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Amtrak Exhibit Train in Grand Rapids Tomorrow

The Amtrak Exhibit Train, showcasing the past, present and future of America’s Railroad®, will be open to the public for free tours this Saturday in Grand Rapids as part of the national Amtrak Train Days tour.  The Exhibit Train is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.at the Amtrak Station at 440 Century Avenue SW.  

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Courtesy UICA
Courtesy UICA
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The fun and Outrageous “OddBall” Happens September 12 at the UICA

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) will host it’s fifth annual OddBall fundraiser and ArtPrize kick-off party on September 12th and will, once again, present an evening of outrageous and unexpected fun. UICA invites the public to enjoy an exclusive first look at the ArtPrize Seven exhibition SENSE while enjoying unique contemporary entertainment. All proceeds from the event support UICA’s mission year-round, including education, exhibitions, and community events.

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TV’s Emmy Award Nominations are Announced

The 67th annual Emmy Awards have announced their nominations. Game of Thrones, House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black are leading nominees.

The show, which will air live on FOX on September 20th, will be hosted by Andy Samberg.

Here are the major category nominees.

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David Letterman Surprises San Antonio Audience With Donald Trump Top Ten List [Video]

It was a good night for an audience in a San Antonio, Texas theater Saturday night.  They went to the Steve Martin - Martin Short show, and were surprised by David Letterman!

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Restaurant Week’s “Grand Cocktail Competition” Begins

The Grand Cocktail Competition kicked off summer in the city in Grand Rapids this past weekend. You can gather at some of the 29 restaurants, meet their bartenders and mixologists competing, and enjoy some creative cocktails throughout the month of July through August 4.

The most votes gathered online by August 4 will decide the “People’s Choice” Grand Cocktail Competition winners in both categories.

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Comedian Mike Epps Playing Grand Rapids in October

Sold out shows, nationwide tours, big screen hits and the thrill of a hip hopaudience eager to watch Mike Epps own the stage has him ready to bring his new tour, The Real Deal tour, to Van Andel Arena on Saturday, October 31 at 8 PM.

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Average Americans Fail U.S. History Test [Video]

The 4th of July, 2015, is behind us, and it was a wonderful weekend as we celebrated our creation of this country when we declared, and fought for, our independence from Great Britain. But, after watching this video I have to tell you, America, we have a problem!

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Gerald Ford’s 102 Birthday Commemoration is Next Week at Ford Museum

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation will host their annual events to celebrate the life and legacy of President Gerald R. Ford.

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You Tube
You Tube
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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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