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Ballet “Twas the Night Before Christmas” at St. Cecilia Music Center Thanksgiving Weekend

 

Creative Arts Repertoire Ensemble, a local non-profit ballet company, is gearing up to perform for its 22nd season, the beloved ballet story “ ’Twas the Night Before Christmas.”

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Excellent Service in Grand Rapids to be Honored This Thursday

It's not often excellence in service is recognized, is it. If we get bad service at a restaurant, or hotel for example, then we certainly talk about it. We complain, leave a bad tip, whatever, but when a server goes over and above board, maybe we thank them, but that's it.

Experience Grand Rapids and the Kent County Lodging Association are doing something about that, and will celebrate the sixth annual Impacting Hospitality Celebration recognizing outstanding service providers in the Grand Rapids/Kent County hospitality industry through WAVE Awards and Grand Rapids Hometown Champions.

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University of Michigan Football Player Dismissed From Team After Domestic Violence Arrest

University of Michigan defensive end Frank Clark has been dismissed from the Michigan football team after being accused of domestic violence in Ohio over the weekend.

Coach Brady Hoke has called the situation "tragic".

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Pope Francis Confirms Trip To The U.S. In 2015

Pope Francis confirmed Monday that he will be traveling to the U.S. next year to participate in a rally for families in Philadelphia.

Earlier this summer, he had stated that he hoped to make the September meeting. But he confirmed his presence at the World Meeting of Families during a speech Monday to an a conference on traditional family values at the Vatican.

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2014 Michigan High School Football Semifinals Schedule

A strong showing in the state quarterfinals by West Michigan high school footballs teams over the weekend has left many in the running for a state championship.

View the complete schedule for the Michigan high school football state semifinals.

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Hazardous Travel Warning Issued by National Weather Service for Greater Grand Rapids, West Michigan [Video]

Winter officially does not arrive until next month, but it sure feels like it's already here, doesn't it?

The National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office has issued a winter storm warning in effect from this afternoon through 9 p.m. Tuesday. The bottom lines: heavy lake-effect and blowing snow.

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‘Dumb and Dumber To’ Post-Credits Scene Teases Another Sequel

A sequel to 1994’s ‘Dumb and Dumber’ seemed like a silly idea until ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ went and made $36 million in its opening weekend. Now, the sky is the limit for the aging idiots played by Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels and the thought of a third film (‘Dumb and Dumberer’ is not official canon) doesn’t seem all that crazy. In fact, the new film is already waaay ahead of you. If you stuck around through the end credits of ‘Dumb and Dumber To,’ you already know that the post-credits scene teases a theoretical third entry in the series.

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Little Girl Meets Santa Claus at a Diner [Video]

This one will make you warm and fuzzy all over.

While three-year-old Gracie Lynn Wilson was eating breakfast with her family at a Bob Evans restaurant in Evansville, Ind., she noticed someone she recognized sitting by themselves in a booth.

It was Santa Claus!

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All Broadway Grand Rapids 2014-15 Shows Will be On Sale Monday

Today is your chance to see the best of Broadway. All remaining shows on the Broadway Grand Rapids 2014-15 season will be on sale to the public today,Monday, November 17th at 10am. Shows include Kinky Boots, I Love Lucy®, Live on Stage, Dancing Pros Live, and RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles. Of course, shows already on sale to the public include Elf the Musical and Annie.

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U.S.S. Gerald R. Ford’s Commanding Officer Speaking in Grand Rapids

Captain John Meier, the first commanding officer selected for the Navy’s newest class of nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the U.S.S. Gerald R. Ford, will be the guest speaker in Grand Rapids today and tomorrow, Nov. 17 and 18. Meier will speak at The Economic Club of Grand Rapids’ luncheon on Monday (Nov. 17) at noon. He will also be speaking at a free lecture event at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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