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Jazz Saxophone Star Playing with the Byron Center Jazz Orchestra

International Jazz Saxophonist Tim Warfield, Jr. joins the nationally recognized Byron Center Jazz Orchestra for COOL JAZZ on Friday, April 28th at 7:30 pm at the Van Singel Fine Arts Center as part of the 2016-2017 Chemical Bank Series.

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Grand Rapids #2 Best Food & Beverage Destination in the World

And, the accolades just keep piling up!

The World Food Travel Association (WFTA), the world’s leading authority on food and beverage tourism, has announced the winners of the 2017 FoodTrekking Awards for excellence in food and beverage tourism, and we are a winner!

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Jason Kempin/Getty Images
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Singer / Songwriter Marc Cohn at St. Cecelia Thursday Night

Soulful Grammy award winning folk singer / songwriter Marc Cohn will bring his beautiful mucsic to Royce Auditorium and St. Cecilia Music Center this Thursday night, April 13 at 7:30. It's going to be a great night.

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Griffins Game Tonight Hopes to Benefit Kids’ Food Basket

The Grand Rapids Griffins are home tonight at the Van Andel Arena, playing Cleveland. It's a big game as they try to secure first place in the division before the playoffs begin.

It's also a big game because the Griffins want to help Kids' Food Basket!

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Whitecaps Postpone Opening Day Today, Will Open Tomorrow With Doubleheader

Today's scheduled season-opener between the West Michigan Whitecaps and the South Bend Cubs at Fifth Third Ballpark has been officially postponed.

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Music and Brews for a Good Cause This Sunday at Founders Brewing

One out of every five children in the Grand Rapids area don’t always know where their next meal will come from and more than 50,000 Kent County residents rely on a food pantry at some point.

Those sorts of sad and stunning stats drove a decision to help, and to launch the first of what would turn out to be 23 yearly concerts at the old Intersection in Eastown. It was called Feedback, and it still is today. The idea was to raise money for Access of Kent County, and draw attention to the organization’s work while also shining a spotlight on some talented West Michigan bands. This Sunday, April 9 at Founders Brewing is the day.

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Country Music Star Margo Price Sings at St. Cecilia This Thursday

Country music comes to St. Cecilia Music Center this Thursday night with rising star Nashville singer Margo Price. Margo Price has been taking the country music scene by storm with her debut album “Midwest Farmer’s Daughter.” As a matter of fact, in March  Price became the winner of the 2017 American Music Prize ($25,000) that recognizes the year's best debut album. She is also winner of the 2016 Best County Album by Nashville Scene and was named Emerging Artist of the Year by the American Music Association.

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A Great Idea for Spring Break in West Michigan

Spring break for most public school kids is next week. Many will take off for a quick vacation, but many others won't. If you and your kids will be home-bound next week, you may be stumped on what to do. Can't have bored kids hanging around the house all week, so, how about this?

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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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GRand Jazz Fest Coming Back This Summer

presented by DTE Energy Foundation, is back for it's 6th year, returning to Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids this August 19th and 20th. The Jazz Fest is West Michigan’s only free, weekend-long jazz festival.

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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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