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NBC Universal's 68th Annual Golden Globes After Party - Arrivals
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Prince’s ’80s Band The Revolution Announces a Reunion! [Video]

We told you that Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman had hinted to a reunion of The Revolution. Now it’s official. They joined Brown Mark,Bobby Z., and Matt “Doctor” Fink and announced it yesterday via Facebook. 

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Paul McCartney Performs At Save Mart Center
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Paul McCartney Coming To Grand Rapids

He's played every major city in the US and Europe, but one place Paul McCartney has never been is Grand Rapids. Until now. This morning it was announced that Paul McCartney will be playing one show August 15 at Van Andel Arena. 

Tickets go on sale Monday, May 2.

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New 1996 Currency Security Upgrade
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Is Kenickie From ‘Grease’ A Long Lost Relative of President Andrew Jackson? [Photo]

As a debate emerges over who should be on the twenty dollar bill, I wonder if anyone else notices something about Andrew Jackson's etching on the current twenty.

It appears our 7th President bears more than a passing resemblence to actor Jeff Conaway in his iconic role as Kenickie in the 1979 movie 'Grease'.

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Scientific Survey: Vernor’s Or Faygo?

The Thrillist.com took a few liberties recently when they declared Faygo to be 'The Most Iconic Soft Drink' of Michigan. That's all well and good, but did they bother to ask anyone here in The Great Lake State what they thought?

I did.

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Brian May Launches 'Common Decency Campaign'
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Queen Denies Sacha Baron Cohen’s Claims [Video]

Brian May is calling Sacha Baron Cohen out. The actor publicly explained that he left the Queen biopic because he and the band had two very different ideas about what the movie "should be about," but the rocker says that's not the case.

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Ten Second Songs: 65 Song Journey Through Rock n’ Roll

The creator of Ten Second Songs teamed up with some friends to perform an amazing medley of iconic rock 'n' roll songs from the 1950s to today.

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Grand Rapids, Gateway To The Playground Of A Nation? That’s What They Called Us In 1910 [Video]

This 1910 promotional film touting the Grand Rapids area shows that while we've changed in some ways over the past 106 years, in others ways, we're still the same.

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8MM Footage Of Downtown Grand Rapids In 1953 [Video]

Remember 8mm film? I bet your rich uncle or aunt had one and used to shoot fottage of stuff like graduations and football games back in the day.

The problem with 8mm camera shots from the '50s is that people had little skill in knowing what to shoot or how to shoot it creatively. Hence, we get this really random scan of downtown Grand Rapids in 1953. See if you can recognize the streets.

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Rehearsal of Pushkin Theatre's production of The Krause Family
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How Would You Do on Betty Crocker’s 1967 Homemaker Quiz

It’s a modern world and these days the word “homemaker” is more than a little old fashioned. So reading Betty Crocker’s Homemaker Quiz from way back in 1967 is like opening a time capsule.

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Grand Rapids Past: David Kendall Designed His Own Gravestone [Video]

The Kendall School of Art and Design has been a downtown institution since 1931. Named after famed Grand Rapids furniture designer David Wolcott Kendall, it was established to memorialize his legacy of design in Grand Rapids.

But did you know David Kendall designed the very stone that marks his family's plot in Oak Hill Cemetery?

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How Sammy Hagar’s ‘Unboxed’ LP Led to Van Halen’s Split

Sammy Hagar adds two new songs to a solo-career greatest hits collection, leading to a dispute with his Van Halen bandmates.

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The Boys Dancing In ‘Grease’ Is Weird When You Take Away the Music [Video]

When the T-Birds got together to hear Danny Zuko talk about his summer exploits in the film 'Grease', it was a joyous moment full of dance and song.

Take away the song, and it's just hip thrusts, and grunts.

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