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Here’s EVERYTHING Happening At LAUGHFEST For All 10 Days

I have been getting so many calls when I talk about LAUGHFEST fun on the radio I decided to hunt the info down for you and post it right here on The River's website!  Bookmark it and you can go to it whenever you have some time and want to get in on any Laughfest fun!

Everybody knows about the comediennes coming to Grand Rapids to perform but there are tons of other things to do too!  Restaurants, museums, and even the shopping areas are involved in Laughfest.  Some places are mixing art with the laugh

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Children’s Vision Day is Saturday, March 10th, at Grand Rapids Children’s Museum

Fun for the whole family !  Members of the Michigan Optometry Association plus student volunteers from the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State, will host Children’s Vision Day at the GR Children’s Museum tomorrow,  Saturday, March 10 from 10 a

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Holland, Michigan Museum Announces Pre-Festival Tulip Exhibit For West Michigan

One week it feels like Spring, the next week we have a typical West Michigan ice storm.  Those poor tulips, I hope they make it through the craziness, and the mood swings of Mother Nature. Interestingly enough I saw a news story that talked about how they may be a few weeks late this Spring.  The r

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Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images
Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images
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Saturday Night LIVE’s Martin Short Performs March 17th At Laughfest 2012!

Sure I remember Martin Short for all the voices he did, and the Second City Comedy Troupe, and Saturday Night Live.  I remember Martin Short mostly for doing a great Katherine Hepburn impersonation!    You may remember him most for his character Ed Grimley and those really high pants

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LAUGHFEST App Can Help You Get Your Laugh On!

I was on WZZM13's website this morning and saw the coolest thing!  By now you know Grand Rapids will be laughing and everyone's blood pressure will be a little lower, come Thursday!  The opening ceremonies for Laughfest will officially begin Thursday evening, Rosa Parks Circle around 5:45

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Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images
Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images
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LAUGHFEST Tickets Still Available For Whoopi Goldberg Show

Whoopi is one of the elite few who has won a Grammy, Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and Tony.  WOW!  And she is going to be right here in Grand Rapids, March 9th at the GRCC Ford Fieldhouse.

I missed Whoopi this past week on The View when she was guesting on Patricia Heaton's show "The Middle"

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Art Prize This Year Kicks Off September 19th, But You Can Get A Jumpstart With Art.Downtown

Avenue Of The Arts has a little something special planned for art lovers!  If you can't wait till September to stroll downtown Grand Rapids Art Prize, April 13th is the date to mark on your calender.

Jump on a FREE trolley and check out the work of over 260 local artists spread throughout 25 di

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Butterflies Are Blooming at the Meijer Gardens

It's that time of year again...Butterfly time at the Meijer Gardens.

Butterflies Are Blooming is Meijer Gardens' most popular annual exhibition and the largest temporary tropical butterfly exhibit in the nation.

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Bank Of America Offers FREE Admission This Weekend To 8 Michigan Museums

More good news for those of us who are short on cash but still love a culturally enriching experience!   Frederik Meijer Gardens, The Henry Ford Museum and six more Michigan museums and cultural destinatio

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Grand Rapids Art Museum and Whitney Museum of American Art Team Up

The arts in Grand Rapids just keep getting better.

The Grand Rapids Art Museum announced Wednesday that they have entered into a partnership with the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City that promises to

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Become an Astronaut at the Grand Rapids Public Museum

Have you ever wondered how astronauts live in space? Well, until May 6, the Grand Rapids Public Museum is hosting the "Facing Mars Exhibition," featuring 28 interactive displays that will answer questions that range from performing medical surgeries to going to the bathroom on a voyage to Mars. Really though...where does it go?

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Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Announces 2012-2013 Season

 

With a mix of modern Elle from California and timeless Anne from Green Gables, the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre is prepared to engage and entertain this 2012-2013 season with seven never-before-seen performances and several enduring classics that promise fun for the whole family!

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