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Courtesy West Michigan Whitecaps
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Baseball, Fireworks, Monkeys, a Dinosaur and a Salute to Veterans This Weekend at Fifth Third Ballpark

How about some baseball for a fun Memorial Day Weekend?

There will be a lot of fun at Fifth Third Ballpark. The West Michigan Whitecaps have announced they're adding Fireworks to Friday night’s game vs. the Dayton Dragons. There are now great Family Fare Fireworks shows on back-to-back nights to kick off the holiday weekend.

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Dolly Parton Press Conference
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Dolly Parton Playing Grand Rapids This August

Country music icon Dolly Parton has announced summer 2016 tour dates, including Grand Rapids!

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Garth Brooks World Tour Opening Night - Rosemont, IL
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Garth Brooks This Weekend? Read This!

It's going to be a crazy weekend in downtown Grand Rapids. Not only is it 5th 3rd Riverbank Run weekend, but there are just a few concerts, like Garth Brooks. It's all Garth Brooks since he has six concerts this weekend. So, it's vitally important that you concert goers read this from the Van Andel Arena.

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Garth Brooks World Tour Opening Night - Rosemont, IL
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Garth Brooks This Weekend? Read This!

It's going to be a crazy weekend in downtown Grand Rapids. Not only is it 5th 3rd Riverbank Run weekend, but there are just a few concerts, like Garth Brooks. It's all Garth Brooks since he has six concerts this weekend. So, it's vitally important that you concert goers read this from the Van Andel Arena.

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Glenn Bulthuis & Friends/Van Singel Fine Arts Foundation
Glenn Bulthuis & Friends/Van Singel Fine Arts Foundation
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The Music of Simon and Garfunkel Coming to Van Singel Fine Arts Center

The Van Singel Fine Arts Foundation presents one of Van Singel's favorite groups, Glenn Bulthuis and Friends, returning on Saturday, June 18th at 7:30 p.m. to perform the "Music of Simon and Garfunkel". Glenn and his 12 piece band will play 26 Simon and Garfunkel classics.

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Courtesy GRPS
Courtesy GRPS
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The Ducks are Running at Ken-O-Sha Park Elementary

One kindergarten student said when asked what she thought about the ducks, "they are so cute and I so am excited for them to walk out because it will be like a parade."

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Paul McCartney Performs At Save Mart Center
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Paul McCartney Will Play Grand Rapids’ Van Andel Arena August 15

Paul McCartney will be bringing his One on One Tour to Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena on Monday, August 15. Tickets go on sale Monday, May 2 at 10 a.m.

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Grand Rapids Public Museum
Grand Rapids Public Museum
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Nursing a Highlight at Grand Rapids Public Museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) opens their new mini exhibit Nursing: A Dynamic Profession, today, Wednesday, April 27. In recognition of the nursing profession, this exhibit celebrates the contributions of nurses throughout West Michigan and around the globe during the month of May, coinciding with National Nurses Week.

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Bing Goei/World Affairs Council of Western Michigan
Bing Goei/World Affairs Council of Western Michigan
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Refugees Coming to West Michigan a Good Thing?

The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan is continuing their 3-part series on immigration this coming Monday, evening, April 25 with Bing Goei, Director, State of Michigan Office for New Americans speaking.

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Courtesy Meijer Gardens
Courtesy Meijer Gardens
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The Free Tuesday Evening Music Club Lineup Announced for Meijer Gardens

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, having just announced their Summer Concert Series lineup, now is announcing the lineup for the free Tuesday Evening Music Club. The Tuesday Evening Music Club brings talented local and regional musicians to the Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater stage Tuesday evenings, and are free to Meijer Gardens members and included in admission for other guests—throughout July and August.

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Garth Brooks World Tour Opening Night - Rosemont, IL
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Garth Brooks Sets Ticket Sales Record Here in Grand Rapids

This past Friday, it was a Garth Brooks frenzy. Tickets went on sale at 10 a.m., and craziness began!

As of Friday at 12 noon, Garth Brooks had broken his Michigan regional record in 24 minutes. He last played in East Lansing, MI on April 9-10, 1996, at MSU-Breslin Center, I was there, and sold 28,393 tickets. By late Friday afternoon he had sold over 51,000 tickets for Van Andel Arena here in Grand Rapids and tickets are still selling!

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Courtesy CASA Kent County
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Pinwheel Garden Planted Monday to Recognize Children in Foster Care in Kent County

To recognize and bring awareness to the 1,059 children in foster care in Kent County in 2015, today, Monday, April 18, CASA of Kent County will be placing 1,059 blue pinwheels in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids to honor each of these vulnerable children.

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