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Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company Returns to Grand Rapids

Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave. SE in downtown Grand Rapids, always presents an eclectic brand of theater. It welcomes back Grand Haven-based Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company this month with the classic "All's Well That Ends Well."

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Little River Band
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Little River Band Launching 40th Anniversary Tour on ‘The Tonight Show,’ at Soaring Eagle Casino [Video/Audio]

The Little River Band announced today its plans to launch its 40th anniversary tour with a performance on NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on Jan. 12.

Five days later, it hits Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mount Pleasant for its first concert on tour.

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100.5 The River’s January 2015 Top Songs Playlist

REO Speedwagon's "Can't Fight This Feeling"

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‘King of Pop’ Music Documentary ‘Michael Jackson: The Journey’ Premieres Thursday

Five years after his death, Michael Jackson continues to make headlines with posthumous album debuts and a 3D version of "The Thriller" music documentary in the works for a 2015 release.

Meanwhile, Jackson fans can also look forward to a new music documentary from MarVista Digital Entertainment, "Michael Jackson: The Journey," being released digitally and on demand starting Thursday.

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Guardians of the Galaxy
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Facebook’s Top 10 Movies and TV Shows of 2014

It’s that time of the year, when pop culture websites and critics publish their annual Best Of lists and we heap praise on the best and most beloved movies and TV shows of the year. But what about the average moviegoer and TV-viewer? That’s where Facebook comes in. The social media site has released their top 10 movies and top 10 TV shows of the year, based on the most discussed titled of 2014. While some are fairly obvious, the lists might surprise you and inspire you to contemplate the overlap between what’s popular and what’s actually good.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Wins Fight

As expected, ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ won the weekend, but a quick examination of the actual numbers makes this victory feel just a little hollow. The same goes for ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’ and ‘Annie,’ both of which took second and third place without putting forward particularly impressive numbers. Yep, the holiday box office looked just a little rough this weekend.

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Madonna
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Madonna Makes Surprise Release of Six Songs From Upcoming ‘Rebel Heart’ Album [Audio]

Madonna never fails to surprise, even at 56 years old.

The Michigan native, now living in the United Kingdom, this weekend released six songs from her forthcoming album "Rebel Hearts."

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20th Century Fox
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Weekend Box Office Report: Audiences Pass Over ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’

Sometimes, a film can effortlessly open at number one at the box office while still being a pretty huge disaster. This is the case with ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings,’ which rode a wave of terrible reviews and an even more terrible marketing campaign to a hugely disappointing start. With a lot of big movies opening the next two weeks, the new Biblical epic won’t even find time to grow some legs. Chances are strong that it is dead on arrival.

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The Australian Bee Gees Show Coming To DeVos Performance Hall in March

The Bee Gees are coming to Grand Rapids! Okay, they're not together, anymore, and one has died, but the next-best thing is coming, The Australian Bee Gees Show on Friday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m., on Friday, March 20th.

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Avengers Guardians of the Galaxy crossover
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James Gunn Says Don’t Expect ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and The Avengers to Crossover

Everyone has assumed that, at some point towards the end of this current Marvel Cinematic Universe, the paths of the Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers would cross. Yes, one superhero team is busy protecting Earth, and the other occupied in outer space, it makes too much sense to not have them meet up in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ right? Never mind the “it makes sense” part, we just really want this to happen. Well, we might never happen according to ‘Guardians’ director James Gunn who warns fans about making such assumptions.

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‘Inside Out:’ First Full Look at Pixar’s New Movie [Video]

The last 'Inside Out' trailer was fine, but mostly left us wanting more. It was a teaser in the truest sense of the word. Today, however, we get our first good look at Pixar's newest film and it's as good as we hoped.

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Found Footage Festival Returning to the UICA

Next Thursday, December 18, the much anticipated "Found Footage Festival" returns to the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts at 7:30 pm. Volume 7 of the live comedy and screening event features unusual and humorous clips from VHS videotapes gathered from thrift stores, garage sales, warehouses, and dumpsters throughout the United States.

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