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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Season Finale at St. Cecilia on April 23

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will be performing their final concert of the 20141-5 season at St. Cecilia Music Center featuring David Finckel and Wu Han, Co-Artistic Directors of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

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Kids Mortified When Bees Attack While President Obama Reads at White House Easter Egg Roll

The Secret Service had no answer for this sting operation.

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‘Sesame Street’ Parodies ‘Game of Thrones’ with ‘Game of Chairs’

Because there is nothing small children still learning to read love more than ultra-violent fantasy epics, Sesame Street has created a Game of Thrones parody. And we’re not talking about a simple excuse to dress up some Muppets in medieval garb. There are some serious George R.R. Martin deep cuts in this strange little sketch, which marks the first and probably last time that Sesame Street will obliquely reference brutal massacres, beheadings, and regicide.

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Colbie Caillat, Christina Perri and Rachel Platten Coming to Meijer Gardens on July 19

This morning, Colbie CaillatChristina Perri and Rachel Platten announced their "The Girls Night Out, Boys Can Come Too Tour".

The tour includes a stop in Grand Rapids at Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater on July 19.

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Wait ‘Til You Get a Load of These 10 ‘Batman’ Facts

Before Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman movie, Batman was largely known for the campy Adam West/Burt Ward TV series. In fact, they wanted to make a Batman movie based on that show called Batman in Outer Space. Luckily, two movie producers bought the rights and wanted to make a darker version of Batman's story. In the mid-80s, after the success of Ghostbusters, director Ivan Reitman was attached to direct and he wanted to cast Bill Murray as Batman and Eddie Murphy as Robin. These are just some of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which heads to Gotham with the original Batman!

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Tanger Outlets to Open Grand Rapids Location in July

Tanger Outlets has announced the opening of its new location in West Michigan.

According to its website, the new outlet center will have its grand opening in July 2015. An exact date hasn’t been announced.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Furious 7’ Smashes April Records [Video]

The early estimates for the opening weekend gross of Furious 7 are all over the place and we probably won’t have a definitive number until tomorrow, when the dust finally settles and everyone gets a chance to breathe. However, this one thing we know for sure: the seventh film in the Fast and Furious series didn’t just shatter in-franchise records, it shattered records for any April release.

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It’s Hammer Time With These 10 ‘Thor’ Facts

Before Marvel's Thor finally hit theaters in 2011, there were multiple attempts from directors to make a movie based on the popular comic character. Way back in 1991, Sam Raimi (who had just directed Darkman) pitched both Stan Lee and Marvel his take on the Norse god, but the studio “didn’t get it” according to the director. Probably a good thing, because if they did, we might not have the Avengers movies. This is just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which heads to Asgard with Thor!

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‘SNL’ Lets ‘The Walking Dead’ Star Norman Reedus Crash ‘Weekend Update’ [Video]

Since The Walking Dead just ended its fifth season and it’s still one of the biggest shows in the history of television, it makes sense that SNL would pause to talk about it. After all, what good is the “Weekend Update” segment if the anchors don’t occasionally stop to talk about what’s big in popular culture? And what good is SNL if it can’t get one of the most popular actors from The Walking Dead to stop by for a minute-long cameo?

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‘SNL’ Asks Michael Keaton to Play Batman and Beetlejuice Again

Most of the time, the SNL opening monologue is a formality and a tradition, a road bump on the way to the actual good parts of an episode. It feels like something the guest host does because he has to, not because anyone on the writing staff actually had a good idea. And that’s why last night’s monologue was such a joyous surprise: it was not only the best monologue of the season, but the best sketch of the whole night.

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The Dude Abides With These 10 ‘Big Lebowski’ Facts

Did you know in The Big Lebowski, the word “dude” is spoken 160 times, The Dude himself says “man” 147 times, he drinks nine White Russians and the F-word is said 292 times. Dude, that's f---ing incredible, man. Don't get caught out of your element with more Big Lebowski facts in the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies!

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Michigan State’s NCAA Tournament Run Ends as Duke Advances to Championship [Photos]

Michigan State's run through the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament came to a halt Saturday night as the Spartans lost to top-seeded Duke 81-61.

Denzel Valentine had 22 points and 11 rebounds and Travis Trice 16 points as Michigan State fell in the NCAA Final Four semifinals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

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