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Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel, ‘The End of the Tour’ Filming in Grand Rapids

An independently-made film about a celebrated author's book tour at his fame's rise with the magazine writer who accompanied him recounting that five-day trek is being shot for about a month in greater Grand Rapids.

Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel, "The End of the Tour" is the story of the travels of novelist-writer David Foster Wallace (being portrayed by Segel) at the end of a 1996 book tour accompanied by Rolling Stone's David Lipsky (Eisenberg).

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Winter Is Back!

After a few days of showing hope for spring, mother nature is about to remind us that it is still Winter. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for all of west Michigan Thursday morning until 7 p.m. Friday night, with power outages expected.

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Dad’s Pancake Art Makes Breakfast Even More Delicious [Video]

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It's also the most artistic.

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Could John Travolta Play a Future Bond Villain?

It's been a rough decade for John Travolta, and his self-destructive slide looks to continue now that he's signed on to voice the lead character in a Gummy Bears movie. For that reason, we have a hard time believing that he's spoken to the James Bond franchise producers about playing a villain in a future film, but according to a recent interview, he claims that such meetings have occurred and have been fruitful.

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Grand Rapids Township snow artist Stephen Garcia dreads sunshine that will melt his sculpture. (Photo: WZZM-TV)
Grand Rapids Township snow artist Stephen Garcia dreads sunshine that will melt his sculpture. (Photo: WZZM-TV)
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Grand Rapids’ Snow Shark [Video]

The Grand Rapids Township snow shark is making headlines locally and across the country.

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Big Boy Opens and Closes in Kentwood, While Others Remain in Business

(Ed. Note. Second in a series)

Although Grand Rapids is a growing, vibrant city of national acclaim and newfound business desire, some existing haunts in the city are drying up.

For all the H&Ms, Cabella's and Five Guys, there are other older franchises struggling to stay afloat.

This is a look at some national and regional chains that are leaving the market, in some cases, completely.

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Frederik Meijer Gardens Announces First Three Acts For Summer Concert Series

 

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has announced the first three acts that will be performing at this year’s outdoor summer concert series.

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Local 7-11s Close Except for a Couple; What’s Next?

First in a series

Although Grand Rapids is a growing, vibrant city of national acclaim and new found business desire, some existing haunts in the city are drying up.

For all the H&Ms, Cabella's and Five Guys, there are other older franchises struggling to stay afloat.

This is a look at some national and regional chains that are leaving the market, in some cases, completely.

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City of Grand Rapids Embraces New Fourth of July Weekend Festivities

The City of Grand Rapids today announced that Celebration on the Grand and the Fourth of July fireworks are being combined into a two-day event to be held annually the first Friday and Saturday of July.

With the shift, this year’s Celebration on the Grand activities will be held the evening of Friday, July 4. The Amway Family Fireworks event will cap off the event shortly after dusk Saturday, July 5. In addition, admission remains free to both downtown Grand Rapids events.

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Wee Difference: Friends & Family of Cystic Fibrosis

The Wee Difference organization this month is the Friends & Family of Cystic Fibrosis, a non-profit "composed of volunteers dedicated to raising monies in support of children and adults affected with cystic fibrosis in West Michigan."

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The LEGO Movie’ Constructs Big Opening

And here we are: five weeks into the new year and we already have our first major blockbuster of 2014.

Early estimates had 'The LEGO Movie' opening big, but the animated adventure shattered all expectations this weekend, with universally positive reviews and word of mouth sending the film to a massive opening.

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West Michigan’s Deep Snow Creates Big Risk of Flooding

All of our piles of snow are going to melt some day.

If it happens all at once, we could have some big problems.

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