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Comedian Kevin Hart Books a Date at the Van Andel Arena, May 17 [Video]

Could the month of May get anymore crazy?

We've been talking a lot more about rock concerts coming this way on May 17, but there is one form of art that will make its way to the Van Andel Arena!

Comedy superstar Kevin Hart will be doing his stand up at the Van Andel Arena on May 17!

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Founders Makes Championship Round for Best Brewery in America

In a bracket-style tournament similar to that of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament, Founders Brewing Co. has made it to the national championship for Best Brewery in America, as decided by voters on Thrillist.

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An Expert Do-It-Yourself Repair by Eric Zane [Photo]

Eric Zane came in this morning very impressed with a recent do-it-yourself success.

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Grand Rapids Named Best City to Visit in the U.S. in 2015 by Groupon

Not only did Grand Rapids make it onto Groupon's list of top vacation destinations in the United States in 2015-- it took the number one spot!

Here are the reasons Groupon thinks GR is awesome, and the other cities we beat out!

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WWE’s SummerSlam Live Tour Returns to Van Andel Arena on June 20!

Get ready wrestling fans!

WWE returns to the Van Andel Arena on June 20!

The roster of WWE superstars is something that you don't want to miss!

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Wait ‘Til You Get a Load of These 10 ‘Batman’ Facts

Before Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman movie, Batman was largely known for the campy Adam West/Burt Ward TV series. In fact, they wanted to make a Batman movie based on that show called Batman in Outer Space. Luckily, two movie producers bought the rights and wanted to make a darker version of Batman's story. In the mid-80s, after the success of Ghostbusters, director Ivan Reitman was attached to direct and he wanted to cast Bill Murray as Batman and Eddie Murphy as Robin. These are just some of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which heads to Gotham with the original Batman!

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Furious 7’ Smashes April Records [Video]

The early estimates for the opening weekend gross of Furious 7 are all over the place and we probably won’t have a definitive number until tomorrow, when the dust finally settles and everyone gets a chance to breathe. However, this one thing we know for sure: the seventh film in the Fast and Furious series didn’t just shatter in-franchise records, it shattered records for any April release.

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Tanger Outlets to Open Grand Rapids Location in July

Tanger Outlets has announced the opening of its new location in West Michigan.

According to its website, the new outlet center will have its grand opening in July 2015. An exact date hasn’t been announced.

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‘Fast & Furious 8’ Will Be Set in New York, Says Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel, he of the bulging biceps, shiny scalp and low vocal register, has been making the press rounds for Furious 7 over the past few weeks. Considering just how crazy his new movie is, he sure has a lot to talk about. But even the unlimited number of potential conversation topics to mined from the insanity of the seventh film in the Fast and Furious saga couldn’t stop him from teasing the eighth film in the franchise, which may be set in New York City.

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The Dude Abides With These 10 ‘Big Lebowski’ Facts

Did you know in The Big Lebowski, the word “dude” is spoken 160 times, The Dude himself says “man” 147 times, he drinks nine White Russians and the F-word is said 292 times. Dude, that's f---ing incredible, man. Don't get caught out of your element with more Big Lebowski facts in the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies!

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Michigan State’s NCAA Tournament Run Ends as Duke Advances to Championship [Photos]

Michigan State's run through the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament came to a halt Saturday night as the Spartans lost to top-seeded Duke 81-61.

Denzel Valentine had 22 points and 11 rebounds and Travis Trice 16 points as Michigan State fell in the NCAA Final Four semifinals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

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‘Transformers’ Franchise Gears Up for More Sequels and Spinoffs

Since Michael Bay decided to make Transformers: Age of Extinction his last directorial outing with the franchise, it’s been unclear just where the series is heading. We’d heard talk of Mark Wahlberg returning to continue the storyline that began with last summer’s film, but little else since then. Taking a cue from Disney’s Star Wars plans (along with every other major studio’s “expanded universe” attempts), Paramount has hired Akiva Goldsman to create a “writers room” and brainstorm new sequel and spinoff ideas.

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