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Top 10 Songs That Mention Michigan

Our “Top Five Songs That Mention Michigan” has been a popular article for some time here at Awesome Mitten–and a popular topic of debate.  So when our friends over at

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Happy Hour in the Mitten with Rick Muschiana

On the eve of final voting for BeerCity USA 2013–a title Grand Rapids would win outright–I went to visit Awesome Mitten favorite, Brewery Vivant to chat with their Abbott of Beer, Rick Muschiana.

Music Spotlight: Chit Chat

There has been a notable absence of real rock and roll bands in recent years.  It’s as if, in fear of sounding like bro rock (such as Nickelback), musicians have

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Habitat for Humanity Detroit Red Carpet Bash

Love movies?  Plan on watching the Academy Awards?  This year, indulge yourself in a little glamour while supporting a great cause. On February 24th, Habitat for Humanity hosts its annual

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Green Dot Stables

I have just returned from Detroit, where I have seen something I cannot un-see. As a resident of Grand Rapids, I have long thought of my city as home to

The Awesome Mitten - Detroit Beer Festival 2012

Detroit Beer Festival 2012

With the World Series making its return to Detroit two weekends ago, the city’s beer taps flowed relentlessly.  Even with all the baseball-related festivities, it’s hard to imagine anywhere poured

Best Record Stores In Michigan - The Awesome Mitten

The Best Local Record Stores in Michigan

There are things a person can do without—Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, the ability to take panoramic photographs with your phone—but regular trips to record stores are not one of them.

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5 Tips on Enjoying ArtPrize

On Tuesday, the day before ArtPrize was set to begin, I decided to enjoy my last unencumbered stroll through downtown Grand Rapids until October.  The afternoon was the coldest day in recent



The calendar has turned to August, the mercury has stopped rising above 90 degrees, and the Back to School sales have hit stores; these are all signs that point to