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Todd Rundgren Announces Grand Rapids Concert April 23; New Album, ‘Global’

On April 7, Todd Rundgren will put out ‘Global,’ the 25th studio album of his solo career.

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Grand Rapids Breaks February 1 Snowfall Record with 8.8 Inches [Video]

Remember that snowstorm we had in January?

Well, the Super Bowl Sunday-Groundhog Day snowstorm was just as bad with gusting winds, sub-zero wind chills and plenty of snow.

Snowfall totals from the snowstorm hitting greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan in some locales piled up more than a foot of the white, fluffy stuff, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘American Sniper’ Continues Its January Onslaught

In most years, January tends to be the most boring month of the year for the box office. This is where Hollywood typically sends the movies in which it has the least faith. This is the dumping ground, the place where movies go to die so the studios can concentrate on their Oscar campaigns. However, thanks to ‘American Sniper,’ this January has bucked every trend. It may technically be a 2014 release, but Clint Eastwood’s war film has made the first chunk of 2015 interesting, shattering expectations and threatening to become the highest grossing film of last year in only a few weeks.

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Crazy Excuses For Being Late to Work

Today, the Monday after the Super Bowl, is the day with the most reported absenteeism from work.

That's right. It's like senior skip day for adults.

But you better come up with a creative excuse, because if you use one of these from Career Builder, you won't have to worry about getting up for work anymore because you won't have a J-O-B!

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Greatest Hits 98.7 WFGR’s February 2015 Playlist of Top Songs

Fleetwood Mac's 'Say You Love Me'

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New Movies (This Week): ‘Black or White,’ ‘Project Almanac’ and ‘Wild Card’ [Video]

Three new movies are hitting theaters this week.

Their themes are focused on a grieving widower, a group of teens and a recovering gambling addict.

Take a closer look and watch the trailers before heading out.

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South Africa’s Bala Brothers Releasing Self-Titled Album, Starring in PBS Special [Video]

The Bala Brothers -- Loyiso, Zwai and Phelo Bala -- are a household name in South Africa because of their fusion of operatically-trained voices, rich harmonies and traditional South African melodies and rhythms.

The Bala Brothers are releasing a self-titled album March 3, with DVD and Blu-Ray releases March 24 for a taped concert program airing as a PBS-TV special starting Feb. 28.

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How Many Grand Rapids Brewers Are On Thrillist’s ‘A to Z’ List?

Thrillist is just that. A thrilling website with lists. Get it? Thrillist? Yeah, I think it's a stretch too.

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New Movies (This Week): ‘Black Sea,’ ‘The Boy Next Door,’ ‘Mortdecai,’ ‘Song One’ and ‘Strange Magic’ [Video]

This week's new movie releases includes story lines involving stolen paintings, goblins, hockey and a little bit of everything else.

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Grand Rapids Metro Area Has Bed Bugs [Infographic]

Orkin has released its annual list which ranks cities by the number of bed bug treatments they have performed.

The Grand Rapids metropolitan area moved up to No. 20 in 2014, after being ranked 33rd in 2013.

Chicago is No. 1. Detroit is No. 2.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘American Sniper’ Takes Out ‘Blackhat’

A lot of people are going to act like they didn’t see the enormous success of ‘American Sniper’ coming, but the signs were all there. On top of the promising limited release numbers, there was the awards buzz. On top of that, there were the names of director Clint Eastwood and star Bradley Cooper. On top of that, the subject matter of the film is inherently attractive to the same category of moviegoer that makes Christian-themed films into massive hits. ‘American Sniper’ had one doozy of a weekend, but it’s not that surprising.

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All the Hot Pockets Eaten and Ranked

The website Thrillist is really awesome.

I find more crap on there that I read and say to myself: "Self, why didn't YOU think of that?"

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