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The Monopoly Game for ABBA Fans!

Do you like to play games? Board games? Do you like 1970s Swedish disco pop? And money? Well, have I got a deal for you!

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Device Addiction Grows with Mobile Internet of Things [Video]

Well, this is interesting. Maybe not the reality of it, but its depth, breadth and reach.

According to a new Deloitte survey on mobile consumer trends, we -- as in us U.S. consumers -- are becoming more and more obsessed with our electronic devices. Just call it device addiction.

Some of the facts: Nearly 90 percent check their phones in the first hour of being awake and 23 percent look at their devices up to 50 times a day. Wow.

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Bob Seger’s ‘Magic’ Recalled by West Michigan Studio Owner, Silver Bullet Band Alum Robyn Robins

By John Sinkevics | Local Spins

When Bob Seger formed his Silver Bullet Band in the mid-1970s after struggling to find the right musicians to drive his rootsy, Michigan-muscled rock, he ended up leaning on a talented bunch of experienced session players and performers who developed a rare chemistry.

Keyboard player Robyn Robins was among them, a graduate of Grosse Pointe South High School who started working as a Detroit recording studio and Motown session musician at age 17.

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One Direction Named Billboard’s 2014 Artist of the Year [Video]

With the top grossing tour of the year and a No. 1 Billboard 200 album ("Midnight Memories"), One Direction claimed honors as Billboard's 2014 Artist of the Year.

One Direction's "Midnight Memories" included the hit "Story of My Life." The English-Irish group includes Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson.

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‘Frozen’ Soundtrack No. 1 Top-Selling Album On Billboard’s 2014 Chart [Video]

No surprise here, but the "Frozen" soundtrack from Walt Disney Records was ranked the No. 1 best-selling album on the 2014 year-end Billboard 200 chart.

It is the first movie soundtrack to reach No. 1 on the year-end chart since "Titanic" in 1998 and is the first Disney soundtrack to top the chart since "Mary Poppins" in 1965, according to Billboard.

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Did Bob Seger Inspire Prince To Write ‘Purple Rain’? [Video]

As we get ready for Bob Seger's return to Grand Rapids this week, comes this interesting tidbit from an upcoming book about Prince:

Alan Light, a journalist, has written a book about the success of the movie "Purple Rain", which took Prince from a little known R&B star, and propelled him to superstardom. In his book, Light says Bob Seger was the main inspiration behind the song, "Purple Rain".

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Foreigner Set to Release ‘The Best Of Foreigner 4 & More’ [Video]

Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the world's most popular rock acts with a formidable arsenal of hit songs that continue to propel sold-out tours and album chart action.

Now their latest album, "The Best of Foreigner 4 & More," is due out Dec. 16.

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ABBA is Heading to Park Place

Calling all ABBA fans, you can now spin those vinyl’s and play a round of America’s favorite board at the same time. Just in time for the holiday season, fans can get their hands on an ABBA special edition Monopoly.

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra Brings Holiday Spectacle to Grand Rapids on Sunday [Video]

If you've never seen the Trans-Siberian Orchestra perform, don't even bother imagining what might unfold.

It is something seemingly beyond the realm of reality that is being brought to Grand Rapids for Trans-Siberian Orchestra's performances at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Van Andel Arena.

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These Are Not Your Dad’s Versions of ‘Jingle Bells’ [Video]

We've been playing Christmas music on Greatest Hits 98.7 WFGR's sister station, 100.5 The River, since Nov. 2.

In addition to my gig as mid-day host on 98.7 WFGR, I am also our operations manager. Part of my job is helping schedule the music for WFGR and 100.5 The River.

So, yes, I have gotten to know my Christmas songs well, very well. And I can tell you this: A couple of new videos of "Jingle Bells" renditions are definitely not your dad's version of the holiday classic.

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Ebola, Minecraft, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Flappy Bird top Yahoo Searches, Obsessions

Yahoo has released its top searches for 2014, and Ebola tops the list.

This year’s top searches on Yahoo included a national obsession, an international health crisis and some favorite women stars.

Yes, there are other search engines other than Google.

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‘Peter Pan Live!’ Airs Live on NBC on Thursday Night [Video]

Prepare for some fairy dust to be sprinkled your way on Thursday night.

NBC presents "Peter Pan Live!", which airs from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. EST.

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