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Three Grand Rapids Boys’ High School Basketball Teams Hope to Advance In State Tournament

Three Grand Rapids high schools remain alive in the Michigan High School Athletic Association boys' basketball tournament, which hits the quarterfinal stage tonight.

Godwin Heights, Tri-Unity Christian and NorthPointe Christian hope to do what no area girls' team could do -- get to the state semifinals.

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Go Orange Day Is Friday — Wear Orange to Raise Awareness of Childhood Hunger in West Michigan

Join us along with Kids' Food Basket and dozens of schools, businesses and organizations by wearing orange on Friday (March 27) to raise awareness of childhood hunger in West Michigan.

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Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Coming to DeVos Performance Hall on August 5

Oh, what a story.

Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century.

Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group, such classic songs as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” are all the rage all over again.

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Wedding & Social Event Industry Night Is On Menu Thursday at The Bistro [Sponsored]

The Bistro at the Downtown Grand Rapids Courtyard by Marriott is celebrating manufacturing with a special Wedding & Social Event Industry Night this Thursday.

Socialize with other manufacturing industry professionals from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. EDT Thursday (March 26) at The Bistro, 11 Monroe Avenue NW in Grand Rapids.

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Celebrations Across Michigan as Bell’s Oberon Returns

Happy Oberon Day!

The annual release of Bell's Oberon is a major sign of spring and a great reason to grab a drink after work today.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Insurgent’ Can’t Beat ‘Divergent’ Opening

What does a movie studio want out of its sequels? Is a sequel a failure if it simply matches its predecessor or does it need to make more money? That’s the big question that’s swirling around Insurgent, which made almost exactly as much as Divergent did one year ago. Seriously: there’s only a $500,000 difference in their opening weekends. So is Insurgent a success or a disappointment?

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Goodwill Says Your Spring Cleaning Can Help Many People

Ah, Spring, beautiful spring. It has been a cold and snowy winter, and now the hope of spring and warmer weather. And, it's time to clean!

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Cottage & Lakefront Living Show Opens Friday at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids

Say the cottage to almost any Michigander and memories rush forward like waves: the screech of gulls, or the squeal of old oarlocks; falling asleep to the rhythm of the surf, or waking to a chorus of frogs; sand in the sheets, or fish scales in the sink.

Mostly, though, they’re memories of family because here in the Great Lake State the cottage is a tradition that’s handed down from one generation to the next.

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Michigan State Advances to NCAA Men’s Basketball Tourney Sweet 16 with 60-54 Win over Virginia

Travis Trice had 23 points, including three three-pointers, and Branden Dawson added 15 points and nine rebounds to lead Michigan State past Virginia 60-54 on Sunday afternoon in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in Charlotte.

The seventh-seeded Spartans (25-11) advanced to the East Region's Sweet 16 with the triumph.

Second-seeded Virginia (30-4), which also lost to MSU in the tournament last year, got 11 points from Anthony Gill and 10 points and 14 rebounds from Darion Atkins.

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Aerosmith Hits Van Andel Arena on August 4! [Video]

This is going to be one epic summer of music in Grand Rapids!

Fortunately, this concert is not in May because seemingly everything else is in May.

Aerosmith is throwing us a bone and closing out the summer with a big show at Van Andel Arena on August 4!

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Grand Rapids Considering Lifting Ban On Skateboards On City Streets

If you're having a hard time getting around bicycles as you drive through Grand Rapids, beware that skaters and skateboarders might soon be sharing the road, too.

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Rockford-Sparta Gymnast Morgan Korf Named High School Athlete of the Week

Morgan Korf, a junior who led the Rockford-Sparta high school gymnastics team to the MHSAA Division 1 state championship before capturing an all-around individual state title last week, has been named Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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