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‘The End of the Tour’ Set for Limited Release on July 31

When The End of the Tour premiered at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, in January, it received excellent reviews and some Oscar buzz.

The End of the Tour will receive limited release July 31. The summer release is designed to capitalize on the film's Oscar buzz and give it a better chance heading into Oscar season.

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Sally Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Sally is a beautiful six-month-old Catahoula-mix dog looking for a good home.

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Dan Lennon, president and CEO of Michigan Turkey Producers, Karen McCarthy of Consumers Energy; Ottawa County Commissioner Don Disselkoen; Laird; Brauer; Jennifer Owens, incubator board vice chairwoman; Merle Langeland, president of the Ottawa County Farm Bureau, and Larry Kooiker, president and owner of Agritek Industries, Inc.
Dan Lennon, president and CEO of Michigan Turkey Producers, Karen McCarthy of Consumers Energy; Ottawa County Commissioner Don Disselkoen; Laird; Brauer; Jennifer Owens, incubator board vice chairwoman; Merle Langeland, president of the Ottawa County Farm Bureau, and Larry Kooiker, president and owner of Agritek Industries, Inc.
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Consumers Energy Contributes $25,000 to Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator

A new statewide business incubator designed to spur agricultural innovation has received financial support from Consumers Energy.

Company representatives have presented a $25,000 contribution to officials with the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator at the Ottawa County administrative offices. The contribution will support new business development centered on commercializing ag-technology ideas and inventions.

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Where and When to Drink Founders’ Kentucky Breakfast Stout During KBS Week

The annual release of Founders Brewing Co.'s Kentucky Breakfast Stout in Grand Rapids draws thousands of beer lovers.

This week, the beer is being celebrated with the second annual KBS Week.

During KBS Week, select bars and restaurants in and around Grand Rapids are holding special tappings of KBS.

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Grand Rapids Speedskater Shares Unique View of Frozen Lake Michigan [Video]

Last week, conditions on Lake Michigan were perfect for West Michigan Speedskating Club member April Chernoby to put on her skates, start up her camera and take a spin around the lake.

A video she shared on YouTube shows just how smooth the surface of Lake Michigan was.

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Grandville High School Wins Division 1 Competitive Cheer State Championship

The Michigan High School Competitive Cheer State Finals were held at Delta Plex in Grand Rapids last weekend.

Grandville took first place in Division 1.

Comstock Park, Kenowa Hills, and Thornapple Kellogg also had strong showings.

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Michigan Men’s Basketball Coach John Beilein Gives Grand Rapids Student His Day On Court [Photos]

As a student manager for the University of Michigan basketball men's team, Ryan Kapustka has found his volunteer position to be rewarding as it gave him the ability to see the Wolverines with an up close and personal perspective.

But on Sunday afternoon in Ann Arbor, it got closer and more personal.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Chappie’ Leads a Slow Weekend

With some of the year’s biggest movies only a month or two away, the box office seems to have entered a holding pattern. Some of the new releases are minor hits. Others crash and burn. Right now, Hollywood just seems to be crossing their fingers and hoping for the sweet, sweet summer movie season to come along and save them (or at least the April release of Furious 7). In other words, every new release underperformed this weekend.

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Lavell Crawford Cancels Gilda’s LaughFest Appearance Because of Movie Production

Lavell Crawford has canceled his Gilda's LaughFest appearance for Wednesday night because of a movie he's currently filming, festival officials announced this morning.

The cancellation of his appearance at Fountain Street Church is because of a change in the production schedule for the film "Meet the Blacks."

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‘American Sniper’ Becomes Highest-Grossing Film of 2014

There are moments that define a nation. Moments that show us the kind of Americans we really are. Today, we’ve brought shame on our great nation: Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper has surpassed The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and Guardians of the Galaxy as the highest-grossing film of 2014. How did we let this happen? How did we let a robot baby with an uncanny valley where its face should be defeat Katniss Everdeen and Baby Groot? How?

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‘Independence Day 2’ Casts Jessie Usher as Will Smith’s Son

With Will Smith not returning to reprise his role in Independence Day 2, the upcoming sequel has been in need of a new charismatic hero to carry the torch. It looks like that hero has been found, as 20th Century Fox has cast rising star Jessie Usher as the son of Smith’s character. In addition, Liam Hemsworth is reportedly in talks to play Bill Pullman’s son-in-law.

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From the Set: Chris Hemsworth and Zac Brown Band
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‘SNL:’ Chris Hemsworth Falls in Love With a Chicken in Outer Space

It’s an SNL sketch premise so silly that it feels like it belongs in the early ’90s, not 2015. Taking place in the distant future, the scene asks us to believe that chickens have evolved to be more intelligent than humans and that a chicken could command a spaceship of human beings and, most importantly, that a crew member played by guest host Chris Hemsworth would fall in love with the chicken.

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