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New Movies This Week: ‘The Purge: Anarchy,’ ‘Planes: Fire and Rescue’ and ‘Sex Tape’ [Video]

A crime thriller, an animated romp and a raunchy comedy—just the dose of variety the movie doctor ordered for what's been a rather bland summer season at cinemas so far.

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‘Napoleon Dynamite’ Cast Reunites for Film’s 10th Anniversary

We previously showed you a look at what the 'Napoleon Dynamite' cast looks like recently with our Then & Now feature on the film, but we have a quick update. The cast - Jon Heder (Napoleon), Tina Majorino (Deb), Efren Ramirez (Pedro) and Haylie Duff (Summer) all reunited and took a photo together as the film's 10th anniversary approaches.

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Jazz Trumpeter Rick Braun Headlines Third Annual GRand Jazz Fest August 16-17

Jazz lovers everywhere rejoice. The third annual GRandJazzFest presented by DTE Energy Foundation is back. The dates are Aug. 16 and 17 in downtown Grand Rapids.

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J.K. Rowling Publishes a New Harry Potter Sequel Short Story

The Internet has gone wild over news that J.K. Rowling has published a short story which updates fans on the lives of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Luna Lovegood and Neville Longbottom. Rowling has written the story update as the character Rita Skeeter, a faux gossip columnist for The Daily Prophet at the official Harry Potter community site, Pottermore.

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Enjoy Your Independence Day with These Fireworks Safety Tips

Independence Day is perfect for outdoor family fun. It's also the one time of year when it’s seems to be okay to play with matches. Family fun and playing with matches may seem like an unlikely combo, but hey, so is America, right?

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Celebration on the Grand’s July 4th [Video]

It's a weekend-long party in Grand Rapids, and it all starts with the 35th annual Celebration on the Grand on Friday, the Fourth of July!

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Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Joins Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen On Forbes’ Celebrity 100

Grand Rapids native and boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr., hit the top 10 and the music group Bon Jovi continues to have star power in the latest Forbes Celebrity 100 list.

The rundown reflects celebrities' power and influence based on media exposure, marketability, and career earnings over the past 12 months. 

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New Movies This Week: ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ and ‘Met Summer Encore: La Rondine’ [Video]

Okay, so only one new movie this week, but it's a biggie: the fourth installment in the robot-alien-EXPLOSIONS!!! saga based on a 1980s cartoon.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Think Like a Man Too’ Schools ‘Jersey Boys’

Unless your movie was named 'Jersey Boys,' this was a pretty excellent weekend at the box office for all parties involved. A new film opened big in the number one spot, last week's champions held on strong, and others continued to perform well further down the charts. But boy, it really kinda' sucks to be 'Jersey Boys.'

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New Movies This Week: ‘Jersey Boys’ and ‘Think Like a Man Too’ [Video]

This weekend, we get two new movies that aren't your traditional summer fare—the first an adaptation of a beloved musical, the other a sequel to a somewhat surprising hit from not long ago.

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Tuesday Evening Music Club Begins July 1 at Meijer Gardens

It's hard to believe that July is but a couple of weeks away.  And yet, that's an exciting time when the summer's best family entertainment value, the Tuesday Evening Music Club kicks off.  The Music Club brings talented local and regional musicians to the Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater stage free to Meijer Gardens members—throughout July and August.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ’22 Jump Street’ Schools ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2′

Everyone expected '22 Jump Street' and 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' to open well, but you won't find many people who expected the raunchy R-rated comedy to open bigger than the family friendly animated adventure. But here we are! Both films opened well, but '22 Jump Street,' like the first film, is has taken a hammer to all expectations.

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