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Jackie’s Photos With ModBettie Pinup Boutique

I just got an email from one of the owners of ModBettie with these images! We had so much fun at their social event for ModBettie. They completely make you over in pinup apparel, hair and makeup. It was a great experience!

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Sneak Peek Of Jackie’s Shoot With ModBettie Pinup Boutique

New to Grand Rapids, ModBettie Pinup Boutique offers a unique experience for women to get dolled up, and have a fun photo shoot inspired by the 20's through the 50's! I was excited when the owners of ModBettie asked if I would like to come in and model for them. We had a lot of fun and here are two of the images I have gotten from the shoot, there will be more on the way.

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Looking for Something to do this Weekend? There’s a Lot Going On

If you're sitting around thinking that this is going to be a boring weekend, think again.  There's a lot of stuff happening in the area this weekend!  If you're attached, these can be fun things for you to do as a couple.  If you're not, these could be some great places to meet people!

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I Finally Got To Meet Jason Segel

For the past few weeks, they have been filming "The End Of The Tour," starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel.

They are filming this movie right in our building. So, you would think I would have found a way to meet the two actors by now.

Nope. None of my hair-brained schemes have worked.

So, of course yesterday when I was NOT planning on seeing anyone cool, but I did.

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Sneaky Video of Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel Filming at WGRD!

Over the last few weeks, a new movie has been filming around Grand Rapids, and here at the WGRD studios.  Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel are starring in the movie "The End of the Tour", and have been wandering around our building.

I high-fived Jason Segel in the elevator.  He was very nice.

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Photo provided by Circle Theatre
Photo provided by Circle Theatre
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Jackie Cast In ‘Sleeping Beauty’ at Circle Theatre

This past weekend was the big audition weekend at Circle Theatre Grand Rapids.

Every year, Circle Theatre has an entire weekend dedicated to auditions. The don't just audition one show that is coming up; they audition all of their shows for the entire season in one weekend.

I am very happy that this year I'll be playing Maelstrom in "Sleeping Beauty -- Somewhere In Time."

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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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My first week in town, enjoying the snow and people ice skating!
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I’m New in Grand Rapids – Where Do I Go For Great Mexican Food?

Hey guys, you've probably figured out by now that I'm new in Grand Rapids, and with the Alien Polar Vortex thing dominating the country, I haven't been able to get out too much.  But I want to, and I need a guide to all the cool stuff in Grand Rapids.

I want to start with something easy, since everyone likes food.

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Last Weekend Of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson- Actors Theatre

I can't believe our show run is already over! It feels like we just opened yesterday. The story that follows Andrew Jackson during his rise to and his reign as president in 1828 is a musical comedy that is a complete satire and will have you laughing your as$ off! If you want to check out the show we are still performing tonight and tomorrow at 8PM at the Spectrum Theatre on Fountain Street in Grand Rapids.

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#GRDBrew Photo Contest Winner

This week our hashtag was #GRDBrew and congratulations to our winner- Jake! Jake posted this fantastic picture drinking his favorite brew! Jake is taking home a pair of tickets to see the Grand Rapids Griffins vs Milwaukee Admirals this Sunday night!

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Jackie’s Behind The Scenes Video Clip

Well we have finished two weeks of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at Grand Rapids Actors Theatre. A lot of stuff happens off stage and "behind the scenes." Example, just the other night in the dressing room, I was dancing around with a fork I stole the night before (don't ask) and singing to Alicia Keys... it was captured as an awkward video, check it out.

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Photo Courtesy of Amway
Photo Courtesy of Amway
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City of Grand Rapids Embraces New Fourth of July Weekend Festivities

The City of Grand Rapids today announced that Celebration on the Grand and the Fourth of July fireworks are being combined into a two-day event to be held annually the first Friday and Saturday of July.

With the shift, this year’s Celebration on the Grand activities will be held the evening of Friday, July 4. The Amway Family Fireworks event will cap off the event shortly after dusk Saturday, July 5. In addition, admission remains free to both downtown Grand Rapids events.

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