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Weird Al Yankovic’s Marching Band-Fueled Clip for ‘Sports Song’ [Video]

If you haven't heard by now, "Weird Al" Yankovic is promoting his new album, 'Mandatory Fun,' by releasing eight videos in eight days.

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Matt Nathanson Sings ‘Come on Get Higher’ in Grand Rapids [Video]

If Matt Nathanson's music career ever peters out (which it won't, because he's awesome), he could probably make a legit living as a comedian. He's charismatic and hysterical. He's got a way of completely engaging a crowd, which he definitely did at his sold-out show with Gavin DeGraw at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park July 15.

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Dick Vitale Live Tweets A Lionel Richie Concert

Who knew that legendary sportscaster Dick Vitale was such a huge Lionel Richie fan?

Definitely not me, but on Monday night, Vitale attended one of Richie's concerts in Florida, and live-tweeted it for all of the world to experience. 

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Trey Songz Takes No. 1 in First Billboard Artist 100 Chart

They keep figuring out ways to measure musical and other influences by artists at Billboard. It's all about data folks.

Billboard last week launched the Artist 100 chart, measuring artists' activity across Billboard charts.

The weekly Artist 100 chart, which premiered July 10 with Trey Songz as No. 1, blends information from album sales, track sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media, according to Billboard.

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Tyler Howe, The Campanellis, Upstage Crew Bring Their Tunes to Summer Craft Beer Festival!

Not only great brews and great food, but great tunes as well are on tap for the Summer Craft Beer Festival on July 19 at John Ball Park in Grand Rapids.

Don't miss the live entertainment that will be performing at the fourth Summer Craft Beer Festival! 

Have a listen to all the great bands slated to play!

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Rick James’ Motown Catalog Re-Released, New Biography ‘Glow’ Out [Video]

Rick James is the “Super Freak” hitmaker singer, producer, innovator and pioneer in the fusion of funk, R&B, rock and soul.

Today, Universal Music Enterprises is reissuing James’ entire Motown catalog in a 109-track "Complete Motown Albums" digital box set, which includes all nine of his albums. The music reissues coincide with publication of his biography, "Glow," written by David Ritz and published by Atria Books, a Simon & Schuster imprint.

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Aretha Franklin to Perform In Muskegon For First Time In Almost 20 Years

The "Queen of Soul", Aretha Franklin, will perform in Muskegon for the first time almost 20 years this summer.

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Independence Day Weekend Celebration: Amway Family Fireworks

The City of Grand Rapids' Fourth of July got celebrated on the Fifth of July.

And what a festive day it was, part of a two-day celebration for the Independence Day weekend in Grand Rapids.

The Amway Family Fireworks at Ah-Nab-Awen Park on Saturday brought a 20-minute fireworks celebration for the Independence Day weekend to cap a day full of music, entertainment, food, frolic and fun, while embracing and feting family, freedom and community.

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Amway Family Fireworks’ Fifth of July: Downtown Grand Rapids Lit Up! [Photos]

Downtown Grand Rapids was lit up for the Fifth of July with the Amway Family Fireworks.

A few thousand people came to Ah-Nab-Awen park to enjoy some food, drink, music, entertainment, activities and, of course, the 20-minute fireworks spectacular!

Music from The Rhythm Aces, Vox Vidorra, and Three's a Crowd performed into the evening, as well as some amazing acrobatics and aerial work from the Daredevil Circus Company!

Then, the sky over downtown Grand Rapids lit up with an amazing fireworks show, to honor all those who serve and protect our freedoms and lives!

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Celebrating at Celebration on the Grand

Celebration on the Grand's shift to summer came with a almost fall-like weather on Friday afternoon.

However, it wasn't autumn.

It was the Fourth of July -- Independence Day, with summer in full bloom on a holiday weekend.

The City of Grand Rapids' effort for sustainable special events debuted with excellent weather at Ah-Nab-Awen Park for the 35th annual Celebration on the Grand, which made the grand move from its fall dates.

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100.5 The River’s July 2014 Top Songs Playlist

Check out the 40 songs in The River‘s rotation for the month of November.

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Re/Max of Grand Rapids’ Family Fun Zone, Hot Air Balloon at Amway Family Fireworks

The Amway Family Fireworks will light up the Grand Rapids skies July 5 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids in celebration of Independence Day.

But before that colorful display next Saturday, Re/Max of Grand Rapids' Family Fun Zone from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST at Ah-Nab-Awen park.

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