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Oscar Announces 2015 Movie Nominations

Entertainment Weekly has released the 2015 much anticipated 2015 Oscar nominations, and to no surprise, Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel led this year’s class of Oscar films with nine nominations apiece, including nods for Best Picture and Best Director.

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Courtesy Harlem Globetrotters
Courtesy Harlem Globetrotters
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Harlem Globetrotters Returning to Grand Rapids

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the greatest athletes and entertainers on the planet, will bring their unrivaled family show to Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. during the Harlem Globetrotters 2015 “Washington Generals’ Revenge” Tour.

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Jocelyn Goldberg (Wieden+Kennedy)
Jocelyn Goldberg (Wieden+Kennedy)
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Doritos Ninjas, Clydesdales, Talking Frogs, Coke and More at GVSU on Friday

What do Doritos ninjas, Clydesdale horses, talking frogs, cavemen, a miniature Darth Vader and Mean Joe Green have in common?

They all have had their 30 to 60 seconds of fame as commercials during the Super Bowl.

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Cardboard Bobsled crash!
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Cardboard Bobsled Derby Returns to Cannonsburg Ski Area for Fifth Annual Run!

Hard to believe that this is the fifth year of creative sleds made out of cardboard either crashing and burning or making it to the finish line triumphantly at Cannonsburg Ski Area in Belmont.

Whether you crash and burn, it's time to start grabbing the cardboard and tape and making your cardboard bobsled for the fifth annual Cardboard Bobsled Derby!

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Courtesy Dog Story Theater
Courtesy Dog Story Theater
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Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company Returns to Grand Rapids

Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave. SE in downtown Grand Rapids, always presents an eclectic brand of theater. It welcomes back Grand Haven-based Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company this month with the classic "All's Well That Ends Well."

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Leslie E. Kossoff-Pool/Getty Images
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Kiss Cam at Basketball Game Finds Fighting Couple [Video]

At a Grand Rapids Griffins Hockey game when they use the "Kiss Cam" on the video screen, and you get photographed with your sweetie, you're supposed to kiss, right? It's pretty cute, and most couples kiss and the crowd loves it.

Ah, ah, ah, not so fast there, sparky.  That's supposed to be the case, but in Chicago, at a Bulls basketball game, it didn't exactly happen that way.  But, have no fear, the Bulls mascot saves the day, and it's priceless!

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Courtesy UICA
Courtesy UICA
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Up Close and Personal With Artist, Artwork and Collectors at the UICA

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts is holding three events in the upcoming weeks to bring visitors closer to the artwork, the artists, and the collectors associated with their current exhibitions, Buying Friends: The Kortman Collection, and Looking Forward: The Artwork of Kirk Newman.

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Courtesy Showspan
Courtesy Showspan
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Grand Rapids Remodeling and New Homes Show at DeVos Place This Weekend

Our area's newest consumer show opens with a bang at DeVos Place this week, as the Grand Rapids Remodeling and New Homes Show welcomes, not only wonderful displays, but an amazing line-up of talent to its seminar stages.

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Rockford Michigan Chamber of Commerce
Rockford Michigan Chamber of Commerce
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Celebrating Christmas and the Holiday Season in Rockford [Sponsored]

Celebrate Christmas and the holiday season in Rockford.

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Found Footage Festival Returning to the UICA

Next Thursday, December 18, the much anticipated "Found Footage Festival" returns to the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts at 7:30 pm. Volume 7 of the live comedy and screening event features unusual and humorous clips from VHS videotapes gathered from thrift stores, garage sales, warehouses, and dumpsters throughout the United States.

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The Sing-Off - Season 5
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VoicePlay, Street Corner Symphony Part of NBC’s ‘The Sing-Off’ Live! Tour Hitting Grand Rapids on March 19 [Video]

Three a cappella groups which gained notoriety through NBC's "The Sing-Off" are coming to Grand Rapids for a March 2015 concert at DeVos Performance Hall.

The second national "The Sing-Off" Live! Tour comes to Grand Rapids at 7:30 p.m. EDT March 19.

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Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images
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Presidential Historian H.W. ‘Bill’ Brands Speaks at GVSU Wednesday Night

The Prez: Machiavelli visits The White House. What, Machiavelli? The White House?

For centuries the name Machiavelli has been synonymous with amoral calculation in politics. And, believe me, no American president would ever want to be described as Machiavellian. Yet should the canny Florentine return to life and visit twenty-first century America, he would have some useful and surprising advice for our chief executive – advice that would say as much about the United States as about the country’s highest office.

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