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The Golden Raspberry Nominations Announced

With all the hub-bub over the Oscar nominations on Thursday morning, I totally forgot the other, most coveted, award, the Golden Raspberry, better known as the Razzies!

Ah, the worst of Hollywood, and, there were many "worsts" this past year. 

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Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images
Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images
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And the Oscar Nomination Goes to …

Did you watch the announcement?  The nominees are in for 2014's top movie award, the Oscar.

You could have watched it live, here on 100.5 The River's website.

Missed it, huh.  Let me catch you up to date.

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Lily Tomlin’s LaughFest/Broadway Grand Rapids Show Tickets on Sale for General Public Friday

Lily Tomlin, a Michigan native, is one of the nation's foremost comediennes, with an extraordinarily broad entertainment career spanning television, movies, theater, animation and stand-up comedy.

She never before appeared in Grand Rapids, but will in Broadway Grand Rapids' LaughFest performance on March 10.

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Fresh Folk Series at St. Cecilia Continues on January 9

St. Cecilia Music Center will present the second Fresh Folk Series Concert for the 2013 / 2014 season on January 9 at 7:30 p.m.

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Jazz Vespers on Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Grand Rapids

It has become something of a tradition, and people are thrilled, that Jazz Vespers is returning to First Church this Christmas season.

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College Students Celebrate Holidays With Window Art In Downtown Grand Rapids

Christmas in downtown Grand Rapids is a little more cheerful this year thanks to the hard work of many local college students.

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photo by Gabe Palacio/ImageDirect
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St. Cecilia Jazz Series Hosts Three Grand Rapids Born International Jazz Greats

The new year in Grand Rapids will really be kicked off in grand style at St. Cecilia Music Center.  Their Jazz Series on January 23, 2014 begins the season with a unique gathering of three musicians with Grand Rapids roots who have made it big in the international jazz world.

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ArtPrize 2013
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Relive ArtPrize 2013 in Exhibition at the Grand Rapids Art Museum

For the past four years, ArtPrize has been easily among the most anticipated events in Grand Rapids.

ArtPrize is 2½ weeks in late September and early October celebrating art with thousands of people visiting from aross the country for the public art competition.

Alas, following the announcement of the winners, the displays are taken down and other events take its place.

I don't know about you, but I always find myself feeling a bit empty when it's over.  It's such a big build-up to the event and a virtual party downtown during ArtPrize weeks. Then, it's back to reality.

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Opera Grand Rapids Announces new Executive Director

Michigan’s longest running, professional opera production company is proud to welcome international non profit arts administrator Anne Berquist as it's new Executive Director.

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A Musical Flash Mob Appears After Little Girl Makes Donation (video)

It was a simple act of caring.  She walked up to a street musician, or so this little girl thought, and placed a coin in his hat.  After that.....well.....you'd better watch because it's very exciting!

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West Michigan Symphony Children's Choir
West Michigan Symphony Children's Choir
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West Michigan Symphony Children’s Choir Young Singers Showcase This Sunday

This Sunday, December 8, the West Michigan Symphony’s Children’s Choir will showcase talented young singers during its debut concert.

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25th Annual Holiday Artists Market at UICA

Next weekend,  Friday, December 6 and Saturday December 7, will be exciting shopping days in Grand Rapids.

Shop for beautifully crafted gifts and goods from dozens of regional artists, including jewelry, home goods, fine art, holiday cards, accessories, and toys during the annual Holiday Artists' Market at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, UICA, downtown Grand Rapids

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