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15 MORE Things All Grand Rapidians Should Do at Least Once

A few weeks ago we went through the 15 things that anyone who lives in Grand Rapids should do or try at least once. Obviously, we couldn't just stop at 15 considering there's so much to do in this awesome city...

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Great Jazz Coming Back in August With GRandJazzFest

GRandJazzFest presented by DTE Energy Foundation returns to Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids, this Aug. 20 and 21, for the fifth annual festival. The popular family-friendly festival, which attracted more than 10,000 people last year, is West Michigan’s only free, weekend-long jazz festival. The two-day festival will again be free because of Presenting Sponsor DTE Energy Foundation, the City of Grand Rapids and other sponsoring organizations and individuals.

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Rosa Parks – An American Legacy Exhibit Opening at Public Museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) announced today a new mini-exhibit titled  - An American Legacy will open this Thursday, February 4, 2016. In this new exhibition, visitors will learn about Rosa Parks’ impact on the Civil Rights Movement and its connection to Grand Rapids.

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Matt’s Top Grand Rapids-Area Christmas Gift Ideas

What do you get for the person who has everything?

Try a gift with a local twist.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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Ice Skating Returns to Rosa Parks Circle on Thursday

Rosa Parks Circle is preparing to open for another season of ice skating in Grand Rapids!

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GRAM Christmas Tree to Return After All

Our holiday tradition has been saved by a group of Grand Rapids business leaders!

The large Christmas tree next to Rosa Parks Circle (which as of yesterday wasn't going to happen this year) will be coming back. 

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No Christmas Tree Near Grand Rapids’ Rosa Parks Circle This Year

Downtown Grand Rapids won't be as much in the Christmas spirit this year as it has in the past due to budget issues.

The Grand Rapids Art Museum usually puts up a brightly lit tree between itself and Rosa Parks Circle...

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ArtPrize Awards, Dance Party, Matt Giraud and More on October 9

ArtPrize has announced details about the seventh annual ArtPrize Awards set for Friday, October 9.

The celebration will include a watch party at Rosa Parks Circle, televised awards show at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, post-awards dance party, a free performance by Kalamazoo native and American Idol finalist Matt Giraud, and more.

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ArtPrize Bob Ross Look-Alike Contest and Impersonations [Photos/Video]

Hundreds attended the Community Arts Celebration at Rosa Parks Circle in Grand Rapids to welcome the first day of ArtPrize.

One of the events highlights was a Bob Ross look-alike competition.

See photos of the finalists on stage and watch impersonations.

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ArtPrize Kickoff Includes Bob Ross Look-Alike Contest

The first day of ArtPrize will feature a Bob Ross look-alike competition. Ross hosted The Joy of Painting on PBS from 1983 - 1994.

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World Cup Final Watch Party at Rosa Parks Circle on Sunday

The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team advanced to the World Cup Final with a 2-0 win over Germany on Tuesday. The championship game will be played on Sunday.

A watch party will be held at Rosa Parks Circle in Grand Rapids. All are encouraged to wear red, white and blue.

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GRandJazzFest Looking for Volunteers

GRandJazzFest presented by DTE Energy Foundation is looking for a few good men, and women. The need volunteers to help at the Jazz festival Aug. 15 and 16 at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids.

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