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Pioneering NASA Astronaut Jack Lousma Coming to Grand Rapids

Marine Colonel (ret) Jack Lousma, legendary pioneering NASA astronaut from the 1970s and early 1980s is coming back to Grand Rapids for a very special occasion. He will be here, May 3 and 4, to honor the memory of Roger B. Chaffee 50 years after the tragic Apollo 1 fire.

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More Great Jazz Coming to St. Cecilia Music Center

Eight of the best jazz musicians from around the world are coming to Grand Rapids. They're coming to the Royce Auditorium stage on May 4 for a great concert with music of Miles Davis as well as their own compositions.

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Jazz Saxophone Star Playing with the Byron Center Jazz Orchestra

International Jazz Saxophonist Tim Warfield, Jr. joins the nationally recognized Byron Center Jazz Orchestra for COOL JAZZ on Friday, April 28th at 7:30 pm at the Van Singel Fine Arts Center as part of the 2016-2017 Chemical Bank Series.

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Last Chance to Have Taxes Prepared for Free

Tax Day is getting close, very close, Tuesday, April 18, as a matter of fact. No, it's not the 15th this year since that falls on a Saturday, so, yes, you have three extra days.

Are you waiting till the last minute, as thousand of others do? Why not take the worry out of filing and get some help, and get it for FREE?

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Singer / Songwriter Marc Cohn at St. Cecelia Thursday Night

Soulful Grammy award winning folk singer / songwriter Marc Cohn will bring his beautiful mucsic to Royce Auditorium and St. Cecilia Music Center this Thursday night, April 13 at 7:30. It's going to be a great night.

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Griffins Game Tonight Hopes to Benefit Kids’ Food Basket

The Grand Rapids Griffins are home tonight at the Van Andel Arena, playing Cleveland. It's a big game as they try to secure first place in the division before the playoffs begin.

It's also a big game because the Griffins want to help Kids' Food Basket!

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Music and Brews for a Good Cause This Sunday at Founders Brewing

One out of every five children in the Grand Rapids area don’t always know where their next meal will come from and more than 50,000 Kent County residents rely on a food pantry at some point.

Those sorts of sad and stunning stats drove a decision to help, and to launch the first of what would turn out to be 23 yearly concerts at the old Intersection in Eastown. It was called Feedback, and it still is today. The idea was to raise money for Access of Kent County, and draw attention to the organization’s work while also shining a spotlight on some talented West Michigan bands. This Sunday, April 9 at Founders Brewing is the day.

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Country Music Star Margo Price Sings at St. Cecilia This Thursday

Country music comes to St. Cecilia Music Center this Thursday night with rising star Nashville singer Margo Price. Margo Price has been taking the country music scene by storm with her debut album “Midwest Farmer’s Daughter.” As a matter of fact, in March  Price became the winner of the 2017 American Music Prize ($25,000) that recognizes the year's best debut album. She is also winner of the 2016 Best County Album by Nashville Scene and was named Emerging Artist of the Year by the American Music Association.

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A Special Easter Dinner for Those in Need

There are many in our community that won't have an Easter Dinner this year. Whether through illness or hardship, Easter, a traditional time of the year for families to gather, will be missed. However, there is an organization that wants to make sure no one is alone. 

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A Great Idea for Spring Break in West Michigan

Spring break for most public school kids is next week. Many will take off for a quick vacation, but many others won't. If you and your kids will be home-bound next week, you may be stumped on what to do. Can't have bored kids hanging around the house all week, so, how about this?

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GRand Jazz Fest Coming Back This Summer

presented by DTE Energy Foundation, is back for it's 6th year, returning to Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids this August 19th and 20th. The Jazz Fest is West Michigan’s only free, weekend-long jazz festival.

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Last Chance to Go With us to Italy

Time is running out for you to join me and Collette Spotlight Tours, for one of the best vacations you'll ever have. We're going to Italy in August and this is the last week to sign up.

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