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Style Profile: Aleka C. Thrash, Lifestyle & Beauty Blogger

Written by Missy Black | Wednesday, 01 March 2017 12:14 |

It’s always a good hair day for Aleka C. Thrash. The 33-year-old Grand Rapids native went to Cornerstone University and is a natural hair enthusiast. She hosts hair care workshops and uses the platform to help others overcome insecurities and find confidence. 

Style Profile: Alyssa McElheny, Lamb Bride Shopkeeper & Wedding Photographer

Written by Missy Black | Wednesday, 01 March 2017 11:35 |

Alyssa McElheny loves an eclectically, boldly dressed woman. That’s probably because she is one. She started wedding photography six years ago and now outfits the betrothed, because she likes “to push brides outside of that normal idea of what a wedding should be.” 

Style Profile: Kev Couture, Celebrity Stylist

Written by Missy Black | Wednesday, 01 March 2017 11:29 |

You will never see Kev Couture in ripped jeans. He attended the International Academy of Design and Technology with an emphasis in fashion merchandising and now styles celebrities for events like the Grammys, Oscars, Screen Actors Guild Awards and Golden Globes. 

Style Profile: Ashley Triêu, Clothing Designer

Written by Missy Black and Audria Larsen | Wednesday, 01 March 2017 11:16 |

Ashley Triêu is the mastermind behind Iconoclasp, a collection of hand-picked vintage and handmade original clothing and accessories for the rebellious and bold. It’s a one-woman shop “inspired by the spirit of past eras” with a big-city vibe that transcends its small-town origins both in style and reach. 

Live from Grand Rapids, it’s Tonight Tonight!

Written by Eric Mitts | Wednesday, 01 March 2017 10:59 |

Grand Rapids finally has its very own live, late-night talk show. Tonight Tonight premiered at The Holiday Bar, back in August 2016, created by local comedians Andy Bledsoe and Stu McCallister. The show features guests such as Mayor Rosalynn Bliss, Eric Zane and rotating local comedians.

Humor in Numbers: Funny Girls creates comedy by women, for everyone

Written by Eric Mitts | Wednesday, 01 March 2017 10:55 |

There was a time, only a few years ago, when the Grand Rapids Improv Festival didn’t have a single all-female group in its lineup.

Taking note, a group of women came together in 2015 to fill that void with Funny Girls, a mixed-media collective of female-identifying comedians, writers, bloggers, vloggers and more.

The 2017 Eclipse Awards Gear Up to Honor Local Talent

Written by Josh Spanninga | Wednesday, 01 March 2017 10:16 |

With so many of Michigan’s local, independent filmmakers’ sweat and toil to bring their films to life, they deserve a fancy, red-carpet awards ceremony to celebrate their creations. 

While big studios continue to pour millions into each of their films, there’s another style of film that has kept a steady presence in the shadow of big blockbusters: micro-budget films.  

The Public Media Network (PMN) of Kalamazoo hopes to take this uniquely frugal style of filmmaking and put it in the limelight with the third annual North By Midwest Micro-Budget Film Festival. 

Just Kidding: Laughfest show puts a child’s wild imagination onstage

Written by Kayla Tucker | Wednesday, 01 March 2017 09:00 |

Adult comics will bring kids’ imaginations to life with a free show at this year’s Gilda’s Laughfest. This is the second annual show directed by local comedian Amy Gascon, who performs in various comedy and improv groups in Grand Rapids.

Jason Potgieter’s passion for puppeteering will come in handy for Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher.

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