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And the Oscar Nomination Goes to …

Did you watch the announcement?  The nominees are in for 2014's top movie award, the Oscar.

You could have watched it live, here on 100.5 The River's website.

Missed it, huh.  Let me catch you up to date.

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Devil Baby Roams Streets of New York [Video]

Marketing in this day and age can take many new directions. And viral marketing is a huge part of any plan.

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Kids & Family Expo
Kids & Family Expo
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Fun for Kids and Family This Weekend at DeVos Place

For the first time ever a Zip Line will zip through DeVos Place, downtown, along with a Kids & Family Expo.  It's this Saturday, January 18, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Literally, fun for the whole family!

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Grand Rapids Griffins
Grand Rapids Griffins
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Griffins Great Skate Winterfest is This Weekend

The Grand Rapids Griffins are having a great season.

They're leading their division by at least 10 points, and continue great play, even though so many stars of the team continue to make the trip east and play with the NHL's Detroit Red Wings.

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CedarBendDrive/Flickr
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The Debate is on – Should Michigan Raise the Minimum Wage

Since the United States instituted the first federal minimum wage in 1938, there has been no shortage of debate on the topic. Whether we should raise, lower, maintain, or abolish the minimum wage has warranted serious discussion and heated debate.

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Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin
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Lily Tomlin’s LaughFest/Broadway Grand Rapids Show Tickets on Sale for General Public Friday

Lily Tomlin, a Michigan native, is one of the nation's foremost comediennes, with an extraordinarily broad entertainment career spanning television, movies, theater, animation and stand-up comedy.

She never before appeared in Grand Rapids, but will in Broadway Grand Rapids' LaughFest performance on March 10.

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Andy Rent’s GoDaddy Bowl Primer: Ball State vs. Arkansas State [Video]

 

No doubt there have been some exciting College Bowl games this holiday season.  Come on: Michigan State winning the Rose Bowl?? Outstanding!! The BCS National Championship game is Monday between No. 1 Florida State and No. 2 Auburn also in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. 

However, probably the biggest game, I argue, is this Sunday night. My alma mater of Ball State tangles with Arkansas State in Mobile, Ala., in the GoDaddy Bowl. What do I think? Go Cards: Chirp! Chirp!

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Instruments of Hope Annual Nativity
Instruments of Hope Annual Nativity
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Live Nativity at Dominican Center at Marywood on Saturday

One of the true treasures of Christmas is a live nativity scene.  It's our opportunity to be closer to the true meaning of Christmas with the birth of Jesus Christ.

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Small Business Holiday Party Delivers Holly Jolly Evening

The atmosphere was truly festive and jolly Tuesday night at The B.O.B. for the Small Business Holiday Party.

Channel 95.7's Connie and Curtis, who emceed, along with Wendy Reed and Josh Garber were on hand along with WGRD 97.9's Metalhead Ned and St. Nick himself, Santa Claus.

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Kent County Animal Shelter
Kent County Animal Shelter
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Every Pet Needs a Home for the Holidays

Every pet need a home for the holidays.  The sad thing is, there are so many abandoned animals.

The Kent County Animal Shelter is trying to help.  They have taken in so many dogs and cats, either by surrender or actually abandoned, that they are overloaded. Over a years time, they receive more than 6,000.

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Cast of Anchorman 2 Sings “Afternoon Delight” (video)

I can't wait for Anchorman 2 to hit the theaters.  Being in the business, I really related...too funny!  So, hopefully, number 2 is equally so.

The film has already been released in Australia, and much to the surprise of the audience, the stars of Anchorman 2 showed up at the movie's premiere in Sydney

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Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies
Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies
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“JFK: The Spirit of Cold War Liberalism” with Jason Duncan at GVSU

Wednesday, December 4th, The Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies of Grand Valley State University, presents a keynote address by author Jason Duncan, Chair of History Department and History Professor at Aquinas College.

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