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This is an Amazing Piano Concert [Video]

This is a pretty fantastic video.

Recently, in Sarasota, Florida, a merchant put a piano outside on a sidewalk, hoping people would walk up and play a bit.

Then, an amazing thing happened.

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Photo Courtesy of Amway
Photo Courtesy of Amway
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Six Tips For Taking Awesome Pictures of Fireworks on Your Phone

Every year I end up with around 20 or so blurry, crappy pictures from the Fourth of July fireworks. Fireworks are so spectacular I just want to capture each burst and sparkle on my camera roll! But, it never works out.

Well this year it's going to be different! I'm planning to get some great shots at the Amway Family Fireworks at Ah Nab Awen Park this Saturday, with these six tips on how to get awesome firework photos, shared by a professional photographer with Time Magazine

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Grand Cocktail Competition to Kick off Restaurant Week 2015

Restaurant Week Grand Rapids 2015 is more than a month away, however the pre-event, the Grand Cocktail Competition featuring many of the restaurants participating in Restaurant Week GR is being launched nest Monday, July 6 to get the public involved in cocktail tasting throughout the month of July.

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GRandJazzFest Looking for Volunteers

GRandJazzFest presented by DTE Energy Foundation is looking for a few good men, and women. The need volunteers to help at the Jazz festival Aug. 15 and 16 at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Courtesy Amway
Courtesy Amway
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Amway Family Fireworks Primer

The Amway Family Fireworks are Saturday at Ah-Nab-Awen Park next to Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and the Grand Rapids Public Museum along the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids.

Activities, including music, entertainment, food, family-friendly fun and more, run from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m., with the fireworks going off at 10:30 p.m.

Here's a primer to help you attend and enjoy the Fourth of July event, with the title sponsor being Ada-based Amway. See you there.

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Looking for a Job? Construction May be Your Answer and Today is the Day

As West Michigan continues to see an uptick in the demand for new homes and commercial construction projects, the shortage of skilled labor has become more prevalent. Because of the need for tradesmen and women in the construction industry, the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids (HBAGGR) has teamed up with the Construction Workforce Development Alliance of West Michigan and Michigan Works! to host its inaugural Construction Career Fair (CCF). The career fair will take place today, Thursday, June 25, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., at Michigan Works! (215 Straight Ave. NW, Grand Rapids).

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Courtesy UICA
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UICA Hosts Closing Event to Celebrate and Discuss Arts and Accessibility in Grand Rapids

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) invites the community to take part in a public discussion on Sunday, July 28, about how to sustain arts and access in Grand Rapids for the future and will encourage conversation around the community impact of the inaugural DisArt Festival and centerpiece exhibition Art of the Lived Experiment. The event will include breakfast, a conversation moderated by a panel, and a Q&A to follow.

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Photo: Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
Photo: Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
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Weidenaar Exhibit at Grand Rapids Public Museum Closing July 5

Your time is almost gone to catch a wonderful exhibit.

The Grand Rapids Public Museum’s (GRPM) exhibition, Through the Eyes of Weidenaar will close on Sunday, July 5, 2015. The exhibit commemorates the works of local artist, Reynold Weidenaar, whose work earned international acclaim.

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Photo: Spectrum Health
Photo: Spectrum Health
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Spectrum Health Breaks Ground to Expand Rehab and Nursing Center

Health care in Grand Rapids, and West Michigan just keeps getting better.

Spectrum Health is holding a ceremonial groundbreaking event today, Tuesday, June 23, at 10 a.m. at its Rehab and Nursing Center at 4118 Kalamazoo Avenue in Grand Rapids. The facility, which was originally built in 1964, is being expanded and renovated to better serve patients.

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15 Bicyclists on 300-Mile Ride From Rockford to Raise Money for Haitian Orphans

This morning between 7:30 and 8am, a group of 15 Rockford area residents left the Cannon Township Offices for a 6-day, 300-mile bicycle ride to raise awareness and money for an orphanage in Port Au Prince, Haiti.

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Win McNamee/Getty Images News
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“Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” Comes Alive at the Airport [Video]

Many of our hero's of WWII have been flying to Washington D.C. for visits to the WWII Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, and other points of interest. I had the honor of Emceeing an event several weeks ago here in Grand Rapids just before several of our WWII Veterans boarded flights to DC. I'll have to admit, I sure didn't see anything like this happen.

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12th Annual Beach Survival Challenge Happening This Weekend At Grand Haven State Park

The popular Beach Survival Challenge event is coming back to the Grand Haven State Park tomorrow, Saturday, June 20. The event was started 12 years ago in honor of Andy Fox who lost his life in a rip current. The event was created to raise awareness of water safety along Lake Michigan in a fun, educational atmosphere. Since its inception, over 3,000 kids and adults have participated.

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