Van Andel Arena

Circus career for long-time ringmaster more than pursuit of happiness

by (Molly Heinhuis)

Submitted 09-23-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

"We're doing a disservice to ourselves with this new religion of happy," says Johnathan Lee Iverson, face and ringmaster of the Ringling Bros. Circus. He performs with animals and acrobats for thousands of viewers while wearing...

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Griffins' off-season signings prepare team for 2013-14 season

by (David V. Urban)

Submitted 07-31-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The defending Calder Cup champion Grand Rapids Griffins played their last game just six weeks ago, but the Griffins' front office, in conjunction with their NHL parent club Detroit Red Wings, made a series of signings in July to prepare for the...

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Protesters appear at farmers market: Whose labor dispute?

by (eschroeder)

Submitted 01-26-2012 under NEWS

Wednesday morning, at least thirty protesters carrying placards took to the street outside Fulton Street Farmers Market and marched. This is not the first time they have marched. This time they were silent, with placards that read: "...

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Review: Lady Gaga at Van Andel Arena

by (Dale Johnson)

Submitted 03-27-2011 under OPINION

Lady Gaga arrived at Van Andel Arena on Tuesday, March 1st to perform at the final Michigan venue of her Monster Ball Tour. Her first time performing in Grand Rapids, Gaga was met by a sold-out arena of spectators eager to experience a show...

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Dear Newsweek - An open letter from Mayor George K. Heartwell

by (Mayor George K....)

Submitted 01-25-2011 under OPINION

Dear Ms. Brown: The citizens of Grand Rapids were astounded when you declared our city, Grand Rapids, to be a "dying city" in the January 21, 2011 issue of Newsweek. Dying city? Surely Newsweek must be joking! Would a major medical school...

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