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We're seriously excited to welcome the following jokesters to Grand Rapids on March 7-17 for LaughFest 2013:

The Grand Rapids Symphony Women's Committee unveiled "Encore!" a beautiful new coffee table book celebrating the arts, life, and food in Grand Rapids. More then eighteen months in the making, the two hundred-page book features fabulous color photos from some of West Michigan's leading photographers including Craig van der Lende, Terry Johnston, and Dianne Caroll Burdick. "Encore!" captures Grand Rapids and its fine and performing arts, museums, festivals, architecture, and more.

On Saturdays and Tuesdays now through December 29, learn about the history of beer, and get samples at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

God Save My Shoes is the first documentary film to explore the intimate relationship women have with their shoes.
 
To understand how shoes have come to hold such a pivotal place in pop culture, sexuality, and women’s lives, God Save My Shoes turned to many of those who play a role in the global shoe phenomenon: extreme shoe lovers, fashion historians and editors, psychologists, sex experts, shoe fetishists, and star designers Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Walter Steiger, Pierre Hardy, Bruno Frisoni, and Robert Clergerie, along with such celebrities as Fergie, Kelly Rowland, and Dita Von Teese.
 
With its psychological, sociocultural, and erotic take—from ancient elevated soles to today’s skyscraping stilettos, from Marilyn Monroe to Sex & the City—God Save My Shoes brings an offbeat and captivating answer to the universally puzzling relationship between women and their shoes.

Experience Grand Rapids and the Kent County Lodging Association (KCLA) announced the 2012 winners of the Fifth Annual WAVE Awards–a program that recognizes outstanding service providers in the Grand Rapids and Kent County hospitality industry.

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