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J.J. Abrams Says Rey’s Parents Aren’t in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ or Maybe They Are, Who Knows

Last night, J.J. Abrams participated in a Q&A with Chris Rock at the Tribeca Film Festival, where topics ranged from superhero films to lens flares to — inevitably — Star Wars: The Force Awakens. When asked if Rey’s parents are in the film, Abrams basically said no, sending fans into a speculation spiral as they crossed Han Solo, Luke and Leia off their lists and prepared to begin a new chapter in their theorizing. But then Abrams clarified his comments in a later statement, taking us right back to where we started with this whole crazy speculation game.

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Griffin’s Playoff Tickets On Sale Today

Tickets for the Grand Rapids Griffins’ first two home games during the 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs will go on sale to the public this morning, Saturday, April 16 at 10 a.m.

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Chachi is Leaving Pop Evil to Focus on Family [Video]

This afternoon, Chachi from Pop Evil hosted a live video chat to announce his departure from the band. He's taking a new opportunity that will allow him to spend more time with family.

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Supporters Flock To Restaurants On Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day
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Chick-fil-A Plans to Open 20 Restaurants in Michigan

Chick-fil-A plans to expand to 20 locations in Michigan over the next five years, the fast food chain announced this week.

According to MLive, the company is opening two locations in Troy and Lansing in Fall 2016, and is eyeing locations in Grand Rapids, metro Detroit, and Kalamazoo. 

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Stop Aging Your Founders KBS, Drink it Now

DraftMag spoke with Founders Brewing Co. brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki about the best time to drink Kentucky Breakfast Stout.

The answer will make you thirsty.

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Pop Evil Tease a Big Announcement Today on Facebook Live

On Tuesday, Chachi from Pop Evil teased an announcement coming today on their Facebook page. He covered some touring news, their big tour with Rob Zombie and Disturbed that hits GR on May 24th, their push-up collaboration to benefit the troops with Kill Cliff.

Then Chachi promised to host a live Facebook chat, with big, BIG news.

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The Guys Sing ABBA and More – Free Beer and Hot Wings Segment 16 [Video]

It's time for the official announcement of all the shows for this year's Fifth Third Bank Summer Concert Series at Meijer Gardens, and the guys always have an amazing time just talking about the show coming. This year, there are some shows that get them singing along, and Free Beer even shows off some dance moves!

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Mad Love: The Best Harley Quinn Cosplay

Conventions and photoshoots have seen Harley cosplayers in the classic jester outfit of Dini and Timm’s design, the punk-inspired style of her Arkham video game appearances, and often alongside her comically oversized hammer. Sometimes solo, sometimes coupling with crafty Joker cosplayers, and sometimes linking up with Poison Ivy, these Harley Quinn cosplayers bring the make-up, exaggerated weaponry, and coy and chaotic expressions to make sure we’re not turning our backs on them for a second. This is the best Harley Quinn cosplay.

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GRD Listeners Sound Off on New A Day to Remember Song ‘Paranoia’

A Day To Remember has a new song out! We debuted "Paranoia" on the Liquid Lunch, and wanted to hear what GRD listeners think.

Check out their reactions and listen to the song and let us know your opinion of "Paranoia".

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Graphic Novel Reimagining Kurt Cobain’s Life Due in October

A new graphic novel titled 'Who Killed Kurt Cobain?' reimagines the singer's life through the eyes of an imaginary childhood friend.

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Frederik Meijer Gardens Announces Summer Concert Series Lineup

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has announced the full lineup performing at this year’s outdoor summer concert series.

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Your Exclusive KISS Ticket Pre Sale Link and Code for Their Grand Rapids Show at Van Andel Arena

KISS is coming to Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena on August 13, and we have your exclusive presale link and code! The pre-sale runs from Thursday, April 14 at 9 a.m. until Sunday, April 17 at 10 p.m.

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