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See April Macie-Brad Williams Show at LaughFest with Free Tickets [Video]

Comedians April Macie and Brad Williams have a show at 8 p.m. March 11 at The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids.

97.9 'GRD Rocks is offering you a chance to get up to four free tickets to the Gilda's LaughFest performance, which is for ages 21 and older.

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Ryan Fischer (WZZM-13: Scholar Athlete Of The Week)
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WZZM-13: Grandville High Hockey Captain Found Dead

UPDATE: (1pm) The MHSAA has informed our friends at WZZM-13 that it will stream tonight's Grandville state semifinal hockey game *free of charge* at MHSAA.TV at 7:30.

The Grandville team has made the decision to play the game despite the sudden death of star Ryan Fischer.

A Grandville High School senior star student and hockey player has died overnight.

Ryan Fischer died at his home in Grandville. As of now, the cause of death is unknown.

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Omar Bermejo is representing the U.S. in the Sochi Winter Paralympics in Russia. (Photo: Mark Nadell/MacBeth Graphics)
Omar Bermejo is representing the U.S. in the Sochi Winter Paralympics in Russia. (Photo: Mark Nadell/MacBeth Graphics)
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Grand Rapids’ Omar Bermejo Competes for U.S. in Sochi Paralympic Winter Games [Video]

Omar Bermejo believes.

He believes he can overcome. He believes in himself.

That steadfastness and determination has brought the 31-year-old former Marine to surmount an amputation of part of a severed arm suffered in a June 2009 motorcycle accident. It has the Grand Rapids resident at the pinnacle competing representing the U.S. in two disciplines at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games in Russia.

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ArtPrize Announces Some Changes

ArtPrize is changing the rules in 2014.

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Filming For ‘The End Of The Tour’ Scheduled On I-196 On Thursday

Filming for the movie "The End Of The Tour" could cause some traffic problems along I-196 on Thursday.

A crew for "The End of the Tour" will be filming on the 196 between Fuller Ave. and Lake Michigan Dr. between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. West Michigan M-DOT has indicated that there will be some lane closure, and that at the least, traffic will be moving slower.

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’300: Rise of an Empire:’ Blood, War and (Abs of) Steel

As we approach the theatrical release of '300: Rise of an Empire' and the first reviews slowly trickle out -- with our own Mike Sampson briefly summarizing it as "equal parts legitimately good, legitimately bad and so-bad-it's-good" -- Warner Bros. unleashed a massive new look at Eva Green and Sullivan Stapleton duking it out on the high seas.

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Skillet’s ‘Not Gonna Die,’ Bringing ‘Rise’ on The Roadshow Tour to Grand Rapids Thursday [Video]

Skillet has been rocking the single "Not Gonna Die" from its album "Rise" for some time, and the band is bringing its rockin' music to Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena on Thursday.

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‘Two and a Half Men’ Taps Mila Kunis for ‘That ’70s’ Reunion with Ashton Kutcher

Normally we'd consider CBS' long-running 'Two and a Half Men' out of our wheelhouse, particularly given how unrecognizable the series has become from its original inception, but the latest casting coup is too retro to ignore. Ashton Kutcher will reunite with his 'That '70s Show' co-star (and now fiancee) Mila Kunis for an arc later on this season, but what does it mean for the show?

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Ellen’s Oscar Selfie Was Part of a $20 Million Samsung Ad Buy With ABC

Did you think that bit at the Oscars where host Ellen DeGeneres wandered into the audience to tweet a selfie with A-listers like Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper was a refreshing moment of spontaneity in an otherwise scripted affair? Wrong. The viral photo was actually part of a $20 million Samsung advertising campaign designed to promote the Galaxy Note 3, the phone that took the picture.

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Share Your Memories of Studio 28 [Video]

Studio 28 was quite the awesome movie theater. I saw a ton of movies there, and hold a lot of memories there to. Sadly, but understandably, the historical old theater will be demolished within the next few weeks.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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Daughter Costs Father $80,000 With Her Facebook Post

Patrick Snay was the former head of a private preparatory school in Miami. At the age of 69, his contract with Gulliver Preparatory School wasn't renewed, which led to a legal battle.

In November 2011, Snay and the school reached an agreement in which Snay would receive $10,000 in back pay and $80,000 as part of a settlement. The Gulliver schools also agreed to pay Snay's attorneys $60,000.

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Weekend Box Office Report: Liam Neeson and ‘Non-Stop’ Unstoppable

This weekend saw a brutal showdown between Liam Neeson, the current god of action cinema, and Jesus Christ, the current god of millions of human beings.

Since the box office is a "two may enter, but only one may leave" type showdown, the victory ultimately went to Neeson and 'Non-Stop,' which edged out the son of God and his movie, uh, 'Son of God' to win the weekend.

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