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Bob Seger Releases Glenn Frey Tribute Song On The Anniversary Of His Death

It was a year ago today that Glenn Frey, the Michigan born singer-songwriter from the Eagles passed away. And an obviously sad Bob Seger has released a tribute song to him on his web site.

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How Many Video Stores Are Left In West Michigan?

There was a time in this fair land when the video store was king. You couldn't drive a few blocks without seeing a Blockbuster, Hollywood, Video Tyme or Video Palace on a street corner or in a strip mall.

But now thanks to streaming sites like Netflix and Hulu, video stores are miles apart, but we still have them, for a little bit longer.

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“Bohemian Rhapsody” Played on an Antique Fairground Organ

I have a list of what I consider the best Rock songs or ballads of all time. Near the top of that list is Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”. That song is just a masterpiece on so many levels. Several people have done their own versions of that song. Now you can hear "Bohemian Rhapsody" as played on an antique fairground organ...

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Throwback Thursday: How Many Of You Remember This Heartwarming Christmas Commercial? [Video]

The year was 1966, and we were in the throes of Civil Rights violence and student protests over the Vietnam War.

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A Journey Through Hallowed Ground
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Mystery of Civil War Letters Mailed To Newaygo Solved

In April 2015 an envelope full of letters written from an infantryman serving in the 26th Michigan Regiment during the Civil War arrived at the Newaygo Post Office. The envelope they arrived in was post marked 'Grand Rapids' and had no return address.

Who mailed them, and why? 

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Michigan Modern: A New Book Honors Steelcase And Herman Miller’s Day In The Sun

I remember when I was a kid growing up on the east side of the state, Grand Rapids always meant one thing: furniture.

The industry here has suffered a bit lately, but in those last glory years of Michigan furniture making, their design aesthetic was among the cutting edge of its time.

A new book honors that era that spawned the Michigan Modern design aesthetic.

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Touching Cub Tribute Video Has Harry Caray Call The Last Out

That was quick. Not only has the dust not even cleared from last night's World Championship, but there are already two touching Cub tribute videos out, both of which will melt your heart.

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Queen Releases Pumped Up Version Of ‘We Will Rock You’ [Video]

Queen is finally releasing the fast version of "We Will Rock You", in a new box set that's coming out next week.

Bootleg versions of the different take on the song have been around for years, but this is the first time it's being officially released. 

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Haunted GR: The Wealthy Street Ghost [Photos]

This is a relatively new phenomenon in the oeuvre of Grand Rapids ghosts. It first appears online in 2015 and revolves around a little boy who likes nail polish.

So I decided to investigate the story of the Wealthy Street Ghost.

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This Video From A 1986 New Wave Dance Club Will Bring Back Memories, Not All Of Them Good [Video]

This video of kids dancing at a New Wave dance club in the mid-'80s has everything you want in an '80s flashback, big hair, giant shoulder pads, and suave dance moves.

In fact, if you use your imagination, it could be you dancing at Top of the Rock back in the day. And then it'll hit you, OMG! What were we thinking!!

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Dedication of the Gerald R. Ford Museum — 35 Years Ago!

Grand Rapids was buzzing with excitement back in 1981 leading up to the September 18, 1981 dedication of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.

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Meat Loaf’s ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ Being Turned Into A Musical [Video]

Meat Loaf’s classic album, “Bat Out Of Hell,” is headed for the stage. Jim Steinman, the man who wrote the songs on the album, is developing a rock opera based on the popular release, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary. 

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