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Comedian Mike Epps Playing Grand Rapids in October

Sold out shows, nationwide tours, big screen hits and the thrill of a hip hopaudience eager to watch Mike Epps own the stage has him ready to bring his new tour, The Real Deal tour, to Van Andel Arena on Saturday, October 31 at 8 PM.

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West Michigan Economic Growth is Good, but has Moderated

We continue to hear good news about West Michigan and the local economy, but the latest report from Grand Valley State University says our growth has moderated.

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The Smithsonian National Zoo
The Smithsonian National Zoo
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Three 18-Month-Old Cheetahs at Binder Park Zoo

Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek has welcomed three new cheetahs!

The cheetahs are 18-month-old sisters from the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington D.C. Their names are Katie, Madison and Mohini.

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America On Tap – The Full List of Breweries and Beers is Here!

We're gearing up for everyone's favorite summer craft beer festival - America on Tap! We've been working to secure all of our breweries and the beers they'll be bringing, and we finally have the final list!

Check it out!

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"Cuco"/Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
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Cuco Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Cuco the dog came calling today.

Cuco visited with Andy Rent as he talked about him on his Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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Jennifer Marie Stemler, via Facebook
Jennifer Marie Stemler, via Facebook
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Baby Natallya’s Father Pleads Guilty to Hiding Her Body

Matthew Bradley, father of 4-month-old Natallya Rich, now faces two to seven years in prison for concealing the death of his daughter.

Bradley pleaded guilty Tuesday to concealing Baby Natallya's body and being a habitual offender.

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Police Respond to Another Attempted Robbery at Medawar Jewelers

Police crews are on the scene of an attempted robbery at Paul Medawar’s Fine Jewelry on Plainfield Avenue Tuesday afternoon.

This is not the first time the store has been the target of robbers. The most recent time someone attempted to rob them was in January.

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Amway Family Fireworks – Taylor Howe Band, Pop Cult, and More Crowd Shots! [Photos]

Last night's Amway Family Fireworks were fun for everyone, and we're so happy that so many of you came down to celebrate the 4th of July with us!

Here are some of the photos we were able to capture of The Taylor Howe Band, Pop Cult, and your smiling faces as we launched t-shirts and beach balls into the crowd! 

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Amway Family Fireworks – Upstage Crew Blues Band, Crowd Shots, and More! [Photos]

The Amway Family Fireworks are underway at Ah Nab Awen Park and we are having a blast so far!

Two great musical acts (The Holland American Legion Band and Upstage Crew Blues Band) have already taken to the stage, and we are eagerly awaiting the start of the Tyler Howe Band's set.

Check out some of the photos from Upstage Blues Crew, some crowd shots of all of your smiling faces, our audience blasts (and a couple of random shots of ducks we saw in the river.

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Amway Family Fireworks – Photos From the Opening Ceremonies

The Amway Family Fireworks have kicked off in Downtown Grand Rapids in spectacular fashion!

We had a great kick off courtesy of our friends from Amway, as well as a Salute The Troops tribute from the folks at Spartan Nash! 

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#GRFamilyFireworks: Amway Family Fireworks Live Via Twitter, Instagram on 100.5 The River

The Amway Family Fireworks today at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in Grand Rapids is more than just fireworks celebrating the Independence Day holiday weekend.

It's music, entertainment, food, frolic and fun, while embracing family, freedom and community.

Share the fun you're having and the festiveness and friendliness you're seeing by using Twitter or Instagram, and posting tweets and pics using the hashtag #GRFireworks, and see it all posted below on 100.5 The River.

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New Movies Include ‘Terminator Genisys,’ ‘Amy’ and ‘Magic Mike XXL’ [Video]

Could this be the weekend that Jurassic World and Inside Out finally get some competition at the box office?

Take a look at all of this week's new releases with Grand Rapids showtimes.

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