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Coldplay Release ‘Hurts Like Heaven’ as Next Single

Following the successful collabo with Rihanna, ‘Princess of China,’ Coldplay are issuing yet another single from their multi-platinum album ‘Mylo Xyloto.’ ‘Hurts Like Heaven’ — the track on which Chris Martin sings, “You use your heart as a weapon / And it hurts like Heaven” – will be the next Coldplay single to impact airwaves.

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Phillip Phillips Gives Fans a Glimpse of Life on the Road in ‘Home’ Video

American Idol‘ Season 11 winner (and resident cutie) Phillip Phillips has released the contemplative video for his debut single, the No. 1-on-iTunes track ‘Home,’ which was also his coronation song.

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West Michigan Symphony Presents Two Free Concerts

The West Michigan Symphony is out to reach you.  Yes, YOU, Mr. "I'm not going to the symphony" person.  They're presenting two free outdoor concerts on Thursday, Aug. 23, in Fremont, and Friday, Aug. 24, in Spring Lake, both starting at 7 p.m.

The concerts will feature compositions by such popular composers as Bartok, Tchaikovsky and Sibelius, patriotic favorites such as "The Star Spangled Banner" and “Stars and Stripes Forever,” and selections from Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake Suite."  And, remember, they're FREE!

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What Is Your Favorite Concert Venue In Grand Rapids? – Poll Of The Day

Everyone loves a good concert.  Getting out to see a band or musician is a great way to spend any night.  We are lucky in Grand Rapids to have so many great concert venues.

What is your favorite place to go to see a concert in Grand Rapids?

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Watch Obama ‘Sing’ Justin Bieber’s ‘Boyfriend’

During an appearance on ‘David Letterman’ last week, Justin Bieber wouldn’t say if he would vote for Barack Obama or Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. (Of course, he doesn’t actually get to make that decision, as the 18-year old is a citizen of Canada and not the United States.)

Nevertheless, one of the two candidates is still working hard to nail down Bieber’s endorsement. Watch Barack Obama “sing” the pop sensation’s hit ‘Boyfriend.’

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How Long Do You Expect A Headlining Act To Perform At A Concert? – Poll Of The Day

There are good concerts and bad concerts, but even the best performers can leave fans disappointed when they don't play long enough.  That exactly what happened in Grand Rapids Monday night.

Al Green performed at Frederik Meijer Gardens Monday night.  He only played for 60 minutes, most fans expected much more. 

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“Music on the Lawn” Tonight in Ada

Do you like Celtic music?  Do you like free concerts?

Ada is the place to be, tonight.

If you like Celtic music,  Kinfyre will play at the Ada Historical Society’s “Music on the Lawn” concert series, tonight

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Grand Rapids Singer Writes A Special Song For His Sister Who Was Diagnosed With Autism

His name is Chas Burtchett, and I first met him and heard him sing at the Autism Support of Kent County Walkathon a few weeks back at Kuiper College.  I've been hosting the event for the past 5 years or so.  Chas was telling me and some of the others, about his sister who was diagnosed with Autism.

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Legendary Neil Sedaka Talks To Kim Carson About His New Book

If you missed Kim Carson's interview with Neil Sedaka...

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Laughter In The Rain, Bad Blood, my favorite Love Will Keep Us Together and Lonely Night by the Captain and Tenille, and Clay Aiken's Solitaire, all songs written by Neil Sedaka. 

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Win Tickets To See Tobymac In Concert & Unplugged, April 19th [Video]

Former DcTalk front man TobyMac brings his show Unplugged: A Night Of Stories & Songs, to the Central Wesleyan Church, April 19th, 7:30pm. Toby joins me on the air for Faith Hope & Love Songs, 9-11am and 7-9pm EST Sunday.  Listen Live! I always love talking to this guy and I just can't wait to meet him!

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Barry Manilow Van Andel Concert Has Been Changed Due To Scheduling Conflict

Lat week, twice a day, 100.5 The River gave away concert tickets to see Barry Manilow at the Van Andel Arena, originally scheduled for April 26th at 7:30pm.  That concert date has now been rescheduled

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Adele’s Songs Make More Than Humans Sad

Adele is the hottest thing in the music business today.  Her songs are so emotional, so, 'from-the-heart.'  People, around the world, are singing them and wishing to be just like her.

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