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Trans-Siberian Orchestra In Town Friday Night

Friday night is the big night.  The holiday concert everybody waits for.  The sensory-overload of music, light, lasers, smoke, flying musicians and more from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

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Spectacular Neighborhood Light Displays In West Michigan

It's always fun, this time of year, to drive around and look at all of the Christmas lights.  There are some pretty good displays here in Grand Rapids and West Michigan.

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Everybody Gets Involved In Toys For Tots

We at 100.5 The River, have teamed with WZZM13 this year in Toys For Tots, and we couldn't be prouder to be a  part of a campaign to make sure that all children in need will have some toys from Santa this Christmas.

We have gotten so much help from all corners of West Michigan, people, groups, and companies getting together to collect new, unwrapped toys for kids.  Even schools are getting involved.  Many High Schools and Middle Schools in the area have gotten involved, as well.

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Holiday Pops With The Symphony

So many West Michigan families make a tradition of spending some Christmas time with the Grand Rapids Symphony.

That "traditional" time is here.  The Grand Rapids Symphony's Nestle Gerber Holiday Pops comes to DeVos Performance Hall this Thursday through Sunday. 

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What NOT To Buy Her For Christmas

We're being bombarded with ads and advice on what to buy our wives, girl friend, for Christmas this year.  It's mind boggling.  And, if she hasn't given you some idea on what she wants it's even more boggling.

Well, I'm here to help.  Over the course of the past couple of weeks I've offered suggestions.   Some were just a tad expensive, but, hey, it's the gift that counts, right?  Or, is it the thought?

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Gifts For Those Who Have To Much Money On Their Hands

If you have a few extra $$ to spend for Christmas, I have more good ideas.

How about joining the "affluent lifestyle" with some Ultimate Gifts from the Robb Report's Gift Guide.

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Will Chewbacca Sing On Glee?

Are you a fan of Glee?  Millions are.  If you're a celebrity, you're such a fan that you want to get on the show...strut your stuff, and all.

There may be no bigger fan that that furry, loveable, Star Wars actor, Chewbacca.  Chewbacca pulled off a fantastic feat and got himself on the show!  Seriously, Chewbacca will be on 'Glee' in a special Christmas episode playing a mysterious new transfer student who only communicates in growls.

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Forget the Holiday Parties, Employees Just Want the Bonuses — Survey of the Day

While holiday parties are thought to bring on the holiday cheer in employees, a new survey indicates they’d be a lot happier skipping the revelries and pocketing the cash equivalent instead.

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Twelve 16 2 Twenty Mystery Revealed

If you've seen the signs around downtown that simply say Twelve162twenty.com, and wondered what in the world they were all about, the mystery has been revealed.

The website, which initially only rotated through cryptic messages, now details what is going on.

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See A LIVE Nativity Scene Here In Grand Rapids

If you've never seen a LIVE Nativity scene you can see one here in Grand Rapids on December 11th.  It is on the campus of Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids.  It's Sunday afternoon and it opens at 5:30pm.  You are sure to be inspired!  Enjoy this family event and go back in time to Jesus in the manger. 

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“Mornings With Andy” Moved To Lowell Wednesday [Gallery]

We moved the morning show to Lowell Wednesday morning for the shows "holiday tour."

We broadcast from the Main Street Inn, and new, over-night stay Inn for Lowell, and it was the perfect place to broadcast.

Liz Baker, Executive Director of the Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce, Mark Howe, City Manager, and, Santa joined the show.

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Santa Pays The Bill

"Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Clause."

With all of the tough economic news we keep hearing, and the number of people that may go without this holiday season, I does my heart good to hear stories like this.

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