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Pure Michigan Statewide Sing-along premiers

Rob Bliss & Jeff Barrett, creators of the fantastic Grand Rapids lip dub video premiered their Pure Michigan Statewide Sing-along at halftime of the Lions game on Sunday. It was filmed in 50 Michigan cities in 7 days. It's a pretty cool travelogue…
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Top Michigan Viral Videos for 2011

Mark W. Smith of the Freep picked his Top Viral Videos of 2011 from YouTube. While there's a number of nationwide hits, he highlighted a few Michigan ones. We featured Chrysler's Super Bowl ad smash Imported from Detroit (starring Eminem)…
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Michigan in the Electric Forest: DJ SuperDre

With Electric Forest (June 30 - July 3) just around the corner, Absolute Michigan is talking to the Michigan artists that are going to help make it happen. Click for more Electric Forest interviews. DJ SuperDre by TerryJohnston We recently…
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The Amazing Grand Rapids American Pie Lip Dub by Rob Bliss

I don't know what else you can say but bravo? Produced by Rob Bliss, this is the best 10 minutes you'll spend online today I expect. You might also enjoy The Making of the Grand Rapids Lip Dub by Michigan Radio. UPDATE: Roger Ebert posts…
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Driving Michigan: Jeremy Kosmicki of Founders Brewing Company

In our latest Driving Michigan episode, we visited Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids and got a tour from head brewer Jeremy Kosmicki. Click the 320p at the bottom right and choose 720p HD for the best quality or watch on YouTube. Driving…
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Celebrating 100 Years at the Wealthy Theatre

The Wealthy Theatre in Grand Rapids turns 100 this year. Located at 1130 Wealthy Street, the theater was constructed in 1911 for vaudeville and live theater, later becoming a neighborhood movie house. During World War I, the Wealthy served…
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Grand Rapids LaughFest ~ March 10-20, 2011

The first-ever Grand Rapids LaughFest kicks off this Thursday (March 10) in Grand Rapids. The city-wide festival runs March 10-20, 2011 and is presented by Gilda's Club Grand Rapids, an independent branch of Gilda's Club Worldwide. The organization…
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ArtPrize 2011 ~ September 21 through October 9, 2011

Cavalry by pairadocsArtPrize, the radically open, radically cool art competition that awards the world's largest art prize has issued their call for ArtPrize 2011 artists. The wildly successful event will return to Grand Rapids September 21…
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A Passion for Pints at HopCat in Grand Rapids

HopCat by pentax hammer (gary syrba)In recent years, Grand Rapids has become a beer mecca. One of those leading that charge is HopCat, recently named as one of the best places on Planet Earth to belly up and grab a pint! BeerAdvocate named them…
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Michigan Ghost Stories: The Ada Witch

The Ada Witch by farlane The Ada Witch by Amberrose Hammond from Michigan's Otherside explains: The legend says a woman during the 1800's had been cheating on her husband. She would sneak off into the night to meet her lover. Her husband…
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2010 ArtPrize Winner: Cavalry, American Officers, 1921 by Chris LaPorte

The winners of ArtPrize 2010 were announced last night in Grand Rapids. Grand Rapids resident Chris LaPorte took top honors and $250,000 for his work Cavalry, American Officers, 1921, a phenomenally detailed work in pencil. Svelata by Mia…