GRNow Weekly Preview July 9-15, 2012 E-mail
Picnic Pops returns to Cannonsburg this week, plus WSNX hosts Party in the Park, The Grand Rapids Urban Adventure Race is back, Fiona Apple visits Meijer Gardens, Circle Theatre presents 'Hair' and Lowell and Sparta host annual festivals.

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Recent:
*Announced:Zac Brown Band at Van Andel Arena Nov 8
*Photo: Downtown Market construction progress
*Photo sneak preview: Trillium Haven restaurant in Eastown
*Local restaurant to be featured in new Bobby Flay show on Food Network
*Announced: New restaurant Time Out GR to open July 10
*GR Children's Museum will unveil new secret exhibit in July


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Fiona Apple Live At Meijer Gardens E-mail
by Bruce Madden

Fiona Apple The lush greenery of the Meijer Gardens and the blue sky overhead provided startling contrast between the fecundity of the natural world and the image of a wiry, almost spectral Fiona Apple. The singer looked frail clad in all black form-fitting attire; large pale bead necklaces draped around her neck; a fuchsia and white flowered scarf around her shoulders (quickly discarded); still long hair pulled severely away from her face; facial skin barely masking the contours of her skull.

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GRNow/WZZM 13 Flipcam Video Series: Kim Carson Interviews Doorganics E-mail
Local media personality Kim Carson interviews Mike Hughes from Doorganics, a Grand Rapids-based company that delivers organic produce to your door.



 
GRNow Weekly Preview July 2-8, 2012 E-mail
Happy Independence Day! It's a quintessentially American week with fireworks, baseball and blueberries.

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Recent:
*Photo sneak preview: Trillium Haven restaurant in Eastown
*Local restaurant to be featured in new Bobby Flay show on Food Network
*Announced: New restaurant Time Out GR to open July 10
*GR Children's Museum will unveil new secret exhibit in July
*Get ambushed by colored dust at The Color Run 5K


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Splashdown! Keeping Cool in West Michigan E-mail
A Guide to Bangin' Beaches & Cool Pools
by Steve Ralph

Hot summer sun making you sweat? Need to cool down? Wanna work on - or show off - that tan? Looking for a much-needed diversion for bored and restless kids? With more than 11,000 inland lakes in Michigan - not to mention that big one to the west - and more than 3,800 public swimming pools in the state, hot spots to take a cool dip aren't exactly in short supply. But where are the best ones? Here's a sampling of some of the area's banging-est beaches and coolest pools for your splashin' summer soirees, with detailed descriptions of a few favorites.

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Do-It-Yourself Venue Give Small Bands Place to Play, Builds Community E-mail
by Brandy Arnold

Want to gather a group of friends to see some of your favorite bands, but not many venues in your area are bringing those bands to the stage?

Why not do it yourself?

Thatís the outlook of four friends and roommates who have turned their living space into an all ages spot to see up & coming bands.

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Electric Forest Festival Wrap-Up E-mail
by John Sinkevics

ROTHBURY -- As the budding step-child of the Rothbury music festival of a few years back, Electric Forest may have come into its own last weekend as one of West Michiganís premier summertime destinations.

With more than 20,000 jam-band and electronic music fans, hippies, people-watchers, volunteers and national media types descending on the sprawling fields and woods of Double JJ Resort in the tiny hamlet of Rothbury north of Muskegon, the four-day festival proved its mettle by drawing bigger crowds and sustaining the feel-good vibe of the original groovy and artistic Rothbury event.

cranewives1 So did Grand Rapids folk-rock phenoms The Crane Wives, who earned their wings on Sunday.

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GRNow Weekly Preview June 25 - July 1, 2012 E-mail
Plenty of chances to catch live outdoor music this week with the Electric Forest Festival, Emmylou Harris, Gov't Mule & Rufus Wainwright at Meijer Gardens, Jazz at the Zoo, Blues on the Mall and more.

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Recent:
*Announced: New restaurant Time Out GR to open July 10
*Announced: Rascal Flatts at Van Andel Arena Oct. 6
*GR Children's Museum will unveil new secret exhibit in July
*Trillium Haven restaurant shooting for July 6 opening
*Get ambushed by colored dust at The Color Run 5K
*Amway 4th of July Family Fireworks details announced


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