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Olivia Newton John Opens Cancer & Wellness Centre At Austin Hosptial
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Olivia Newton-John in Grand Rapids Next Week

She won't be singing in Grand Rapids next week, but Olivia Newton-John will be here, on Monday, October 10 to be exact, and she'll be selling wine!

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2014 CMA Festival - Day 1
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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Announce “Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017” is Coming to Grand Rapids

Tuesday night, during a surprise performance at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill announced “Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017” It's a 65-city tour that includes Grand Rapids at Van Andel Arena on Thursday, June 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. This is very exciting because this will be the first time Faith Hill has toured since 2007.

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United Way has a Place in ArtPrize, too!

Today is the final day for first-round voting for ArtPrize. By 11:59 p.m. tonight, the votes will be counted and the top 20 public-vote art works will be in the running for the brass ring.

One of the entries in ArtPrize 8 is Heart of West Michigan United Way with their exhibit, "People Helping People," and it's on display at United Way, 188 Commerce Ave., SW, Grand Rapids, 49503.

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Zeeland’s Pumpkinfest is Loads of Family Fun

The countdown is on for Zeeland’s Pumpkinfest - Celebrating community, family fun, and fall activities for over 30 years. This years "Pumpkinfest In Disguise," is next weekend.

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Dracula’s Blood, Franken-Worms and More at Grand Rapids Public Museum

It might be a very scary time for kids at the Grand Rapids Public Museum this October, because they'll be working with Dracula's blood. Creeeeeeeeeepy!

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Stagecoach California's Country Music Festival 2008 - Day 1
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Glenn Frey Statue Gets Put On A ‘Corner In Winslow Arizona’, Jackson Browne Statue Not Upset [Photos]

In the immortal Eagles' classic hit 'Take It Easy', Michigan's Glenn Frey sings that he was 'standing on a corner in Winslow Arizona' and now thanks to a pair of Arizona DJs, he will be there forever.

The problem is, someone was already there.

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Food! Some Yummy Michigan Food Discoveries

Food, good food, is a big part of my life. Sometimes, too big, but that's a discussion for another time.

I'm not a picky eater, but, I won't just eat anything. I want it good, well prepared, tasty. And, I'm always excited when I find a hidden gem in our city.

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Griffin Fans Excited Dan Cleary is Signed and the new Season Opens October 14

There's good news and excitement in Hockey Town - West this weekend. The Grand Rapids Griffins on Friday signed veteran forward Dan Cleary to a one-year contract.

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ArtPrize Artist Whose Work Was Stolen in 2015 Returns with Positive Attitude and New Work

Do you remember the artist in ArtPrize 2015 whose work was literally dismantled, stolen, by the public last year?

He was Jeffrey Augustine Songco, and he's back with a new work.

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Andy Rent
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I Felt Like a Tourist in My Own Town

Have you ever taken the time to experience parts of Grand Rapids as a tourist would? It really gives you a new appreciation for how great our city is.

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“All Aboard!” The Pumpkin Train is About to Depart

 

It's just about time for the train to leave the station. I mean the annual famous Pumpkin Train of the Coopersville & Marne Railway.

Next weekend, and through October, the famous train rides the rails on Saturdays, September 24th, October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th and on Sundays September 25th, October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th. Departure times vary by day and date, so check the web site at www.MiTRAIN.net for details. The friendly Conductor will call “All Aboard” at 20 minutes before each departure.

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ArtPrize Eight is Almost Here

Are you ready? Are you ready for some incredible art, crowds, fun and excitement?

ArtPrize 8 is but days away and the excitement kicks off next week with the opening the 2016 most-attended public art event on the planet!

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