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Tonalist Wins Belmont Stakes; California Chrome 4th

Tonalist sprinted down the stretch and beat Commissioner by a nose to win the thrilling 146th Belmont Stakes in New York on Saturday.

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It’s Festival Weekend!

Long before ArtPrize, THE arts festival in Grand Rapids was just Festival.

Officially, it's the 45th Festival of the Arts, held in downtown Grand Rapids on a few city streets and at Calder Plaza.

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Metalhead Ned’s Random Pic of the Week – Time For Sun of a Beach!

I was walking down the hallway yesterday and I couldn't help but notice that our live events manager was dressed up for a Beach Party. I don't know what exactly she was doing, but I figured it was a very random thing to stumble upon.

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Jackie’s In ‘A Sleeping Beauty’ at Circle Theatre

We started rehearsal for "A Sleeping Beauty Somewhere in Time" a few weeks ago, and I had to share an update.

In the new version of "Sleeping Beauty," I play Malestrom, the chaos fairy that most people identify as Maleficent.

The show is being held by Circle Theatre on Aquinas College's campus.

We perform June 25 to 29. If you have kids or don't, it's a fun show!

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Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
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All-New Meteor Shower – Camelopardalid – Will Be Visible Friday Night & Saturday Morning

An all-new meteor shower is expected to happen Friday night and into early Saturday morning. Here is what you need to know about the Camelopardalid meteor shower: 

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Free Beer and Hot Wings Show
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Vote for Which ‘Free Beer & Hot Wings’ Member You’d Like to See as a Bobblehead! [Poll]

It's that time of year again, and we here at 97.9 WGRD would like to know which member of "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" you'd like to see immortalized as a bobblehead!

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King of the Wing 2014
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Thanks for Eating Wings with WGRD at King of the Wing 2014!

Thanks to Hobart, Vander Mill Cider, Godwin Plumbing, Metro PCS, the Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan and all of you, we had a great time at the King of the Wing 2014!

This year, hosting it at The B.O.B. was cool, so everyone could sit, eat some great wings, drink some beer, and vote on their favorite wing flavors.

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KOTW - Buffalo Wild Wings
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Indulge in King of the Wing on Saturday at The B.O.B.!

Tomorrow at The B.O.B., WGRD, Hobart, and Vander Mill Ciders present KING OF THE WING! I have tried out many of the wings from this years competitors, and if you miss any of them, you are missing out! Here is a list of what you should be prepped for.

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King Of The Wing 2014 Preview — Pit Stop Catering [Video]

King Of The Wing is April 26 -- this Saturday -- and we've been visiting with some of the contestants!

Today, Pit Stop Catering came in with the wings they will have at this year's contest.

They called these wings Sucker Punch Wings. They start sweet. Then, they have a punch!

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Courtesy of Jeff Musial
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Jeff Musial – The Animal Guy Coming to East Grand Rapids in November

Good news animal lovers, Jeff Musial - The Animal Guy is coming to East Grand Rapids on Nov. 23.

You might know him from his many appearances on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," "The Today Show," "iCarly" and "VH1 Big Morning Buzz," among others. Now, he's bringing his educational education to West Michigan!

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
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Win Trip to See Korn at Mayhem Festival

We were pumped when we found out that Korn is headlining Mayhem Festival this year and we're even more pumped to send you to San Bernardino, Calif., to see the festival in person and meet Korn.

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King of the Wing 2014 Preview – Crooked Goose [Video]

It’s almost time for the King of the Wing, and it’s going to make the wing lover in you so happy!

Today, Metalhead Ned and I got to preview the wings that Crooked Goose will be serving at King of the Wing. They’re amazing! If you haven't tried its wings, check them out at King of the Wing and you'll be hooked!

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