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Michael Buble Returning to Grand Rapids’ Van Andel Arena on July 25

Grammy Award-winner Michael Bublé returns to Grand Rapids with an 8 p.m. EST show at Van Andel Arena on Friday, July 25. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 2 at 10 a.m.

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Broadway Grand Rapids Announces Exciting 2014-15 Season

2014-15 is going to be another exciting season for Broadway Grand Rapids as some Tony Award winning show will on the DeVos Performance Hall stage.

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Opera Grand Rapids
Opera Grand Rapids
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Opera Grand Rapids Slates ‘Madama Butterfly’ May 9 and 10 at DeVos Performance Hall [Video]

Opera Grand Rapids closes their 2013-14 season with one of the most popular and performed operas, Puccini's Madama Butterfly.

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Meijer State Games of Michigan - Winter Games
Meijer State Games of Michigan - Winter Games
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Meijer Winter State Games are This Weekend in West Michigan

This weekend, February 14-16, 2014 an estimated 2,000+ athletes from all corners of Michigan will come and represent 13 sports and compete in the inaugural Meijer State Games of Michigan - Winter Games.

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Rockford Chamber of Commerce
Rockford Chamber of Commerce
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Rockford Ice Festival is This Weekend, Feb. 7 – 8

The fifth annual Rockford Ice Festival is this weekend, Feb. 7-8.

The theme for this year’s event is “Putting on the Glitz."

The event kicks off Friday evening, with opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. that include a scavenger hunt throughout the weekend. The grand prize for the hunt (a.k.a. The Glitz) will be a prize valued at more than $1,000!

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Joan Marcus
Joan Marcus
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‘Sister Act’ Opens Tuesday Night at DeVos Performance Hall [Video]

"Sister Act" is Broadway's feel-amazing musical comedy smash!   It's opening Tuesday night (Feb. 4) at DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids.

"Sister Act" is packed full of original music by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken ("Beauty and the Beast," "The Little Mermaid" and "Little Shop of Horrors").  

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CedarBendDrive/Flickr
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The Debate is on – Should Michigan Raise the Minimum Wage

Since the United States instituted the first federal minimum wage in 1938, there has been no shortage of debate on the topic. Whether we should raise, lower, maintain, or abolish the minimum wage has warranted serious discussion and heated debate.

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Drew Nelson
Drew Nelson
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Fresh Folk Series at St. Cecilia Continues on January 9

St. Cecilia Music Center will present the second Fresh Folk Series Concert for the 2013 / 2014 season on January 9 at 7:30 p.m.

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Shopping Downtown Grand Rapids Could Net a New Year’s Eve Prize Package

Ah, Christmas shopping. The hustle and bustle of it all.

I'm pooped just thinking about it.  Which, by the way, I'm going to start my Christmas shopping any day now.

It seems that thousands are at the malls working their way from store to store, all the top chains open and gladly accepting your money.

But what about something local?  What about shopping at the locally-owned shops of Downtown Grand Rapids?

Downtown Grand Rapids once was the destination in West Michigan.

But as malls grew, shoppers moved.  Downtown Grand Rapids had to re-invent itself.

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Grand Rapids Public Museum
Grand Rapids Public Museum
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Grand Rapids Public Museum Hosting 13 Artists for ArtPrize

It’s almost that time of year again – ArtPrize!  And, I can't wait.

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) is gearing up to host the work of thirteen artists, programs and much more for this year’s festival. You'll find great, approachable art that is intriguing, distinctive and engages your curiosity, and a sense of humor. With the museum’s central location and unique resources, the museum offers a not-to-be-missed immersive experience.

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Fallasburg Arts Festival-Dan Mayhew demonstrator
Fallasburg Arts Festival-Dan Mayhew demonstrator
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Annual Fallasburg Arts Festival is Just a few Weeks Away

It began 45 years ago and is still going strong. The Fallasburg Fall Festival for the Arts is almost here.

LowellArts! is held annually in Fallasburg Park, approximately 20 miles east of Grand Rapids.  Set amid the trees of this historical site, the event features 100 unique fine art and fine crafts booths, food booths, and a children’s craft area.

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Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
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Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Open New Season in September With Sherlock Holmes

I can't wait for this one, because I've been a fan of this fictional character for years.  He's non other than Sherlock Holmes, the world’s greatest detective.  He's bringing exciting mystery, intrigue, wit and surprise to the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre stage, running September 6 through September 21, 2013

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