When Nardos Osterhart wanted to practice public speaking for her day job, she turned to unconventional training to help her master the art of delivery.
Whether it’s a duet or a mass protest, something incredible happens when human voices join together. The convergence of different ideas and expressions allows us to see, think and feel from a perspective far broader than our own. This is especially true in the world of poetry, where many are finding that collaboration both in and outside of the medium reveals a wealth of untapped potential.
The rocker, motivational speaker, writer and party king Andrew W.K. is coming to The Pyramid Scheme on April 24 to celebrate the venue's fourth anniversary.
If your date's a total mush-head but you're not, you might be in trouble. But as the saying goes, you can fake it until you make it and that's where we're here to help. If you are clueless in the romance department, expectations might already be low. Wow your date by taking them to one of these romantic dining locales.
Valentine's Day is just a sad reminder of what you already know. You're single, solo, alone, unattached. Basically a lone ranger in a sea of lovey dovey. But it doesn't have to be that way. Sure, businesses are ready for the influx of couples wanting to outdo each other in the romance category. And then there are some places that give you the perfect opportunity to flaunt your solo status.
When you think about it, 16 really isn't that sweet. Sure, you can drive, but there is all this pressure to fit in, mom and dad won't let you borrow the car and that guy from art class asked someone else to the winter dance. Just us? OK.
You can only stay indoors so long before cabin fever sets in. You can't escape the Michigan winter, so you might as well bundle up and have some fun outdoors. Our state takes winter activities seriously, too. There are 51 ski areas and resorts, with 6,500 miles of snow mobile trails and 3,000 miles of cross country skiing trails, according to Pure Michigan's website.
There was a time when we thought we'd never hear new music from Neutral Milk Hotel ever again. The critically acclaimed indie band disbanded shortly after the release of its successful album, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, which includes "Holland, 1945," No. 7 on Pitchfork's list of Top 200 Tracks from the 1990s.
LaughFest announced its 2015 headliners today, with more announcements to come as the festival draws near. Headlining LaughFest's fifth year is actor, late show host and comedian George Lopez. He will perform at DeVos Performance Hall March 15 at 8 p.m.
Lewis Black's The Rant is Due tour was so successful in 2014 that he's doing it all over again.
The Rant is Due: Part Deux (see what he did there?) kicks off in New York on Jan. 8 and comes to Grand Rapids April 24.
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