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Entertainer-Comedian Kevin Hart Readies What Now? Tour, with Grand Rapids Stop May 17

Entertainer, actor and comedian Kevin Hart is headed out on a North American arena tour hitting 45 cities in the U.S. and Canada, including Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena on May 17.

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Insane Inflatable 5K Grand Rapids Coming to Millennium Park Adds Second Day in Mid-August [Video]

The Insane Inflatable 5K -- a dynamic fun run series comprised of inflatable obstacles -- coming to Grand Rapids at Millennium Park is now on Aug. 15 and 16.

The second day was just added because of local demand.

The 5-kilometer (3.1-mile run) isn’t focused on running. Instead, it's about having fun negotiating oversized inflatable obstacles on a challenging course requiring imagination, creativity and a heaping helping of insanity.

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Cheers to WGRD Beers of the Month!!

 

Grand Rapids is an epicenter of craft brewing as evidenced by its status as Beer City USA.

In embracing the excellent craft beer craftsmanship found in greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan, 97.9 WGRD is highlight some of the best local brews with its WGRD Beers of the Month.

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The Rolling Stones Announce North American Summer Tour, with Detroit Show July 8 [Video]

The Rolling Stones are returning to North American stadiums this summer.

The 15-city Zip Code Tour includes a stop at Comerica Park in Detroit July 8.

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Soul Asylum Announces U.S. Tour with Meat Puppets; Hitting Kalamazoo June 11

Soul Asylum and the Meat Puppets will team up for a U.S. tour this summer.

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King of the Wing 2015
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King of the Wing 2015 Rocked Grand Rapids with Amazing Chicken Wings [Photo/Video]

The third annual King of the Wing hit The Grand Woods Lounge in downtown Grand Rapids on Wednesday night.

Everyone got to enjoy some amazing chicken wings courtesy of the competitors, who really took their wings to the next level!

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Johnnie and Ned Escape Work Again to Eat Amazing Chicken Wings at Wing Doozy [Video]

King of the Wing is Wednesday, March 25, at the Grand Woods Lounge in downtown Grand Rapids, kicking off at 5 p.m.!

We're so excited to be eating wings with you, we got a head start!

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Janna/ 97.9 WGRD
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Janna and Metalhead Ned Ditch Work to Sample Buffalo Wild Wing’s Chicken Wing Entries [Video]

It kind of felt like we were cutting class when Metalhead Ned and I took off from work in the middle of the afternoon to go eat wings at Buffalo Wild Wings on Alpine.

I half expected a to see my high school principal, Ryle Keiser (Yes, that's his real name. Sounds like villain in movie, right?) in the rear view, his bald head glowing red with anger, shaking his finger at us school skippers.

Sometimes it's weird being adult: We ditched work early to go sample awesome wings at Buffalo Wild Wings for King of the Wing, and it was totally OK!

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Metalhead Ned is Feeling Chicken Wing Overload [Video]

If you have been watching the sample videos for the upcoming King of the Wing competition, you'll see me in every single episode.

Out of the 4 places that we went, Janna was a one, Johnnie was at three, and I was at all four of them.

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Downtown Grand Rapids Courtyard by Marriott
Downtown Grand Rapids Courtyard by Marriott
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Wedding & Social Event Industry Night Is On Menu Thursday at The Bistro [Sponsored]

The Bistro at the Downtown Grand Rapids Courtyard by Marriott is celebrating manufacturing with a special Wedding & Social Event Industry Night this Thursday.

Socialize with other manufacturing industry professionals from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. EDT Thursday (March 26) at The Bistro, 11 Monroe Avenue NW in Grand Rapids.

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Crooked Goose in Standale Has Amazing Wings Ready to Serve for King of the Wing 2015 [Video]

King of the Wing 2015 is less than a week away, on March 25th at The Woods in downtown Grand Rapids, and WGRD is gearing up to eat a bunch of wings with you! How do we gear up?

We eat a bunch of the wings people are bringing to serve up! How else?

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GRD’s Dumb Internet Challenge 5 — Dragon Habanero Chicken Wings [Video]

For the fifth GRD Dumb Internet Challenge, Metalhead Ned and I went to Riverhouse Ada in Ada to see who could eat more of its delicious-but-dangerous Dragon Habañero chicken wings.

These things pack a lot of heat after a great taste up front! A lot of heat.

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