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John Mellencamp Announces ‘Plain Spoken’ Tour 2015 Will Land in Grand Rapids

John Mellencamp announced dates for his upcoming Plain Spoken tour beginning in January 2015 throughout the summer. “The Voice of the Heartland” will play 80 shows including a stop here in Grand Rapids at DeVos Performance Hall on Tuesday, June 9 at 7:30 PM. The special guest is Carlene Carter.

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Grand Rapids Remembers 9/11 with Boy Scout Salute, ‘Never Forget’ Exhibit at Ford Museum

 

As the nation remembers the tragic events of 9/11, so does Grand Rapids.

Today marks the 13-year anniversary of the attacks on the towers of the World Trade Center in New York, Sept. 11, 2001. A hijacked plane struck The Pentagon outside Washington DC and another crashed just outside Shanksville, Pa. Almost 3,000 people lost their lives, including firefighters, rescue workers, and police officers trying to aid the victims.

Today we pledge to never forget those people and to never forget the events of that day.

A day-long Boy Scouts salute, a special remembrance program, and "9/11 Never Forget" mobile exhibit tours are taking place in at the Ford Museum in Grand Rapids today as we remember 9/11/2001.

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President Obama Addresses The Nation To Outline Strategy On ISIS
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President Barack Obama Announces Strategy to ‘Degrade and Destroy’ the Islamic State

Tonight President Obama took to the national airwaves for a rare prime-time address to describe what America's response would be to the Islamic State (aka ISIL or ISIS), the terrorist group that has taken over parts of Syria and Iraq, and also beheaded two American journalists.

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College Football Week 3 Preview: How Bad Is the Big Ten?

Look, it's early, which usually means a lack of big games. But that doesn't mean we can't still have some fun this weekend. Here are the big questions going into Week 3:

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Defiant Roger Goodell Insists NFL Didn’t See Ray Rice Clip [Video]

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell continues to stand by his claim no one from the league saw the video of Ray Rice hitting his then-fiancee, Janay Palmer (now his wife, Janay Rice).

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UPDATED: Chilling Video of Ray Rice Hitting Fiancee Surfaces [Video]

Following the public release of a video showing running back Ray Rice striking his then-fiancee, the Ravens have released him and the NFL has suspended him indefinitely.

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James Corden Named As New ‘Late Late Show’ Host by CBS

CBS announced today that James Corden will be the new host of "The Late Late Show."

If you're anything like me, you're thinking: "Who is James Corden?" Well, he's one of those people that you'll totally recognize when you see him.

Corden is a multi-faceted performer, host, writer and producer with accomplishments that in television, theater, film and comedy. He will take over the hosting duties of "The Late Late Show" in 2015.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Reigns Again

There actually was a new film released this week. It's called 'The Identical' and it's a Christian-themed fable about what would have happened if Elvis Presley's stillborn twin brother had survived. Well, for reasons that should be obvious after reading that sentence, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' held onto the number one spot this weekend while 'The Identical' opened outside of the top 10, never to be heard from again.

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Woman Impaled In Buttocks While Texting, Driving [Video]

Ouch. Yeah, this one will definitely leave you feeling a little tingly.

Christina Jahnz, of Elizabeth, Colo., learned the hard way that she should not text while driving, KUSA-TV 9 News reported.

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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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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Reigns Supreme

You can tell the summer movie season is coming to an end because the weekend box office has stopped being exciting and has starting becoming sad and weird. The past two weeks have seen several major movies bomb, but nothing could have prepared us for 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.'

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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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