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5 Ties That’ll Make Your Neck the Best-Looking Neck in the Room

A well-dressed man is a man with a well-chosen neck tie.

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New Movies Include ‘San Andreas’ and ‘Aloha’ [Video]

This week's new movies feature Dwayne Johnson, Emma Stone, Cobie Smulders, Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams and more.

View full trailers of this week's new releases with Grand Rapids showtimes!

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Fun Trivia With Friday 5 the Hard Way

Here is more fun trivia used on the Friday 5 the Hard Way game played on Andy in the Morning today.

Don't worry, I've given you the answers, too.

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Meet Black Betty From Crash’s Landing

Crash's Landing has been helping cats find homes for over ten years. Every cat has special needs when looking to find a permanent home, Black Betty is no different.

Meet Black Betty and see if she or another cat at Crash's Landing is a perfect fit for you!

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UICA Brunch, Brews, and a Movie Begins in June

If you are a movie buff, and a food buff, the UICA has just the "ticket" for you.

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) announced a partnership with Grand Rapids Brewing Company that will give foodies and film lovers something to celebrate. UICA and GRBC are teaming up to offer Brunch, Brews, and a Movie, a new series that incorporates a film school-esque lecture with everyone’s favorite mid-morning meal brunch. The event will take place at both UICA and GRBC on select Sundays throughout the year.

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Top 5 Kids Activities at 2015 Festival of the Arts in Grand Rapids

2015 marks the 46th annual Festival of the Arts in Grand Rapids. The celebration runs June 5 - 7.

View the top options for kids at Festival 2015, then bring the entire family downtown for great food, music and hands-on art activities!

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It’s Coming to Grand Rapids August 15 & 16!

The 100.5 The River staff has been bouncing off the walls with excitement over the craziness that is coming to Grand Rapids. Now, we are thrilled to invite you to come bounce with us at the Insane Inflatable 5K!

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‘Jaws’ Is Coming Back to Theaters For Its 40th Anniversary

On June 20, 1975 a movie about an angry fish opened in about 500 theaters around the country. It was called Jaws, it was directed a guy named Steven Spielberg, it was scary as hell, and it changed the world forever. Its unique release strategy (wide instead of limited), intense television marketing campaign, and record-breaking box office essentially created the summer movie season (and made Spielberg a household name). 40 years later, regardless of its impact, Jaws remains a masterpiece, and a much better and more interesting movie than the vast majority of so-called summer blockbusters that it birthed.

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Amway Volunteers to Build new Playground for Kids and Neighborhood

More than 300 volunteers from Amway, Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative (ELNC), organizers from KaBOOM! and residents of the Grand Rapids community will join forces on Friday, June 12, to give area kids the childhood they deserve by building a new playground at ELNC.

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Griffins to Host Playoff Party at Rosa Parks Circle Thursday

The Grand Rapids Griffins, in partnership with Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., will host a rally at Rosa Parks Circle on Thursday from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. to pump up fans and welcome home the Griffins in their playoff quest to “Bring It Back”. 

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‘The End of the Tour’ Releases First Trailer [Video]

The End of the Tour was filmed in Grand Rapids in 2014.

The movie is set for limited release on July 31, but it has already generated Oscar buzz at Sundance Film Festival and other premieres.

Today's trailer is the first look at The End of the Tour for the general public.

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Putt-Putt’s Bar on Grand Rapids’ West Side Under Investigation for Alleged Illegal Gambling

Putt-Putt's, a popular bar on Grand Rapids' West Side is being investigated for alleged illegal gambling.

WZZM-13 reports that on May 19th police executed a search warrant at the bar on West Fulton Street.

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