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LaughFest Central Open Doors Monday at Grand Rapids Art Museum

LaughFest Central will open its doors Monday, Feb. 16, at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) GOSite space, located at 101 Monroe Center. The festival headquarters will serve as a focal point for LaughFest information, as well as a location where tickets and merchandise can be purchased. Prior to the festival, LaughFest Central will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. During the festival, from March 5 to 15, hours will be 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

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Cindy Ord/ Getty Images
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Frederik Meijer Gardens Announces First Acts For Summer Concert Series

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has announced the first three acts that will be performing at this year’s outdoor summer concert series.

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House of Cards Season 3 Leak Netflix
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‘House of Cards’ Season 3 Leaks on Netflix Early

Frank Underwood didn’t exactly make it to the White House on honest terms, but ‘House of Cards’ season 3 has some explaining to do of its Netflix arrival. The Kevin Spacey political drama briefly made an appearance on Netflix’s streaming platforms well in advance of its February 27 premiere, so what does Francis have to say for himself?

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Cygnus 27 Frushis Up for Dessert Wars [Audio]

Cygnus 27 is coming down again for Dessert Wars, literally.

The Latin influenced-cuisine restaurant, located on the glass-towered 27th floor of the Amway Grand Plaza hotel, returns for Dessert Wars 2015 on Thursday night at the Amway Grand's Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids.

Chef Doug and Lead Baker Lisa brought in some Cyngus 27-prepared frushi (fruit sushi) samples and dished on Dessert Wars with Channel 95.7's "Connie and Curtis."

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Joe Raedle/Getty Images
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Trader Joe’s Signs Lease to Open Store in West Michigan

Two years ago, there were rumors that it may happen, and now it's official. Trader Joe’s is coming to Grand Rapids.

A lease was signed on Dec. 22, 2014 between representatives of Trader Joe's East Inc. and Grand Rapids-based CWD Real Estate Investment, leasing Trader Joe’s space in Kentwood. The space is located across from Centerpointe Mall on 28th Street, according to the Grand Rapids Business Journal

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The Melting Pot
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The Melting Pot of Grand Rapids Says Can Do on Fondue for Dessert Wars [Audio]

The Melting Pot of Grand Rapids is definitely can do on its fondue for Dessert Wars.

Kayla Redding and Callie Hooker, both managers at the Melting Pot of Grand Rapids, stopped by Channel 95.7's "Connie and Curtis", firing up some fondues with some pyrotechnics.

The drop in was for Dessert Wars, which is Thursday night at Amway Grand Plaza hotel's Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids.

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‘Fifty Shades’ Star Dakota Johnson Tries to Make Fanny Packs Sound Sexy With Jimmy Fallon

The upcoming 'Fifty Shades of Grey' feature might not be everyone's cup of sexy tea, but leading lady Dakota Johnson would like to at least attempt to change the minds of potential viewers who don't think that anything—yes, anything—can be sexy with the right attitude. On last night's 'Tonight Show,' Johnson was tasked with reading off a series of decidedly unsexy lines, including stuff about Chapstick (?) and sweatpants (?) in an attempt to make them alluring.

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"Bobby the Morkie"
"Bobby the Morkie"
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Bobby Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

This is Bobby, a 1 and 1/2-year old Morkie!  What? A Morkie? Yes, a Morkie, or, better known as a Yorkshire Terrier / Maltese Hybrid Dog. This hybrid was originally called the Yorktese, but is now more commonly called the Morkie. The Morkie is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Yorkie and the Maltese. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

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Angela Paasche/Channel 95.7
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Great Harvest Bread Co. ‘Rolling in the Dough’ for Dessert Wars [Audio]

Great Harvest Bread Co. is, to quote co-owner Chad Smith, "rolling in the dough" headed into Dessert Wars.

Chad and Kristy Smith, who operate Great Harvest Bread Co. Grand Rapids, stopped by Channel 95.7's "Connie and Curtis" to share the scoops this morning. The visit came ahead of Dessert Wars, which is Thursday night at Amway Grand Plaza hotel's Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Jon Stewart Retiring The Daily Show 2015
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Jon Stewart Leaving ‘The Daily Show,’ Plans 2015 Retirement

Just when we thought the state of Comedy Central’s late-night lineup had settled, following Larry Wilmore’s ‘Nightly Show’ takeover from ‘The Colbert Report,’ ol’ Jon Stewart done spun us about once more. Word has come in that ‘The Daily Show’ host announced his retirement during tonight’s taping, ostensibly after Stewart’s current contract.

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Whitecaps to Host Winter Open House February 21

As Florida prepares for spring training, the West Michigan Whitecaps will host a winter open house on Saturday, February 21.

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Ride Around Your City in Style — 5 Cool Accessories for the Urban Bicyclist

We picked out five cool accessories that the urban bicyclist could probably benefit from — and might even enjoy.

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