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HopCat Named One of Top Beer Bars in America

One of my favorite brew pubs in Grand Rapids, HopCat, has been named one of the top five beer bars in America by the Brewers Association's CraftBeer.com!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Michelle Monaghan Talks ‘Fort Bliss,’ ‘True Detective, Sex with Matthew McConaughey [Audio]

On "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Show" today, we talked with actress and producer Michelle Monaghan.

Michelle is promoting her upcoming film "Fort Bliss," the story of a U.S. Army medic and single mother struggling to rebuild her relationship with her son after returning home from Afghanistan.

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Founders Brewing’s ArtPrize Beer Mosaic Promise First Tapping September 16

Grand Rapids is pretty awesome. There's beer. There's art. There's beer AND art. The official beer of ArtPrize 2014 is Founders Brewing Co.'s Mosaic Promise. It was previewed at ArtPrize on Tap back in August. Tuesday, September 16, Mosaic Promise will be released in Founder's taproom. The event is free and starts at 4:30 PM.

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‘Star Wars’ Spinoff to Follow Obi-Wan Kenobi?

So far, we have heard rumors that two of the three planned 'Star Wars' spinoffs were to follow Boba Fett and Han Solo. Then there was the mysterious third spinoff, which we haven't much concrete information on. Until now. A recent report suggests that despite earlier reports that the spinoffs wouldn't follow any Jedi or Sith characters, Lucasfilm is currently working with artists and a writer to develop an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘No Good Deed’ Dethrones ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

After a month at the top, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' has finally fallen from the number one spot on the box office charts. All it took was a modestly budgeted thriller starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson.

But 'No Good Deed' didn't just push Marvel off its throne -- it exceeded all expectations and looks like it may be the rare September release to actually be a hit.

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Can You Guess The Famous Cleavage?

This 29-year-old singer and actress has appeared on The Young and The Restless, How I Met Your Mother and more.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Music Friday Songs for September 12

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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Courtesy Scott VanderVeen
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Meijer-97.9 WGRD Athlete of the Week: Jenison Boys’ Soccer’s Luke VanderVeen

Jenison High School boys' soccer player Luke VanderVeen is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD Athlete of the Week.

VanderVeen's last-minute goal in Jenison's 1-0 win over Zeeland East last week is indicative of the type of competitor he is, Wildcats Coach Brian Selk said.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: A Look Inside Dumber Than Zane Trivia

Each Thursday on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show," we play Dumber Than Zane Trivia for a $500 cash prize.

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Grand Rapids Remembers 9/11 with Boy Scout Salute, ‘Never Forget’ Exhibit at Ford Museum

 

As the nation remembers the tragic events of 9/11, so does Grand Rapids.

Today marks the 13-year anniversary of the attacks on the towers of the World Trade Center in New York, Sept. 11, 2001. A hijacked plane struck The Pentagon outside Washington DC and another crashed just outside Shanksville, Pa. Almost 3,000 people lost their lives, including firefighters, rescue workers, and police officers trying to aid the victims.

Today we pledge to never forget those people and to never forget the events of that day.

A day-long Boy Scouts salute, a special remembrance program, and "9/11 Never Forget" mobile exhibit tours are taking place in at the Ford Museum in Grand Rapids today as we remember 9/11/2001.

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Richard Kiel, Famous James Bond Villain, Dies at 74

Richard Kiel, the man most famous for playing James Bond villain Jaws in both 'The Spy Who Loved Me' and 'Moonraker,' passed away earlier this afternoon in Fresno, California at the age of 74. He was just a few days away from celebrating his 75th birthday.

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Mobile Exhibit Honoring 9/11 Victims Comes to Ford Museum In Grand Rapids [Video]

A special memorial honoring those who died thirteen years ago during the September 11, 2001, attacks arrived in Grand Rapids Tuesday evening.

A group of Patriot Riders escorted the mobile “9/11 Never Forget” exhibit to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. The exhibit will be a part of the annual remembrance ceremonies scheduled for Thursday at the museum.

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