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$115 Million Meijer Gardens Update to Bring Changes to Amphitheater

This morning, Frederik Meijer Gardens announced plans for growth and improvements totaling $115 million. The plans would bring changes and additions throughout Meijer Gardens, including many upgrades to the popular amphitheater.

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Want to Make Sure You Get Tickets For The Who in Grand Rapids? Here’s The Official Presale Code

The Who are making their way to Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena on Tuesday, July 25, and we want to make sure that you get tickets!

The public on sale doesn't start until Friday, March 24 at 11 a...

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Coopersville Recreation Needs YOUR Help to Get a Grant For Their Program

Even if you don't live in Coopersville, even if you don't have a kid who is into sports, you know that sports can play a big role in a child's development...

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Video Of Kalamazoo Tornado 1980

Did you know tornado season begins in March each year?  I stumbled onto this amazing footage of a tornado touching down in Kalamazoo in 1980.

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This Grand Rapids Building Is The Stuff Fairy Tales Are Made Of

This unique building in the Eastown neighborhood of Grand Rapids looks like one of J.R.R. Tolkien's Hobbits lives in it.

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The ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Trailer Means It’s Almost Movie Sign on Netflix

It’s been almost 20 years since Mystery Science Theater 3000 was cancelled by the Sci-Fi Channel (this was back in the days when that station knew how to spell its own name). And bear in mind, this is after the show had already been cancelled once before, on Comedy Central, and its lone big-screen outting flopped in theaters. Just about any other series with that track record would be long dead and buried in 2017, but the legend of MST3K has grown over the years, aided in part by the ongoing popularity of its alumni, who’ve formed splinter groups like RiffTrax and Cinematic Titanic. Now, after a massively successful Kickstarter campaign, series creator Joel Hodgson is bringing MST3K back with an all-new cast on Netflix.

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What’s Leaving Netflix Instant: April 2017

Every month, as dozens of new titles are added to Netflix Instant’s vast streaming library (with even more possibilities for your endlessly indecisive scrolling), several movies and TV shows are taken away, spirited into the expiration ether. Now’s the time to stop procrastinating and do a little spring queue-cleaning by watching some of these titles before they disappear — possibly for good. Read on for a full list of what’s expiring from Netflix Instant in April.

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New Netflix Instant Releases: April 2017

April showers bring…new titles to stream on Netflix Instant. That doesn’t rhyme, but you get the idea. Next month’s additions include new seasons of Netflix Original series The Get Down and Chewing Gum, as well as the first season of Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return, and the premiere of one of two Louis C.K. comedy specials hitting the service this year. You’ll also find a couple of recent Disney films, classic movies like Gremlins and A Nightmare on Elm Street, and plenty of new Netflix Original Films. Read on for the full list of releases coming to Netflix Instant in April.

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Chuck Barris, ‘Gong Show’ Host and Game Show Creator, Dies at 87

Chances are, any modern game show of the dating or talent variety owes some debt to The Gong Show and Dating Game creator Chuck Barris. Regardless of what you remember him by, the prolific TV host and producer has now sadly passed away at age 87.

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Amber Alert Issued for Two Kids Kidnapped From Michigan Gas Station

UPDATE (10 a.m.): WNEM reports that both children were found safe in the backseat of the car. Police are still searching for the suspect...

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Why Are Some Michigan Roads Known as ‘Trunk Lines?’

Numbered highways in Michigan are officially known as 'Trunk Lines.' How did they gain that silly name what exactly does it mean?

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Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Named One of Michigan’s ‘Most Incredible Theaters’

Grand Rapids is home to many amazing people, organizations and landmarks. The Meijer Majestic Theatre, home to Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, is being recognized as one of the "most incredible theaters in Michigan."

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