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Outside the Lines is putting on its inaugural auction - a competition for nonartists - one week from now, and event coordinator Kendra Herington previews the event.
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About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with producer and host Linda Gellasch, along with Denise Cheng. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on social change and community support, examines media and free speech issues, and takes a look at the behind-the-scenes of Rapidian reporting. You can catch it on air at noon every Friday on WYCE 88.1 FM or streaming on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center Website.

Past Catalyst Radio episodes are archived on The Rapidian.

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 harebrained idea among friends turned into a public art event to benefit the Kendall Youth Scholarship Fund in just a couple of months.

The song this week is "Sheila" by the Ron Keely Band, a local band performing at the Outside the Lines event at Sazerac Lounge.



Hearst Magazines held competition to decipher elusive print sales
While tools such as Google Analytics have been embraced by news outlets and practically every group with a web presence to understand what audiences react to, there has not been an equivalent in print. Heart Magazines recently held a competition, calling for an analytics for print media that would help print publishers reduce the cost of print by maximizing sales or reducing distribution by taking the guesswork out of it.

Wikipedia celebrates its decade anniversary
Nonprofit Wikipedia began ten years ago, and since then, it has initiated many projects to improve its standing in academic communities and with the public. Fifty-three percent of American Internet users refer to Wikipedia, which is the fifth most trafficked site on the Internet.
[More: Wired, Pew, Wikipedia]

Gizmodo has heavy focus on illustrations to convey stories
Technology information outlet Gizmodo has invested steadily in original artwork to accompany its news stories. The Nieman Lab reports that Gizmodo has taken this as an audience engagement, branding and cost-effective approach.
[More: Nieman Lab]

"I can read you like a book" takes on literal meaning
Good Magazine reports that last November, the Toronto Public Library made a go at its first human library, a one-day program where library patrons could check out human subjects with fascinating backgrounds from all five branches. Patrons could borrow volunteers for 30-minute blocks to peruse them for stories from their lives.
[More: Good Magazine, Toronto Public Library]



Artist debuts mixed media collection at Mustache Gallery
7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 21 at Mustache Gallery (120 S. Division #124)
Mustache Gallery is hosting the opening reception for Untitled places, a photo show by local artist Jake Richardson. Richardson's mixed media prints combine digital photography, non-traditional printing processes and hand painted elements.

GRPL programs a marathon history day
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 22 at Grand Rapids Public Library (111 Library NE)
The library is hosting a day-long event made up of six programs exploring various aspects of Grand Rapids history. Presented by area historians and members of historical and cultural organizations, topics are varied and reflect the unique heritage of West Michigan. Topics include Ramona Park, Heritage Hill History, Transportation in early Grand Rapids, Michigan experiences in the Civil War, Local Civil War treasures and Grand Rapids as a suffrage center.

Voting for bands in local music awards ends this weekend
Voting for The Jammies is coming to a close on Sunday, Jan. 23. This WYCE affair celebrates local music and culminates in an award ceremony and music show on Feb. 15 at The Intersection. From now till Sunday, music aficionados can still vote for their favorite bands and releases of 2010.

Civic Theatre stages new adaptation of Diary of Anne Frank
On stage at Civic Theatre is The Diary of Anne Frank, a new adaptation incorporating the story of Holocaust survivors paired with newly discovered writings from Frank. The show runs through the end of January.

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