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On Saturdays and Tuesdays now through December 29, learn about the history of beer, and get samples at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

God Save My Shoes is the first documentary film to explore the intimate relationship women have with their shoes.
To understand how shoes have come to hold such a pivotal place in pop culture, sexuality, and women’s lives, God Save My Shoes turned to many of those who play a role in the global shoe phenomenon: extreme shoe lovers, fashion historians and editors, psychologists, sex experts, shoe fetishists, and star designers Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Walter Steiger, Pierre Hardy, Bruno Frisoni, and Robert Clergerie, along with such celebrities as Fergie, Kelly Rowland, and Dita Von Teese.
With its psychological, sociocultural, and erotic take—from ancient elevated soles to today’s skyscraping stilettos, from Marilyn Monroe to Sex & the City—God Save My Shoes brings an offbeat and captivating answer to the universally puzzling relationship between women and their shoes.

Experience Grand Rapids and the Kent County Lodging Association (KCLA) announced the 2012 winners of the Fifth Annual WAVE Awards–a program that recognizes outstanding service providers in the Grand Rapids and Kent County hospitality industry.


Cue the lights! The performers! The music! The production is about it open! Everyone is ready for this grand event honoring one of the Grand Rapids' greatest treasures Jean Enright. The only thing missing is you...

The Let Their Voice Be Heard Girls Choral Academy Benefit Gala acknowledges Jean's many contributions to the area, her giving spirit, her delightful sense of being, and her outstanding philanthropic efforts. At this year's benefit we will award Jean the 2012 Giving Girls a Voice Achievement Award. The benefit will be held on November 7 at 7 p.m. at the University Club of Grand Rapids. The evening sparkles with entertainment by Creative Edge Productions featuring Larry Young, Kelly Carey, and CiCi Gramer in the show Broadway Our Way.

The gala begins with a private gathering for sponsors, followed by dinner and the show, and culminates in an elegant reception, meet and greet, and indulgent desserts.
Touching and transforming lives, Girls Choral Academy is serving more than seven hundred fifty West Michigan children this year. Using music to make a difference, girls and boys are growing in self-esteem and self-confidence, honing musical skills and enriching math and reading competencies.

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