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Paul McCartney Albums Reissued as iPad Apps

Paul McCartney has re-released five of his solo albums as apps with extra content.

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West Michigan Whitecaps Host First 3-D Printed T-Ball Game Tonight [Video]

Baseball is a sport that has been built on traditions for more than 150 years. Tonight, tradition will meet the future when the West Michigan Whitecaps host the first-ever game played by using equipment printed by 3D, or additive manufacturing, technology.

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Fifteen Fun Minutes With The Fun Ellie Kemper, Star of ‘Sex Tape’

Every so often, during a press day that seems endless for everyone involved, something that at least resembles "reality" can occur. It's an odd thing, really: Because on a day like this, most people involved are seeking something that doesn't feel manufactured, even though it's almost impossible to find. Anyway, that's my overly hyperbolic way of saying, "Talking to Ellie Kemper was a delight."

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Jeff Beck, ZZ Top Add More Tour Dates; Beck in Grand Rapids on Saturday

ZZ Top and Jeff Beck have tacked seven more cities onto an upcoming co-headlining tour.

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‘Space Invaders’ Movie, Based on ’80s Arcade Game, to Descend Upon Theaters

We have our 'Wreck-It Ralph,' various video game-adapted movies, and even a feature-length 'Angry Birds' film on the way, but now Hollywood is continuing the rich traditional of creating worlds around our favorite nostalgic items with the announcement of a 'Space Invaders' movie.

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Road Closures Planned in Grand Rapids This Weekend

Road crews are going to be pretty busy this weekend.

There will be a ramp closure on US-131 in downtown Grand Rapids, plus lane closures at tons of locations around the city. Here's the full list from MDOT:

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New Movies This Week: ‘The Purge: Anarchy,’ ‘Planes: Fire and Rescue,’ ‘Sex Tape’ [Video]

A crime thriller, an animated romp and a raunchy comedy—just the dose of variety the movie doctor ordered for what's been a rather bland summer season at cinemas so far.

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Looking Forward to the Next Holiday Weekend: Labor Day

The summer is midway through practically, although it's only mid-July.

That's what we get for starting the season with Memorial Day instead of the official start of summer with the summer solstice.

Soon, Labor Day will be upon us here in West Michigan, which means a long, last weekend of summer and more time off for the rank and file.

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Courtesy of The Ottawa County Sheriff
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Elderly Jenison Woman Missing

The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in finding a missing Jenison woman.

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Remember That Personal Watercraft Is a Boat [Sponsored]

There's plenty of summertime left and lots of boating still to be done.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urges you to say safe as possible when boating.

Caution and common sense are necessary, regardless of whether you're using a powerboat, a sailboat, a pontoon, a fishing boat, a ski boat or personal watercraft.

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Elaine Stritch, Iconic Star of Stage and Screen, Passes Away at 89

It is with great sadness that we bring you the news that Elaine Stritch, the iconic actress of Broadway, film and television has passed away at the age of 89. Stritch, who was nominated for many Tony and Emmy awards and won three of the latter, was known best in recent years for her role as Colleen Donaghy, mother of Jack, on '30 Rock.'

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‘Avengers 2′ Spoilers: Vision’s Origin Revealed

It's been a huge week for 'Avengers 2' -- aside from our first look at the sentient villain Ultron, eight new photos from the film debuted online, and Entertainment Weekly continues dropping plot point after plot point. Now, another piece of story intel has hit, once again from EW, revealing the origin story behind another highly anticipated 'Avengers 2' debut: Vision!

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