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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Battles ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

30 years after their comic book debut and several decades since they last ruled the box office, the 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' returned this week and proved that they're as relevant and popular as ever. Although many people wondered if the turtles wou

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Pirates Take Over Day in Grand Rapids [Photos]

On Saturday, aspiring pirates invaded downtown Grand Rapids for a treasure hunt!

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Perseid Meteor Shower To Occur Starting Saturday

The annual Perseid’s meteor show is almost here.

Each year in August, if you can escape from the light pollution of the city, you can see one of the best and brightest annual meteor showers. It has been known to produce between 60 and 100 meteors per hour.

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Western Little League All Stars Head To Senior League World Series

The Western Grand Rapids Little League All Stars won the Central Regional in Illinois Thursday, now they head off to Bangor, Maine to play for the World Championship.

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Watch Tom Hanks’ Audition Tape for ‘Forrest Gump’

'Forrest Gump,' the classic film that helped launch Tom Hanks into the beloved Oscar-winning, too-awesome-for-words actor he is today, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and moviegoers will be able to see it return to theaters in IMAX on September 5. To rekindle your love and unlock those heartfelt memories you have watching this film, Tom Hanks' original 'Forrest Gump' audition tape has surfaced online, if only to reiterate how wonderful a performer he is.

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Free Museum Admission To Celebrate 40th Anniversary Of Ford Presidency

 

This weekend marks 40 years since Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States.

He took over the presidency after Richard Nixon resigned as a result of the Watergate scandal.

To commemorate this event, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum will be free to the public this Saturday, August 9. 

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Two More LEGO Movies Dated Through 2019

Everything really is awesome in the world of LEGO. After the success of Warner Bros.' 'The LEGO Movie,' the studio quickly signed off on 'The LEGO Movie 2' for a 2017 release. But now, with more than two years until the sequel, two more LEGO movies have been dated!

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Grand Rapids Summer Temperatures Suggest a Very Snowy Winter Ahead

Grand Rapids has not had a 90 degree day in 2014.

If our cool summer continues, recent history tells us we are in for a very snowy winter.

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GRandJazzFest is August 16 and 17

I blogged about this before, but thought I would remind you the third annual GRandJazzFest presented by DTE Energy Foundation is just 10 days away - Aug. 16 and 17.

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A Special Evening Wtih Judy Collins at Civic Theatre [Video]

Friday night, October 17, here in Grand Rapids, you will be able to spend an intimate evening with Judy Collins. That is, you and a few hundred of your close personal friends.

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Calvin College Makes Most Sober List

While a few different Michigan schools made a list of Top 100 Party Schools this week, one school in West Michigan has landed on the opposite side of that coin.

Calvin College has been named the No. 4 Most Sober college in the United States by The Princeton Review.

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National Night Out With Consumer’s Energy [Photos]

Tuesday morning, Andy Rent had the opportunity to hang out at Consumer's Energy with representatives from local law enforcement, mayors, and the folks from Consumer's for National Night Out.

Check out some photos from the morning in the gallery below! 

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