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Learning from students
By Terri Finch Hamilton

Eight college students. Eight compelling stories.
As West Michigan college students return to class this month, some stand out. Adversity? They overcome it. Creativity? They’re all over it. Making a difference? They’ve got this. Lessons? Take a look.
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Fall arts preview
Compiled by Moriah Gilbert

Fall is the kickoff for a new season of entertainment in Grand Rapids, including dance, theater, music and more. Here’s your guide to the 2014-15 season, presented by the area’s performing arts organizations and colleges and universities.

   
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Nutcracker revamped
By Terri Finch Hamilton 

Grand Rapids Ballet is working on an all-new production of “The Nutcracker” — designed by GR native Chris Van Allsburg.

 

 

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Perfect pairings
By Marty Primeau

Going into year six, the world’s largest art prize event continues to grow and flourish.

 

 

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Passionate about local produce
By Lauren Carlson 

Thanks to an urban farming movement, Grand Rapidians have numerous resources for fresh and organic fruits, veggies and more.

 

 

 
   
 

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