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Elvis Died 34 Years Ago Today

It was the end of summer vacation in 1977. Back then we went back to school before Labor Day, so there was about 2 weeks left of summer fun. It was about 4 o clock in the afternoon. My mom was laying down taking a nap, or as she put, "resting". Then there was a special report on TV.

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Legendary Actress Lauren Bacall Passes Away at 89

Lauren Bacall, the legendary actress who gave us memorable performances in classic films like 'Key Largo' and 'How to Marry a Millionaire,' has sadly passed away at the age of 89. A talented woman who appeared in many films in the Golden Age of Hollywood, Bacall was a true silver screen icon.

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RIP Robin Williams: A Look Back at the Late Actor’s Best Work

Robin Williams' death is shocking and heartbreaking and touches us in a way usually reserved for close friends. Maybe that's because we're of a generation that grew up on Robin Williams. He's been making us laugh and cheering us up since we were kids; like a big-screen father figure. That he died suffering from severe depression, makes the news all the more tragic. As director Garry Marshall, who first cast Williams in 'Happy Days' and later 'Mork and Mindy,' said today, "He could make everybody happy but himself."

He made everyone happy and in that spirit, we'd like to celebrate his work, and we asked a few of our writers to look back at their favorite moments of his career.

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U.S. Postal Service Issues Janis Joplin Commemorative Stamp

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The U.S. Postal Service has added legendary singer Janis Joplin to its Music Icons Forever Stamp series.

The Joplin stamp is the fifth in the U.S. Postal Service's Music Icons series, which also includes Lydia Mendoza, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles and Jimi Hendrix.

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President Richard Nixon: ‘This Is The 37th Time I Have Spoken to You From This Office’

"This is the 37th time I have spoken to you from this office" is how President Richard M. Nixon began his final television speech on August 8, 1974 -- 40 years ago.

He was, and still is, the only sitting U.S. president to resign from office.

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Today Is National Root Beer Float Day!

Today is National Root Beer Float Day.

Who knew? I didn't, but I'm not surprised.

If you look hard enough, EVERY day is a National Day of Something.

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98.7 WFGR’s August 2014 Top Songs Playlist

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Takin’ It Easy with The Eagles

With five No. 1 singles, six Grammy Awards and six No. 1 albums, The Eagles are one of the most successful rock groups from the '70s. They broke up spectacularly, and then regrouped in 1994.

"Desperado." "Take It Easy." "Hotel California." "Take It to the Limit." "Heartache Tonight." "Life in the Fast Lane." "Witchy Woman."

They have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide.

There's three opportunities coming up locally to enjoy their music in person.

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Creators of ‘The Santa Hat’ Talk to ‘The Jojo Show’ [Audio]

We told you about a great event coming up this afternoon at the old Grand Rapids Public Museum, and this morning Theresa and Patrick from Fubble Entertainment joined the Jojo Show to talk more about the event, the movie "The Santa Hat", and how you can help them out.

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Share Your Grand Rapids Christmas Memories at Special Event [Video]

Yes, it's Christmas in July as Fubble Entertainment wants you to share your memories of Christmas in downtown Grand Rapids in the 1960s.

It's all part of a fundraising plan to raise the money necessary to produce a movie called "The Santa Hat" about Christmas in Grand Rapids.

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Roger Daltrey and Joan Jett Team Up for ‘Summertime Blues’ [Video]

Roger Daltrey and Joan Jett joined together for a surprise version of 'Summertime Blues' at a cancer benefit concert in Philadelphia.

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Snapshot In Time: 1980s Fashion [Video]

The 1980s.

For those of us that were around during that decade, there are fond memories of the music, the fashion and the lingo.

But for those that were born a bit too late, let this video fill you in on what the rest of us were at least wearing during that time.

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