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Filmmaker Spotlight: Allison Riley (Open Projector Night Audience Vote Winner)

Submitted 03-03-2023 under NONPROFITS

Allison Riley talks about process and inspiration behind their film that won the audience vote at Open Projector Night.

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St. Cecilia Music Center brings back Bluegrass / Newgrass Folk Hero Sam Bush to Grand Rapids on March 10, 2023

Submitted 02-17-2023 under NONPROFITS

Sam Bush, well-known Mandolin artist and New Grass/Blue Grass legend, who has performed with many folk artists including Emmy Lou Harris, Leon Russell, Lyle Lovett, will be back in Grand Rapids at St. Cecilia Music Center to perform with his band on March 10, 2023, on the Acoustic Café Folk Series

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St. Cecilia Music Center brings the Emmet Cohen Trio to the Royce Auditorium on March 9, 2023, for the final Jazz Series Concert of the 2022/2023 Season

Submitted 02-17-2023 under NONPROFITS

“Thirty years old and one of the finest piano players to emerge in decades, Emmet Cohen, the Miami-born and New Jersey-raised musician is not just the poster man for contemporary jazz, breathing 2020s finesse onto early twentieth century swing, he is a supremely gifted and impassioned artist."

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Eight Men Celebrate One Year of Sobriety

Submitted 02-14-2023 under NONPROFITS

On January 17th, 2023, Guiding Light Recovery alumni Kyle, Tyler, Pat, Eric, Nick, Dennys, Scott and Kenan had a chance to formally celebrate reaching one year of sobriety.

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St. Cecilia Music Center brings Folk Singer / Songwriter Josh Ritter to the St. Cecilia Music Center Stage on March 2, 2023

Submitted 02-06-2023 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) brings dynamic folk singer/songwriter Josh Ritter to the Royce Auditorium stage on Thursday, March 2, 2023. Josh Ritter is known as one of the leading voices on the Americana stage with his prolific songwriting, deep impressive voice, and quick wit.

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City Connection: Mayor Bliss to be Joined by Wayne Jernberg, Grand Rapids Water System Manager

Submitted 02-03-2023 under NONPROFITS

Watch live on GRTV's Facebook page and YouTube channel beginning at 4:00pm on Monday, February 6

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Transfigure: A Lenten retreat in the Ignatian tradition

Submitted 02-01-2023 under NONPROFITS

Lenten themes of surrender, compassion and letting go will be explored through imaginative prayer, reflection, and small-group discussion.

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Above and Below the art of Mary Sayre

Submitted 02-01-2023 under NONPROFITS

Explore the intersection of art, water conservation, and ecological justice.

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55+ Series: Falling in Love with God

Submitted 02-01-2023 under NONPROFITS

Discover spiritual practices for your Lenten journey

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Powerful Art: Creating and Impacting Social Change

Submitted 02-01-2023 under NONPROFITS

Powerful Art: Creating and Impacting Social Change

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