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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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Cavo Make The Intersection Their Home for the Night

Cavo were in town last night (January 26) for a GRD Low Dough Show. A select number of station winners were able to attend an acoustic GRD Live Blitz performance with the guys before the concert. Check out our photo gallery from the show.

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Theory of a Deadman to Headline the Orbit Room in Grand Rapids

Theory of a Deadman are gearing up for another trip to West Michigan. The Canadian rockers have announced a string of U.S. tour dates to launch this spring. Grand Rapids is on the list with a stop by The Orbit Room on May 1.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers to Headline Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids

Rumors have been floating around that the Red Hot Chili Peppers would make room for Grand Rapids in their massive U.S. tour. I'm stoked to report that the rumors are true! The Chili Peppers will hit Van Andel Arena in downtown Grand Rapids this May.

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Win Tickets to See Cavo at The Intersection

97.9 GRD presents Cavo for a low dough show at The Intersection, January 26 in downtown Grand Rapids. GRD Freeloaders have a chance to win a pair of tickets to the concert.

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