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After turning in the first two greatly beloved, operatically souped-up action opuses in the “Bad Boys” franchise, everyone’s favorite gearhead maximalist auteur Michael Bay is no longer behind the camera for the third, “Bad Boys for Life” (though he is in front of it, briefly).

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The 14th annual Spring Lake Heritage Festival Bloody Mary Mixoff will stir things up from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Holiday Inn, 940 W. Savidge St.

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GRAND RAPIDS — Camping, glamping and all things outdoors will take the stage when the Grand Rapids Camper, Travel & RV Show opens today at DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave. NW.

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GRAND RAPIDS — The Broadway sensation Hamilton is coming to Grand Rapids at the end of January. Broadway Grand Rapids announced Monday that people could have the chance to see it for only $10.

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The 77th Golden Globes were meant to be a coronation for Netflix. Instead, a pair of big-screen epics took top honors Sunday, as Sam Mendes' technically dazzling World War I tale "1917" won best picture, drama, and Quentin Tarantino's radiant Los Angeles fable "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywo…

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MUSKEGON — From Bizet and Rimksy-Korsakov to Led Zeppelin and Les Paul, the guitar duo of Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo take audiences on a journey of acoustic guitar music like you’ve never heard before.

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MUSKEGON — Movies+Music, a Wednesday night series that debuted in 2019, is back this winter with “Allegro non Troppo,” “Waking Life” and “Pink Floyd: The Wall.”

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(Editor’s note: While every attempt has been made to avoid spoilers, this article does commit the unpardonable sin of discussing the plot of the movie being reviewed.)

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Hopper Miller, a graphic design student at the Careerline Tech Center and a Spring Lake High School junior, designed the winning logo for the West Michigan Student Showcase 2020, an annual celebration of excellence for area high school youth held at the Frauenthal Center in Muskegon.

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CHICAGO — ’Twas a cold December day when, trudging through the vast expanse of the 900 North Michigan Shops, passing Gucci and hand-woven silk fabrics I could never afford, I noticed the strangest of welcome sights. It was a modest reminder that sometimes things get better. It was the time o…

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GRAND RAPIDS — In Act II of “The Nutcracker Ballet,” the Prince whisks the slumbering Clara away to the Land of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy holds court in a magical land of make believe.

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For the 10th consecutive year, a wide variety of area and regional musicians will perform in the For Love of the Sally concert series at Grand Haven’s D&W Fresh Market, 1116 Robbins Road.

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The classic story of the March sisters and their family is coming to a Grand Haven stage.

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HOLLAND — The Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre will show four films featuring Barbara Stanwyck during its “One Night Only” series every Monday from Nov. 25 to Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

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As the holiday season gets underway, there’s a concert this coming weekend aimed at providing peace.

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Christmas lights are starting to appear on houses across the area, and the shelves at local stores have been loaded down with Christmas decorations, wrapping paper and more since before Halloween.

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GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Singing and dancing to Abba music is coming to Grand Haven High School’s Performing Arts Center next week.

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GRAND RAPIDS — Full of clever antics and comical wit, the heartwarming family film “Home Alone” is sure to get everyone into the holiday spirit with a hearty laugh or two along the way.

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HOLLAND — This holiday season, the Holland Area Arts Council is reprising their partnership with Grand Rapids Ballet in two special performances for children ages 4 to 10 – and  their adult guests – on Sunday, Nov. 17.

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MUSKEGON — Celebrating the new Art and Music Building while honoring the memory of two longtime art faculty members, Muskegon Community College presents “Looking Back and Forward: Works by Past and Present MCC Art Faculty” from Nov. 11-Dec. 12 in Overbrook Gallery.

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On Halloween, the TV viewer’s thoughts shift from the usual prestige drama to things that go bump in the night. While the likes of “The Walking Dead,” “American Horror Story,” “Castle Rock” and “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” are among the higher-profile offerings from TV’s ongoing love aff…

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From costume contests to fall festivals, spooky performances to trick-or-treat events, West Michigan is celebrating Halloween all month long. You’ll find family-friendly events, adult-only parties, pumpkin carving, haunted trails and more.

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For nearly two decades, Dave Palmer has done everything in his power to put musical instruments in the hands of local kids. He now has another goal – to gather a few of the most talented local musicians and help them take the next step in their music careers.

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The Atrium Art Gallery at Second Christian Reformed Church is featuring artistic expressions in many media in a new exhibit, “A Myriad of Talents: Art by the members of Second Church.”

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FERRYSBURG — Local students will have a handful of opportunities to meet and learn from theater professionals in the coming months.

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Artwork, ranging from drawings to sculptures and more, have been displayed throughout Grand Haven’s downtown since Sept. 17, during the 10th annual ArtWalk celebration. 

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Artists from the Grand Haven community and beyond crossed a Community Center stage Thursday evening to accept awards in the 2019 ArtWalk.

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Families can get in the fall spirit with a free pumpkin decorating event on Saturday, Sept. 28, during that day’s Farmers’ Market at Grand Haven’s Chinook Pier.

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Local artist Lewis Cross was born in Davison, Michigan, in 1864 and moved to Spring Lake in the early 1880s. His love of the outdoors began early in life with much of his time spent outdoors.

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Grand Haven’s Central Park will be a hub of cultural celebration on Saturday, Sept. 28, as the city’s first Hispanic Heritage Fiesta is set from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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After years of wanting to connect with family in Europe, one Grand Haven man and his son had the “trip of a lifetime.”

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MUSKEGON — The 91st annual Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition is now on display at the Muskegon Museum of Art, and it includes the works of nine artists who live in Northwest Ottawa County or have ties to the area. 

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The crowd may have been down from last year, but the art was shining as kids and families created masterpieces during the Family Art Day on Saturday, an ArtWalk event.

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Local restaurants pulled out all the stops in their salmon creations for this past weekend's Salmon Festival cookoff.