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An Interview With James Ponsoldt, Director of ‘The End of the Tour’

“The End of the Tour” premiered Sundance Film Festival with a showing at Eccles Center Theatre in Park City, Utah, on Friday night.

The film opened to excellent reviews.

Director James Ponsoldt discusses the film in a lengthy interview released by Kilburn Media and Strategy PR, including why "The End of the Tour" inspired him, preparation for the movie, on-screen relationships by the cast, the most difficult scene to shoot and more.

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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015: Friday Night Lights

Forty-five-teams. Five rinks. Three days over one weekend. One park in Grand Rapids.

That pretty much sums up the WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015, which opened Friday night under the lights.

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‘The End of the Tour’ Reviews Call Film ‘Heartfelt’, ‘Fascinating,’ ‘Brilliant’ and ‘Fantastic’

"The End of the Tour" premiered at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, tonight.

The film was shot in and around Grand Rapids in early 2014.

The first reviews are in.

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Puddle of Mudd Frontman Arrested for Riding Airport Baggage Carousel

If you've ever want to jump on a baggage carousel at an airport, you might want to rethink that.

Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin was arrested last Friday after he allegedly hopped on a baggage carousel at Denver International Airport and began riding it around.

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Courtesy of Sundance Institute/Jakob Ihre
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Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Segel, James Ponsoldt Talk ‘The End of the Tour’ as Film Premieres [Video]

"The End of the Tour" is making it's world premiere at Sundance Film Festival in Utah tonight.

The film stars Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel. It was shot in and around Grand Rapids in early 2014. 

As "The End of the Tour" premieres, more details are being shared about the film.

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Paul Medawar Jewelry on Plainfield Ave. Robbed

UPDATE (12:35 p.m.): WZZM-13's investigative reporter John Hogan is reporting that as of 12:35 p.m. the Kent County Sheriff's Department has three suspects in custody following a traffic stop on eastbound I-96 near M-6.

(12:30 p.m.) Kent County Sheriff’s deputies are on the scene of a robbery at Paul Medawar Fine Jewelry.

The robbery happened just after noon at the jewelry store, which is located on Plainfield Ave. 

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New Movies (This Week): ‘Black Sea,’ ‘The Boy Next Door,’ ‘Mortdecai,’ ‘Song One’ and ‘Strange Magic’ [Video]

This week's new movie releases includes story lines involving stolen paintings, goblins, hockey and a little bit of everything else.

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Pop Evil Is Working on Fourth Album in Seattle with Producer Adam Kasper [Video]

The Pop Evil guys have been in Seattle these last weeks, beginning the recording process for their fourth album with producer Adam Kasper, who's worked with the Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden!

The guys sent us an update from the demo recordings the other day, which you can check out here, that includes some great photos, and a video greeting for Grand Rapids from Chachi!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings’ Music Friday Songs for January 23

Each Friday, “The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show” replaces its regular “back-with” music with songs from our own music collections.

They can be anything, from corny mash-ups, rock, country, mid-Michigan '70s butt rock or anything in between.

Here’s the list of Music Friday songs from today:

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Harold "Butch" Knight, Courtesy of the Allegan Co. Sheriff's Dept.
Harold "Butch" Knight, Courtesy of the Allegan Co. Sheriff's Dept.
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Husband Wanted in Allegan County Slaying Seen in Maine

The husband of Sara Lee Knight, the woman whose body was found Jan. 13, is wanted for her alleged slaying and has been spotted in Maine, according to WZZM-13.

Allegan County sheriff's deputies are investigating the case as an apparent homicide. 

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Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx Flips Double Birds in Response to Justin Bieber Question on Live TV [Video]

Nikki Sixx is not a Justin Bieber fan? No way! And it turns out Vince Neil is no Belieber either? What??

Yeah, as you might have guessed, the guys in Motley Crue don't think too highly of the often shirtless, gym-selfie taking, soon-to-be Comedy Central roasted, pop star.

Sixx and Neil were being interviewed by WGN in Chicago about The Crue's Final Tour when the topic of Bieber came up.

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‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Passed ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ to Become the Biggest Movie of 2014

Sorry, Star-Lord. Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ was just passed by ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ as the highest grossing film of 2014. And, making that feat all the more impressive: ‘Mockingjay’ reached that mark in just 62 days, without the help of 3D or IMAX.

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