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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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#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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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Jeffrey Ross Talks After Oversleeping for His Interview on Our Show [Audio]

After "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" broadcast Wednesday, we talked to roastmaster and comedian Jeffrey Ross.

Well, we were supposed to talk to him. But after the interview time came, passed and we didn't hear from him, we called up the number we were given. We obviously woke him up, but he's a trooper and forged ahead with the interview anyway!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Dolly Parton Plays ‘Benny Hill’ Theme On the Sax [Video]

We have stated numerous times on the air that "The Benny Hill Show" theme song makes everything better.

Seriously. Just give it a shot.

Take any video you find online, turn down the sound and turn up the "Benny Hill" theme. See? Hilarious!

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Advanced Screening of ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ 3D Tonight at Celebration! Cinema North!

Want to see the NEW "Transformers: Age of Extinction" a day early?

Tonight is your chance at Celebration! Cinema North, 2121 Celebration Drive NE in Grand Rapids at Knapps Corner!

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Queen Elizabeth Visits the Iron Throne at the ‘Game of Thrones’ Belfast Studio

For those hoping Queen Elizabeth would one day sit on the Iron Throne, we're gonna spoil you now and say not at the moment. But she did visit the 'Game of Thrones' studio in Belfast, Ireland, for a meet and greet with some of the cast and crew of HBO's hit fantasy drama, and to glare at the famous seat of Westeros.

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Jackie Gets Ready For ‘Sleeping Beauty (Somewhere in Time)’

This is the week we open "Sleeping Beauty (Somewhere in Time)" at Circle Theatre in Grand Rapids!

We are in the final stages of prepping for the show including getting the monster set we have placed as well as finishing up the different character makeup styles.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Everyone Was Pretty Hammered at Luke Bryan’s Pittsburgh Concert [Video]

This may be the least surprising news report ever. At country singer Luke Bryan's Saturday concert in Pittsburgh at Heinz Field, people were drinking!

What?! The hell you say!

Yes, it's true.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Think Like a Man Too’ Schools ‘Jersey Boys’

Unless your movie was named 'Jersey Boys,' this was a pretty excellent weekend at the box office for all parties involved. A new film opened big in the number one spot, last week's champions held on strong, and others continued to perform well further down the charts. But boy, it really kinda' sucks to be 'Jersey Boys.'

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Mike Tyson Wasn’t Fan of ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season Finale [Video]

In the voice of Mike Tyson:

Hey everyone. Mike Tython watcheth 'Game of Thrones' juth like you and I. Ecthept he doethn't theem to get how it workth. He didn't enjoy the theathon finale becauthe he juth didn't theem to get it. He wanted a retholution and failed to get it. Which ith kind of what finale's are thupposed to do. Typical Mike."

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New Movies This Week: ‘Jersey Boys’ and ‘Think Like a Man Too’ [Video]

This weekend, we get two new movies that aren't your traditional summer fare—the first an adaptation of a beloved musical, the other a sequel to a somewhat surprising hit from not long ago.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: MSNBC Hosts Fail When Describing ‘Game Of Thrones’ [Video]

You would think that if someone was going to do a news piece about something, they would do some research beforehand to have something of a grasp on what they were talking about.

Not these idiots on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

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