The grass-roots nonprofit group will host a Teen Poetry Slam at the Kentwood library on Thursday, followed by a fundraising masquerade party to help make a difference in youths’ lives. Learn the story behind The Diatribe and its inspiring work to showcase student creativity in the Grand Rapids area.
Returning to his native Michigan recently after four years in Arizona, Matt Marn has written for online music and arts magazines, including YabYum Music and Arts and AZCulture.com. Marn also wrote for Benevilla, a local nonprofit organization, helping spotlight volunteers and programs for the organization. A guitarist who holds a journalism degree from Grand Valley State University, Marn focuses on the stories of artists and venues along Lake Michigan.
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After a Western tour, the band’s album-release shows in Kalamazoo and Muskegon on Thursday and Friday nights were exuberant displays featuring guests such as The Crane Wives and Rick Chyme. Read the recaps, browse the photo galleries and check out the video of a special on-stage pairing of The Crane Wives and Accidentals.