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U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland) talks about Michigan Primary results, his take on front-runner Donald Trump and what the delegate count means heading into the GOP National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.   

Grace Kelly releases Trying to Figure it Out

Mar 10, 2016
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Twenty-three year old Grace Kelly has been recording and performing since she was a teenager. Kelly recently released her most mature recording yet "Trying to Figure it Out."

While Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has so far remained neutral in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley has endorsed Ohio Governor John Kasich. GOP candidate Donald Trump won the Michigan Primary with 37% of the vote. Ted Cruz came in 2nd place with 25% and Kasich came in a strong 3rd place with 24% of the vote. We spoke with Lt. Gov. Calley about Kasich's chances to win the nomination.

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  Spectrum Health and its Integrated Care Campus is appealing Grand Rapids Township's denial of tax-exempt status. A look at West Michigan hospitals cracking Truven Healthcare Analytics 2016 list of Top 100 Hospitals  and consolidation among insurance agencies.

Cyrille Aimee performing in Grand Rapids

Mar 8, 2016
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Jazz singer Cyrille Aimee is performing March 10, 2016 at St. Cecilia Music Center in downtown Grand Rapids. Aimee brings her unique brand of Gypsy jazz and swing along with her guitar-based band.   

Student Athletes on the Grand Valley State University football team have been given a chance to not only give back to the community but possibly save lives.  Tom Cleary features the opportunity given to them by Spectrum Health enrolling in a National Bone Marrow doner program.  

Zootopia is topping this week's movie releases

Mar 4, 2016

The latest Disney animated feature is getting rave reviews.  WGVU talks with Eric Kuiper from Celebration Cinema about that movie, plus Whiskey Tango Foxtrot starring Tina Fey, London Has Fallen and Son Of Saul, this year's Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film.

Race the Olympic movie about Jesse Owens opens in theaters

Feb 19, 2016

1936 Olympic champion Jesse Owens is the subject of the new film Race, which opens in theaters in western Michigan today.  The African American runner faced off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy.  WGVU talks with Ron Van Timmeran from Celebration Cinema about that film and three others opening on the big screen

The All Star Blues Bash is Friday, September 12th at the State Theater at 7:30.  Joe Louis Walker is headlining along with Bobby Rush, with appearances from Ronnie Baker Brooks and Shawn Holt, the son of Magic Slim.  WGVU spoke with Joe Louis Walker by phone for this feature interview.

Marvel Comics movie Deadpool is opening in theaters today, along with the romantic comedy How To Be Single, Zoolander 2, the Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson sequel, and the latest documentary from Michael Moore.  WGVU breaks it all down with Ron VanTimmeran from Celebration Cinema.

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