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Favorite photo, these awesome panda bears are made out of tires! Dave Kim loves it...
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Jackie Does ArtPrize 2013

Grand Rapids Art Prize 2013 is officially under way!  Working right down town has it's perks during a time like Art Prize.  Our building happens to be one of the venues for some fantastic works of art.

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Rocktagon Throwdown Champs Release New Single

You may remember our first Battle of the Bands, The Rocktagon Throwdown that happened last winter. Well our champions, Uncommon Road are back in the recording studio and are about to release a new EP.

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Grand Rapids, You Are Awesome!

This morning was "awesome!" I went for a super duper run, then came into work to be told, that I am in fact, "awesome." Yeah! Have you seen those signs around Grand Rapids, or maybe a person on a street corner "Panhandling love," as I say with a sign that simply reads, "You Are Awesome." Well there is a group of people who started this trend and they are bringing us an entire "You Are Awesome" flashmob the same weekend we are kicking off art prize. Listen to the interview below, and remember, "You are awesome!"

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Restaurant Week In GR- Brewery Vivant

It's here, Grand Rapids Restaurant Week! We have a plethora of brewery's and restaurants around our fine city and now is the time to check them all out! There are 60 plus restaurants that participate in restaurant week around Grand Rapids and the fun doesn't end til August 24th. As part of the festivities all the restaurants participating offer 3-course menus for 25 bucks or 2-for-25 dollars!

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Grandwich 2013 Kicks Off In Downtown Grand Rapids

Once again it's that time of year, Grandwich time! I am a bit of a foodie and love this local contest here in Grand Rapids. Each year local restaurants come up with their sandwich that is normally something you wouldn't see anywhere else! Using locally grown food these places come up with some crazy stuff. Do this years contestants have what it takes to win the Grandwich award? Last year one of our favorite places, Skywalk Deli took home the crown... who will it be this year?

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Grand Rapids Gets Its Own ‘Pure Michigan’ Ad [Video]

We've seen the "Pure Michigan" videos and heard the commercials many times over the last few years, and now Grand Rapids has been given the "Pure Michigan" treatment. The promotional video, released by Pure Michigan on YouTube Monday, shows many of the sights of Grand Rapids, all narrated, as always, by Tim Allen. Check it out after the jump!

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Jackie Sings At Circle Theatre’s ‘Hit’s Of The 80′s’

I recently was cast in Grand Rapids Circle Theatre's Summer Concert Series; Hit's Of The 80's. Summer Concert Series is awesome because we perform once a month all summer long! I had a few solos in the show and my mom, being the mom that she is, decided to capture me on her cell phone camera! Who doesn't love a low quality cell video! Either way here is a few clips from our show last Monday. I am singing, "Walk Like An Egyptian" and "I Love Rock N Roll."

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West Michigan Flooding – Saturday April 20

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Grand Rapids declared a state of emergency on Saturday afternoon.  Declaring a state of emergency was done in anticipation of widespread damage, injury or loss of property and it puts the city in a position to receive state or federal assistance.  A state of em

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Over 50,000 People Attented LaughFest 2013

Job well done, guys!  2013 was a very, very good year for the nation’s only ten day community-wide festival of laughter, Gilda’s LaughFest.  That is because they had more than 53,000 admissions during the third annual event.

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Crowds Celebrate End of 2012 at T.G.I. Friday’s in Downtown Grand Rapids

97.9 GRD and our sister station, Channel 95.7, partnered with the T.G.I. Friday's in downtown Grand Rapids to host the biggest beer tent party on New Year's Eve this past Monday. Check out our photo gallery from the night if you weren't there - or need to remember what you forgot because you partied a little too hard.

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Chevelle Grab The Orbit Room by the Horns [Gallery]

Chevelle played an intense SOLD OUT show at The Orbit Room last night (February 24). Middle Class Rut and Janus were also on hand for a couple of great sets. View our photo gallery to see what you missed.

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Marilyn Manson to Headline the Orbit Room in Grand Rapids

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Marilyn Manson is ready to take his freak show on the road again. The veteran shock rocker will hit up The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids this May.

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