Not Too Much of a Good Thing: Meeting alcohol in the middle

Written by Jack Raymond | Wednesday, 27 February 2019 17:13 |

Prohibition — “the noble experiment” — was a complete, counterintuitive failure. The hooch got dirtier, the crime messier, the consumption higher. Even Congress, the arbiters of such bogus legislation, had their own bootlegger, “The Man in the Green Hat”, who snuck whiskey, moonshine, scotch and more to members of office. Surprise, it didn’t stick.

Sofía Ramírez Hernández: Great feats with small steps

Written by Eric Mitts | Wednesday, 27 February 2019 17:07 |
Q&A

An artist, educator and organizer, Sofía Ramírez Hernández shares her story through her work so that others won’t have to struggle the way she did. Hers is a story of immigration, identity definition and institutionalized discrimination.

Brandy Arnold: Conversing with the city

Written by Josh Veal | Wednesday, 27 February 2019 16:34 |
Q&A

It’s hard to keep track of how many ways Brandy Arnold is involved with making Grand Rapids a better place.

Eleanor Moreno: Talking, listening, doing

Written by Josh Veal | Wednesday, 27 February 2019 16:30 |
Q&A

Frankly, Eleanor Moreno’s story is colorful and eventful enough to be its own book, much less a magazine article. Organizer, activist, consultant, translator — Moreno can best be described as “heavily involved.”

Human Canvas: The story of a West Michigan bodypainter

Written by John Kissane | Wednesday, 27 February 2019 14:31 |

Liz Snyder needed money. A single mother, newly divorced, she cast around for options. She came across body painting at an Art Hop event. "You could do this," a friend nudged.

Celebrating the spirit of adventure and the art of film, Mountainfilm on Tour: Saugatuck continues to grow with a weekend of film screenings, art, music and family fun.

Cut to the Tissue: Maya Freelon takes crafty materials to new levels

Written by Jane Simons | Monday, 25 February 2019 15:39 |

On their own, sheets of tissue paper may not hold much visual appeal, but in the hands of Maya Freelon, individual pieces in varying colors and sizes become vibrant structures that tell a story.

Broad Strokes: West Michigan Symphony gets theatrical

Written by Marla Miller | Monday, 25 February 2019 15:33 |

This month, two accomplished Broadway performers are joining West Michigan Symphony for a night of Classic Broadway, featuring notable songs by some of Conductor Scott Speck’s favorite American composers. 

Lighting the Way: A light designer’s subtle work affects everything

Written by Kayla Sosa | Monday, 25 February 2019 15:18 |

Many moving parts work together to make a complete theatrical production, but one of the most subtle arts is the lighting. 

Family arguments are, for the most part, unavoidable. Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon, playing at Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids this month, portrays a small family dynamic that takes those arguments from zero to 100 in a matter of seconds. 

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