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Michigan State’sTom Izzo Plays ‘Jingle Bells’ On Accordion [Video]

On his weekly radio show Monday night, Izzo busted out the squeezebox for a few holiday tunes, as has become tradition around this time of year. His players joined in on the chorus.

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Meet The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2015 [Video]

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Green Day are in. WAR and The Smiths are not.

Here are the 2015 inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Michael Brown, ThinkStock
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Flash Mob Sings ‘Amazing Grace’ at RiverTown Crossings Mall in Grandville [Video]

Holiday shoppers at RiverTown Crossings mall in Grandville received a big surprise when a flash mob sang "Amazing Grace" on Saturday.

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Sam Smith’s Debut Album ‘In The Lonely Hour’ Certified Platinum; Announces 2015 Tour [Video]

Sam Smith's debut album "In The Lonely Hour" has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for selling more than one million units.

It follows platinum certifications for his debut single, "Stay With Me," and his current smash, "I'm Not The Only One."

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The Australian Bee Gees Show Coming To DeVos Performance Hall in March

The Bee Gees are coming to Grand Rapids! Okay, they're not together, anymore, and one has died, but the next-best thing is coming, The Australian Bee Gees Show on Friday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m., on Friday, March 20th.

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Tom Cook’s Workday Dog Break – Shelter Dogs Melt Your Heart in ‘Puppy for Christmas’ [Video]

I don't know about you, but I love puppies.

And shelter puppies coupled with a Christmas song? C'mon!

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Device Addiction Grows with Mobile Internet of Things [Video]

Well, this is interesting. Maybe not the reality of it, but its depth, breadth and reach.

According to a new Deloitte survey on mobile consumer trends, we -- as in us U.S. consumers -- are becoming more and more obsessed with our electronic devices. Just call it device addiction.

Some of the facts: Nearly 90 percent check their phones in the first hour of being awake and 23 percent look at their devices up to 50 times a day. Wow.

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One Direction Named Billboard’s 2014 Artist of the Year [Video]

With the top grossing tour of the year and a No. 1 Billboard 200 album ("Midnight Memories"), One Direction claimed honors as Billboard's 2014 Artist of the Year.

One Direction's "Midnight Memories" included the hit "Story of My Life." The English-Irish group includes Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson.

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‘Frozen’ Soundtrack No. 1 Top-Selling Album On Billboard’s 2014 Chart [Video]

No surprise here, but the "Frozen" soundtrack from Walt Disney Records was ranked the No. 1 best-selling album on the 2014 year-end Billboard 200 chart.

It is the first movie soundtrack to reach No. 1 on the year-end chart since "Titanic" in 1998 and is the first Disney soundtrack to top the chart since "Mary Poppins" in 1965, according to Billboard.

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VoicePlay, Street Corner Symphony Part of NBC’s ‘The Sing-Off’ Live! Tour Hitting Grand Rapids on March 19 [Video]

Three a cappella groups which gained notoriety through NBC's "The Sing-Off" are coming to Grand Rapids for a March 2015 concert at DeVos Performance Hall.

The second national "The Sing-Off" Live! Tour comes to Grand Rapids at 7:30 p.m. EST March 19.

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra
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Trans-Siberian Orchestra Brings Holiday Spectacle to Grand Rapids on Sunday [Video]

If you've never seen the Trans-Siberian Orchestra perform, don't even bother imagining what might unfold.

It is something seemingly beyond the realm of reality that is being brought to Grand Rapids for Trans-Siberian Orchestra's performances at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Van Andel Arena.

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These Are Not Your Dad’s Versions of ‘Jingle Bells’ [Video]

We've been playing Christmas music on Greatest Hits 98.7 WFGR's sister station, 100.5 The River, since Nov. 2.

In addition to my gig as mid-day host on 98.7 WFGR, I am also our operations manager. Part of my job is helping schedule the music for WFGR and 100.5 The River.

So, yes, I have gotten to know my Christmas songs well, very well. And I can tell you this: A couple of new videos of "Jingle Bells" renditions are definitely not your dad's version of the holiday classic.

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