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‘The End of the Tour’ Set for Limited Release on July 31

When The End of the Tour premiered at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, in January, it received excellent reviews and some Oscar buzz.

The End of the Tour will receive limited release July 31. The summer release is designed to capitalize on the film's Oscar buzz and give it a better chance heading into Oscar season.

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Buy One, Get One Free to See Australian Bee Gees [Video]

The Australian Bee Gees are coming to DeVos Performance Hall on March 20.

If you have a friend you want to share the show with, you can buy one ticket and get one free using 98.7 WFGR's special promo code.

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Sony Plans Second New Ghostbusters Franchise, This One ‘Guy-Themed’

Here’s something strange in the neighborhood: Deadline reports that Sony isn’t waiting for Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters reboot (with its cast of comedy all-stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon) to debut before planning additional Ghostbuster sequels or spinoffs. They’re already getting to work on what the trade describes as a “guy-themed” offshoot with an all-male cast.

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Tim Burton Will Direct Disney’s New Live-Action ‘Dumbo’ Movie

With their new Cinderella just days away, Disney is continuing its streak of turning its animated classics into live-action features with the news, via the Wall Street Journal, that Dumbo is ready to make the transition from animated elephant to ... well, still-animated elephant surrounded by live-action actors. If that idea doesn’t get your ears flapping, maybe this will: the Journal says Tim Burton will be the man who’ll direct the new Dumbo.

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Michael Kosta Talks About His Comedy Influences, Why He Chose to Take Tennis Talents to Illinois [Video]

Michael Kosta will emcee Gilda's LaughFest 2015's Signature Event at DeVos Place Tuesday night.

He joined "The Jojo Show" to talk about the success of LaughFest and other things.

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Michigan State Police Gets Approval to Use Aerial Drones [Video]

There's about to be a remote controlled eye in the sky.

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Where and When to Drink Founders’ Kentucky Breakfast Stout During KBS Week

The annual release of Founders Brewing Co.'s Kentucky Breakfast Stout in Grand Rapids draws thousands of beer lovers.

This week, the beer is being celebrated with the second annual KBS Week.

During KBS Week, select bars and restaurants in and around Grand Rapids are holding special tappings of KBS.

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Sam Simon, Co-Creator of ‘The Simpsons,’ Dead at Age 59

It’s another sad day for The Simpsons and the world at large, as series executive producer Al Jean confirmed news that co-creator Sam Simon passed away on Sunday, at the age of 59, in Los Angeles. The Emmy-winning Simon had also written for such TV legends as Taxi and Cheers, battling a cancer diagnosis since 2012.

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HBO Now Standalone Service Launches in April Exclusively on Apple Devices

After years of complaining from people who didn’t have or couldn’t afford cable (or whose parents refused to give them their HBO Go password), HBO is finally delivering a standalone streaming service, HBO Now. Today, the company announced some of its availability details, including pricing and when and where it will be available.

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Grand Rapids Speedskater Shares Unique View of Frozen Lake Michigan [Video]

Last week, conditions on Lake Michigan were perfect for West Michigan Speedskating Club member April Chernoby to put on her skates, start up her camera and take a spin around the lake.

A video she shared on YouTube shows just how smooth the surface of Lake Michigan was.

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Michigan Men’s Basketball Coach John Beilein Gives Grand Rapids Student His Day On Court [Photos]

As a student manager for the University of Michigan basketball men's team, Ryan Kapustka has found his volunteer position to be rewarding as it gave him the ability to see the Wolverines with an up close and personal perspective.

But on Sunday afternoon in Ann Arbor, it got closer and more personal.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Chappie’ Leads Slow Weekend

With some of the year’s biggest movies only a month or two away, the box office seems to have entered a holding pattern. Some of the new releases are minor hits. Others crash and burn. Right now, Hollywood just seems to be crossing their fingers and hoping for the sweet, sweet summer movie season to come along and save them (or at least the April release of Furious 7). In other words, every new release underperformed this weekend.

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