Stateside's conversation with John Sinkevics, editor and publisher of Local Spins.
Each month, Stateside checks in with John Sinkevics, the editor and publisher ofLocal Spins, a site that covers West Michigan’s music scene. Sinkevics discusses new artists, their backstories and what makes their music great.
Stateside’s conversation with John Sinkevics, editor and publisher of localspins.com.
Summer has been full of music festivals in Michigan, many of them showcasing regional and local Michigan artists.
Local SpinsEditor and Publisher John Sinkevics told Stateside about groups in West Michigan. He exploredan indie rock group’s new EP, a jazz organ trio’s Beatles cover songs, and Jim Shaneberger’s blues rock band.
This week Michigan Radio is airing a series called Community Vibe. We’re showcasing one interesting thing about different towns across the state.
Today we’ll visit the neighboring communities of Saugatuck and Douglas. They’re artsy, waterfront resort towns in West Michigan. Although Saugatuck-Douglas sits in what’s known to be the Bible belt of the state, it’s also home to a vacation destination to a large gay community. Michigan Radio’s Emily Fox reports on how Saugatuck-Douglas became the gay resort of the Midwest.
Esther Fifelski, Sister Noella Poinsette and Ruben Martinez tell us about West Michigan's Hispanic heritage
The city of Holland in West Michigan has certainly made its Dutch heritage known. If the name alone isn’t enough for you, the city has held an annual Tulip Time Festival, celebrating all things Dutch for the last 86 years.
But there’s a sizeable Hispanic community in Holland. The latest census numbers indicate Hispanics make up 23% of the city’s population.
Michigan’s economy is changing, and our state’s investment culture must change along with it. As we work to diversify by stimulating entrepreneurship, innovation and talent attraction, among many other things, more Michigan residents with money to invest must learn to see that betting on new local businesses is worthwhile, even if the potential for them to fail is high.
Using music to bring communities together and to help children discover music – that's the idea behind a new foundation called Walk The Beat.
There's a big event coming up Saturday in Grand Haven, Spring Lake, and Ferrysburg to help launch the foundation.
Musician and songwriter David Palmer is the founder of the Walk The Beat Foundation.
He says the goal of the foundation is to get kids involved with music, which leads to its slogan: "Teaching the Rhythm of Life."
On August 16 from noon to 5 p.m., each one of the three cities will have open houses featuring local musicians and businesses. Visitors are welcome to go from location to location and experience different types of music.