Arts & More

Poetry
12:00 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Poet Deborah Gang examines technology and family life in her work

Deborah Gang reading from one of her poems in WMUK's Studio B.
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Bell’s Brewery will host the New Issues Annual Poetry Celebration this Sunday. The event will feature local poetry readings, a performance by Whiskey Before Breakfast, and an auction—all part of an effort to keep New Issues Press afloat through the Herbert Scott Legacy Fund. Deborah Gang is one of about ten poets who will read at the celebration. Here’s her poem “Life Before Google”:

We never settled any argument

because the unabridged dictionary

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Arts & More
12:00 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Hundreds of horses and riders compete in the Richland Park Horse Trials

Credit Richland Park

This weekend 500 horses and riders will compete in the 11th annual Richland Park Horse Trials. Bob and Kay Willmarth started dreaming about hosting a horse trial more than 20 years ago. After the Willmarth's finished acquiring some 400 acres of farm land in Richland, they worked with a top designer to create their cross country course.

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Local Authors
12:00 am
Mon August 20, 2012

George Dila's "Nothing More to Tell" makes human beings out of anti-heroes

An interview with the author

George Dila says he loves his characters, even though they may be hard to love sometimes. 

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Local Music
12:00 am
Thu August 16, 2012

City Lights Music Festival to show off diversity of electronic music

On Friday and Saturday, Grand Rapids will host the second annual City Lights Music Festival. The festival will bring in a few electronic dance musicians from across the country and a ton of Grand Rapids talent.

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Local Music
12:00 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Songs Against Slavery benefit concert raises awareness about human trafficking

Grace Theisen (left) and Hannah Doan (right) in the WMUK studio.
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

This Thursday night, singer/songwriters Grace Theisen and Hannah Doan will use their music to help victims of human trafficking through Songs Against Slavery. The event’s goal is to raise awareness about human trafficking in the U.S. and fundraise for The Daughter Project, a safe house for victims.

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