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Heart, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Kick It For Grand Rapids Fans [Video]

By John Sinkevics | Local Spins

As Ann Wilson put it on Saturday night, midway through Heart’s set in front of several thousand gleeful fans at Van Andel Arena, “In the ’70s, there weren’t really any women in rock ‘n’ roll. Women were in the basement and the garage trying to get it right.”

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Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago Announce Heart and Soul Tour

Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago have announced a North American co-headlining summer tour.

The Chicago and Earth Wind & Fire Heart and Soul Tour kicks off July 15 in Concord, Calif., with 25 dates, including DTE Energy Music Theater in Clarkston on Aug. 26.

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Little River Band Launching 40th Anniversary Tour on ‘The Tonight Show,’ at Soaring Eagle Casino [Video/Audio]

The Little River Band announced today its plans to launch its 40th anniversary tour with a performance on NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on Jan. 12.

Five days later, it hits Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mount Pleasant for its first concert on tour.

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‘King of Pop’ Music Documentary ‘Michael Jackson: The Journey’ Premieres Thursday

Five years after his death, Michael Jackson continues to make headlines with posthumous album debuts and a 3D version of "The Thriller" music documentary in the works for a 2015 release.

Meanwhile, Jackson fans can also look forward to a new music documentary from MarVista Digital Entertainment, "Michael Jackson: The Journey," being released digitally and on demand starting Thursday.

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Madonna Makes Surprise Release of Six Songs From Upcoming ‘Rebel Heart’ Album [Audio]

Madonna never fails to surprise, even at 56 years old.

The Michigan native, now living in the United Kingdom, this weekend released six songs from her forthcoming album "Rebel Hearts."

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Legendary Dodge Brothers’ Spirit Lives on in ‘Ballroom –- They Dreamed Big’ Campaign [Video]

A century after Michigan native John and Horace Dodge created the Dodge Brothers Motor Car Company, their spirit lives on in a new advertising campaign being launched today in television spots for the 2015 Dodge Challenger.

The cinematic "Ballroom –- They Dreamed Big" is the first ad in a series capturing the spirit and passion the Dodges had for making great cars and how that vision is still driving the Dodge brand.

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Cher Announces Grand Rapids Concert Postponement for D2K Tour Because of Illness

Cher is on the mend from her recent illness but her doctors have advised her recovery from a virus will take longer than previously expected.

Because of that, her Dressed to Kill Tour concert previously scheduled Oct. 20 at Van Andel Arena has been postponed, according to spokeswoman Lynne Ike.

The rescheduled Dressed to Kill (D2K) Tour dates, including a new date for the Grand Rapids concert, is expected to be announced next week.

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Tears for Fears Re-Issuing ‘Songs from the Big Chair’ in November

Tears for Fears today announced plans to re-issue its best-selling album, "Songs from the Big Chair," in November.

The album, which spawned classics “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” “Mother’s Talk,” “Shout” and “Head over Heels,” is being released Nov. 11 via Universal Music Enterprises in five formats, including a six-disc deluxe edition box set featuring previously unreleased material and a 5.1 surround sound mix. The album is also to be available on vinyl.

Tears for Fears’ 10 million-selling second album marked a transition in the band’s sound and catapulted them into international prominence.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1′ Soundtrack Hits Gold Status

Eight weeks after its release, Marvel Music and Hollywood Records' Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1" soundtrack has been certified gold, selling more than 500,000 copies.

The album is the second chart-topping soundtrack of this year and was No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in its second and third weeks of release in August.

Meanwhile, Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie has earned more than $630 million worldwide and recently passed the $300 million mark at both the domestic and international box offices.

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West Michigan RV Outlet Show Highlights How RVers Save On Vacations [Sponsored Post]

A new study just out last week shows that recreational vehicle vacations cost less than other forms of vacation travel, even when factoring in fuel prices and the cost of RV ownership.

The study found savings of 27 percent to 62 percent for a four-person group and 15 percent to 48 percent for two-person group, according to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association.

Narrow down the RV -- or RVs -- to do some vacation travel or camping in by checking out the West Michigan RV Outlet Show, which runs Thursday through Sunday -- Sept. 18 to 21 -- at Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 West River Drive NE just off U.S. 131 in Comstock Park.

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Chrysler’s Launching ‘Born Makers’ for 2015 Chrysler 200 with Bob Dylan and Kevin Yon [Video]

Chrysler debuts its "Born Makers" marketing and advertising campaign today to mark the launch the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200.

The "Born Makers" commercials are narrated by Kevin Yon, a Rockford resident who is the voice behind the Chrysler brand's "Born of Fire" commercial that debuted during Super Bowl XLV, and features Detroit-born artist-singer MoZella performing the vocals behind the Minnesota-born Bob Dylan's "Things Have Changed" track.

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