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On April 22nd, we spoke with:

  • Photographer Brian Kelly (LaughFest, Artprize)
  • Gwen Auwerda, Tulip Time in Holland

Photographer Brian Kelly (LaughFest, Artprize)

Photographer Brian Kelly and I chat about how he got involved in photography, photographers who inspired him, transitioning from film to digital, the "Laughter and Life" portraits he's created for LaughFest of well known community figures, the LaughFest comedians he's photographed, how he creates his shots and what he wants to communicate with them, videography work he's done for ArtPrize, his recently completed Detroit Portraits project which showcases folks who are making a positive impact in Detroit's rebirth, and about the opening of his new photo studio.








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Gwen Auwerda, Tulip Time in Holland

I'm also joined by Gwen Auwerda to chat about Tulip Time in Holland, which runs May 5-12. Gwen and I chat about some of the highlights of what's on tap for Tulip Time 2012, ticket information, Tulip Time history, and a walk through of what you can expect if you go this year!



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I'm really looking forward to introducing you to folks around West Michigan every week who are helping to positively shape our area with their music, their art, their bold business ideas, and the causes they're passionate about!

~Paul Jendrasiak

Tom and Jake Scheidel also join me to chat about the 8th annual Jake's Music Festival to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. We talk about the eclectic group of musicians that will be performing, about some of the important things people should understand about Juvenile Diabetes, and those who help make Jake's Music Festival possible.

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