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Get to Know the Great Comedians at LaughFest

So much fun, so many laughs, so many people helped through Gilda's Club LaughFest.

I began a series yesterday to introduce you to some of the wonderful comedians coming to LaughFest.  We all know the headliners of Jay Leno, Lily Tomlin, Chris Rock, Sinbad, Jim Gaffigan a

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Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
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Grand Rapids Civic Thertre Announces Next Season Line-up

The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre has been operating since 1925. It has been both the anchor of and the gateway to theatre in Grand Rapids for more than 85 years. That tradition continues in full force with the announcement of the 2014/2015 Season Line-up.

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Bill Watterson Releases First New Art Since Pulling Plug on ‘Calvin and Hobbes’

'Calvin and Hobbes' may have had a new comic strip released every day of the week for 10 years, but it has been nearly another 20 since we have seen any new comic-based art from its creator.

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Ping Pong at the UICA for LaughFest

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) is partnering with LaughFest to host a ping-pong tournament and drop-in play at UICA’s newly opened Art Commons during the comedy festival benefiting Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids.

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(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Kids Re-Create Top Oscar Nominated Movies [VIDEO]

This is pretty special, as kids act out the top Oscar nominated movies in "never before seen action." Ha!  These scenes are so much fun.

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Chee-Yun (Courtesy West Michigan Symphony)
Chee-Yun (Courtesy West Michigan Symphony)
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West Michigan Symphony Masterworks Concert March 7 and 8

The West Michigan Symphony Masterworks concerts are coming up on Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8, and will feature guest violinist Chee-Yun.

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Joan Marcus
Joan Marcus
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‘Sister Act’ Opens Tuesday Night at DeVos Performance Hall [Video]

"Sister Act" is Broadway's feel-amazing musical comedy smash!   It's opening Tuesday night (Feb. 4) at DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids.

"Sister Act" is packed full of original music by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken ("Beauty and the Beast," "The Little Mermaid" and "Little Shop of Horrors").  

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West Michigan Symphony
West Michigan Symphony
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Children’s Musical Story Time With the West Michigan Symphony

The West Michigan Symphony has announced a children’s musical story time program with performances based on three beloved children’s books.

Using the books written by Doreen Cronin, the Symphony will entertain children, ages 3-7, through an event that allows them to meet the musicians and learn new music skills through fun and interactive skits. Featured stories include Click Clack Moo, Gig

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Grand Rapids Art Museum
Grand Rapids Art Museum
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GRAM Opens Emily Fischer Landau Collection on February 2

The third installment of the Grand Rapids Art Museum's three-year, three-exhibition partnership with the Whitney Museum of American Art opens Feb. 2 with Legacy: The Emily Fischer Landau Collection.

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Ethnic Heritage Festival Dances in Saturday at Grand Rapids Public Museum

Neilson Barnard/Getty Images
Neilson Barnard/Getty Images
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Crispin Glover Visits UICA for Grand Rapids Performance Feb. 2 [Video]

Actor, filmmaker and author Crispin Glover is returning to the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts for a one-night engagement next month.

Glover visits for a Sunday performance at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 at UICA, 2 Fulton St. West in Grand Rapids.

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Sandra Bullock (L) and Director John Lee Hancock 
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Sandra Bullock (L) and Director John Lee Hancock (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
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Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Winners

It's the first of the year, and there must be some awards to hand out somewhere, I'm pretty sure.

Absolutely!  The Golden Globes have been awarded, the Academy Awards announced their nominations, and last Thursday, the Critics' Choice Awards were handed out.  How did I miss that?

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