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"The Alan Spammell"/West Michigan Whitecaps
"The Alan Spammell"/West Michigan Whitecaps
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Whitecaps Adding New Food at Fifth Third Ballpark and You get to Pick

Pass the Tums because it's time once again to add some new food to the Whitecaps ballpark menu, and us fans get to pick it again this year. How about some fried Spam with Mac and Cheese and bacon on a bun? Mmmmmm...!

The West Michigan Whitecaps, along with their partner Zeeland Food Services, Inc., makers of Zoye Premium Vegetable Oil, are ready for the fans to have their say! The eighth-annual fan voting contest to determine Fifth Third Ballpark’s next culinary delight started yesterday, and runs through Friday, March 3rd.

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Courtesy Broadway Grand Rapds
Courtesy Broadway Grand Rapds
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Something Wicked is Coming to Grand Rapids

There is some real excitement coming to Grand Rapids. Something very Wicked! Wait a minute.....it is WICKED!

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Courtesy Meijer Gardens
Courtesy Meijer Gardens
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Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter and More Coming to Meijer Gardens This Summer

About this time of year, we all begin to get antsy to find out the lineup for the Meijer Gardens Summer Concert Series. And, about this time of year, the Meijer Gardens begins "trickling out" information about who's coming. So, here's your "trickle."

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Los Lobos And Los Lonely Boys Perform At The Greek Theatre
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Los Lonely Boys Playing in Grand Rapids in March

St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) brings the Grammy Award Winning Los Lonely Boys to St. Cecilia Music Center on Tuesday, March 14th. Los Lonely Boys, who dub their music “Texican Rock and Roll”, are three brothers with a unique mix of bluesy rock ’n’ roll and rootsy brown-eyed soul.

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Terzes Photography
Terzes Photography
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Grand Rapids Symphony Returning to Carnegie Hall

Nearly 12 years ago, the Grand Rapids Symphony capped off its 75th anniversary season with a trip to the Big Apple and a concert in New York City’s Carnegie Hall. New York Times critic Bernard Holland, noting the enthusiastic reception for the orchestra in the 2,800-seat hall, began his review with, “The Grand Rapids Symphony came to Carnegie Hall on Saturday night and brought a good part of the city with it.”

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Courtesy Whitecaps Baseball
Courtesy Whitecaps Baseball
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Baseball is Back and Special Whitecaps Tickets go on Sale Today

The countdown is on for the 2017 baseball season! The first signs of spring are appearing in the baseball world, as pitchers and catchers reported for spring training yesterday, and the Whitecaps front office is getting ready to put tickets on sale for the 24th season of baseball at Fifth Third Ballpark.

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photo: Clay Walker
photo: Clay Walker
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Jazz Legend Freddy Cole Coming to Town

Jazz fans rejoice! Freddy Cole is coming to town, and it's going to be a knock-out concert.

Presented by the 2016-2017 Chemical Bank Series, Freddy Cole will bring his suave, elegant jazz to the Van Singel Fine Arts Center Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 7:30 pm.

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West Michigan Golf Show This Weekend in Grand Rapids

It's hard to believe, but the 29th Annual West Michigan Golf Show with hundreds of exhibits from courses and resorts to clubs and merchandise, is this weekend in downtown Grand Rapids at DeVos Place. With fabulous door prizes, free golf lessons, clinics, and the Treetops Par-3 Challenge (actual golf hole inside!) where one lucky golfer might win $25,000, it's THE place to be for all Michigan golfers.

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16th Annual Americana Music Festival & Conference - Day 3
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Pokey LaFarge Concert Tonight at St. Cecilia Music Center

Here's a tip to create a really great Thursday night, like, tonight. Combine early jazz, ragtime, country blues and Western swing! What do you find with all of that? A Pokey LaFarge concert!

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Andy Rent/ Eric Chaitin/Jim Bultema
Andy Rent/ Eric Chaitin/Jim Bultema
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Another New Restaurant Opens in Grand Rapids and it’s a Gem

I had the pleasure of "hanging out" with two of my favorite people Thursday night. Executive Chef and partner, Eric Chaitin and his partner, Jim Bultema, have opened the new Matchbox Diner & Drinks restaurant, formerly the Brandywine, on Lake Drive in Eastown, and it's a gem.

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Courtesy GRPM
Courtesy GRPM
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Kent County Residents Getting Special Benefits at Grand Rapids Public Museum

Remember last years millage request and vote to support the Grand Rapids Public Museum and John Ball Zoo? Well, it passed with the help of loyal supporters, and now we get to reap the benefits!

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Andy Rent
Andy Rent
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Michigan International Auto Show This Weekend at DeVos Place

Do you have any plans this weekend? Okay, Super Bowl Sunday, but anything else? How about checking out some cool cars?

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