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For over 25 years the Community Media Center has acquired and maintained technology tools, media services and community venues to benefit the Grand Rapids community. Explore this site to discover how CMC's television, radio, IT, education and live theatre resources are here to help you.

Top Ten Reasons Why It's Better Here

Last Van Andel Arena ticket I bought: a Tool concert, scheduled for September 11, 2001.  

Seven years later, I got tickets to another show at Van Andel Arena: Tom Petty, May 30.  

No evil-doers struck, no catastrophe occurred.  Well, I did bump into Corey Ruffinwhile walking to the show.

The Tom Petty concert was excellent, I’m sure.  Couldn’t say from where I sat.  Seats weren't bad; it's just a lot of real estate.  Seemed like people up front were having fun.

All due respect to arenas, amphitheaters, coliseums, stadiums and other small cities...

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5/31 Dance Benefit For Kids Food Basket

Congratulations to local dance school The Moving Company for raising over $3,000 for Kid's Food Basket at the "Dancing To Make A Difference" event, on Saturday, May 31, at Wealthy Theatre!

The event featured a collaborative of many local dancers, from Grand Rapids to Ann Arbor, and it was a blast.  

The picture (right) illustrates the most creative use of intermission yet this year - a group of Salsa dance teachers waited in the Main Lobby with music playing, and as attendees exited Peter Wege Auditorium, they got to join the fun as partners...

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The Hispanic Flamenco Ballet: April 29, 2008

Today, Wealthy Theatre played host to a unique educational opportunity, for numerous West Michigan public schools: The Hispanic Flamenco Ballet Company graced our stage, with a series of performances for students who came from as far away as Whitehall.

Performances featured pieces representing nearly every form of Hispanic, Latino and Caribbean dance. The performers concluded each session with an interactive piece, inviting some students and teachers onstage with them.

The dancers performed to live music, performed by members...

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Effective April 21st 2008, the URL's for two of our client applications has changed. Clients using the CMC's dbEditor should now go to to login. The old URL will still work for CMC clients until Friday, April 25th. There is a link on that page directing individuals to the new URL.  

Also, for clients hosting their websites with the CMC, the URL for accessing website statistics has been changed. The new URL is Please change to...

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Grand Rapids Women's Chorus Website Launch

The CMC IT department is proud to announce the launch of the new website for the Grand Rapids Women's Chorus.

The new site includes features like online ticket sales, cd track listings with the ability to listen to excerpts from select tracks, a custom director's blog, as well as a members only section which includes a private calendar system, custom message boards, and more, all accomplished using the CMC's content management system.

Head over to the site today to learn of the awesome things the chorus is doing, and while you're there pick...

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