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Griffins Great Skate Winterfest is This Weekend

The Grand Rapids Griffins are having a great season.

They're leading their division by at least 10 points, and continue great play, even though so many stars of the team continue to make the trip east and play with the NHL's Detroit Red Wings.

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Shen Yun Performing Arts Revives Chinese Culture at DeVos Performance Hall

Every legend has its history. Every story has its truths. And the best are rarely forgotten.

For the past 5,000 years, China amassed a diverse legacy of heroes, myths, and values that still resonate in the
present. Today, Shen Yun Performing Arts is reviving the essence of traditional Chinese culture in full color on
stages around the world. On February 11-12, the company will come to DeVos Performance Hall for
performances at 7:30 PM each night.

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Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images
Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images
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John Mayer at VanAndel Arena Wednesday, November 27

Seven-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician John Mayer has
announced additional dates for his current U.S. tour after a successful summer run, selling out in Los Angeles, Denver, Houston, and Dallas among other territories. This is the singer’s first tour following a three-year hiatus.

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Josh Groban Talks With Andy Rent

Josh Groban, multi-platinum singing star, will be at the VanAndel Arena this coming October 22nd for a one-night-only concert.

This year, Groban's concert will be in-the-round, and they're only selling tickets on the floor and lower bowl.  WOW, what an up-close and personal concert it will be.

You had better hurry, because at last check, tickets were selling at a fast clip and nearly sold out.

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Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Stagecoach
Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Stagecoach
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Lady Antebellum Coming to Van Andel Arena November 12

Seven-time GRAMMY award-winning trio Lady Antebellum has announced the first leg of their headlining TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR 2013. The group has invited Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves to join the arena tour at Van Andel Arena on November 12th

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flickr/Doha Stadium Plus
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Harlem Globetrotters Will be at VanAndel Arena Sunday

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters will be at the VanAndel Arena this Sunday at 2 p.m.  What can I say...absolutely FUN for the whole family.

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Grand Rapids Cultural Marketing Group Receives National Award

Congratulations to another Grand Rapids Award winner.  The Grand Rapids Cultural Marketing Group (CMG), consisting of members from area arts and cultural organizations, has received the Arts Destination Marketing Award 2012 from the Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) and Americans for the Arts for its role in the Culture Pass GR program. The award was presented to 2012 CMG board president Kerri VanderHoff at the annual National Arts Marketing Project Conference (NAMPC) in Charlotte, North Carolina on November 10, 2012. As a collaborative effort of more than 20 area arts and cultural institutions, the multi-faceted pass was launched by the Culture Marketing Group to innovatively promote awareness, membership, and tourism opportunities.

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flickr/ TerryJohnston
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NCAA College Hockey Tournament Coming to Van Andel Arena

The NCAA didn't want Grand Rapids to host part of March Madness, the ultimate in basketball, but what do they know.  The VanAndel would have been the perfect choice.

Okay, enough sour-grapes.  They do love us for hockey.

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flickr/ architekt2
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“The Greatest Show on Earth” Rolls Into Town

The Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus literally rolled into town yesterday...by train.

Of course by train.  That's the cool thing about Ringling Bros., they travel by train, and seeing the circus train on the tracks off the 131 expressway near downtown is very exciting.

They open tonight, September 20th, at 7 p.m. for the first of 7 performances through Sunday at the Van Andel Arena, and it promises to be a "Fully Charged" show.

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flickr/Nikodemus Karlsson
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ArtPrize Gets Kick Off Help From a Painting Pachyderm

ArtPrize 2012 is almost here.  Art works are being installed all over the city now, and excitement is building to see what is in store for this year.  There are always new additions and something fresh and exciting each year.

This year, it's kicking off in a BIG way. Asia, The Greatest Show on Earth’s Elephant Artist in Ringling, along with a dozen children from the Community Inclusion Group of the Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority (CAA) will get it started.

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Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
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Bob Dylan is Coming to the VanAndel Arena November 12th

Yep, it was just announced...Bob Dylan is coming to GR November 12th.  He'll be at the arena on November 12th with his band along with Mark Knopfler.

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Photo by Rick Odell/Getty Images
Photo by Rick Odell/Getty Images
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Barry Manilow Van Andel Concert Has Been Changed Due To Scheduling Conflict

Lat week, twice a day, 100.5 The River gave away concert tickets to see Barry Manilow at the Van Andel Arena, originally scheduled for April 26th at 7:30pm.  That concert date has now been rescheduled

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