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Counting Crows Added To Frederik Meijer Gardens’ Summer Concert Lineup

More and more acts are slowly being announced for Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park's annual summer concert series.

Monday it was revealed that pop rock band Counting Crows will be coming to Grand Rapids on July 21.

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The United States' Omar Bermejo competes in the men's 15-kilometer standing biathlon at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on March 14 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
The United States' Omar Bermejo competes in the men's 15-kilometer standing biathlon at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on March 14 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
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Sochi Winter Games: How Grand Rapids’ U.S. Paralympian Omar Bermejo Did

Omar Bermejo achieved and competed with the world's best Winter Paralympians over the past two weeks in Russia.

The 32-year-old former Marine, who had an amputation of part of a severed arm suffered in a June 2009 motorcycle accident, is from Grand Rapids resident, He took part with Team USA in two nordic skiing disciplines at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

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Olivia Wilde Joins HBO’s Mick Jagger-Martin Scorsese ’70s Rock Drama

We were a bit bummed to learn that 'Boardwalk Empire' showrunner Terence Winter had accepted a season 5 end to the HBO prohibition drama in order to develop his new 1970s New York rock drama with Bobby Cannavale, Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese, but the proposed series just got a whole lot prettier. Olivia Wilde will return to TV for the new HBO period drama, but as whom, you ask?

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Eat Beer Cream Puffs on St. Patrick’s Day

Several traditional Irish foods are frequently served on St. Patrick's Day: corned beef and cabbage, shepherd's pie and Pepto Bismol. Please add to that list the Beer Cream Puff.

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10 Gloriously Green St. Patrick’s Day Foods

Everyone knows that St. Patrick’s Day is the one day out of the year when we’re all Irish. And, apparently that translates into wearing anything green and silly we can get our hands on and having as much to drink as we can carry at one time. But, there’s another strange tradition that has developed in celebration of this day. We can't explain it. Are Irish people really that into unnaturally green food?

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The Ann Street exit was closed along U.S. 131 because of a chemical reaction at the Haviland Enterprises Inc. plant on Thursday. (Photo: Tim Harris)
The Ann Street exit was closed along U.S. 131 because of a chemical reaction at the Haviland Enterprises Inc. plant on Thursday. (Photo: Tim Harris)
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WZZM-13: Chemical Reaction Contained in Grand Rapids [Video]

The Grand Rapids Fire Department said residents were not in danger following a chemical reaction Thursday morning at a plant on the city's West Side, WZZM-13 reports.

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Sneaky Video of Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel Filming at WGRD!

Over the last few weeks, a new movie has been filming around Grand Rapids, and here at the WGRD studios.  Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel are starring in the movie "The End of the Tour", and have been wandering around our building.

I high-fived Jason Segel in the elevator.  He was very nice.

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Legendary Movie Trailer Voice-Over Guy, Hal Douglas, Dies at 89

Hal Douglas, the voice-over artist who popularized the "In a world..." line and whose voice could be heard in movie trailers for 'Forrest Gump,' 'Meet the Parents' and 'Lethal Weapon' has died at the age of 89 from complications of pancreatic cancer.

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From the National Weather Service: More Brr!

The National Weather Service's Grand Rapids office has some advice for tonight with it's forecast: Button up.

Brr.

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Movie with Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg Filming at WGRD!

So, I'm sure you've read or heard about the movie that's filming in Grand Rapids right now, "The End of the Tour", with Jesse Eisenberg, and Jason Segel.  If not, here's some more information from 97.9 'GRD on what's

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Grand Rapids’ Pop Evil Announces Spring Tour with Escape the Fate; Does ACC Promo [Audio]

Pop Evil is about to get back in front of audiences, both on the concert stage and on television.

The Grand Rapids group has announced a late spring run of tour dates with Escape the Fate. In addition, Pop Evil has shot a promo for the ACC Men's Basketball Tournament with Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels that will feature prominently during broadcasts.

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‘The Big Bang Theory:’ CBS Renews for Three More Seasons

Surprise, surprise, and a hearty "bazinga" to fans everywhere. CBS' unstoppable juggernaut 'The Big Bang Theory' continues to reign supreme as one of the most-watched series on television, and the CBS empire has no intention of letting it go quietly into the night. The nerd comedy has been renewed for an additional three seasons, keeping Sheldon, Leonard, Penny, Howard, Raj, Bernadette and Amy Farrah Fowler on the air through at least 2017.

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