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ArtPrize 2015: New Nightlife Events and Investments in Curation and Venues Planned

ArtPrize leaders recently announced new and exciting updates for this year’s “radically open international art competition,” which will take place from September 23 to October 11 in Grand Rapids. Good News for Night Owls The biggest news is the addition…

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LaughFest Seriously Funny Family Adventure Challenge a Hit for West Michigan Teams

Things you might have overheard at Sunday’s Seriously Funny Family Adventure Challenge at LaughFest: “Okay kids, why don’t you go over there and swordfight now.” “My right foot can’t quite reach George Lopez.” “I can’t hold on to this rubber…

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LaughFest: Sign Up for Sunday’s Seriously Funny Family Adventure Challenge

If you happen to visit downtown Grand Rapids this Sunday, you might notice some rather odd behavior. Beware of pirates and novice hula hoopers crossing your path. Listen for the sounds of music played on unconventional instruments and howls of…

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LaughFest: Laughter Yoga Helped Instructor Reclaim Her Joy

If laughter is the best medicine, laughter yoga could be the prescription you’re looking for. It was for Angēla Essick Dykes, who is leading a series of laughter yoga sessions throughout LaughFest. During a laughter yoga session, participants take part…

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Ovarian Cancer Survivor Ready for Spotlight at LaughFest Amateur Stand-Up Showcase

Susan Clark Denny isn’t afraid to laugh at herself and she’d prefer it if you did the same. “I like to poke fun at myself and I find that everybody can relate a little bit more,” she said. The 53-year-old…

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16 Funny Ways to Enjoy LaughFest as a Family

LaughFest kicks off today and if you think the comedy is only for adults, you should take a closer look. Start by bringing the kiddos to the LaughFest Community Kickoff, which starts at 5:30 p.m. tonight at Fountain Street Church,…

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Potential Presidential Contender Headlines West Michigan Eagle Scout Celebration

Could Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker become the second U.S. President to hold the distinction of being an Eagle Scout, the highest Boy Scout rank? Only time will tell, but Walker did recently pay homage to the first and only president…

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Help LaughFest Break a Royally Funny World Record

Ready to shake off a long, gloomy winter with some laughs? Even if it seems the temperatures will never rise, you can absolutely count on having a good time at this year’s LaughFest, a 10-day comedy extravaganza kicking off this…

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West Michigan Goes Red: Tears and Laughter Spread Heart Health Message at Lunch

May 25, 2011 is the day Holly and Bill Hollstein’s lives were forever changed. Holly Hollstein started experiencing chest and back discomfort, dizziness and lightheadedness, eventually slipping in and out of consciousness. Luckily, the couple was just leaving Spectrum Health…

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