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Ray LaMontagne Storms Off Stage Because Couple Was Talking During Concert at Meijer Gardens

Ray LaMontagne lost a few fans in Grand Rapids on Wednesday night after he stormed off the stage during his concert at Meijer Gardens.

The Grammy-winning artist was upset about a couple who was talking during the concert.

LaMontagne swore as he exited the stage saying he wouldn't return until the talking couple left.

The concert continued minutes later after the couple left.

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Keith Sweat Cancels Grand Rapids Show At DeVos Performance Hall

Those looking forward to see Keith Sweat perform at DeVos Performance Hall will be quite disappointed.

According to SMG (the company that manages the venue), the R&B crooner regrets to inform his fans that he will not return to Grand Rapids for a late-summer performance at DeVos Performance Hall on Saturday, August 2.

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Courtesy Grand Rapids Symphony
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Summertime Hits with Grand Rapids Symphony at D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops [Audio]

It's "Summertime Hits" tonight and Friday night, July 24 and 25, at the D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops with the Grand Rapids Symphony!

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Residential Parking Permits Coming To One Grand Rapids Neighborhood

Residential parking permits are pretty common in big cities, and now they're coming to Grand Rapids (at least in one neighborhood).

People who live in the Belknap Lookout region will have residential parking permits, which will cost them $30 for a year.

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RECALL: Fruit Sold At Costco, Trader Joe’s, Walmart

A company in California has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots (a type of plum) because of concerns of possible listeria contamination.

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Michigan Brewery to be Featured on New TV Show on The History Channel

Dark Horse Brewing Co. in Marshall is about to get national exposure.

The brewery will be featured in it's own TV show, "Dark Horse Nation," on the History Channel beginning July 29.

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Michigan State Little League Championship: Byron Township vs. Midland [Live Stream Video/Updates]

Michigan Little League State Final: Byron Township vs. Midland on WZZM-13

 

Byron Township versus Midland in the Michigan state Little League (Majors) tournament for 11- and 12-year-olds hosted by Roosevelt Park on Wednesday, July 23.

The game time is 10 a.m., and you can watch the live streaming video right here from our news-gathering partner, WZZM-13.

Go Byron Township!

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Oliver the Bunny Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

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

She -- yes, Oliver is a she -- is a 6-month old lion-head rabbit. Ashley, of the Humane Society of West Michigan, brought in Oliver in because she is looking for a good home.

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Rocky Picture Horror Show is This Weeks Movie at the Movies in the Park Series

This Friday, July 25, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) and Friends of Grand Rapids Parks welcome “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” as the fourth film of the Movies in the Park series. The movie will be shown at Ah-Nab-Awen Park using a 3-story screen.

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Miss Michigan On American Gas & Oil’s Citgo Circuit in West Michigan

Newly-crowned Miss Michigan KT Maviglia is hitting 10 West Michigan locations this week to help tout American Gas & Oil's conversion of 19 locally-owned gas stations the Citgo brand.

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Fulton Street Bridge Closed For Construction in Downtown Grand Rapids Until Late August

It seems you can't get anywhere in Grand Rapids these days without running into some kind of construction. On Monday afternoon, things got even more complicated at MDOT shut down the Fulton Street bridge for construction. It will remained closed until Aug. 25. 

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Michigan Ranks 32nd in U.S. for Overall Child Well-Being [Infographic]

Michigan ranks 32nd in the 25th annual KIDS COUNT report on overall child well-being from the Michigan League for Public Policy.

The report ranks all 50 states and considers education, economic well-being, health, and family/community.

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