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‘King Of Queens’ Star Kevin James To Bring His Stand-Up Comedy To Grand Rapids’ DeVos Performance Hall

Actor/comedian Kevin James will be performing a stand-up comedy show at DeVos Performance Hall at 8 p.m. Aug. 9, 2014.

Tickets are $39.50, $49.50, and $69.50, and go on sale at noon Friday, May 16 via Ticketmaster, or with you can skip the normal ticket service fees by buying the tickets in person at the DeVos Place box office.

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Grand Rapids Leaders Looking For ‘A Better Way’ To Stop Panhandling

The first time the city of Grand Rapids adopted an ordinance to regulate panhanding, it was struck down by a federal judge for being unconstitutional.

Tuesday, city commissioners will address the issue again, as they consider making it illegal for panhandlers to ask drivers for money. Meanwhile, local ministries and businesses are asking the public to help the panhandlers in what they call "a better way".

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‘Alien’ Designer and Surrealist Artist H.R. Giger Dead at 74

H.R. Giger, the surrealist artist hired by director Ridley Scott to design the creature and the sets for his 1979 film 'Alien,' has died at the age of 74 from injuries he sustained after suffering a fall.

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Mother’s Day Anti-Gay Slushie Drama [Video]

The intersection of 44th and Ivanrest in Grandville was the scene of some interesting drama Sunday afternoon.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Neighbors’ Moves in, Takes Over the Neighborhood

It turns out that 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' didn't need the Sinister Six to bring it down.

All that was required was Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and a very funny marketing campaign. 'Neighbors' not only opened at No. 1 at the box office, but it derailed its super-powered competition so dramatically that it may be difficult for it to fully recover.

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Sparta Woman Goes Into Labor, Husband Hails Pedicab [Video]

There's one way to 'go green!'

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Amy Schumer’s Truth Might Be Too Much for ‘The Tonight Show’

Funny lady Amy Schumer has never had a problem speaking her mind in just about every situation imaginable -- from social interactions to her own work -- so it's not particularly surprising that she brought that same level of honesty to a rousing game of "Truth or Truth" on 'The Tonight Show' last night.

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‘The Colbert Report’ Replacement: ‘Daily Show’s Larry Wilmore to Host ‘The Minority Report’

The announcement that Stephen Colbert would succeed David Letterman as host of CBS' 'Late Show' not only shook up the late-night landscape, it also left us wondering how Comedy Central might follow 'The Daily Show' after 'The Colbert Report' came to an end. It seems we now know, as 'The Daily Show''s "Senior Black Correspondent' Larry Wilmore will replace 'The Colbert Report' with his own series, aptly titled 'The Minority Report.'

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Movies In The Park 2014 Line Up Announced

This summer’s Movies In the Park will kick off on June 6 with Raiders of the Lost Ark. 

This summer’s “Films Through Time” film series at Ah-Nab-Awen Park will showcase movies set in different decades, according to a release from Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc.

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ABC Renews ‘Scandal’ and ”Modern Family;’ Picks Up Karen Gillan’s ‘Selfie’

While we're more concerned with ABC's renewal of Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' and an official series order for 'Agent Carter,' the network had plenty more to offer in advance of its Upfront presentation next week. Not only will such staples as 'Modern Family' and 'Scandal' return, but freshman comedy 'The Goldbergs' has officially earned an additional season, in addition to such pilots as 'Guardians of the Galaxy' star Karen Gillan's 'Selfie.'

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New Movies: ‘Neighbors,’ ‘Moms’ Night Out’ and ‘Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return’ [Video]

We get a brief break from the action blockbusters this weekend, with a few high-profile comedies and one animated sequel to a beloved classic.

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Fifth Third River Bank Run: Road Closings

The Fifth Third River Bank Run is this Saturday morning.

Whether you're running, watching or completely oblivious and just trying to navigate downtown Grand Rapids, you'll want to know which roads will be closed and when.

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