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When Anja McCloskey came to town…


I met Anja McCloskey @ Mexicains Sans Frontieres on Wednesday Feb 16, 2011. This was the 3rd stop on a tour of the US that would take them through 8 states for 9 shows over the course of 9 days. The rest of the band was to meet them later in Chicago for this tour.

Even though McCloskey and her violinist Mike Kinney had driven over 1,000 miles in 3 days, they were excited to be in Grand Rapids to share their music with the eager crowd. Continue reading

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Unity Magazine’s AMERICAN ROOTS FEST @ Wealthy Theatre Friday Feb 25th


AMERICAN ROOTS FEST at the Wealthy Theatre is a new event being produced by Operation Resources Inc, a non-profit org in Grand Rapids. The operate Unity Magazine, of which my recent post was featured in. Their main goals are to promote unity among the different cultures and to offer opportunities for education to young people trying to better their lives
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interview with Chuck Nessa – Nessa Records


UPDATED on 12-23-2010: Click here for the vid Chuck Nessa (Nessa Records) interview by Hugo Claudin Living in Grand Rapids has given me many opportunities to meet some very interesting people. Lately I have had the pleasure of meeting several … Continue reading

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Scott and Jewly at the Eclectic Eye


Jewly and I were asked to exhibit our art at the Grand Opening of Eclectic Eye… a new repurposed, retro, vintage, and antique shop in GR… all kinds of crazy stuff will be on sale for 3 DAYS ONLY this … Continue reading

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Mark Helias rare solo performance in Grand Rapids


originally posted in the Rapidian Mark Helias, the renowned jazz double bassist from New Brunswick, New Jersey will be making a stop in Grand Rapids MI on Nov 7th at Mexicains Sans Frontieres. Known for his work with many jazz greats … Continue reading

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Picardo;the man, the image, & his world


this post was originally published in the Rapidian On Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, Thomas M Colley Law School will host caribbean born artist Erick Picardo and his art show Picardo; the man, the image, & his world.The reception is from 6-9pm, and will feature … Continue reading

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European Jazz Legends in Grand Rapids: Carl Ludwig Hubsch & Longrun Development of the Universe Trio


The experimentalist jazz pioneer Carl Ludwig Hubsch is bringing his Longrun Development of the Universe Trio to Mexicains Sans Frontieres on Tuesday November 2nd. Renowned for his unconventional style of playing on the tuba, Hubsch will perform his avant garde brand of sound art along with Mathias Schubert on tenor saxophone, and Wolter Wierbos on trombone. Continue reading

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