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Students come together in creative space to celebrate Black culture

Submitted 12-10-2015 under NEWS

Students lead initiative to create space to overcome anti-Blackness in academic settings held their first event last night at Kent District Library in Kentwood.

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Embellish Family in Chicago this Holiday Weekend

Submitted 11-23-2015 under NONPROFITS

Introducing Embellish to the community, including our history, outreach programs, personnel data, and an opportunity to see Embellish in concert on Friday, November 27th, in Chicago.

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Co-op bookstore to join Avenue for the Arts this November

Submitted 11-10-2015 under NEWS

Bombadil Books, opening November 11, will offer binding and restoration services, community events and a quarterly magazine. Co-owners Danielle Alexander and Tim Albon aim to create "a home away from home for creatives and literary-minded people."

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The Rapidian to highlight #ThePeopleofGrandRapids in photo series

Submitted 10-20-2015 under VOICES

My local photo series called #ThePeopleOfGrandRapids will be shared with our community here on The Rapidian. In the series I set out intending to bring perspective, wisdom and insight from those I don't know.

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St. Cecilia sends buskers to ArtPrize

Submitted 09-30-2015 under NEWS

St. Cecilia Music Center is sending out buskers who have entered ArtPrize as performers to show connections between the performing and visual arts.

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Grand Rapids Community Media Center announces new leadership

Submitted 09-02-2015 under NONPROFITS

After a search that included a pool of over 70 applicants, the CMC has selected Linda Gellasch to continue the legacy of inclusive access and free speech with her role as our new Executive Director.

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East Hill resident seeks to increase female presence in bike culture

Submitted 09-01-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Bike enthusiast Johannah Jelks wants to bring more women into the Grand Rapids bike culture through her campaign, She Rides Her Own Way. The final product will help to link bikers, retail and nonprofits together through advocacy and promotions.

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Spreading the Woosah: one print at a time

Submitted 08-25-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Erica Lang, artist and founder of Woosah Apparel and Print Shop talks about the development of her art, business and new shop space on Division Avenue.

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Local lawyer to focus on ever-changing business aspects of marijuana law

Submitted 08-24-2015 under NEWS

In response to confusion regarding fluctuating marijuana laws in Michigan and around the country, attorney Robert Hendricks plans on launching a law practice dedicated to providing legal counsel for future marijuana business ventures.

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Colorful, subtle, quirky: Arthur's Plaid Pants illustrator shares story of turning art into business

Submitted 08-13-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Jen Husted-Goss, owner and illustrator of Arthur's Plaid Pants, gets inspiration for her work from the '80s and pop culture, and stays local by working with Michigan made paper and a Grand Rapids printing company.

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