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LaughFest’s Sunglasses At Night Record Needs Your Vote

As you know may know, Grand Rapids set the world record for getting close to 1,700 people to wear sunglasses at night as part of Gilda's LaughFest back in March.

Now the record is trying to win a fan choice award as the most popular Guinness Book of World Records stunt for 2014. And your vote could help seal the deal!

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Local Brew Pub HopCat Plans to Open New Location in Ann Arbor

One of my favorite brew pubs in downtown Grand Rapids, HopCat, has announced plans to open a new location in Ann Arbor.

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Marvel’s Thor is Now a Woman

In news that will probably baffle comic book fans and normal people alike, it was revealed that Thor (yes, the Avenger) is no longer worthy of his title and will be replaced by a woman.

Yes, you are allowed to unleash a collective "What?!" right about now.

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Jimmy Fallon Finds His Unlikely Doppelganger in Musician Genya Ravan

'Tonight Show' host Jimmy Fallon often turns to his loyal fans to find and submit strange stuff, especially when it comes to his always-amusing 'Screengrabs' segment. Yet, crammed between those terrible stock photos and awkward weather forecast emoticons, this week's 'Screengrabs' segment packs a special punch.

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Richard Linklater on ‘Boyhood’

Filming on 'Boyhood' started in 2002. Then, Linklater filmed his cast -- Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane and Linklater's own daughter, Lorelei Linklater -- every year for 12 years, finally finishing in 2013.

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Kentwood Tornado Assistance Meeting Tonight

Kentwood residents affected by  the tornado that struck the area Sunday, July 6 are invited to a community resource meeting. It's 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 14, at Kelloggsville Christian Reformed Church, located at 610 52nd St SE (map). 

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Hazardous Swimming Conditions Expected in Lake Michigan [Video]

Heads up if you're heading to the Michigan lakeshore later today and Tuesday!

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Motorhead vs. the Cars – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Semifinals

The metal giants take on the New Wave hitmakers in the semifinals of the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame.

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Foreigner vs. Cheap Trick – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Semifinals

Foreigner take on Cheap Trick in this week's semifinal round of the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Conquers All

Riding a huge wave of strong reviews and even stronger buzz, 'Dawn of the Planet Apes' opened big for a non-superhero, non-Transformers movie, leading a top 10 that's full of just as many hits as misses. How about we just start at the top and work our way through?

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GVSU Grad Has Invented Something You Never Knew You Needed Until Now [Audio/Video]

Justin Herd has invented the OneBowl, an all in one bowl for college students and others who thrive on Ramen and macaroni.

You can help him achieve his dream of getting his product to market.

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The B.O.B. Reopens Following Liquor License Suspension

The B.O.B. is back in business, starting today.

The restaurant and entertainment complex has been closed since July 3 because of a suspension of their state liquor license.

The downtown Grand Rapids establishment's license was suspended by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission after the death of a patron who fell down a back stairway while intoxicated. The state argued that servers at The B.O.B. had over-served Kevin O'Brien in 2013, when he fell to his death.

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