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New Movies (This Week): ‘Black or White,’ ‘Project Almanac’ and ‘Wild Card’ [Video]

Three new movies are hitting theaters this week.

Their themes are focused on a grieving widower, a group of teens and a recovering gambling addict.

Take a closer look and watch the trailers before heading out.

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West Michigan Whitecaps Announce Lineup for 2015 ‘Tiger Fridays’

The West Michigan Whitecaps are again bringing former Detroit Tigers to the ballpark for Tiger Fridays.

The Whitecaps have announced the lineup for 2015's Tiger Fridays, which includes seven former Detroit Tigers.

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Ritz Koney Bar & Grille Closing After 10 Years in Downtown Grand Rapids

Ritz Koney Bar & Grille is closing its doors after serving patrons downtown Grand Rapids for the past 10 years.

The late night eatery and bar at 64 Ionia Avenue SW in Grand Rapids, where it also hosted music and karaoke, announced on Facebook that it is closing in February.

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Shaggy the Dog Equals Freedom! [Video]

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West Michigan Residents Concerned About Suspicious, Pushy Vacuum Salespeople

Residents in several West Michigan counties are voicing concerns about a group of salespeople using aggressive techniques to sell vacuum cleaners.

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Patience is a Virtue, Right? Not too Many of us Have it According to Fifth Third Bank

Are you a patient person, or an impatient person? What do you think? Quick, I need an answer!

Okay, seriously, let's take a little survey.

Do you routinely honk at the car in front of you once the stoplight turns green? Or perhaps you are always bypassing slow walkers on the sidewalk or pressing an already illuminated elevator button in hopes of getting to your destination faster? If so, you’re not alone.

According to a Fifth Third survey1, more than half of Americans admit to honking after the light turns green; a majority will wait 10 seconds or less before passing a slow walker on the sidewalk and 72 percent of Gen Yers admit to pushing an already lit elevator button.

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Rosalynn Bliss Running for Mayor

Grand Rapids City Commissioner Rosalynn Bliss has formally announced that she is running for mayor of Grand Rapids.

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Movies Filmed in Michigan Generating Buzz at Sundance 2015

Two of the most talked-about movies at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah were filmed in Michigan.

"The End of The Tour" was filmed in Grand Rapids. "It Follows" was filmed in Detroit and surrounding communities including Sterling Heights, Royal Oak, and Clawson.

The films are receiving excellent reviews and even early Oscar talk.

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GoDaddy Pulls Puppy’s Super Bowl Ad After Protests [Video]

GoDaddy has decided to remove its ad from airing during Super Bowl XLIX on NBC and from YouTube after an outcry on social media.

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‘Mythbusters’ Coming to Grand Rapids’ DeVos Performance Hall April 16

Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, co-hosts of "Mythbusters" on The Discovery Channel, are bringing "Mythbusters: Jamie & Adam Unleashed" to Grand Rapids' DeVos Performance Hall this spring.

According to their website, the show will feature "on-stage experiments, audience participation, rocking video and behind-the-scenes stories. Fans will join Jamie and Adam on stage and assist in their mind-twisting and not always orthodox approach to science."

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Phoebe is Looking for a Good Home [Sponsored]

Phoebe, a 10-month old brindle-colored, Stafford-Shire mix, came visiting Andy Rent  on his "Andy in the Morning" show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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Courtesy Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
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Civic Theatre’s Rapid Delivery Improv Opening at New Location

The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre’s RAPID DELIVERY IMPROV (RDI) is excited to announce new shows at a new performance venue: The Rezervoir Lounge, 1418 Plainfield Ave. NE, Grand Rapids.

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