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  • Country artists performing at Soaring Eagle Casino

    It’s all about that classic country at Soaring Eagle Casino, because they’ve got a few big country stars hitting the stage this year. First up is Charlie Pride, who’s coming to West Michigan on April 13. His career took off in 1967 with his hit single “Just Between You and Me,” breaking in the Top 10 Country chart and earning Charlie his first Grammy nomination. Shortly after he became country music’s first African American superstar. Other great hits from his music […]

  • Festival of the Arts to celebrate 49 years in June

    Festival of the Arts has been celebrating in the streets of Grand Rapids for nearly half a century, becoming a family tradition for many. Something will be different this year though, because for the festival’s 49th year, there will be an Interim Executive Director for Festival of the Arts. The new Executive Director, David Abbott, along with the festival’s co-chair, Missy Bush, talk more about how this new position will impact the Festival of Arts. The new position will allow […]

  • Morning Buzz: 5 things to know for April 4

    1. 50 years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Tennessee. To honor his legacy, people are encouraged to attend a ceremony at the Calder Plaza in Grand Rapids starting at noon. There will be a prayer service and music, as well as people reading poems as a nod to Dr. King’s love of writing. The Kent County Board of Commissioners hosts the event, along with the Cultural Insight Council, and the Administrator’s Office. The event is […]

  • Warm up during Spring Break at the Downtown Market Greenhouse this afternoon

    There may be snow on the ground, but it’s nice and warm in the greenhouse at Downtown Market Grand Rapids. Spend this afternoon learning all about the greenhouse and enjoy a variety of free activities at Lil’ Green Thumbs: Spring Break in the Greenhouse. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. kids can enjoy a variety of take-home crafts, read plant and nature books from the Kent District Library, and explore the “Bug Zone” where kids can examine bugs up close […]

  • 43rd annual Rock & Mineral Show happening this weekend

    See a whole room full of some of the most magnificent gems, stones, and fossils ever found at the 43rd annual Rock and Mineral Show. The Rogers Plaza Town Center in Wyoming will be filled with 20 different vendors with specimens of all different sizes and types. Along with looking at different varieties of rocks, the Indian Mounds Rock & Mineral Club will have artisan demonstrations, displays, exhibits, rock and mineral identification, and a children’s table with mini-collections and grab bags. There will […]

  • UICA opens exhibit featuring Ultra Violet, 2018 Color of the Year

    Earlier this year Ultra Violet was named the Pantone Color of the Year for 2018, and has been popping up more and more in design, fashion, and advertising. Now, the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art has a new exhibit that features dozens of artists using the eye catching color, and is hosting a party Friday to celebrate it’s opening. The exhibit features work by local, national, and international artist using ultra violet in realms of fashion, interiors, and industrial design. […]

  • Tulips & Juleps derby party returns for its second year

    Dress up in your Sunday best, because Tulip Time and the Holland/Zeeland Young Professionals are bringing back Tulips and Juleps. The event features bourbon tastings, appetizers, yard games, and a viewing of the Kentucky Derby. There will even be some friendly wagers on who will win the derby. All proceeds for this event will benefit Holland Young Professionals and Tulip Time. Tulips and Juleps will take place at Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant in the Black River Ballroom on Saturday, May 5. […]

  • Learn how to lower risk of cancer at “Eat Well, Live Well, and Thrive!” event

    Spectrum Health will be hosting a free Doctor Dialogue event to help educate others on how to lower the risk or prevent cancer next week. At “Eat Well, Live Well, and Thrive!”, a variety of topics will be discussed, from healthy options you should eat that affect more than your waistline, to important screenings that are key in preventing cancer. There will also be a cooking demonstration by oncology certified dietitians and culinary experts. The event will take place on April […]

  • Morning Buzz: 5 things to know for April 3

    1. It was a great run, but Michigan came up short in the NCAA championship game last night. The University of Michigan was unable to bring home the NCAA Championship, even after the Wolverines got off to a good start in last night’s game, leading by seven points nine minutes in. At that point, Villanova scored nine straight points to take the lead, capped by a three from sophomore Donte Divincenzo, who came off the bench and scored 31 points […]