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West Michigan RV Outlet Show Highlights How RVers Save On Vacations [Sponsored Post]

A new study just out last week shows that recreational vehicle vacations cost less than other forms of vacation travel, even when factoring in fuel prices and the cost of RV ownership.

The study found savings of 27 percent to 62 percent for a four-person group and 15 percent to 48 percent for two-person group, according to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association.

Narrow down the RV -- or RVs -- to do some vacation travel or camping in by checking out the West Michigan RV Outlet Show, which runs Thursday through Sunday -- Sept. 18 to 21 -- at Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 West River Drive NE just off U.S. 131 in Comstock Park.

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Snickers Visits on Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Snickers the Cute, came by 100.5 The River to visit Andy Rent's "Andy in the Morning" show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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The Orbit Room’s Future Uncertain As Longtime Manager Ted Smith Departs for HopCat Detroit

By John Sinkevics | Local Spins

Less than a year after the death of The Orbit Room owner Don Dorshimer, the future of the longtime Grand Rapids concert venue is up in the air now that manager Ted Smith is leaving to head up booking at the new HopCat in Detroit.

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Barbra Streisand Duets with Jimmy Fallon’s Elvis Presley, Blake Shelton, Michael Buble

This is the natural progression of 'Tonight Show' host Jimmy Fallon's assorted warblings and big-time musical impressions: a full-scale musical medley co-starring Barbra Streisand. The songstress has a new album out -- her 34th! -- that's titled 'Partners' and features just a mess of duets between Babs and a bunch of male partners. Get it? Partners?

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The Lumineers’ Stelth Ulvang Plays Show at The Hideout Brewing Co.

By John Sinkevics | Local Spins
For a guy named Stelth, playing a surprise, unscheduled show at a place called The Hideout Brewing Co. sounds, well, perfect.

Singer and multi-instrumentalist Stelth Ulvang, a member of the platinum-selling Colorado folk-rock band The Lumineers, unfurled an impromptu performance early Monday night upstairs at the cozy Grand Rapids brewery and pub.

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Grand Rapids in Top 100 Best Places to Live in America

 Livability.com has just released its second-annual Top 100 Best Places to Live list. This edition features a new city atop the list, which is the culmination of months of exclusive research into what factors most influence the livability of America’s small to mid-sized cities. More than 30 states are represented, from coast to coast, and Grand Rapids made the list, coming in at number 96!

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Courtesy Wege Foundation
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St. Cecilia Music Center Receives Surprise Gift from Peter Wege Estate

St. Cecilia Music Center’s Executive Director Cathy Holbrook announced today that St. Cecilia Music Center is the recipient of a $1,000,000 endowment gift from the estate of Peter M. Wege. The Center plans to dedicate next week’s annual Great Artist Gala to Mr. Wege in recognition of this generous gift.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘No Good Deed’ Dethrones ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

After a month at the top, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' has finally fallen from the number one spot on the box office charts. All it took was a modestly budgeted thriller starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson.

But 'No Good Deed' didn't just push Marvel off its throne -- it exceeded all expectations and looks like it may be the rare September release to actually be a hit.

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ArtPrize About to Begin With Controversial Work at UICA

It's two weeks before the start of ArtPrize, and there is already some controversy about one of the exhibits.

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‘Christian Mingle’ Trailer: This Is a Real Movie [Video]

Christian movies are kind of a big deal right now, so it sort of makes sense, we guess (?), for dating website ChristianMingle.com to get in on the action with their very own film -- no, actually it makes absolutely no sense at all, but here is the trailer for 'Christian Mingle,' a film directed by Corbin Bernsen, of all people, and starring former Mean Girl Lacey Chabert opposite some guy suffering from Average White Guy face.

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Wyoming Teacher Suspended After Tweeting About Student

A teacher in Wyoming is facing a 13-day suspension after Tweeting about one of her students.

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Director Bruce Tinker, Playwright Bo Wilson, Andy Rent
Director Bruce Tinker, Playwright Bo Wilson, Andy Rent
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The Boatwright Opens Tonight at Civic Theatre [Audio]

 

Bo Wilson, playwright of The Boatwright, and in town for final rehearsals and opening night of his award winning play at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, says he hopes audiences walk away from the play exclaiming what a wonderful night at the theater, and possibly find a piece of themselves in the deeply rich characters.

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