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Meghan Trainor’s ‘All About That Bass’ Jazz-ed Up [Video]

Here is some great fun and music for a Sunday morning. This is a jazz-ed up rendition of Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" and it is thoroughly enjoyable.

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Richard Kiel in "The Spy Who Loved Me"
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Richard Kiel in "The Spy Who Loved Me" You Tube
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James Bond Villain ‘Jaws’ is Dead [Video]

Sad news from Hollywood earlier this week that Richard Kiel, the 7-foot-2 actor best known for playing the James Bond villain Jaws, died Wednesday at the age of 74.

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Director Bruce Tinker, Playwright Bo Wilson, Andy Rent
Director Bruce Tinker, Playwright Bo Wilson, Andy Rent
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The Boatwright Opens Tonight at Civic Theatre [Audio]

 

Bo Wilson, playwright of The Boatwright, and in town for final rehearsals and opening night of his award winning play at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, says he hopes audiences walk away from the play exclaiming what a wonderful night at the theater, and possibly find a piece of themselves in the deeply rich characters.

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Courtesy of Grand Rapids Civic Theatre School of Theatre Arts
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Rapids Delivery Improv to Debut on the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Stage

Grand Rapids lively theatre scene just keeps getting better as a new improve group hits the stage this month.

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Courtesy ABC Medianet
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‘Dancing With The Stars’ New Celebrity Cast Announced

"Dancing with the Stars" has revealed the cast of celebrities that will be competing in season 19, which kicks off Sept. 15.

Co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews introduced the stars on "Good Morning America".

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Courtesy Grand Rapids Symphony
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Grand Rapids Symphony Season Tickets Now on Sale to Public

The Grand Rapids Symphony's season ticket-holders are always offered first choice of tickets for a concert season. However, now it's the public's turn with tickets now available.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Rules

A few weeks ago, this column was skeptical that Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' could reach $300 million. Now, it seems impossible that it won't. Thanks to ecstatic word of mouth, killer marketing and only one genuinely successful box office challenger (that would be 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'), Marvel's oddball space opera has managed to spend three of the past four weekends at the number one spot at the box office, giving it enough momentum to officially become the highest grossing film of 2014.

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‘Friends’ Reunion: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow Act Out Jimmy Kimmel’s Fan Fiction

Like anyone who lived through the '90s, Jimmy Kimmel loved 'Friends,' but while being a fan of the television staple is wholly understandable, the depth of his affection is, well, perhaps not. Kimmel hosted 'Friends' star Jennifer Aniston on his show last night, and while she might have expected to chat about her latest movie, 'Life of Crime,' and share some fun tidbits and anecdotes, the host had other ideas.

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The Sopranos Ending Tony Lives Died David Chase Reveals
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‘The Sopranos’ David Chase Finally Clears Up Series Ending: Did Tony Die?

The ending to HBO's magnum TV opus 'The Sopranos' has remained a source of debate over the last seven years, as fans and viewers analyze every sound and frame of series finale "Made in America" for a clue to Tony Soprano's ultimate fate. Now, despite a near-decade of refusals, series creator David Chase may finally have revealed if Tony Soprano lived or died.

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PRNewsFoto/Columbia Records
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Barbra Streisand’s ‘Partners’ Album To Be Released September 16th [Video]

If you're a Barbra Streisand fan, here's good news. Columbia Records has announced the upcoming release of Barbra Streisand's "Partners" album, to debut on September 16th, 2014, featuring 12 new Streisand duets with the world's greatest male vocalists.

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New Movies This Week: ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,’ ‘If I Stay’ and ‘When the Game Stands Tall’ [Video]

Three new movies hit theaters this coming weekend—a comic book sequel (yes, another one), a teen tearjerker and an inspiring high-school football tale.

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"Franklin & Bash" Star Toni Trucks with Andy Rent
"Franklin & Bash" Star Toni Trucks with Andy Rent
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Television Star Toni Trucks Visits Andy Rent [Audio]

It was a sparkling day in the studio today on "Andy in the Morning." Stage, screen and TV star, Toni Trucks stopped by.

Born in Grand Rapids, but spending most of her early life in Manistee, the Interlochen Arts Academy and U of M grad has been a busy, and successful actress in movies, Broadway and television.

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