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Check Out New ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ in Dino-Box [Video]

The new "Transformers: Age of Extinction" is about to hit theaters next week.

And, in this movie, they are introducing the Dino-Bots! If seeing Optimus Prime on a Dino-Bot wasn't epic already, how about you riding a Dino-Bot during the movie?!

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See How an Event Gets Built and Run in 5 Minutes of Time-Lapse [Video]

Here at GRD and our sister stations, we put on a lot of events. From big to small, from shows to just fun things to do, there's a lot of stuff that goes on.

Here's a fun video for you, so you can see one whole day's work and fun in building an event for you.  

On Friday, we had a party in our parking lot called "Sun of a Beach", and we brought the beach to downtown Grand Rapids, brought in some bands and invited all of you to come party with us.

Watch the whole day's setup, show, and tear down -- all in five minutes.

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Sun of a Beach Festival Brings Sand and Fun to Downtown Grand Rapids [Video/Photos]

Friday was a fun day for Grand Rapids as the beach moved downtown for Sun of a Beach Festival!

We brought the sand, the beer, the food, music and, heck, even a party boat!

The day was beautiful, the beer was cold, the elephant ears were massive and the bands played for hours! There was a dancing, drinking and fun had by everyone who came out to 50 Monroe NW for our party!

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Fun at Sun of A Beach Festival!

On Friday was the Sun of a Beach Festival, a sweet concert outside in our parking lot. We even brought in the sand and a pontoon boat!

It was the coolest beach party right downtown Grand Rapids!

I had rehearsal for "Sleeping Beauty," so I didn't plan on attending. But things took a dramatic turn, though, and I ended up double-fisting PBRs in a hoodie and running shorts.

Check out some photos from the night!

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Beer is Here! 36th Annual National Homebrewers Conference is in Beer City USA

The 36th annual National Homebrewers Conference, hosted by the American Homebrewers Association, is being held this week at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.

And what better place to hold a National Homebrewers Conference than in Beer City USA, where home brewing is alive and well!

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Metalhead Ned Sets Up Camp at Carnival of Chaos

I have arrived, and it is time to party! More than 80 local bands, Wayne Static, camping and all the booze that one can fit into a car! It is time for Carnival of Chaos!

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A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, and Chiodos All Coming to The Deltaplex on Sept. 15! [Video]

Get ready! This massive show is coming to The Delta Plex!

A Day to Remember, Bring Me the Horizon and Chiodos are ALL coming to The DeltaPlex Arena and Conference Center on Sept. 15!

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‘GRD and Metro PCS Rockin’ the Beach!

GRD and Metro PCS are rockin' the beach all this summer, and your invited to each one of them! Check out some of the fun we are having out here on the beach for this years GRD & Metro PCS Beach Hits!

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Tonalist Wins Belmont Stakes; California Chrome 4th

Tonalist sprinted down the stretch and beat Commissioner by a nose to win the thrilling 146th Belmont Stakes in New York on Saturday.

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It’s Festival Weekend!

Long before ArtPrize, THE arts festival in Grand Rapids was just Festival.

Officially, it's the 45th Festival of the Arts, held in downtown Grand Rapids on a few city streets and at Calder Plaza.

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Metalhead Ned’s Random Pic of the Week – Time For Sun of a Beach!

I was walking down the hallway yesterday and I couldn't help but notice that our live events manager was dressed up for a Beach Party. I don't know what exactly she was doing, but I figured it was a very random thing to stumble upon.

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Jackie’s In ‘A Sleeping Beauty’ at Circle Theatre

We started rehearsal for "A Sleeping Beauty Somewhere in Time" a few weeks ago, and I had to share an update.

In the new version of "Sleeping Beauty," I play Malestrom, the chaos fairy that most people identify as Maleficent.

The show is being held by Circle Theatre on Aquinas College's campus.

We perform June 25 to 29. If you have kids or don't, it's a fun show!

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