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ZZ Top to Play Grand Rapids’ DeVos Performance Hall October 1

ZZ TOP, a.k.a 'That Little Ol’ Band From Texas,' are making their way to Grand Rapids with a Sunday, October 1, 2017 concert at DeVos Performance Hall.

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Google Supports Mini Computers For Berlin Schools
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West Michigan Man Helps Thwart Worldwide Computer Virus, Warns Of More To Come

Darrien Huss of Fremont aided a British computer expert in thwarting the worldwide virus called 'WannaCry' which shut down critical operations computers across the globe Friday, but he says there's no day off when it comes to battling hackers.

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Team Tommy Charity Garage Sale Is Rallying To Cure Pediatric Brain Cancer

Who doesn't love garage sales?  Who doesn't love helping local charities?  No one, that's who!  This week you can combine both of these excellent activities at the Team Tommy Charity Garage Sale...

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Powers Boothe, Star of ‘Deadwood,’ Dies at 68

A sad day for fans of Powers Boothe, as the revered character actor has apparently passed away. The sinister-voiced star was well-remembered for his role as one of Deadwood’s big bads, as well as appearances in everything from Sin City to Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Stella’s Lounge Wants to Add Outdoor Seating

Hanging outdoors with friends while having cocktails is a summer staple and Stella's Lounge, in Downtown Grand Rapids, might be joining in on the fun...

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Shooting at House Party in Grand Rapids Injures Two Women [VIDEO]

Police are investigating after an early morning shooting at a home at Corrine Street SW in Grand Rapids. 

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FOX Will Shoot Its Eye Out With a Live ‘A Christmas Story’ Musical

While A Christmas Story is about as bold a holiday choice these years as Die Hard  —  did you know it takes place during Christmas???!  —  I’ll always carry a candle for Bob Clark’s story of a family growing up in 1940s America. My own extended family would gather for the holidays each year and practically have A Christmas Story on a loop; it was a good day, then, when TBS saved us the trouble of rewinding the VHS tapes and started playing the film 24/7 on our behalf. Cliche or not, A Christmas Story still sets the stage for the holidays in my household.

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Vintage Items at Downtown Market on Mother’s Day

Downtown Market Grand Rapids will open Vintage Street Market for the first time this year on Mother's Day!

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President And Mrs. Obama Host Easter Egg Roll On White House Lawn
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A ‘Harry Potter’ Prequel Handwritten By J.K. Rowling Has Been Stolen

J.K. Rowling is a pretty gracious woman. Beyond giving us the Wizarding World, regularly answering Harry Potter fan questions on Twitter, and annually apologizing for character deaths, she also gives back a little. In 2008, the author wrote an idea for a Potter prequel and auctioned it off to raise funds for a literacy charity. Now someone has stolen that rare prequel, because the world is full of ungrateful muggles.

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Roads Closing for the Fifth Third River Bank Run May 13

The Fifth Third River Bank Run is Saturday morning, May 13.

Whether you’re running, watching, or completely oblivious and just trying to navigate downtown Grand Rapids, you’ll want to know which roads will be closed and when...

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Snap Your Elastic Waistband In Time With Weird Al’s ‘Captain Underpants’ Theme Song

Serious question: does any single entertainer have such complete dominion over their chosen field as Weird Al Yankovic wields over the song parody? Skeptics may scoff that musical spoofery is a stupid thing to become really, really, virtuosically good at, but the point stands that Yankovic has completely and totally mastered his preferred art form. So when the producers behind the upcoming film adaptation of the Captain Underpants chapter book series needed to find a talent for their theme music, of course their choice was obvious. In no insignificant way, Weird Al Yankovic was born to write a peppy pop tune about tightened-whiteys.

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Semi-Truck Spills 77,000 Pounds Of Hot Dogs On US-31

Yesterday afternoon, Thursday, May 10th, a semi-truck carrying 70,000 pounds of hot dogs spilled its contents on the side of US-31. The semi-truck was struck by a sedan after the sedan was run off the road by a pickup truck, which fled the scene...

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