Station Contest

Contests
12:35 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Win a pair of tickets to Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park*

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Avenue NE 
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is one of the nation’s most significant sculpture and botanic experiences. Meijer Gardens includes Michigan’s largest tropical conservatory; five indoor theme gardens; outdoor gardens, nature trails and boardwalk, sculpture galleries; library; cafe and gift shop.

The permanent sculpture collection features more than 180 works, including important works from Auguste Rodin and Edgar Degas, to Henry Moore and Alexander Calder, to Mark di Suvero and Andy Goldsworthy. Works are sited in both interior settings such as the conservatories as well as featured outdoors across the gardens and grounds. The greatest concentration of work is featured in a 30-acre sculpture park, which hosts both colossal and more traditional scale works sensitively sited in a natural environment. 

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Contests
10:01 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Win a pair of tickets to NPR’s “Ask Me Another”

NPR’s “Ask Me Another”| part of Ann Arbor Summer Festival

June 26, 8 pm
Power Center, Ann Arbor

121 Fletcher Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Ann Arbor word nerds, unite! Rambunctious and hilarious, NPR’s Ask Me Another blends your local pub’s trivia night with brainteasers, sketch comedy, and live music. Flex your intellect and laugh out loud as host Ophira Eisenberg and house musician Jonathan Coulton question puzzle gurus, audience members, and special mystery guests with personalized trivia during a live recording session at the Power Center. The program airs locally on Michigan Radio, Saturdays at 4pm.

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Contests
11:07 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Win a pair of tickets to: MOMIX: Botanica

MOMIX: Botanica | part of Ann Arbor Summer Festival
June 21, 8 pm
Power Center, Ann Arbor

121 Fletcher Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

For 20 years, MOMIX has been celebrated for its ability to conjure up surrealistic worlds through breathtaking imagery, athletic dance, elaborate costumes, puppetry, projections, and riveting musical scores. These spectacular dancer-illusionists return to the festival to dazzle audiences in Botanica, a seamless celebration of nature’s changing forms set to a score ranging from birdsong to Vivaldi.

This is dance at its most organic and inventive. Returning for the company’s third Ann Arbor Summer Festival appearance, experiencing Botanica, the seasons will never be the same.

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Contests
10:42 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Win a pair of tickets to Michigan Modern: Design That Shaped America

Michigan Modern: Design That Shaped America
Now through August 24
Grand Rapids Art Museum

Grand Rapids Art Museum
101 Monroe Center NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

When Michigan’s industry and design intertwined, Michigan became an epicenter of modern design, with visionaries statewide turning from the simple generation of products to design that rippled throughout the country.

Detroit’s automobile manufacturers styled automobiles synonymous with the American dream. The state’s furniture designers revolutionized the look of the American office and home. Michigan architects Albert Kahn, Eero Saarinen, and Minoru Yamasaki defined an era. Michigan’s industry, prosperity, and educational institutions attracted the design talent that formed the foundation for modern American design.

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Contests
5:46 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Michigan Radio selects winners of story-writing contest

Update: May 28, 2014

The one-minute story-writing contest will be featured on Stateside. Listen to the audio by clicking the link above. 

Michigan Radio has selected the winners of the station’s Great Michigan Read “One Minute” story-writing contest. The theme for the contest was “Hidden branches of your family tree: Unexpected stories that changed the way you think of yourself or your family.” Listeners were asked to submit a maximum 120-word story on the topic, and more than 175 stories were submitted. 

The winners selected were:

The Cracked Mirror, by Christopher N. Blaker (Click here to read the full story)

Story read by Michael Arnold

The Revelation, by Mary Seelhorst (Click here to read the full story)

Story read by Kathleen Beardmore

Pen Pals, by Jennifer Young (Click here to read the full story)

Story read by Adrienne Pisoni 

The story-writing contest was held in conjunction with the Michigan Humanities Council’s Great Michigan Read program. The Great Michigan Read aims to connect Michigan citizens by exploring our history, our present, and our future as discussed in a single literary title. 

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Contests
11:16 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Win a pair of tickets to Old Crow Medicine Show At the First Merit Bank Event Park Saginaw

Old Crow Medicine Show
Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
At the First Merit Bank Event Park (across from The Dow Event Center), Saginaw

Marrying classical string arrangements and punk attitude, Old Crow Medicine Show have become poster boys for a generation of Americana and roots revival musicians who are setting the bar ever higher with world-class musical ability and sheer love of playing.

The band's live concerts are the thing of legend, treating ticket holders to a true folk and roots experience as the band sails through sets that are 100-plus minutes long.

For more information, click here.

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Contests
11:01 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Win a pair of tickets to Cinetopia International Film Festival in Ann Arbor or Detroit

Win a pair of tickets good for any one screening of your choice in Ann Arbor or Detroit, at the Cinetopia International Film Festival
June 4-8, 2014
Detroit and Ann Arbor (various venues)

Created for the people of southeastern Michigan, the Cinetopia International Film Festival features the best feature-length dramas, comedies, and documentaries from the world’s best film festivals (e.g. Sundance, Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Berlin, SXSW, Tribeca, etc.).

The extensive festival program is selected exclusively for Cinetopia by a team that includes Indiewire Influencer Russ Collins (from the Michigan Theater) and the national “dean” of art house programming Elliot Wilhelm (from the Detroit Film Theatre).

For more information, click here. | Contest rules

Entry Deadline: May 26, 2014

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Contests
11:37 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Win a pair of tickets to see Veterans of SNL

An evening of stand-up with hilarious former Saturday Night Live alumni, including Jon Lovitz, Tim Meadows, Victoria Jackson, and Jeff Richards! The years these comedians spent on SNL propelled them to fame, landing them on many roles on both the big and small screen.

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Contests
11:16 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Win a pair of tickets to: Grand Rapids Ballet: "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Find yourself in a world where flowers exude love potions, youthful lovers court, politics change stripes, and magical fairies inject their perverse sense of humor into the mortal collage. A world-premiere by Olivier Wevers.

Win a pair of tickets to:
Grand Rapids Ballet: "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
May 9-11 & 16-18, 2014
Peter Martin Wege Theatre, Grand Rapids
A World Premiere by Olivier Wevers

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Contests
11:53 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Win a pair of tickets to the 52nd Ann Arbor Film Festival!

Michigan Radio is giving away a pair of tickets good for any Film Festival screening at the Michigan Theater, March 25-30, 2014.

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the longest-running independent and experimental film festival in North America, established in 1963. Internationally recognized as a premiere forum for independent filmmakers and artists, each year's festival engages audiences with remarkable cinematic experiences.

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Contests
11:06 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Win a pair of tickets to The American Place Theatre’s adaptation of The Giver by Lois Lowry

This Literature to Life® Award-winner was adapted in 2009 and marked the first young adult novel on the Literature to Life® roster. Newly adapted by American Place Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Elise Thoron, this piece features sixty minutes of solo-performance focusing on the relationship between the young Jonas and his mentor, The Giver.

As Jonas trains to become the Receiver of Memories, the buried truth about the world that he was born into becomes hauntingly clear to both Jonas and the audience. Enhanced by interactive discussion, this performance allows the audience to explore themes including individuality, ethics, and social constructs.

The Giver by Lois Lowry
April 22, 2014,
The Whiting in Flint

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Contests
11:23 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Win a pair of tickets to see comedian Mike Birbiglia at DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids

Gilda’s Laughfest presents Mike Birbiglia

Gilda’s Laughfest presents Mike Birbiglia
Sunday, March 9, 7:00pm
DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids

Entry deadline: Feb. 27, 2014

Over the past 12 years comedian Mike Birbiglia has developed a one-of-a-kind storytelling style in the world of standup comedy. Time Magazine calls him “master of the personal, embarrassing tale.” The New York Times describes him as a “supremely enjoyable monologist.”

Mike has made more than 40 network television appearances on shows including Letterman, Kimmel, Conan, Craig Ferguson, and Jimmy Fallon. He is a regular contributor to the Peabody Award winning radio show This American Life. Birbiglia has released four albums, and both The Onion and USA Today named My Secret Public Journal Live one of “The Best Comedy Albums of the Decade.” Currently Birbiglia is touring the country with his all-new show and planning his follow-up feature film.

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Contests
10:53 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Win a pair of tickets to see the Japanese performance ensemble TAO

TAO: Phoenix Rising

TAO: Phoenix Rising
Sunday, March 16, 3 PM
Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center, Lansing
Entry deadline: Tuesday, March 4

An athletic ensemble in dazzling costumes meets explosive Taiko drumming and innovative choreography. TAO has critics waxing lyrical about their extraordinary precision, energy, and stamina. The performers live and train in the mountains of Japan, reaching the highest level of virtuosity after years of intense study.

TAO combines the traditional art of Japanese drumming with spectacular modern effects and brings nontraditional flair to the group by drawing on members’ diverse backgrounds: one as a rock musician, another a gymnast, and yet another as a composer. They offer a young and vibrantly modern take on a traditional art form.

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Contests
10:01 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Win a pair of tickets to the Grand Rapids Auto Show!

The Grand Rapids Auto Show!

Michigan International Auto Show
Grand Rapids

Feb. 6-9, 2014
DeVos Place
303 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Where the automotive world comes to you! Not only is the auto show a great place to shop and compare options for everyday vehicles, it's also the first opportunity for West Michigan residents to see many of the most recently released or "soon to be released" models! Don’t miss the “Million Dollar Motorway” and the Gilmore Historic Car Museum.

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