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Phantom of the Opera Tickets on Sale Tomorrow [Video]

All of West Michigan has been waiting for this, and finally the moment has arrived. Tickets for Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA go on sale tomorrow, Thursday, November 19, at 10:00 am for the premiere Grand Rapids engagement at DeVos Performance Hall.

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RepTV via YouTube
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Pianist Performs John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ Outside of Paris’ Bataclan [Video]

As people gathered to mourn and pay their respects outside Bataclan, the man pulled up, towing his piano behind his bike, and set up. He then sat and played a completely instrumental version of John Lennon's classic "Imagine".

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40th Anniversary of the Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald [Video]

40 years ago this evening, November 10, 1975, the Great Lakes freighter Edmund Fitzgerald sank to the bottom of Lake Superior after battling 25 foot waves caused by gale force winds out of the north.

Immortalized the following summer by Canadian folk singer Gordon Lightfoot's ballad, 'The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald', the event is a permanent part of Michigan folk lore.

Here are some videos commemorating the event, including Lightfoot talking about his relationship to the families of the crewmen, radio traffic from the attempt to locate the ship that evening, and other theories of what went on that night.

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Category: Michigan News, Music, Videos
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The Beatles Make Christmas Gift Giving Exciting [Video]

As we plan our Christmas shopping, here is a great idea for that hard-to-buy-for person on your list.

The Beatles' contribution to this year's holiday gift giving guide is out today (Friday) -- an expanded reissue of 1, the 15-year-old collection of the group's number-one hits. Retitled 1+, it combines the original release's 27 songs with a second disc of video clips.

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Just in Time for Halloween, President Obama’s Thriller [Video]

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Hope your day, and night of trick and treating is fun, and dry.

Just in time for Halloween, here is a rather different version of "Thriller."

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John Stillwell/WPA-Pool/Getty Images
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A Fun Family Announcement They are Expecting [Video]

We've all received baby announcements. You know, the ones that announce a baby shower, and you're excited that your friend is having a baby. But, that's kind of boring. Why not do something more creative like this family did.

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You Tube/Opera Grand Rapids
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While Enjoying a Bit of Brew at Founders an Opera Breaks Out. Say What? [Video]

What a cool "happening" this was at Founders Brewing Saturday night, October 3, during ArtPrize! People were enjoying their favorite brews, watching the Bluegrass band Trout Steak Revival, when all of a sudden some people in the crowd began singing.  Check out what happened.

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Pee Wee Football Team Rocks the ‘Whip/Nae Nae’ During Game

These football players have all the right moves.

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Category: Music, Sports
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Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BET
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100.5 The River’s October Top Songs Playlist

Lionel Richie's "Stuck On You"

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A Funny Bit on ‘The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon’ and a Surprise Guest [Video]

It's been a long-running Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon bit, "Black Simon & Garfunkel," and gets lots of laughs. The other night, Black Simon & Garfunkel had a visitor.

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Frustrated Motorists Stuck in Traffic Treated to Live Concert

It's not quite the same as being on the Titanic as it went down, but people stuck in a massive traffic jam got their own impromptu concert.

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REO Guitarist Gary Richrath Dies [Video]

Gary Richrath, guitarist for the band REO Speedwagon has passed away. Although not an original member of the group, he was responsible for writing some of their biggest hits.

Richrath recently rejoined the band after leaving in 1989. He was 65 years old.

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