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Photo courtesy of the Holland American Legion Band
Photo courtesy of the Holland American Legion Band
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Amway Family Fireworks Entertainment Spotlight – Holland American Legion Band

We're gearing up for the 2015 Amway Family Fireworks at Ah Nab Awen Park on July 4th! Leading up to the event, we want to give you a glimpse into some of the great performers you'll be seeing throughout the evening leading up to the fireworks.

Our first spotlight is on the Holland American Legion Band!

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Brigitte Smith/ThinkStock
Brigitte Smith/ThinkStock
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More Michigan July 4th Weekend Campers Expected This Year Than in 2014

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is expecting more people to stay at Michigan state parks for the July 4 holiday weekend this year than did in 2014.

Weekend occupancy was projected at 92.7 percent for the holiday weekend as of June 30, compared to 88.6 percent at the same time in 2014. 

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Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds"/You Tube
Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds"/You Tube
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Hitchcock’s Movie “The Birds” Seems to Have Come to Life [Video]

This story is right out of a scene from Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 thriller, The Birds.

A town in Texas is under attack by a family of angry birds who are turning a quiet neighborhood into a bird attack zone.

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Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images for Christian Louboutin
Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images for Christian Louboutin
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Grand Cocktail Competition to Kick off Restaurant Week 2015

Restaurant Week Grand Rapids 2015 is more than a month away, however the pre-event, the Grand Cocktail Competition featuring many of the restaurants participating in Restaurant Week GR is being launched nest Monday, July 6 to get the public involved in cocktail tasting throughout the month of July.

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Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images
Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images
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World Cup Final Watch Party at Rosa Parks Circle on Sunday

The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team advanced to the World Cup Final with a 2-0 win over Germany on Tuesday. The championship game will be played on Sunday.

A watch party will be held at Rosa Parks Circle in Grand Rapids. All are encouraged to wear red, white and blue.

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Patriotic Movies
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Patriotic American Movies: 10 Films That Honor the USA

For all the industries that have been shipped overseas, America is still the entertainment capital of the world. And what better way to celebrate our great nation than with its greatest exports?

In honor of July 4th, here are 10 patriotic classics that are sure to turn the silver screen red, white and blue.

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Courtesy of Pop Cult
Courtesy of Pop Cult
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Amway Family Fireworks Entertainment Spotlight – Pop Cult

We’re gearing up for the 2015 Amway Family Fireworks at Ah Nab Awen Park on July 4th! Leading up to the event, we want to give you a glimpse into some of the great performers you’ll be seeing throughout the evening leading up to the fireworks.

This time we're highlighting Pop Cult!

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Johnnie Walker/Townsquare Media
Johnnie Walker/Townsquare Media
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5 Things to be Sure to Bring to the Amway Family Fireworks

The Amway Family Fireworks are this Saturday, July 4 at Ah Nab Awen Park!

In preparation for this fun, family event, we've compiled a list of the five essential things that you should bring with you to make sure you fully enjoy the festivities!

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TVLand Pulls ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Episodes From Lineup, Guess Why

Amid continued controversy over the Confederate flag, corporations seem to be racing one another to pull down anything and everything associated with the Civil War symbol. The Dukes of Hazzard even had the image taken off merchandise of the iconic General Lee (which kept the name, for … reasons?), and now TVLand has upped the ante by pulling them Duke boys off their lineup altogether.

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Category: Grand Rapids News
Courtesy of Sundance Institute/Jakob Ihre
Courtesy of Sundance Institute/Jakob Ihre
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Grand Rapids DJs Review ‘The End of the Tour’

The End of the Tour is set for limited release on July 31. The movie has earned great reviews, even Oscar buzz, at Sundance Film Festival and other select screenings.

Some of The End of the Tour was shot in the radio studios and offices of Townsquare Media Grand Rapids, which is home to 100.5 The River97.9 WGRDChannel 95.7Greatest Hits 98.7 WFGR and 1410 AM The Touch.

A few of Townsquare Media's DJs got an early look at the film. Here are their reviews.

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