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Tom Petty, Elvis Costello Among the Songwriters Hall of Fame Nominees

Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, Cat Stevens are just a few of the artists in the running to be inducted into the 2015 Songwriters Hall of Fame this year.

Other performer nominees include Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Steve Miller, Steve Winwood, Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, Toby Keith and Vince Gill.

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‘Star Wars Rebels’: First Look at Darth Vader’s Return with James Earl Jones

We weren't altogether surprised to learn that 'Star Wars Rebels' would incorporate the iconic Darth Vader at some point, though the news that James Earl Jones would reprise the role on October 26 certainly caught our attention. Now, the first look at 'Rebels' Vader has arrived from yet another legendary figure behind the character, and with a slightly updated design.

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Are Michigan Men Immature? [Infographic]

98.7 WFGR's Craig Russell posted Tuesday about Michigan men being very unlikely to "take a wife", based on a study by Pew Research.

Well now, the Estately real estate blog has played that out further, adding other factors to determine that men in Michigan are the sixth most immature in the nation -- behind top-ranked Rhode Island.

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Michigan Redesigns License Plates After Complaints From Law Enforcement

Michigan officials recently released a redesigned version of the license plate that was once voted the world's best. Why? Police complained it wasn't easy enough to read.

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Grand Rapids Voted Best Beer Town in the USA

Grand Rapids wins another title in the name of craft beer!

Already the reigning Beer City USA, Grand Rapids has now claimed the title  “Best Beer Town in the USA” in USA Today's and 10Best's annual poll.

The honor was just bestowed at noon. Tampa; Asheville, N.C.; Bend, Ore.; and Fort Collins, Colo., were also in the top five.

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Grand Rapids Is No. 2 Cheapest Foodie Town In U.S.!

We did it again! Grand Rapids made another best of list.

This time our love of craft beer and food has put Grand Rapids in the national spotlight!

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Michigan Men Are Sixth Most Unlikely to ‘Take A Wife’

If you remember the TV show "Friends," before Chandler proposed to Monica, Joey told her: "Chandler was a complex fellow and was unlikely to take a wife."

Funny, I don't remember Chandler being from Michigan.

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Bob Seger’s New Album Hits Stores Today; Says His Political Stance Will Cost Him Fans [Video]

Bob Seger says with his new album, "Ride Out," he's "talking to the whole world."

The 69-year-old rocker tackles a number of political issues on the disc, including climate change and gun violence.

He tells The Detroit Free Press he felt a sense of urgency to "speak up before it's too late" because at his age, "you're very, very aware of your mortality."

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Neil Diamond Releasing ‘Melody Road’ Next Week, Heading Out on Tour in 2015 [Audio]

He may be a 73-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, but Neil Diamond isn't showing any signs of slowing down any time soon.

Diamond is releasing a new album titled "Melody Road" on Oct. 21 and is going on tour next year, kicking off in Allentown, Pa., on Feb. 27 and ending up in Denver on May 31 -- with a March 20 performance at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills.

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Bank of Ann Arbor Not Closed On Columbus Day Because ‘Columbus Is In Ohio’

Those of us who have grown up in Michigan know that there has always been hatred towards Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio among Michiganders. Particularly from fans of the University of Michigan.

A bank in Ann Arbor has used that hatred to justify keeping their doors open this Columbus Day, which is generally a "bank holiday". They explained on their Facebook page:

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ICYMI: ArtPrize Winner Picked By Craig!

ArtPrize 2014 ended over the weekend, and, in case you missed it, the piece in the Grand Rapids Art Museum titled "Intersections" won not only the public vote, but tied for the judges' selection as well.

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College Football’s Balance of Power Has Shifted & Other Things We Learned in Week 7

Mississippi State has gone from unranked to No. 1 faster than any team in history. And that’s just one of the surprises from this week in college football.

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