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Jackie’s New Do

All right, I promised in my New Year's resolutions that I wouldn't go back to blonde.

I also have committed to growing my damn hair so I can't cut it. The only clear choice was to go purple.

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Courtesy Three's A Crowd
Courtesy Three's A Crowd
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Three’s A Crowd Rocks at Amway Family Fireworks on July 5 [Video]

One of Grand Rapids' top cover bands is playing Saturday at the Amway Family Fireworks celebration.

Three’s a Crowd performs at the Amway Family Fireworks at 9 p.m. July 5 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids.

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ablestock.com, ThinkStock
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Big Construction Project on U.S. 131 in Grand Rapids Starts July 7

Your commute may become a bit more challenging after the holiday weekend.

A major construction project on U.S. 131 through downtown Grand Rapids begins on Monday, July 7.

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Photo by Elsa/Getty Images
Photo by Elsa/Getty Images
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Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Joins Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen On Forbes’ Celebrity 100

Grand Rapids native and boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr., hit the top 10 and the music group Bon Jovi continues to have star power in the latest Forbes Celebrity 100 list.

The rundown reflects celebrities' power and influence based on media exposure, marketability, and career earnings over the past 12 months. 

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Photo by John Moore/Getty Images
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Bad News For Your Fourth of July Weekend: Gasoline Prices Hit Six-Year Holiday High

Expect to pay more at the pump this summer.

Conflicts in Iraq have caused gas to go up substantially.

According to AAA, 41 million people are expected to hit the road during this Fourth of July weekend, and experts say get ready to pay more at the pump.

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Shaun Morgan, Dale Stewart, and John Humphrey comprise the hard rock band Seether, which has a new album, "Isolate and Medicate," out today. (Photo courtesy Seether)
Shaun Morgan, Dale Stewart, and John Humphrey comprise the hard rock band Seether, which has a new album, "Isolate and Medicate," out today. (Photo courtesy Seether)
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Seether Talks Music Room Construction, New Album and Band’s Status In South Africa [Audio]

This morning on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Show," we talked to Shaun Morgan, Dale Stewart and John Humphrey of the band Seether.

The band's new album, "Isolate and Medicate," is available today on iTunes.

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Paul Gilham/Getty Images
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Cheer On U.S. Men’s Soccer Team Outside Today in GR! [Video]

The U.S. Men's National Soccer Team plays in one its most important international games in a long time when it takes on Belgium today in the World Cup.

And you, being the fun-loving patriotic American that you are, can cheer the team on in Grand Rapids!

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97.9 WGRD’s July 2014 Top Songs Playlist

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Daredevil Circus Company/Anthony Nowack
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Daredevil Circus Company Performs at Amway Family Fireworks on July 5 [Video]

A homegrown Grand Rapids circus troupe is performing Saturday in a return show for the Amway Family Fireworks celebration.

Daredevil Circus Company brings its Cirque du Soleil-style show to the Amway Family Fireworks at 8 p.m. July 5 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ Rocks

Look, everyone knows that it's your obligation as a human being to go see a new 'Transfomrers' movie when it comes out whether you want to or not. It's the only explanation for the success of the past three films (since no one actually likes them) and it's the only explanation for the massive first weekend of 'Transformers: Age of Extinction,' which had the biggest opening of 2014 so far.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings
Free Beer & Hot Wings
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Producer Joe’s Weirdo Inspirational Speech [Video]

Last week on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show," we shared an oddly inspirational video from a bearded, shirtless, only-underwear-wearing man in New York.

He was asked a number of questions by a tourist, and his answers were both surprising and hilarious at the same time.

So, when we traveled to New Jersey for our live show with 105.7 The Hawk on Friday, we had the perfect inspiration for Producer Joe's next stunt.

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Fireworks Season Means Enjoying Community Displays, Celebrating Safely [Video/Infographic]

It's the season for fireworks, which are synonymous with Independence Day celebrations.

July 4 marks the 238th anniversary this year of the United States' independence from England through the Declaration of Independence. It means celebrating our nation's founding through community events, with professionally-done aerial fireworks displays such as the Amway Family Fireworks on July 5 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids.

If consumer fireworks are used at home or elsewhere, enjoy them safely to protect lives and property while embracing Independence Day.

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