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David Blaine Raises Money For Haiti With 72-Hour Magic Marathon
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David Blaine is Bringing Magic to Grand Rapids!

For years you've seen him on TV but now you'll be able to experience the magic in person! Famous magician and illusionist, David Blaine, is going on his first North American tour and is stopping in Grand Rapids...

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youtube/Mark Rober
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Darts and Bars Seem to go Together in Grand Rapids

I was reading an article on a new kind of Dart Board, and wondered if many local bars still have dart boards of their own to entertain customers. The answer I got.....Oh, Yeah! Lots!

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Courtesy GR Retro
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Reed’s Lake “Back in the Day,” in 1946 [Video]

Reed's Lake is just one of the many gems in the Grand Rapids area that makes living here so special. "Back in the day," it was really something special. People from all over would flock to the lake.

Located in East Grand Rapids, we know Reed's Lake today as the home of Roses Restaurant, part of the Gilmore Collection, municipal buildings, a bustling East Grand Rapids downtown, the East Grand Rapids Middle School, the  Grand Rapids Yacht Club, several marinas, and many houses. But, a few...okay, many, years ago, things were very different.

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Terry Johnston
Terry Johnston
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Peter Perez New President of Grand Rapids Symphony

Since January, longtime symphony advocate and friend Peter Perez has served as interim President and CEO of the Grand Rapids Symphony following Peter Kjome’s departure to become President and CEO of the Baltimore Symphony.

This week, the Board of Directors asked Mr. Perez to become the permanent President of the Grand Rapids Symphony, and he said yes!

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Jim Harryman Facebook post
Jim Harryman Facebook post
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Bozo’s Big Top Brings Back a lot of Memories

Here is more classic "live and local" TV from years past, and it's non other than Bozo the Clown!

Bozo's Big Top ran for many, many years on WZZM TV13, and was a part of so many children and their families lives. Who doesn't remember being on the Bozo Show and in the Peanut Gallery.

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Grand Rapids is Ranked as a Great St. Patrick’s Party City

Wallethub does a lot of studies on cities and they always have Grand Rapids scored well in their results, which we love. They've done another study on the best cities for celebrating St. Patrick's Day, and guess what? We're in the top 20! Because we're awesome!

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Courtesy Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
Courtesy Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
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Civic Theatre Announces Their New Season

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre was founded in 1925 and has been both the anchor of and the gateway to live theatre in Grand Rapids for more than 92 years. That tradition continues in full force with the announcement of the 2017-2018 season line-up.

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Help LaughFest Break the Mannequin Challenge Record

LaughFest season is approaching, and every year organizers kick off the event with a record-breaking attempt. This year, they're taking a little bit of a different approach with a viral video sensation that flooded the internet in 2016...

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A Blast From the Past in the 80’s [Video]

The 80's decade seems to hold so much fascination for people. Cable TV was coming into it's own, and early video games were a kick.

Thirty-seven years ago I began doing morning radio here in Grand Rapids after several years on TV, and I've never looked back...

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Grand Rapids at night
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Grand Rapids Ranked High as an Underappreciated City You Should Move To

Grand Rapids has made a TON of best of places to live lists, which makes this totally sensible. Thrillist has made their list of "Underappreciated American Cities You Should Totally Move To", and Grand Rapids is featured prominently in their list!

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Andy Rent
Andy Rent
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New Donut Shop is Totally Unique, and, Killer Delicious

I literally stumbled on a new donut shop in town call the Donut Conspiracy. I had to meet a friend and they said to meet them at the shop, which I had never heard of before. It's located off the East Beltline near the Knapp's Corner Meijer store, in the strip mall next to it, sort of behind Wendy's. I'm telling you, if you go in there, you may not come out alive.

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kgbird1949 via YouTube
kgbird1949 via YouTube
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Watch Grand Rapids Amateur Movie Club’s Film Of Downtown GR From 1946 [Video]

In the 1930's a group of movie buffs got together and founded the Grand Rapids Amateur Movie Club.  he group would make short films that revolve around the city of Grand Rapids...

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