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South Africa’s Bala Brothers Releasing Self-Titled Album, Starring in PBS Special [Video]

The Bala Brothers -- Loyiso, Zwai and Phelo Bala -- are a household name in South Africa because of their fusion of operatically-trained voices, rich harmonies and traditional South African melodies and rhythms.

The Bala Brothers are releasing a self-titled album March 3, with DVD and Blu-Ray releases March 24 for a taped concert program airing as a PBS-TV special starting Feb. 28.

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Disney Reportedly Wants Chris Pratt to Star in ‘Indiana Jones’ Reboot

Back when Disney paid $3 billion to purchase Lucasfilm, most focused on what they could and would do with the 'Star Wars' franchise. But, let's not forget about that other big Lucasfilm franchise: Indiana Jones. If Disney's dropping stacks on stacks for Lucasfilm, you better believe they're going to want their money's worth, and that includes a new series of Indiana Jones movies. Case in point: Disney has reportedly ready to focus on a reboot of the popular character and want 'Guardians of the Galaxy' star Chris Pratt to take over the whip from Harrison Ford.

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‘Mythbusters’ Coming to Grand Rapids’ DeVos Performance Hall April 16

Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, co-hosts of "Mythbusters" on The Discovery Channel, are bringing "Mythbusters: Jamie & Adam Unleashed" to Grand Rapids' DeVos Performance Hall this spring.

According to their website, the show will feature "on-stage experiments, audience participation, rocking video and behind-the-scenes stories. Fans will join Jamie and Adam on stage and assist in their mind-twisting and not always orthodox approach to science."

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Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Meets Manny Pacquio; Makes Boxing Folks Wonder If Bout Is Imminent

The boxing world has been buzzing about talks to put Grand Rapids native WBC welterweight boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr., in the ring with WBA champ Manny Pacquiao.

On Tuesday night, it appears to have gotten a step closer to happening.

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Cat Comes Back From Dead, But You Don’t Want To See What It Originally Looked Like [Video]

Bart, the zombie cat, is trending on the Internet.

The "Walking Dead" or "Pet Cemetery"-like story is compelling and heartwarming enough: Bart was struck by a car. So, its owner took him to the vet, where it was pronounced dead.

But cats have nine lives, and Bart wasn't dead yet.

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Super Bowl Media Day Has Turned Into A Freak Show [Video]

The original idea for Super Bowl media day was a simple one: it gave the press access to all the players at one time, so they could ask them stupid questions about the big game like, "How do you feel about (opposing team)'s defense?" and the players could give stupid answers.

But it has since turned into a freak show, with players talking about their wife's booty, answering questions with the same phrase over and over and singing along to pop songs, and reporters dressing up like super heroes.

Where did it all go wrong?

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Meet All-Women Cast of New ‘Ghostbusters’ Movie!

Since the news of an all-female 'Ghostbusters' was announced, we've all had lots of fun attempting to reverse-gender cast the film. Melissa McCarthy! Amy Poehler! Emma Stone!! All that speculation has come to an end. Director Paul Feig tweeted a picture of four women that serves as your an official reveal of the new 'Ghostbusters' cast.

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Jon Stewart Tells Audience: ‘If You Are Seeing This, New York Is Gone’

We all know how it goes here in Grand Rapids and West Michigan: "The world is coming to an end!" and "We will get 400 inches of snow an hour!"

It's kind of nice some place other than us was getting all the snow hype!

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