk, Jazz and Chamber Music Artists

Submitted 09-20-2021 under NONPROFITS

Mandolin New Grass Artist Sam Bush will mesmerize West Michigan on October 6 at 7:30 p.m. when he kicks off SCMC’s 2021-2022 Season and the Acoustic Café Folk Series. The October 6 concert with the Sam Bush Band marks St. Cecilia Music Center’s restart of live concerts with a live audience.

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