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Comedy vs. Racism: Alonzo Bodden tackles modern day issues at Dr. Grins

Written by Eric Mitts | Thursday, 01 December 2016 10:35 |

If there’s one thing longtime stand-up comedian Alonzo Bodden knows, it’s the healing power of humor. From donating a kidney to his brother to confronting institutionalized racism onstage, Bodden is a big believer in laughter as medicine for those who are hurting in mind, body or soul.

Many will remember him best from his two seasons on NBC’s reality competition series Last Comic Standing, where he won the grand prize during season three back in 2004. 

Q&A: Kathy Bechtel, Gallery Manager at Frauenthal Center

Written by Marla R. Miller | Thursday, 01 December 2016 09:00 |

As the new gallery manager at the Frauenthal Center in Muskegon, Kathy Bechtel hopes to increase daily traffic to the historic theater and for special events. 

Send Off The Holidays With Broadway’s 'A Christmas Story'

Written by Marla R. Miller | Thursday, 01 December 2016 09:00 |

A musical rendition of “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out” is just one part of a nostalgic holiday treat coming to Grand Rapids in a big way.

BEHIND THE CAMERA: Ella Swift, Founder of Burly Mermaid Productions

Written by Justine Burdette | Thursday, 01 December 2016 09:00 |

A Michigan native, Ella Swift earned a masters in Irish literature with a specialty in dramatic literature, studying how folklore was used in early Irish theater. 

Poetry of Content Shines Spotlight on the Un-Abstract

Written by Justine Burdette | Thursday, 01 December 2016 09:00 |

A typical preview of an art exhibition might start out with a Cliffs Notes version of Art History 101 to set the scene.

Making A Mark: Signature Gallery annually supports local artists

Written by Jane Simons | Thursday, 01 December 2016 09:00 |

Holiday parades and pre-Black Friday sales signal the start of the holiday shopping season. But for people who seek locally made works of art, the opening of Signature Gallery in Kalamazoo is their sign.

Muskegon Museum of Art’s winter exhibits explore expressions of faith

Written by Marla R. Miller | Thursday, 01 December 2016 09:00 |

Their faces, rich with expressions of struggle, joy and faithful devotion, tell the story of an enduring human spirit without saying a word.

Oldies but Goodies: Grand Rapids’ vintage and used bookstores

Written by Elma Talundzic | Monday, 28 November 2016 11:01 |

There’s nothing quite like the charming atmosphere of an old bookstore. It’s difficult to walk in and not immediately feel a wave of comfort wash over you. 

A modern bookshop can’t replicate the vibes and many people say picking up an e-reader just doesn’t compare to the pages of a dusty, well-loved book. Here’s a small guide to get you started.

At first glance, the soft, subtly shifting hues in artist Mary Brodbeck’s Japanese woodblock prints take on the look of a painting. 
But there is a much more labor-intensive process that goes on behind-the-scenes, one that she explores in the documentary “Becoming Made.” It can take months to find the right imagery and inspiration, then sketch, carve, paint and create one print.

Local actress, comedian advocates for those who need theater the most

Written by Kayla Tucker | Thursday, 17 November 2016 12:53 |

If you perform theater or comedy in Grand Rapids and don’t know Eirann Betka, you may be missing out. 

The 30-year-old child at heart has a full schedule by choice, working as the outreach specialist at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, director of Comedy Outlet Mondays, and as a comedian and actress at Funny Girls.

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