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World-Renowned Ballerina Asks ‘Rehab Addict’ Nicole Curtis to Save Her Former Grand Rapids Home From Demolition

A renowned ballerina and Grand Rapids native has reached out to a reality TV star, asking her to save the West Side house where she grew up. A city zoning board approved its demolition last week.

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PHOTO: Jojo Girard/Townsquare Media
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Review: The Grand Rapids Symphony’s ‘Tribute To The Beatles’

This weekend, I hosted the Grand Rapids Symphony's Picnic Pops at Cannonsburg Ski Area.

Outside of the traffic, it's a great way to spend a summer evening.

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Photo by Jeff Haynes /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images
Photo by Jeff Haynes /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images
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24 Things Michigan Does Better Than Anyone Else

Thrillist.com published this list which is cute and the good thing is it's pretty clear the writer may actually have been here once or twice in his life.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ Can’t Wipe Out ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

Despite three very different new challengers, 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' continued to rule over the box office this weekend. This doesn't spell disaster for the newcomers, but it does spell further success for the sequel to 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes,' which is riding extremely positive word of mouth to a big box office tally.

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Universal Rebooting Classic Monsters Into Shared Universe

Few movie studios have a legacy as clearly defined by horror movies as Universal, who made their name in the early days of cinema with films like 'Dracula,' 'Frankenstein,' 'The Wolfman' and 'The Mummy.' And no one seems to be more aware of the importance those icons have than the studio itself. Why else would they be launching a massive campaign to revive their classic monsters in a series of films over the next few years?

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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Talks About Everything

It's almost impossible to stay on topic when interviewing 'Weird Al'. He's a walking encyclopedia of popular culture knowledge and every answer leaves multiple alleyways to explore. Ahead, the topics covered include 'Star Wars,' 'UHF,' Charlie Kaufman, Malcolm Gladwell, Bruce Springsteen, 'The LEGO' Movie, his is favorite movie of all-time, Joe Piscopo, 'The Naked Gun,' 'Rocky' and a host of other topics that don't have much to do with one another.

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Rick Martinez/Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
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On Tap with Summer Craft Beer Festival 2014 [Photos]

John Ball Park was the venue and craft beers were the main course Saturday.

The fourth annual Summer Craft Beer Festival poured, played, entertained and fed hundreds from across Grand Rapids, West Michigan and beyond on a summery afternoon and early evening with sunshine and temperatures creeping into the low 80s.

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Paul McCartney Albums Reissued as iPad Apps

Paul McCartney has re-released five of his solo albums as apps with extra content.

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West Michigan Whitecaps Host First 3-D Printed T-Ball Game Tonight [Video]

Baseball is a sport that has been built on traditions for more than 150 years. Tonight, tradition will meet the future when the West Michigan Whitecaps host the first-ever game played by using equipment printed by 3D, or additive manufacturing, technology.

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Fifteen Fun Minutes With The Fun Ellie Kemper, Star of ‘Sex Tape’

Every so often, during a press day that seems endless for everyone involved, something that at least resembles "reality" can occur. It's an odd thing, really: Because on a day like this, most people involved are seeking something that doesn't feel manufactured, even though it's almost impossible to find. Anyway, that's my overly hyperbolic way of saying, "Talking to Ellie Kemper was a delight."

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Jeff Beck, ZZ Top Add More Tour Dates; Beck in Grand Rapids on Saturday

ZZ Top and Jeff Beck have tacked seven more cities onto an upcoming co-headlining tour.

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‘Space Invaders’ Movie, Based on ’80s Arcade Game, to Descend Upon Theaters

We have our 'Wreck-It Ralph,' various video game-adapted movies, and even a feature-length 'Angry Birds' film on the way, but now Hollywood is continuing the rich traditional of creating worlds around our favorite nostalgic items with the announcement of a 'Space Invaders' movie.

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