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It’s Official — You Helped Set A World Record In Grand Rapids!

In March, Gilda's LaughFest attempted to set a world record, with 1675 people wearing sunglasses in the dark for over five minutes.  We did it, and today, Guinness Book of World Records made it official.

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Meet The Bands Playing At Sun Of A Beach [Video]

You can't have Beach Party without great music, and Sun of a Beach (Friday, 6pm, Parking lot at 50 Monroe NW downtown) is no exception.

Here's a look at the bands playing at our party on Friday, Parrots of the Caribbean, and ZBTB.

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McCartney’s Tour Delayed–Still Can Win The Flyaway!

A story from earlier on WFGR.COM explained that Paul McCartney's tour is being delayed due to Paul's health issues. "It appears that Paul McCartney is not back to 100 percent perfect health. The rock legend has been forced to postpone the first two weeks of his U.S. tour this summer."

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Cher Hits Grand Rapids Oct. 20 with Pat Benatar on Dressed to Kill Tour! [Video]

Well, here is a big announcement! Coming back to Grand Rapids at Van Andel Arena will be Cher!

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Dolly Parton on Miley Cyrus: ‘People Thought I Was Making a Mistake’

Dolly Parton isn't afraid to defend the actions of her god-daughter, Miley Cyrus, but she's also not about to offer the provocative singer advice!

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Casey Kasem in Critical Condition

More sad news for Casey Kasem and his family: The legendary radio DJ is in critical condition in a Washington state hospital, a hospital spokesperson said (via ABC News). The 82-year-old is reportedly being treated for an infected bedsore after checking into the facility last Sunday.

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Jon Bon Jovi Will Melt Your Heart When You Find Out What He Did [Video]

Ten-year-old Mario Carpino of Swedesburg, N.J., doesn't complain about his own problems (he has an inoperable brain tumor); he wants to give to others.  

He set up a lemonade stand at the Woolwich Fire Station to raise money for other chlidren with cancer.

He asked his mom if Jon Bon Jovi could show up and help him out. His mom said she didn't think so, but she put the word out to see if he would. He did.

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Sir Mix-A-Lot Leads Seattle Symphony In Orchestral Version of ‘Baby Got Back’ [Video]

This delightful merger of rap and classical music was made even more delightful by all the women in the audience who came up to dance, stunning the guest conductor.

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Did a Jethro Tull Song Influence The Eagles’ ‘Hotel California? [Video]

If so, Tull frontman Ian Anderson says he holds no ill will, calling it "a kind of tribute."

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Sonic Youth Pays Loving Tribute to The Carpenters [Video]

In the first part of the '90s, tribute albums were all the rage.

It seemed like every other day there was a new record full of both big- and small-name bands tipping their collective hats to an artist from the past

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Lady Gaga Goes ’80s in New York

See Lady Gaga step out onto the streets of New York City in an '80s-inspired outfit.

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Take A Listen To The New Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Single [Audio]

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have released some new music in advance of their new album.  I'm not sure how I feel about it, see what you think.

Also, tickets are on sale now for their only Michigan appearance.

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