GRCC In the News, 1-22-14

The 2014 Festival of the Arts poster

Jan. 21, 2014; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Festival of the Arts officials on Tuesday unveiled the poster for this year’s event in downtown Grand Rapids.

… She (Dana Ziebarth) studied art at Grand Rapids Community College, Aquinas College, University of Michigan and Michigan State University. She also studied art history in Florence, Italy and attended master watercolor workshops in Florence, Paris, and Oxford University in England.

MLK Day Celebrations Held Nationwide

Jan. 21, 2014;

KING HOLIDAY celebrations to honor the life and legacy of slain civil rights leader MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. were in full force yesterday. Stations, musicians and dignitaries from coast to coast took part in a variety of activities; here is a snap shot.

… GRAND RAPIDS, MI Rap star CHUCK D, who co-founded the famed hip-hop group PUBLIC ENEMY, was the keynote speaker at GRAND RAPIDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE 28th Annual DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR Day Commemoration.

LaughFest 2014 adds 4 more acts

Jan. 22, 2014; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Four more shows and activities have been added to the 2014 Gilda’s LaughFest lineup.

… The Seriously Funny Family Adventure Challenge has been added to the Meijer Family Friendly Series. This free, fun-filled competition will send teams racing across downtown Grand Rapids, engaging in fun and exciting challenges that require quick thinking, fast acting and many laughs. It is designed for ages 12 and up, and all athletic abilities, or none at all. The event takes place March 16, with on-site registration beginning at noon at Grand Rapids Community Colleges Gerald R. Ford Fieldhouse. To pre-register, please visit

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