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2014 Michigan High School Football State Championship Games Guide: Schedule, Tickets, Parking, TV and More

This weekend, Michigan high school football teams and their supportive communities will travel to Ford Field in Detroit for eight championship games.

We have the full schedule, plus all of the ticket, parking and other information you need to enjoy the games.

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Taylor Swift Song Inspirations: How the Guys Reacted

When Taylor Swift puts out a song, everyone has an opinion: The music critic, the die-hard fan, the hater (who's gonna hate, hate hate) -- and yes, the person who inspired the track.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Director James Gunn Reveals “Awesome Mix Vol. 0”

Marvel's ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ was one of the most surprising blockbusters of 2014 for a variety of reasons, but one of the most interesting side effects of its success is that it got people all over the world listening to a bunch of catchy songs from the '60s and ‘70s. Yes, Star-Lord's “Awesome Mix Vol. 1” mix tape took the world by storm, even reaching number one on the billboard charts. Considering how much the soundtrack informed the tone of the film, it's not surprising that the movie ended with the reveal of an “Awesome Mix Vol. 2,” which we‘ll surely get to hear in the sequel.

Now, director James Gunn has revealed the existence of and “Awesome Mix Vol. 0” playlist.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1’ Tops the Heap

There‘s going to be a lot of blood and ink spilled across the internet on the subject of the opening weekend for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.’ Yes, the third film in the series did open significantly lower than its predecessors. Yes, there are definitely people at Lionsgate wringing their hands and trying to figure out why the film opened below expectations. And yet, that opening weekend is still massive. It’s three day total is larger than most movies ever have a chance to make in their entire runs. So, let's have some perspective as we dive into this week’s top 10.

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Heart of West Michigan United Way Needs Volunteers for Reading Program

It's the season of giving, and nothing say giving better that giving time to someone who needs assistance.

This holiday season, consider giving back to our community by becoming a United Way volunteer. Schools of Hope and Kent County Tax Credit Coalition programs are looking for individuals interested in highly rewarding volunteer experiences. Please consider being a part of this great work and showing your support for Kent County!

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