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Laughfest Student Showcase Sunday Grand Rapids Art Museum

Kids say the darnedest things, didn't last years headliner Bill Cosby say something like that?  We've been seeing a lot of adult humor but are you ready for the kids to take the stage?  Ready or not, it's happening Sunday at the Grand Rapids Art Museum

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Grand Rapids Laughfest Reaches Out To Lowell Friday Night

Laughfest is growing!  Gilda's Club has lots of supporters and lots of those supporters live outside of Grand Rapids.  It's kind of cool to see how many people want to do their part in making Laughfest a success

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Laughfest’s Night Of Illusions…No It’s Not A Magic Show!

Laughfest has a little bit of something for everyone!  You have your family friendly events, and murder mystery dinner theatre, setting the Guinness Book Of World Records for wearing chicken beaks, Whoopi Goldberg, Jim Gaffigan, Martin Short and new this year, the Night Of Illusions

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LAUGHFEST: Enter To Win! St. Patrick’s Day Fun For People & Pets [video]

You've probably heard performers say, "You never want to share a stage with kids or animals", they always end up stealing the show!  It's true.  It happened to me first hand when I was interviewing a couple guys who were a host family for an Art prize artist

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St. Patricks Day Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes Recipe!

These cupcakes looked a little "boozy" to me but what the hey?  St. Patrick's Day in America is celebrated with booze so why not mix a little chocolate with it.  Don't these sound decadent!  Before you say yuck, give it a chance

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LaughFest Homegrown Comedians SHINE Tonight In Grand Rapids!

Why is it that so often local talent can't be appreciated in their own hometown?  Grand Rapids talent can travel the country, play to SOLD OUT crowds, get big laughs everywhere they go but when they come back home, Nada!  It's like Rodney Dangerfield use to say, "I can't get no respect

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GettyImages: Frederick M. Brown
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Rush Limbaugh Skewered By Whoopi Goldberg At Laughfest Friday Night In Grand Rapids

Whoopi Goldberg performed at Ford Fieldhouse Friday night!  No big surprise for anyone who watches The View as regularly as I do!  So many time I just want to say to the television, "Tell em Whoop!  What do you really think!"  But being daytime television, I know her hands are tied to a great extent

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Getting to Laughfest Is One Thing, Parking Is Another, Here’s The Secret!

Although the corner at Fulton and Monroe can bit a bit of a problem to navigate it won't hold you up much on your journey downtown to Laughfest.  But parking?  Parking poses a problem during a normal week in downtown Grand Rapids, so with all the Laughfest activities going on, that is where you might run into a bit of a jam

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Win Tickets To See Tobymac In Concert & Unplugged, April 19th [Video]

Former DcTalk front man TobyMac brings his show Unplugged: A Night Of Stories & Songs, to the Central Wesleyan Church, April 19th, 7:30pm. Toby joins me on the air for Faith Hope & Love Songs, 9-11am and 7-9pm EST Sunday.  Listen Live! I always love talking to this guy and I just can't wait to meet him!

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Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Offers FREE Weekend Performances!

The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and School of Theatre Art’s Traveling Troupe will be presenting FREE performances of “The Surprising Story of the Three Little Pigs” March 10th and 17th.

 

The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and School of Theatre Art’s Traveling Troupe performs for area elementary schools.  T

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Here’s EVERYTHING Happening At LAUGHFEST For All 10 Days

I have been getting so many calls when I talk about LAUGHFEST fun on the radio I decided to hunt the info down for you and post it right here on The River's website!  Bookmark it and you can go to it whenever you have some time and want to get in on any Laughfest fun!

Everybody knows about the comediennes coming to Grand Rapids to perform but there are tons of other things to do too!  Restaurants, museums, and even the shopping areas are involved in Laughfest.  Some places are mixing art with the laugh

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Children’s Vision Day is Saturday, March 10th, at Grand Rapids Children’s Museum

Fun for the whole family !  Members of the Michigan Optometry Association plus student volunteers from the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State, will host Children’s Vision Day at the GR Children’s Museum tomorrow,  Saturday, March 10 from 10 a

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