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Here are Your Front Row Seat for the Fireworks

Downtown Grand Rapids will be packed with people for the annual Amway Fourth of July Fireworks and entertainment. However, if you come down on Monday, the 4th of July, you will have missed them. The Fireworks and celebration are on Saturday, July 2!

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Matthew Jordan Smith
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Aretha, The Queen of Soul, at DeVos Performance Hall in October

Known around the world by her first name, and as the undisputed, reigning "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin is coming to Grand Rapids DeVos Performance Hall on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

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Courtesy LINC UP Home
Courtesy LINC UP Home
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Rock the Block Street Festival is fun for Whole Family

Saturday, June 11, is the day, and Grand Rapids’ Madison Square neighborhood is the site for the sixth annual Rock the Block (RTB) Street Festival hosted by LINC Community Revitalization, Inc.

The community-wide event will have activities for families and children, food stands from local restaurants, a street market, a resource fair and live entertainment from hip hop group, Dead Prez. The duo will perform on LINC’s RTB main stage from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Additional live entertainment will begin at 11 a.m. and run throughout the day including local singing groups, dance and step troupes and fitness exercises.

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Courtesy GRCT
Courtesy GRCT
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Civic Theatre has Powerful Musical Comedy-Tragedy on Stage

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, Grand Rapids Urban League, and Warner, Norcross and Judd have partnered to be the first to bring the Tony Award Nominated Musical "Caroline, or Change" to West Michigan audiences. Caroline, or Change shows the bittersweet world of a black maid and the hard life she knows and her community’s shifting hope in the 1963 Era of JFK, Martin Luther King, and Motown.

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Courtesy West Michigan Whitecaps
Courtesy West Michigan Whitecaps
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Baseball, Fireworks, Monkeys, a Dinosaur and a Salute to Veterans This Weekend at Fifth Third Ballpark

How about some baseball for a fun Memorial Day Weekend?

There will be a lot of fun at Fifth Third Ballpark. The West Michigan Whitecaps have announced they're adding Fireworks to Friday night’s game vs. the Dayton Dragons. There are now great Family Fare Fireworks shows on back-to-back nights to kick off the holiday weekend.

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Kathy Kuhn
Kathy Kuhn
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47th Annual Festival of the Arts is Next Weekend

It's hard to believe, but Festival is just days away...next weekend!

2016 will be the 47th Festival of the Arts, making it one of the longest-running festivals in the state.

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"Perfect Wedding"/Circle Theatre
"Perfect Wedding"/Circle Theatre
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Comedic-Farce “Perfect Wedding” Coming to Circle Theatre

Circle Theatre's intimate setting is the perfect place for their upcoming production of Robin Hawdon’s Perfect Wedding. Starting on Thursday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m. inside the Performing Arts Center on the campus of Aquinas College, the show will run June 3 & 4, 8-11, 15-18 at 7:30 p.m. and June 12 at 5 p.m. 

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National Dance Institute (NDI) Celebrates 40th Anniversary at Annual Gala
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Summer Camp for Your Kids? Try a Summer Theatre Camp

If you’re searching for fun activities for your kids this summer, how about the Van Singel Fine Arts Center for the summer theatre camp scheduled for June 27-30 from 9am to 1pm.

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Courtesy Van Singel Fine Arts Center
Courtesy Van Singel Fine Arts Center
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Van Singel Fine Arts Center has Exciting Lineup for Next Season

 

The Van Singel Fine Arts Center just announced an UNFORGETTABLE series of shows featuring three national touring musicals, four great concerts and a fun family comedy for their 2016-17 season.

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Dolly Parton Press Conference
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Dolly Parton Playing Grand Rapids This August

Country music icon Dolly Parton has announced summer 2016 tour dates, including Grand Rapids!

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Johnny Depp Surprises People at Disneyland [Video]

It sure was a fun day at Disneyland in California, the other day. Johnny Depp was there. Well, sort of.

Depp recently surprised unsuspecting Disneyland visitors by appearing in a live video billboard promoting Disney's Alice Through the Looking Glass.

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Matthew McConaughey’s Weird Noises [Video]

You probably have to be a Matthew McConaughey fan to truly enjoy this, hey, it's entertaining.

Matthew McConaughey has made a lot of movies. He's also made a lot of weird noises in these movies. Follow me here.

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