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Photo Courtesy of Sam Iannamico
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Griffins to Host Playoff Party at Rosa Parks Circle Thursday

The Grand Rapids Griffins, in partnership with Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., will host a rally at Rosa Parks Circle on Thursday from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. to pump up fans and welcome home the Griffins in their playoff quest to “Bring It Back”. 

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Courtesy of Sundance Institute/Jakob Ihre
Courtesy of Sundance Institute/Jakob Ihre
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‘The End of the Tour’ Releases First Trailer [Video]

The End of the Tour was filmed in Grand Rapids in 2014.

The movie is set for limited release on July 31, but it has already generated Oscar buzz at Sundance Film Festival and other premieres.

Today's trailer is the first look at The End of the Tour for the general public.

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Putt-Putt’s Bar on Grand Rapids’ West Side Under Investigation for Alleged Illegal Gambling

Putt-Putt's, a popular bar on Grand Rapids' West Side is being investigated for alleged illegal gambling.

WZZM-13 reports that on May 19th police executed a search warrant at the bar on West Fulton Street.

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Dan Rather Hilariously Breaks Down Well-Known Internet Terms

So this is what it's come to for Dan Rather.

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Photo Courtesy of Amway
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Amway Family Fireworks Return to Downtown Grand Rapids July 4th

The Amway Family Fireworks will light up the Grand Rapids skies on July 4 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids in celebration of Independence Day.

The 2015 event marks the fifth year of Amway’s title sponsorship of the annual fireworks display.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Tomorrowland’ and ‘Poltergeist’ Struggle Against the Mighty ‘Pitch Perfect 2’

Tomorrowland may have taken the top spot at the box office in its debut weekend, but things still look awfully grim for the George Clooney sci-fi vehicle. Not only did the film open far below expectations, it faced serious competition in Pitch Perfect 2, which continued to kick aca-butt in its second weekend. And it wasn’t the only new release to under-perform, with the Poltergeist remake also falling short of early predictions. If you were a new release this weekend, things were awfully rough.

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Step Up Your Grilling Game — Use Lava to Cook Your Steaks (Yes, LAVA)

You still use an actual grill to grill your meats? That's cute.

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New Netflix Instant Releases: June 2015

Next month brings a whole new batch of streaming content to Netflix Instant, including the Wachowskis’ new original series Sense8, as well as Orange Is the New Black Season 3, and the Netflix Original documentary on the life of the legendary Nina Simone. In addition, some new seasons of your favorite television shows, as well as beloved classic films and recent favorites. Read on for your guide to the new Netflix Instant releases arriving in June.

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Mark Newman via the Grand Rapids Griffins
Mark Newman via the Grand Rapids Griffins
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Griffins’ Western Conference Finals Playoff Schedule Set, Wings Say Blashill Can Stay [Video]

Two of the top seeds in the American Hockey League's Western Conference, our own Grand Rapids Griffins and the Utica (NY) Comets, have survived and will face off against each other in best of seven series that will commence this Sunday night.

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Watch David Letterman’s Final, Star-Studded Top Ten List

There were no scheduled guests on the final episode of The Late Show With David Letterman (minus The Foo Fighters, who closed out the night with a performance of “Everlong”), but that didn’t mean that a few of Letterman’s old friends didn’t stop by to say goodbye one last time. Some of the funniest people alive all came together to present one final Top Ten list, Things I've Always Wanted to Say To Dave.

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Erik Reis/ ThinkStock
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Dog Flu Confirmed in Grand Rapids [Video]

This spring an outbreak of canine influenza sickened more than 1,000 dogs in the states surrounding Michigan.

Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Indiana have all seen cases of the virus, some of them deadly.

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has now confirmed three cases of dog flu in Michigan: two in Grand Rapids and one in Macomb County, Wood TV 8 reports.

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Pink Tie Guys Annual Fundraiser to Fight Breast Cancer is Thursday in Grand Rapids

The Pink Tie Guys is an exclusive group of men committed to raising awareness of how breast cancer impacts the total family.

The group meets once per year. This year's meeting is at Reserve Wine & Food in Grand Rapids on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. - Midnight.

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