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#GRFireworks: Amway Family Fireworks Rocks Live via Twitter, Instagram on ‘GRD!

The Amway Family Fireworks today at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in Grand Rapids is more than just the rockets' red glare celebrating the Independence Day holiday weekend.

It's tunes, grub, fun, hanging, chilling, frolicking and rollicking at the downtown GR festival, which runs from mid-afternoon to past dusk and which 97.9 WGRD's Jackie, Johnnie Walker and Metalhead Ned are all gonna be rocking at.

Share what you're doing and seeing via Twitter or Instagram, posting those tweets and pics using the hashtag #GRFireworks, and see it all posted below on WGRD because 'GRD rocks right along with ya!

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#RIPMotleyCrue: Grand Rapids Concert Pics, Tweets for Motley Crue’s Final Tour Kickoff!

Mötley Crüe is kicking off The Final Tour TONIGHT with Alice Cooper at Van Andel Arena!

Share your pics from The Crue's concert with 97.9 WGRD.

Just use the hashtag #RIPMotleyCrue to get your photos in our 97.9 'GRD Rocks gallery!

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Motley Crue’s Music Kick-Starts U.S. Navy-Inspired Clip, Just in Time for 4th of July! [Video]

Tonight, Mötley Crüe opens its The Final Tour -- its farewell tour -- with Alice Cooper at Van Andel Arena!

A YouTube user has mixed some U.S. Navy heritage with some Mötley Crüe.

The results just "Kickstart My Heart," and in the nick of time for the Fourth of July.

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‘Super Duper:’ Alice Cooper Rockin’ with Motley Crue Tonight at Van Andel Arena!

Alice Cooper has a radio show and a documentary about him was just released.

But Cooper, who was born in Detroit, continues to rock after more than four decades performing!

From his first solo album, 1975′s "Welcome to My Nightmare" through releases such as 1994′s "The Last Temptation" and 2000′s "Brutal Planet," themed releases have been Cooper's specialty. Drawing from horror movies, vaudeville, and garage rock, his stage shows have featured electric chairs, guillotines, fake blood and boa constrictors over the years.

Tonight at Van Andel Arena, Cooper is on stage before Mötley Crüe.

Tonight, Mötley Crüe opens its The Final Tour -- its farewell tour, with Cooper along for the ride.

Here's some Cooper music and highlights.

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Get Cued Up for Motley Crue Tonight at Van Andel Arena!

You know all about these guys, right? Mötley Crüe.

The Los Angeles heavy metal band was founded in 1981 by bass guitarist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee, and were later joined by lead guitarist Mick Mars and lead singer Vince Neil.

Tonight, The Crüe opens its The Final Tour -- its farewell tour -- with Alice Cooper at Van Andel Arena, The Van!

Here's some Mötley music and highlights to get you cued -- or crued -- up. All bad things must come to an end.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings Bid Farewell to WZZM-13′s Derek Francis [Video]

After 19 years in the local news business, including the last eleven at WZZM-13, Morning Anchor Derek Francis is leaving to join a well-known public relations firm in Grand Rapids.

His last day was today.

Among those wishing him well were Free Beer, Hot Wings and Eric Zane of "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show," which broadcasts from the studios of 97.9 WGRD.

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Michigan’s Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III Leaving for NBA

University of Michigan men's basketball players Glenn Robinson III and Nik Stauskas are forgoing their last two years of eligibility to enter the NBA Draft.

Michigan Coach John Beilein announced their decisions in a news conference Tuesday. Both are sophomores, with Robinson from St. John, Ind., and Stauskas from Mississauga, Ontario.

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Grand Rapids Nets NBA D-League Franchise for 2014-15 Season

The NBA Development League today announced that SSJ Group, LLC, led by Steve Jbara, has purchased the Springfield Armor and is relocating the Massachusetts club to Grand Rapids for the 2014-15 season with a direct affiliation with the NBA's Detroit Pistons.

The announcement was made this afternoon at The DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center.

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