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Def Leppard Announce Grand Rapids Date of SummerTour with REO Speedwagon and Tesla

Saturday, July 9 is the date to catch another fabulous show at VanAndel Arena.

Def Leppard have just announced they will return to the road this summer for an extensive tour across North America due to overwhelming demand...

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Hospitals Struggle To Treat High Number Of EHEC Patients
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Gilda’s Club, Michigan Blood, Blue Care Network Hosting Blood Drives

It’s often said laughter is the best medicine. Unfortunately for many, laughter simply isn’t enough. So for the fourth year in a row, Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids (GCGR) and LaughFest are partnering with Michigan Blood and Blue Care Network to host blood drives during LaughFest. The drives will be held Monday, February 29 and Thursday, March 3.

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Civic Theatre Announces a Whopper of a new Season Beginning in September

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, one of the top local, amateur theatre company's in the US, has had, and continues to present, a fabulous season of musicals and plays. Far from over, the current season continues with Sister Act, opening this Friday night for a months run. As they finish out the 2015-16 season with Freckle Face Strawberry, for the kids, Caroline or Change opening in June, and the School of Theatre Arts, Summer Repertory performances of Into the Wods, Jr. and Sideways Stories from Wayside School, they are already planning for next season.

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Women’s Resource Center Pillar Award Winners Announced

Women's Resource Center just announced the winners of the 2016 Pillar Awards. The award goes to employers who are empowering the women in their workplace through progressive and inclusive practices to improve the recruitment, retention and advancement of working women.

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Sister Act, The Musical, Opens at Civic Theatre Next Friday

Who didn't like Sister Act, the movie with Whoopi Goldberg. In fact Sister Act and Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, were great movies, and were rated as two of the top comedies in movies, ever! They spawned Sister Act, The Musical, and Grand Rapids Civic Theatre has the pleasure on presenting it for a months run, opening next Friday night, February 26.

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Grand Rapids Boat Show Open This Wednesday at DeVos Place

It's back for it's 71st year, the Grand Rapids Boat Show! The broadest array of power boats ever…almost 5 acres of them, especially for the Great Lakes, are at the show this weekend!

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West Michigan Golf Show This Weekend at DeVos Place

Here's a breaking news bulletin: local weathermen are forecasting perfect weather inside DeVos Place for the West Michigan Golf Show. For 28 consecutive years the Show’s never missed a tee time for winter-weary golfers needing a touch of spring—even if it’s indoors February 12-14 at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids

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Netflix Documentary “Making a Murderer” Attorneys Coming to DeVos Performance Hall

An evening of conversation with two of the most compelling figures featured in the Netflix documentary, ‘Making a Murderer,' makes its way to Grand Rapids on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 7:00 PM in DeVos Performance Hall.

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Opera Grand Rapids Presenting Orpheus and Eurydice in April

April 8 and 9, at the DeVos Center for Arts and Worship, 2300 Plymouth Ave SE, Grand Rapids,  MI  49506, Opera Grand Rapids presents it's next opera, Orpheus and Eurydice by Gluck.

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Yanni Coming to DeVos Performance Hall in July

 

Internationally renowned composer and multi-instrumentalist Yanni rings in the New Year with a new album and the news of a major North American tour, embarking February 2nd in Sarasota, FL, with stops in cities including Atlanta, Denver, Nashville, New Orleans, Los Angeles and Grand Rapids, of course.

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An Ireland Vacation is Waiting For You

How would you like to go to Ireland and spend 12-glorious days touring the "Emerald Isle?"

You can! Come with me!

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Festival of the Arts Performance Application Deadline is Near

Are you a singer, dancer, solo, group, choir, whatever? Do you have a desire to be on the "big stage?" Festival of the Arts 2016, the annual first of June entertainment and food extravaganza in Grand Rapids is accepting applications from all hopeful performers, but the deadline is near.

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