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Grand Rapids in Top 100 Best Places to Live in America

 Livability.com has just released its second-annual Top 100 Best Places to Live list. This edition features a new city atop the list, which is the culmination of months of exclusive research into what factors most influence the livability of America’s small to mid-sized cities. More than 30 states are represented, from coast to coast, and Grand Rapids made the list, coming in at number 96!

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Courtesy Wege Foundation
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St. Cecilia Music Center Receives Surprise Gift from Peter Wege Estate

St. Cecilia Music Center’s Executive Director Cathy Holbrook announced today that St. Cecilia Music Center is the recipient of a $1,000,000 endowment gift from the estate of Peter M. Wege. The Center plans to dedicate next week’s annual Great Artist Gala to Mr. Wege in recognition of this generous gift.

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Kids’ Frozen Dinners Can Be Pretty Yucky [Video]

We all know mass produced frozen dinners are not good, but this particular one pushed a food critic over the edge.

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ArtPrize About to Begin With Controversial Work at UICA

It's two weeks before the start of ArtPrize, and there is already some controversy about one of the exhibits.

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You Tube
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Meghan Trainor’s ‘All About That Bass’ Jazz-ed Up [Video]

Here is some great fun and music for a Sunday morning. This is a jazz-ed up rendition of Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" and it is thoroughly enjoyable.

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Richard Kiel in "The Spy Who Loved Me"
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Richard Kiel in "The Spy Who Loved Me" You Tube
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James Bond Villain ‘Jaws’ is Dead [Video]

Sad news from Hollywood earlier this week that Richard Kiel, the 7-foot-2 actor best known for playing the James Bond villain Jaws, died Wednesday at the age of 74.

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Friday 5 the Hard Way Trivia Game

Today's Friday 5 the Hard Way trivia proved difficult and fun with some quirky questions.

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Director Bruce Tinker, Playwright Bo Wilson, Andy Rent
Director Bruce Tinker, Playwright Bo Wilson, Andy Rent
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The Boatwright Opens Tonight at Civic Theatre [Audio]

 

Bo Wilson, playwright of The Boatwright, and in town for final rehearsals and opening night of his award winning play at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, says he hopes audiences walk away from the play exclaiming what a wonderful night at the theater, and possibly find a piece of themselves in the deeply rich characters.

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Dustin Finkelstein/Getty Images
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John Mellencamp Announces ‘Plain Spoken’ Tour 2015 Will Land in Grand Rapids

John Mellencamp announced dates for his upcoming Plain Spoken tour beginning in January 2015 throughout the summer. “The Voice of the Heartland” will play 80 shows including a stop here in Grand Rapids at DeVos Performance Hall on Tuesday, June 9 at 7:30 PM. The special guest is Carlene Carter.

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Jason Merritt/Getty Images
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Grand Rapids Public Museum Hosts Movie Premier in October

The Grand Rapids Public Museum announced that on Thursday, October 16, 2014, the Museum will be the host venue for the world premiere of the new film “Pirate’s Code: The Adventures of Mickey Matson.” The film, produced by 10West Studios and EMC Productions and filmed in Manistee and Muskegon, will be distributed domestically by Pure Flix Entertainment and internationally by The Highland Film Group of Los Angeles. The movie premiere will be a fundraiser for the Grand Rapids Public Museum, and will kick off the institutions month-long celebration of their 160th Anniversary and 20th year at the Van Andel Museum Center.

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Rocky the Wonder Dog Visits on Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Rocky, a Lab, Huskie mix, came by 100.5 The River to visit Andy Rent's "Andy in the Morning" show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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John Moore/Getty Images
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Beagle Wants to Play With new Baby [Video]

Get ready to crank the cuteness level up to 10. Charlie the beagle knows there is a new baby in the family, little Laura. Is he jealous? Not a bit. He wants to share his play balls with Laura. Awww.....

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