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Local Music Review: “Softer Sticks” by Chain of Lakes


On Saturday, May 4th 2013, Grand Rapids MI band Chain of Lakes releases their newest album, “Softer Sticks”. Continue reading

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Remnants of Route 66; the Collage Art of Jewly Warren


The collage art of Jewly Warren depicts 50’s pop culture in an absurd mashup of surrealist slapstick americana Continue reading

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99 Acts of Revolution in 2012: #9 Write an Article


As part of my campaign to commit myself to 99 acts of revolution (big & small) in 2012, I find myself using the power of the written word to plant the seeds of change in fertile minds by writing an article about the protests against Rush Limbaugh on WOOD Radio in Grand Rapids MI. Continue reading

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99 Acts of Revolution in 2012: #4 Attend a lecture on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


As part of my New Year’s Resolution for 2012 I have been committed to performing 99 acts of Revolution (big and small) in an effort to make this world a better place to live in. My latest action was to attend at lecture on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to educate myself about the current state of affairs. Continue reading

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99 Acts of Revolution in 2012: #5 Attend a Campaign Event


As part of my project to commit 99 Acts of Revolution (big & small) in 2012, I took the opportunity to attend a campaign event when VP Joe Biden visited  American Seating Co in Grand Rapids, MI on February 1st, … Continue reading

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Calvin College hosts Norman Finkelstein on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict


Norman Finkelstein, author of “This time we went too far (truth and consequences of the Gaza invasion)” spoke this afternoon at the Covenant Fine Arts Center at Calvin College. Discussion centered on the evolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well as solutions to obtain peace Continue reading

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Pekich Park Concert Series; building a community through action


Pekich Park on Division St in Grand Rapids is definitely a landmark in the city of Grand Rapids. What was once just an ordinary street corner was recently turned into a “pocket park”by the city in an effort to improve the area while doing some much needed construction improvements at the intersection of Division and Oakes. Many people had high hopes for the area, which in recent years was suffering economically. Community members were actively working to turn the area’s bad reputation around. Continue reading

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