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Inside Track: Hagedorn brings art to the party

Whether it’s fashion, entrepreneurship, painting or cooking, Cynthia Hagedorn has done it all and continues to do so for the benefit of her community.

Broadway Grand Rapids director to retire

After over a decade of leadership, the executive director of Broadway Grand Rapids (BGR) is stepping down.

ArtPrize names 2021 winners

ArtPrize crowned the audio installation of Before You Go by Christian Reichle and Monica Pritchard the grand prize winner of the two-week event.

Lakeshore Art Festival publishes 2021 sustainability, economic impact reports

Muskegon’s Lakeshore Art Festival is celebrating a successful 2021 that brought the event national recognition.

Byrne’s mobile charging stations unite form and function at ArtPrize

A Rockford-based maker of power and data solutions is lending a hand to ArtPrize visitors who need to charge their devices with a mobile unit that is designed to be both useful and elegant.

Beer City Brewers Guild to host Brews at the Calder festival

A festival being held next month in downtown Grand Rapids will feature beer from more than 30 Grand Rapids breweries.

ArtPrize returns for 2021

After a year off because of the pandemic, ArtPrize is back from Sept. 16-Oct. 3.

Gun Lake Casino to celebrate expansion opening

Gun Lake Casino will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and celebration for the opening of Phase 4 of its expansion project at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17 in front of the south entrance of the casino, 1123 129th Ave. in Wayland.

Grand Rapids Symphony reaches two-year CBA

The Grand Rapids Symphony and the Grand Rapids Federation of Musicians Local 56 have agreed to a new two-year collective bargaining agreement (CBA), which is in place until 2023.

Blandford Nature Center to celebrate the life of late founder

Blandford Nature Center will be celebrating the life of its late founder Dr. Mary Jane Dockeray from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept. 8-11, at the center, 715 Hillburn Ave. NW in Grand Rapids.

ArtPrize returns to Meijer Gardens

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park will be one of the satellite venues hosting ArtPrize from Sept. 16-Oct. 3.

Cascade Township announces inaugural Cascade Heritage Day

Cascade Township will celebrate its history with the inaugural Cascade Heritage Day from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Kent District Library – Cascade Township Branch, 2870 Jacksmith Ave. SE.

Artists complete Muskegon Rails Project murals

Muskegon’s entrance on Seaway Drive now boasts four original, hand-painted murals on two rail bridges that previously were described as “eyesores.”

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre makes leadership changes

The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre announced changes within its leadership ranks.

Kendall College launches design academy for GRPS students

Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University will be offering Grand Rapids Public Schools students a new education program called Design Academy this fall at Southwest Middle/High School, 801 Oakland Ave. SW, Grand Rapids.

Nonprofit introduces students to ‘other’ aspects of theater

Two Grand Rapids theater enthusiasts want to ensure that children of color are exposed to all the career opportunities that allow a production to come alive on stage.

Sperry’s Moviehouse dedicates Sundays for vaccinated guests

Sperry’s Moviehouse in downtown Holland is reserving Sundays for vaccinated moviegoers.

Beers at the Bridge returns to Ada

Beers at the Bridge is scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Ada Covered Bridge/Leonard Field, 7490 Thornapple River Drive SE.

Cannabis company unveils mural honoring Muskegon

Sozo, a Michigan-based cannabis dispensary and cultivation company, unveiled a 120-footlong painted mural at its new Muskegon cannabis store, 580 W. Hackley Ave.

Grand Rapids School of Dance hosting open house

The Grand Rapids School of Dance will be hosting its open house from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 28-29 at 2401 Camelot Court SE, Suite D in Grand Rapids.

Gun Lake Casino unveils online sportsbook

Through a partnership with Parx Casino, Gun Lake Casino launched its online sportsbook in Michigan on the Kambi platform.

Gun Lake Tribe reveals $7.2 million spring revenue payment

The Gun Lake Tribe has distributed a total of $7,289,991 in its spring revenue sharing payments to state and local governments, which was calculated from electronic gaming revenues reported from October 1, 2020 to March 31.

Gun Lake awards employees quarterly bonuses

Gun Lake Casino said is awarding over $704,000 in quarterly bonuses to its team members in July.

Video game startup merges genres

Whether it is a classic arcade game or the more intricate Minecraft, video games always have been a staple everywhere from grocery stores to living rooms.

West Michigan hospitality industry at a turning point

The hospitality and entertainment industries were arguably the most affected industries in the country during the heart of the pandemic, but for Doug Small, president of Experience Grand Rapids, there is a sense of recovery currently taking place.