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Lavell Crawford Cancels Gilda’s LaughFest Appearance Because of Movie Production

Lavell Crawford has canceled his Gilda's LaughFest appearance for Wednesday night because of a movie he's currently filming, festival officials announced this morning.

The cancellation of his appearance at Fountain Street Church is because of a change in the production schedule for the film "Meet the Blacks."

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Time to Spring Forward This Weekend [Infographic]

Remember to set those clocks forward Saturday night as daylight saving time returns at 2 a.m. EST Sunday.

With the change, it is going to be lighter sooner. That means changes in routines a bit, whether that's driving, bicycling or walking.

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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘Chappie,’ ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ and ‘Unfinished Business’ [Video]

Since winter never ends, it's good to have a big weekend of movie releases to pass the time until spring.

Chappie, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Unfinished Business are just a few of the movies opening this weekend.

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Meet Velvet from Crash’s Landing

As Grand Rapids is overtaken with comedians and laughter, Velvet from Crash's Landing is one more reason to smile.

Can you adopt Velvet?

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Spirit Crowns Gilda’s LaughFest Community Kickoff, Even If World Record Doesn’t [Videos]

A paper crown-capped world record was part of the agenda at the Gilda's LaughFest Community Kickoff.

While the world mark set last July didn't tumble, the throngs at Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids more than made up for it in spirit, energy, effusiveness and antics Thursday night.

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It’s Still Soup Time!

By Laurenda Marie Bennett
Photos do not always do soup justice, particularly this one.

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Union Girls’ Basketball’s Tyra Williams Named High School Athlete of the Week

Tyra Williams, who captains Union High School's girls' basketball team, is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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$1 Million Mega Millions Prize Still Unclaimed After Seven Months

The Michigan Lottery has a $1 million mystery, and it's waiting for a lucky player from West Michigan to come forward and solve it.

Seven months ago, one lucky ticket matched the first five numbers – 25-28-36-45-53 – in the Aug. 5, 2014 Mega Millions drawing to win $1 million. The Lottery has yet to hear from the lucky winner.

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79-Year-Old Jenison Man Dies in Fatal Home Fire [Video]

A 79-year-old Jenison man died late Wednesday night from injuries suffered in a home fire, the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office told WZZM-13.

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We Do Care’s 30th Annual Benefit & Dance Is Saturday

We Do Care is an non-profit organization dedicated to helping children with cancer in the Grand Rapids area.

Its 30th annual Benefit & Dance is Saturday night, and tickets are still available.

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Man Dies of Heroin Overdose in Grand Rapids Coffee Shop’s Restroom

Police say that a man found dead in a coffee house in Grand Rapids' Eastown neighborhood Wednesday morning died of a heroin overdose.

The unnamed 35-year-old was discovered in the bathroom of Kava House, 1445 Lake Drive SE.

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Grand Rapids Symphony Announces Lineup for 2015 D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops

The Grand Rapids Symphony's 2015 D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops summer concert series will include Five For Fighting and the music of Neil Diamond, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Billy Joel and Elton John in July.

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