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Top Five Songs That Mention Michigan - The Awesome Mitten

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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April is Michigan Wine Month

Michigan wine drinkers rejoice!  Governor Rick Snyder has declared April “Michigan Wine Month,” so grab a glass, pop the cork on your favorite Michigan wine, and join us in celebrating! 

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Happy Hour in the Mitten with Nick Perez

I met up with Nick Perez on the first night of my second-ever visit to Traverse City.  Nick hosts The Awesome Mitten’s on his “super duper servers,” and contributes to

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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