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Entertainer-Comedian Kevin Hart Readies What Now? Tour, with Grand Rapids Stop May 17

Entertainer, actor and comedian Kevin Hart is headed out on a North American arena tour hitting 45 cities in the U.S. and Canada, including Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena on May 17.

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Tanger Outlets to Open Grand Rapids Location in July

Tanger Outlets has announced the opening of its new location in West Michigan.

According to its website, the new outlet center will have its grand opening in July 2015. An exact date hasn’t been announced.

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Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media
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Insane Inflatable 5K Grand Rapids Coming to Millennium Park Adds Second Day in Mid-August [Video]

The Insane Inflatable 5K -- a dynamic fun run series comprised of inflatable obstacles -- coming to Grand Rapids at Millennium Park is now on Aug. 15 and 16.

The second day was just added because of local demand.

The 5-kilometer (3.1-mile run) isn’t focused on running. Instead, it's about having fun negotiating oversized inflatable obstacles on a challenging course requiring imagination, creativity and a heaping helping of insanity.

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Insane Inflatable 5K/Townsquare Media
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Insane Inflatable 5K Grand Rapids at Millennium Park Adds Second Day in August [Video]

The Insane Inflatable 5K -- a dynamic fun run series comprised of inflatable obstacles -- is coming to Grand Rapids at Millennium Park is now on Aug. 15 and 16.

The second day was just added because of local demand.

The 5-kilometer (3.1-mile run) isn’t focused on running. Instead, it's about having fun negotiating oversized inflatable obstacles on a challenging course requiring imagination, creativity and a heaping helping of insanity.

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Applications to Raise Backyard Chickens now Available in Grand Rapids

City of Grand Rapids residents can now apply for a permit to raise chickens in their backyards.

The City Development Center will accept applications beginning today, April 1. The Backyard Chicken Ordinance goes into effect in one month.

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Channel 95.7′s April 2015 Playlist of Top Songs

Ed Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud

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William Vanderson/Fox Photos/Getty Images
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Grand Rapids Boasts Cheapest Rates in U.S. For Babysitting [Video]

This is great news if you're a parent, but not so great news if you're a baby sitter.

The average rate for a baby sitter in Grand Rapids sits at $11.31 an hour. That is the cheapest rate in the U.S., according to Care.com.

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Kids' Food Basket
Kids' Food Basket
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Go Orange Day Is Friday — Wear Orange to Raise Awareness of Childhood Hunger in West Michigan

Join us along with Kids' Food Basket and dozens of schools, businesses and organizations by wearing orange on Friday (March 27) to raise awareness of childhood hunger in West Michigan.

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Downtown Grand Rapids Courtyard by Marriott
Downtown Grand Rapids Courtyard by Marriott
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Wedding & Social Event Industry Night Is On Menu Thursday at The Bistro [Sponsored]

The Bistro at the Downtown Grand Rapids Courtyard by Marriott is celebrating manufacturing with a special Wedding & Social Event Industry Night this Thursday.

Socialize with other manufacturing industry professionals from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. EDT Thursday (March 26) at The Bistro, 11 Monroe Avenue NW in Grand Rapids.

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Ain’t Gonna Be Nothin’ But Finger-Lickin’ Good Chicken Served at King of the Wing

On Wednesday you may see more people reaching for a glass of milk or extra ranch dressing to cool the burn!

It's hard to believe it’s already time for the third annual King of the Wing. It's at Grand Woods Lounge, 77 Grandville Avenue SW in Grand Rapids, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday (March 25).

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Photo Courtesy of the Kent County Sheriffs Department
Photo Courtesy of the Kent County Sheriffs Department
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West Catholic High School Student Charged in Death Threat Case Now Faces Child Porn Charges

The 17-year-old who targeted fellow classmates at West Catholic High School with death threats on Instagram is now being formally charged in the case.

Several news outlets are reporting that the teen, Matthew Herrington, is also facing child pornography charges.

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Lavell Crawford Cancels Gilda’s LaughFest Appearance Because of Movie Production

Lavell Crawford has canceled his Gilda's LaughFest appearance for Wednesday night because of a movie he's currently filming, festival officials announced this morning.

The cancellation of his appearance at Fountain Street Church is because of a change in the production schedule for the film "Meet the Blacks."

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