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Everyone’s Favorite Summer Beer Festival – America on Tap – Returns to Grand Rapids July 18

Get ready! Everyone's favorite summer beer festival, America on Tap, will be returning to Grand Rapids' John Ball Park Zoo Saturday, July 18!

Enjoy samples of more than 100 beers from a variety of the country’s best craft breweries, plus your favorites from right here in Michigan!

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Free Beer and Hot Wings Rocked DeVos Performance Hall Saturday Night [Photos]

The Free Beer and Hot Wings Show hit Devos Performance Hall on Saturday night to entertain over 2,000 people in Grand Rapids, MI! The guys even outsold Lewis Black, the national comedian who played DeVos the night before!

The evening started at The Bistro with the last chances to win free tickets to the evening for those still looking to get in, and also at DeVos for those lucky (and smart) enough to get their VIP tickets before they sold out!

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GR Walks App Lets You Explore Historic Grand Rapids [Video]

If you've ever wondered about the history of Grand Rapids, a new audio tour app can help you learn more about our city.

GR Walks first launched in 2013 with audio tours of Heritage Hill, Eastown, and East Hills and now the tour of Grand Rapids' historical riverwalk is available for download.

The guided walking tour includes 15 stops and lasts about 90 minutes.

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Frederik Meijer Gardens Sells Out Nine Concerts in Just Two Hours

The members only pre-sale for Frederik Meijer Garden's Summer Concert Series started at 9 a.m. Saturday, and by 11 a.m. nine of the scheduled shows had already sold out. 

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‘Suicide Squad’ Delivers Our First Look at Jared Leto as a Very Tattooed, Very Insane Joker

Well that didn’t take long. Following David Ayer’s recent teaser image of the character and Jared Leto’s own candid Snapchat pic, the director has officially revealed the first legitimate photo of Leto in character as the Joker in Suicide Squad. He’s very pale, very tattooed and totally insane. And he’s nothing like any Joker you’ve ever seen before.

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238 Grand Rapids Street Construction Projects

The City of Grand Rapids has released of list of 238 street construction projects which cover over 45 miles.

It is a partial list of construction planned for 2015 and 2016. Additional projects are still being identified and prioritized.

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Shots Fired During Grand Rapids Jewelry Store Robbery Attempt

Several shots were fired during an armed robbery attempt Friday morning at Juhas and Sullivan Jewelry on East Paris Ave. Three men walked into the store and attempted to rob it before firing shots and fleeing.

The crime happened around 11:15 a.m. in the Terrazzo shopping complex, according to the Kent County Sheriff's Department.

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Join Us For the Official Free Beer & Hot Wings Pre-Party Before the Show!

Drink specials? Free tickets? Rather party than stand in line for an hour?

Then maybe you should join us at the official Free Beer & Hot Wings Pre-Party at The Bistro inside the Courtyard by Marriot!

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Jessica Heeringa Case to be Featured by ‘Unsolved Mysteries’

Jessica Heeringa was last seen working at a gas station in Norton Shores nearly two years ago. This weekend, her story will be told on an "Unsolved Mysteries" webisode.

Unsolved.com will air the webisode this weekend. The "Unsolved Mysteries" TV show has aired since 1987 and is now on the Lifetime Channel.

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“What’s Wrong With Your Ears?” The Story of Metalhead Ned’s Crazy Earlobes

"Dude that's gross."

"I gotta ask, what's wrong with your ears?"

"Dude, what happened to you ears?"

If you have met me, you may have said one of these things, muttered them under your breath, or thought of it. Due to another surgery for them around the corner, here is the story about my ears.

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Special Motley Crue Pre-Sale Going on Now!

Motley Crue and Alice Cooper return to the Van Andel Arena one last time on October 13!

Tickets go on sale this Saturday, April 25 at 10am EST.

However, if you're looking to get tickets now, there is a pre-sale code available for you now!

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Pop Evil Release the First Official Episode of the Making of PEIV [Video]

Pop Evil moved their recording operation for the next album out to Seattle, to shake things up a bit, and create something new and exciting for us! We've had some special Grand Rapids messages from the guys in the studio, and as the time draws closer to the new album coming out, the band has got the first episode of the official making of the new album out!

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