GRCC In the News, 6-12-14

GRCC construction certificate programs wins state award

June 10, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A Grand Rapids Community College construction certificate program has been recognized by a statewide workforce development agency for creating skilled workers in an in-demand field.

Grand Rapids to hold “maker faire”

June 11, 2014; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) – Grand Rapids is going to have its own “Maker Faire”.

… The Grand Rapids event is being organized by the GR Makers, The Geek Group, Grand Rapids Community College, Genesis, Inc., and the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

‘Hell’s Kitchen’ Chef Rock Harper talks reality TV, food and community outreach at Downtown Market

June 11, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Sixteen-year-old John Lipscomb, an aspiring chef, listened carefully Wednesday, June 11, as the third season winner of the TV show Hells Kitchen shared his journey into the culinary spotlight at the Downtown Market.

… “I thought he was very inspiring,” said Rachel Berg, a culinary student at Grand Rapids Community College. ” I came to hear about his education and his journey.”

American Idol Maurice Townsend to entertain at LINC Rock the Block party

June 11, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The Madison Square neighborhood is adding an American Idol and culinary competition to its growing Rock the Block event.
Grand Rapids native and recent American Idol contestant Maurice Townsend will headline the live entertainment lineup, while the LINC BBQ Challenge will debut and feature eight contestants vying for the title of grill master and a $1,500 grand prize.

(Article doesn’t mention it, but Maurice Townsend is a former GRCC student.)

BWW Reviews: From Everything to Nothing: GREY GARDENS the Musical (Actors’ Theatre)

June 11, 2014;

The offbeat and somewhat perplexing musical Grey Gardens acts as a pseudo-documentary of the rise and fall of the reclusive mother/daughter duo of “Big” Edith Bouvier Beale and “Little” Edith Bouvier Beale. Aunt and cousin, respectively, of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the story follows their lives from high society to abject poverty, living in a decomposing mansion overrun with flea-infested cats.

… Book by Doug Wright; music by Scott Frankel and lyrics by Michael Korie; based on the film Grey Gardens by David Maysles, Albert Maysles, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Mayer and Susan Froemke; directed by Fred Sebulsky; music direction by Michael Shansky; choreography by Erin Kacos. Presented by Grand Rapids Actors’ Theatre at the GRCC Spectrum Theater; (616) 234-3946. Through June 14th. All shows begin at 8pm.