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Sister Act, The Musical, Opens at Civic Theatre Next Friday

Who didn't like Sister Act, the movie with Whoopi Goldberg. In fact Sister Act and Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, were great movies, and were rated as two of the top comedies in movies, ever! They spawned Sister Act, The Musical, and Grand Rapids Civic Theatre has the pleasure on presenting it for a months run, opening next Friday night, February 26.

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ELLE's 21st Annual Women In Hollywood - Arrivals
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Juilanne Hough Leaving Dancing with the Stars

A judge for Dancing With the Stars has decided to hang up her judging paddle. Julianne Hough has said this is it.

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Guns…a new Thought Provoking Exhibit Coming to the UICA

Guns in the American culture are a very hot topic. For, or against, there is no middle ground here, no grey area.

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) certainly isn't taking sides, but the want the conversation to continue. To encourage that, UNLOADED, an exhibition of works by more than 20 artists exploring the historical and social issues surrounding guns on culture, will open March 31st and run through May 15th, then, return for July, 5 - 31. 

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This is the Ultimate Selfie [Video]

We've all taken selfies with our phones, right? Of course. You take them at parties, restaurants, concerts, random travels around town, dozens of other places.

How far would you go, or what chances would you take, to shoot what you considered to be your ultimate selfie? What do you think you would do to take the topper of all toppers?

These guys, daredevil lunatics, climbed a big old building to take their selfie. And, not just any big building.  It was one of China's largest skyscrapers.

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Grand Rapids Boat Show Open This Wednesday at DeVos Place

It's back for it's 71st year, the Grand Rapids Boat Show! The broadest array of power boats ever…almost 5 acres of them, especially for the Great Lakes, are at the show this weekend!

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City High Middle School Ranked #1 in Michigan

A big CONGRATULATIONS, and WELL DONE, to Grand Rapids Public Schools.

Grand Rapids Public Schools City High Middle School has been ranked the #1 high school in the state on Bridge Magazine’s list of “2015 High School Academic State Champs”.

City is one of just 44 schools earning the state champ title. Schools were ranked based on the percent of students who are college and career ready according to ACT scores in math, English, reading, and science. The list is adjusted for student poverty levels.

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Bhopal Twenty Five Years On From Union Carbide Disaster
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Best Dad in the World Treats his Special Son to a Skate Park [Video]

This is such a heart-warming story of a dad and his son, who has cerebral palsy. It took place in Sacramento, California, and dad, Jared Edmunds helps his son, 8-year old Atticus, enjoy a skate park.

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Betty "White Out" Tour At The Los Angeles Zoo With The Lifeline Program
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Betty White’s Review of “Deadpool” is History Making [Video]

Betty White saw the movie, Deadpool, that opened yesterday, and, thank goodness for the "bleep" machine.

Betty put this 'interesting' video review on Facebook, and called it the best picture of the year and gave it four "Golden Girls." Be ready for lots of 'bleeps.'

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Your Ireland Trip is Almost Sold Out! Are you Coming?

This coming August 11, my wife Kathy and I, along with YMT Vacations, will be hosting another wonderful River Listener trip, and this time we're going to Ireland, as if you didn't know. Twelve wonderful days on the Emerald Isle.

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A Chicken and a Horse are Best Friends [Video]

This video is unbelievable, and hilarious. A Chicken and a horse are best friends. No, seriously!

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Saugatuck’s Oval Beach is Loved by People Across America

I'm getting a big hankerin' for summer. Summer in Michigan is always the best. Spring and Fall as well, and Winter, well some of us just tolerate it. At any rate, I started nosing around YELP, the user review and recommendation website where anyone will weigh in on their experience at a restaurant, retail establishment, anything. So, I started poking around and found ratings and reviews about Oval Beach in Saugatuck. They were from people around the country, Indianapolis, Chicago, New York, and, this one from Hannah C. in San Francisco. She posted this picture and here is what she wrote:

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What Do You Think? Would You Like Mr. Fables to Return?

There is a great website in town called GR Retro, and boy is it fun. It's really a blast from the past, and if you're a long-time Grand Rapidian, or, just new to the area, it's a fun trip back to the future.

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