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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Terminator Genisys’ and ‘Magic Mike XXL’ Trail Last Week’s Champions

As expected, the Fourth of July holiday weekend saw a lot of people heading to the theater. Unfortunately for the new releases, those people gravitated toward films that have already been in theaters for a few weeks. Once again, Jurassic World and Inside Out dominated the top 10, leaving newcomers like Terminator Genisys and Magic Mike XXL out in the cold.

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Amway Family Fireworks – the Big Fireworks Show! [Photos]

Another Amway Family Fireworks is in the books! What a great night of music, food, family, fun, and fireworks!

If you missed the fireworks show, or if you want to relive the show, we got some photos of it to share with you! 

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Amway Family Fireworks – Taylor Howe Band, Pop Cult, and More Crowd Shots! [Photos]

Last night's Amway Family Fireworks were fun for everyone, and we're so happy that so many of you came down to celebrate the 4th of July with us!

Here are some of the photos we were able to capture of The Taylor Howe Band, Pop Cult, and your smiling faces as we launched t-shirts and beach balls into the crowd! 

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Amway Family Fireworks – Upstage Crew Blues Band, Crowd Shots, and More! [Photos]

The Amway Family Fireworks are underway at Ah Nab Awen Park and we are having a blast so far!

Two great musical acts (The Holland American Legion Band and Upstage Crew Blues Band) have already taken to the stage, and we are eagerly awaiting the start of the Tyler Howe Band's set.

Check out some of the photos from Upstage Blues Crew, some crowd shots of all of your smiling faces, our audience blasts (and a couple of random shots of ducks we saw in the river.

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Amway Family Fireworks – Photos From the Opening Ceremonies

The Amway Family Fireworks have kicked off in Downtown Grand Rapids in spectacular fashion!

We had a great kick off courtesy of our friends from Amway, as well as a Salute The Troops tribute from the folks at Spartan Nash! 

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#GRFireworks: Amway Family Fireworks Rocks Live via Twitter, Instagram on ‘GRD!

The Amway Family Fireworks today at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in Grand Rapids is more than just the rockets' red glare celebrating the Independence Day holiday weekend.

It's music, food, and fun, in downtown GR, from mid-afternoon to past dusk and which 97.9 WGRD's Janna, Johnnie Walker and Metalhead Ned will all be on hand for the festivities.

Share what you're doing and seeing via Twitter or Instagram, posting those tweets and pics using the hashtag #GRFireworks, and see it all posted below.

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Six Tips For Taking Awesome Pictures of Fireworks on Your Phone

Every year I end up with around 20 or so blurry, crappy pictures from the Fourth of July fireworks. Fireworks are so spectacular I just want to capture each burst and sparkle on my camera roll! But, it never works out.

Well this year it's going to be different! I'm planning to get some great shots at the Amway Family Fireworks at Ah Nab Awen Park this Saturday, with these six tips on how to get awesome firework photos, shared by a professional photographer with Time Magazine

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Throwback Thursday: Woodland Mall Fashion Show [Video]

It's time for another classic GR fashion show. This one is from 1993 at the Woodland Mall.

Remember the Sam Goody store in that mall? The best prices on CDs that year if I recall correctly, plus their comedy section was pretty deep.

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Amway Family Fireworks Entertainment Spotlight – Upstage Crew Blues Band

We’re gearing up for the 2015 Amway Family Fireworks at Ah Nab Awen Park on July 4th! Leading up to the event, we want to give you a glimpse into some of the great performers you’ll be seeing throughout the evening leading up to the fireworks.

This time we’re highlighting Upstage Crew Blues Band!

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Amway Family Fireworks Entertainment Spotlight – Tyler Howe Band

We’re gearing up for the 2015 Amway Family Fireworks at Ah Nab Awen Park on July 4th! Leading up to the event, we want to give you a glimpse into some of the great performers you’ll be seeing throughout the evening leading up to the fireworks.

This time we’re highlighting Tyler Howe!

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Photo courtesy of the Holland American Legion Band
Photo courtesy of the Holland American Legion Band
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Amway Family Fireworks Entertainment Spotlight – Holland American Legion Band

We're gearing up for the 2015 Amway Family Fireworks at Ah Nab Awen Park on July 4th! Leading up to the event, we want to give you a glimpse into some of the great performers you'll be seeing throughout the evening leading up to the fireworks.

Our first spotlight is on the Holland American Legion Band!

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Grand Rapids Pools Open on Fourth of July Thanks to Donation

This Saturday, July 4th, all three Grand Rapids' pools will be open!

Normally, the pools are closed on the holiday, but this year, thanks to a generous donation, GR pools are open for Fourth of July swimming! 

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