Dark Horse Music Festival Debuts E-mail
Michigan’s own Kyle Jennings will headline a major country music event that he organized on Saturday, August 12 at the Arcadia Festival site in downtown Kalamazoo. The Dark Horse Music Festival will feature a full day of high-power, independent country performances and surprise guest appearances.

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Guide to East Grand Rapids E-mail
East Grand Rapids' early fame goes back to the late 19th century when it served as a popular summertime day trip destination for the residents of Grand Rapids. For decades, city dwellers took a streetcar down Wealthy SE to escape the heat and boredom of the urban neighborhoods for the chance to cool off and have some fun on the banks of Reeds Lake.

East Grand Rapids Guide

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Integrated Architecture Makes Its Mark on the GR Landscape E-mail
Cruise along I-96 near Cascade Road and one will see an unmistakable sight overlooking the highway: a building whose massive concrete walls appear to be falling down. Surrounded by twenty foot high metal palm trees and fronted by a large cathedral-silo, the uniquely designed building houses the headquarters of Grand Rapids-based Integrated Architecture.

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Guide to Monroe Ave & Belknap E-mail
The energy behind downtown's rebirth is not just limited to the heart of the city; it's also beginning to make its way into the Belknap-Monroe area located just to the north. Bordered by the Grand River to the west, Leonard Street on the north and College and Crescent to east and south, the neighborhood is home to three unique sections: the Monroe Ave corridor, Pill Hill and Belknap Lookout.

Monroe Ave & Belknap Guide

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Belly Dancing a Mezze Tradition E-mail
Every Wednesday and Thursday evening, Mezze offers a colorful and energetic taste of Mediterranean culture. Located next door to San Chez Bistro on West Fulton, the cafe and cabaret hosts authentic belly dancing shows from two area dance troupes, the Gharba Grha Dancers and the Laura Armenta Studio.

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Grand Haven Ready for Coast Guard Festival E-mail
The annual festival to honor the United States Coast Guard is set to kick off this weekend in Grand Haven. The city’s largest event will feature a carnival, parades, fireworks, ship tours and entertainment throughout the beachfront and downtown beginning July 28.

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Guide to Heritage Hill E-mail
Heritage Hill is a testament to what concerned citizens can accomplish when they band together. One of the largest historic districts in the nation comprised of 1,300 homes dating back to 1848, the neighborhood faced severe danger of being destroyed by urban renewal. After stopping the wreckingballs at the district's boundary and setting a precedent for historic preservation in the U.S., Heritage Hill has been extensively restored to its original glory.

Heritage Hill Guide

 
WYCE 88.1 Welcomes New Station Manager E-mail
The Grand Rapids Community Media Center announced that it has selected Kevin Murphy as manager for its WYCE-FM 88.1 radio station. Locally based and operated, the community station features an eclectic music format programmed by more than 75 volunteers.

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