Contact Us
Grand Rapids News

Grand Rapids News - Page 7

Mark Davis/Getty Images
Mark Davis/Getty Images
[

Gilda’s LaughFest Crowd Goes For Ride On Pete Holmes’ Goofy Joy Train [Video]

From the onset of his hour long set at the Wealthy Theatre on Saturday night, Pete Holmes was honest with his audience.

He said: "I don't know where this thing is gonna go, but let's just get silly. Let's just have fun."

Holmes sure did, and for the most part, they did, too.

Read More

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
[

Patton Oswalt Brings Down The House At LaughFest. Literally. [Video/Photos]

Joe DeRosa, the opening act Friday night at the Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain Street, joked that he saw death everywhere.

"That light fixture could suddenly fall on that woman, for instance". If only he had pointed at the LaughFest backdrop instead, he could have portended the strangest ending to a comedy show I've seen in my life.

Read More

Category: Grand Rapids News
Disney
Disney
[

‘Tron 3’ Will Begin Shooting This Fall

Even though the first Tron film didn’t perform very well at the box office, and even though Tron: Legacy was mostly derided by critics and fans alike and pretty much flopped financially, Disney is moving forward with plans for Tron 3. It’s certainly the most eyebrow-raising news of the week, as it basically comes out of nowhere—but it’s happening, and it’s shooting this fall in Vancouver.

Read More

Category: Grand Rapids News
Ingram Publishing/ ThinkStock
Ingram Publishing/ ThinkStock
[

Police Are Looking for Grand Rapids Armed Robbery Suspect

Police are in pursuit of an armed bank robbery suspect Saturday in Grand Rapids.

According to WZZM-13, the suspect is armed with a shotgun. He was last seen near Dale and Plainfield around 9:30 a.m. after allegedly robbing the Kent County Credit Union, 1619 Plainfield Avenue NE in Grand Rapids.

Read More

Kevork Djansezian/ Getty Images
Kevork Djansezian/ Getty Images
[

Patton Oswalt Literally Brings Down House at LaughFest Show When Backdrop Collapses

Anything can happen at a live show, including pieces of the set falling apart-- which is what happened at Pat Oswalt's LaughFest performance on Friday night.

Read More

San Andreas 1
Warner Bros.
[

‘San Andreas’ Trailer: The Rock Is Rocking in This Earthquake Movie

It’s been a while since we had a really good disaster movie. Roland Emmerich was the last guy to really push the genre forward, but after freezing and then destroying the entire planet (in The Day After Tomorrow and 2012, respectively) there’s not really a lot of ground left to cover (and demolish). Next summer’s San Andreas will attempt to revive the disaster movie by juicing up an old favorite: the earthquake. This version, directed by Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’s Brad Peyton, features a tremor so huge it encompasses all of California from Los Angeles to San Francisco. It’s so big, Paul Giamatti gravely intones, it can even be felt on the East Coast. That’s a big quake.

Read More

Category: Grand Rapids News
[

Changes to the WFGR VIP

Dear WFGR VIP member,

We want to let you know about some exciting changes and improvements coming to Greatest Hits 98.7 WFGR’s WFGR VIP.

We’ve received a great deal of feedback from members who have asked for faster and easier ways to get access to the amazing prizes and VIP experiences regularly available to WFGR VIP members

Read More

Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Pictures
[

New Movies (This Week) Include ‘Cinderella,’ ‘Run All Night’ and ‘It Follows’ [Video]

It's a good weekend for new movies, with Disney's retelling of Cinderella leading the way.

Read More

High School Sports Scene
High School Sports Scene
[

Lowell Wrestlers Josh Colegrove, Lucas Hall and Zeth Dean Named Co-High School Athletes of the Week

Lowell High School wrestlers Josh Colegrove, Zeth Dean and Lucas Hall, who led the Red Arrows to their second consecutive MHSAA Division 2 state title in addition to capturing individual state titles, are co-winners of the Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week honor.

Read More

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
[

Bob Newhart Set to Appear at Tulip Time Festival [Video]

Bob Newhart is not only known for his roles in two hugely successful TV series that carried his name, he was also named one of the top 100 stand-up comedians of all time by Comedy Central.

And now, he's coming to Holland's Tulip Time Festival for a show at Central Wesleyan Auditorium, 446 W. 40th Street, on May 8.

Read More

Jason Merritt/Getty Images
Jason Merritt/Getty Images
[

Will Ferrell Follows in the Footsteps of Campy, Cesar and a Detroit Tiger [Video]

You may have heard that as a publicity stunt for his new movie Get Hard, Will Ferrell played all 10 baseball positions in five spring training games with various Major League Baseball teams in Arizona this week.

But have you heard about the odd baseball back story behind his feat? Two guys named Cesar and Campy and, later, a Detroit Tiger did what Ferrell did, but in regular-season games that counted in the standings. 

Read More

Photo courtesy Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids
Photo courtesy Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids
[

Ugliest Room in Grand Rapids Found in Eastown, Garnering Homeowner a $10,000 Renovation

It's a big year for the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids, which is celebrating its 70th year.

The association decided to share their celebration, teaming with Option 1 Credit Union to "find the ugliest room in Grand Rapids."

The winner was announced today.

Read More

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wfgr.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Register on Greatest Hits 98.7 WFGR quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Register on Greatest Hits 98.7 WFGR quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive WFGR VIP contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.