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Bob Bernhardt /Grand Rapids Symphony
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Conductor Bob Bernhardt Leads Grand Rapids Pops for ‘Best of Broadway’ This Weekend [Video]

New Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt will join the Grand Rapids Pops in his first performance in his new role on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Grand Rapids.

Bernhardt will be joined by Michigan native Doug LaBrecque and Lisa Vroman for Best of Broadway, a Fox Motors Pops series concert featuring the Broadway stars from Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables.

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Rick Martinez/100.5 The River
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Spirit Crowns Gilda’s LaughFest Community Kickoff, Even If World Record Doesn’t [Videos]

A paper crown-capped world record was part of the agenda at the Gilda's LaughFest Community Kickoff.

While the world mark set last July didn't tumble, the throngs at Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids more than made up for it in spirit, energy, effusiveness and antics Thursday night.

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We Do Care
We Do Care
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We Do Care’s 30th Annual Benefit & Dance Is Saturday

We Do Care is an non-profit organization dedicated to helping children with cancer in the Grand Rapids area.

Its 30th annual Benefit & Dance is Saturday night, and tickets are still available.

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Doug Benc/Getty Images
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Grand Rapids Symphony Announces Lineup for 2015 D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops

The Grand Rapids Symphony's 2015 D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops summer concert series will include Five For Fighting and the music of Neil Diamond, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Billy Joel and Elton John in July.

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Elsa Getty Images Sport
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Three-on-Three Basketball Tournament Funds Academy of Design & Construction Scholarships

This Saturday, March 7, the Academy of Design & Construction’s Advisory Council, along with title sponsor Triangle Associates, Inc., is hosting the third annual Academy of Design & Construction Three-on-Three Basketball Tournament, raising money to fund scholarships for academy students.

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Rod Spicer
Rod Spicer
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Vanessa Williams Joining Grand Rapids Symphony for Symphony with Soul

Special guest Vanessa Williams is joining the Grand Rapids Symphony on Feb. 28 for the 14th annual Symphony with Soul.

The community celebration of African-American musical expression is at 8 p.m. EST at DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Avenue NW in Grand Rapids, with tickets still available.

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Disney On Ice/Feld Entertainment
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Disney On Ice’s ‘Passport to Adventure’ Skates into Grand Rapids [Video]

Mickey and Minnie Mouse and their Disney pals are coming to town when Disney on Ice’s Passport to Adventure skates into Van Andel Arena from Thursday through Sunday.

Tickets are still available, ranging from $12 to $58, with special deals for children.

Show times are 7 p.m. EST Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday.

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Community Action Partnership of Kent County
Community Action Partnership of Kent County
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Walks for Warmth Help Keep Michigan Families Warm [Sponsored]

Consumers Energy is encouraging the public this winter to take part in Walks for Warmth, which help raise money to keep Michigan families warm.

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It’s All About the Gumbo As The B.O.B. Serves Up Fat Tuesday

It was all about the gumbo Tuesday at The B.O.B. Make that Fat Tuesday at The B.O.B.

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The B.O.B. Celebrates Fat Tuesday

Maybe you aren't able to get to New Orleans for Fat Tuesday today?

Well, don't worry because The B.O.B. has you covered!

Head to The B.O.B for its 17th annual Fat Tuesday Celebration TODAY.

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LunaFest Film Festival Hits Grand Rapids Art Museum in April

LunaFest is a traveling film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women's issues, highlighting women filmmakers and bringing women together in their communities.

LunaFest gets hosted locally in Grand Rapids by Kent County Girls on the Run at Grand Rapids Art Museum on April 23, with special guest Molly Barker, Girls on the Run founder.

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Steven Depolo
Steven Depolo
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Cool Brews, Hot Eats in Grand Rapids Back February 16 to 28

Fresh off the heels of being named Best Beer Town by USA Today and Top 10 Vacation Spot for Beer Lovers (www.TheStreet.com), Beer City USA will once again host beer lovers and food enthusiasts from all over Michigan and beyond for Cool Brews.
Hot Eats. in Grand Rapids, which runs Feb. 16 to 28.

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