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The Very Brady Snickers Super Bowl Commercial is Revealed [Video]

Earlier this week I posted the teaser video of the new Snickers Super Bowl commercial with the Brady Bunch. But, it was only a teaser, as Snickers wanted fans to vote on-line to see the rest of it.

Well, you did it. The vote was overwhelmingly for "let's see it!" So, heeeeeeeerrr it is.

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Courtesy Grand Rapids Public Museum
Courtesy Grand Rapids Public Museum
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Avast Matey! How Would you Like to Make a Pirate Commercial? Arrrgh.

Think you'd like to make a TV commercial?

Get your cameras ready. The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) announced today that it’s now accepting entries for their Pirate Parody Commercial Contest. The contest is open now through February 9, 2015.

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Courtesy Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
Courtesy Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
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Civic Theatre’s Rapid Delivery Improv Opening at New Location

The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre’s RAPID DELIVERY IMPROV (RDI) is excited to announce new shows at a new performance venue: The Rezervoir Lounge, 1418 Plainfield Ave. NE, Grand Rapids.

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Courtesy GRandJazzFest
Courtesy GRandJazzFest
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GRandJazzFest Returning to Downtown Grand Rapids in August [Video]

GRandJazzFest presented by DTE Energy Foundation returns to Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids, Aug. 15 and 16, the fourth consecutive year for West Michigan’s only free, weekend-long jazz festival.

The two-day festival will again be free thanks to presenting sponsor DTE Energy Foundation, the City of Grand Rapids and other sponsoring organizations and individuals.

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TEDxGrandRapids 2015 Applications Open; Launch Party Is February 4

TEDxGrandRapids returns to Grand Rapids Civic Theatre on May 7.

Applications to attend the event are now open.

A launch party for this year's TEDxGrandRapids is slated Feb. 4 at Downtown Market.

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It’s ‘A Very Brady’ Snickers Super Bowl Commercial [Video]

The Super Bowl is this coming Sunday, and what a game it should be with New England and Seattle squaring off. Can't wait. And, oh yes, there will be a few TV commercials.

Actually, that's what half the population tunes in for, and Snickers seeks to serve up the most beloved star of Super Bowl XLIX.

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Rick Martinez/97.9 WGRD
Rick Martinez/97.9 WGRD
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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic Put Off Ice for Rest of Weekend Because of Conditions

The WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015 is done for the weekend and its remaining games will be rescheduled because of tenuous ice conditions at Richmond Park.

As of 9 p.m. EST Saturday, it was determined by tournament officials the ice at the Grand Rapids park was no longer in playable condition and Sunday's schedule has been canceled, said Angela Paasche, the tourney's director and Townsquare Media Grand Rapids live events manager.

Forty-five teams had played games Friday and Saturday in the WGRD Pond Hockey Classic, presented by Labatt Blue and Dematic. Most of Saturday's games had been completed.

Plans are to announce rescheduling of the remainder of the tournament early next week, Paasche said.

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Courtesy West Michigan Whitecaps
Courtesy West Michigan Whitecaps
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Annual Whitecaps Fan Food Submissions Under Way

The West Michigan Whitecaps are looking for ideas for new food items to be served at Fifth Third Ballpark this season. Beginning yesterday, fans can now submit their ideas regarding what new food items they would like to see served at Fifth Third Ballpark this summer.

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Christopher Furlong
Getty Images News
Christopher Furlong Getty Images News
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GVSU Exhibit Explores Persecution of Homosexuals During Nazi Regime

The human atrocities of WWII are well documented in history. The persecution of the Jewish population was the primary focus of the Nazi regime. The haunting pictures and tales from the holocaust will stay with us forever. But there were other groups persecuted as well. Roma (Gypsies), Poles, Soviet prisoners of war, Jehovah’s Witnesses and those disabled during World War II were also targeted. And yet, there is another story.

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Holland America's ms Oosterdam
Holland America's ms Oosterdam
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Join Andy Rent on Grand Alaskan Cruise & Tour

It's time to think about another vacation. After all, it's a new year, and plans have to be made. I don't know about you, but I'm already tired and need a break. So, how about Alaska?

Last year we took a wonderful 13-day trip to Hawaii, with YMT Vacations, and this year we're taking you on a 12-day cruise and tour of Alaska!

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Alfred Mele (3ammagazine.com)
Alfred Mele (3ammagazine.com)
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Free Will, Does it Really Exist? Find out Tonight at GVSU

Does free will exist? The question has fueled debate among philosophers, psychologists, and theologians. A popular argument among neuroscientists and social psychologists is that free will is illusory—that our words and actions arise not from rational choice, but from unconscious predispositions and social conditioning.

But according to philosopher Alfred Mele, the case against free will actually leaves much room for doubt. In Free: Why Science Hasn’t Disproved Free Will, Mele examines the major experiments that free will deniers cite, and explains how they don’t provide the solid evidence for which they have been touted.

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Meet Christina, a Die-hard Chicago Blackhawks Hockey fan as she Goes to her First Blackhawks Game [Video]

There is a lot of heart in hockey. No, really, a lot of heart in the players who may be playing a very rough sport, but care deeply for their fans.

I'd like you to meet Christina, a diehard fan of the Chicago Blackhawks. Christina, who is blind, has never stopped rooting for her favorite team even though she has never seen them. What, not the Red Wings? Okay, maybe not, since she lives in Chicago. But,Christina had never even been to a game. However, things were about to change, with the help of the Blackhawks.

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