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First Look at Johnny Depp as the Big Bad Wolf in ‘Into the Woods’

The first 'Into the Woods' trailer left many people scratching their heads because it featured no singing for what is ostensibly a musical and it kept Johnny Depp, one of the biggest names in the cast, completely offscreen. However, Depp's Big Bad Wolf has made the cover of Entertainment Weekly (along with the rest of the ensemble cast), giving us our first look at Disney's favorite leading man in his latest wacky costume.

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Saturday, October 25 is Make a Difference Day in Grand Rapids

Now HEAR this! This Saturday, October 25 is an important day in Grand Rapids.

Throughout West Michigan, The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services and Quota Club will collect used hearing aids and refurbish them for people in West Michigan who have hearing loss and cannot afford to purchase aids.

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Photo courtesy of Downtown Market Grand Rapids
Photo courtesy of Downtown Market Grand Rapids
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Slows Bar B Q Coming to Grand Rapids

This afternoon, Downtown Market Grand Rapids announced that Slows Bar B Q is coming to Downtown Market.

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Drone Flyover Gives Early Look at Frederik Meijer Garden’s Japanese Garden [Video]

The Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is set to open to the public on June 13, 2015.

A drone flyover gives us an early look at what's to come.

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It’s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

This week is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, with a theme, “Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future.”  There are many ways parents can reduce a child’s exposure to lead and prevent its serious health effects.

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James Cameron Explains Why Arnold Schwarzenegger is Old in ‘Terminator 5′

Arnold Schwarzenegger is 67 years old, which makes the idea of him playing an ageless, robotic killing machine in the upcoming 'Terminator: Genisys' seem oh-so-very silly [Ed. note: as silly as that title?]. However, it turns out that there's some fairly level-headed science fiction going on the explains Arnie's senior citizen appearance in the new film and it came courtesy of the franchise's original creator, James Cameron.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Soundtrack to Be Released on Cassette Tape in November

As successful as 'Guardians of the Galaxy' was at the box-office (and, as the highest-grossing film of the year, it certainly was that), the film's iconic soundtrack was equally as successful. "Awesome Mix Vol. 1" spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and is currently the 10th largest selling album of 2014. You've been able to buy the digital album, the CD, vinyl and even a "Deluxe Edition," but so far, no actual cassette like the mix tape in the film. But, that's all about to change.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Fury’ Rages Past ‘Gone Girl’

Brad Pitt's new World War II drama 'Fury' opened at number at the box office and has officially defined what this October has been about: long, R-rated movies featuring huge movie stars bucking the usual trends and out-grossing their family friendly competition. Between this and 'Gone Girl,' it looks like grown adults are heading to their multiplex more than ever these days.

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Grand Rapids Chosen to Host 2015 National Triathlon Event

USA Triathlon announced the Grand Rapids Triathlon, presented by Huntington Bank and Amway Corporation, has been chosen to host the 2015 Clydesdale and Athena National Championships for the Sprint, Olympic and Long-Course distances. This comes after an in depth study by the USAT of thousands of top triathlons across the country.

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West Michigan Online Job Fair

The West Michigan Online Job Fair is focused on helping connect people in West Michigan with employers in finding employment opportunities that matter.

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‘Focus’ Trailer: Sneak Peak at Will Smith’s, Margot Robbie’s Con-Man Romance [Video]

Following yesterday's glimpse at the first images from 'Focus' comes the first official trailer for what's being described as a con-man romance film from the guys who brought us 'Crazy Stupid Love.' In 'Focus,' Will Smith definitely seems to be playing a slick variation on Ryan Gosling's character from their previous film, and if anyone knows how to play slick and charismatic, it's Will Smith, for sure.

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