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Gr8bit Live 3, Booked July 11 at DeVos Performance Hall, Needs Your Help

Gr8bit Live for the past few years has been a great show for a great cause.

Bands like Playing with Power, Super Guitar Bros., The X-Hunters, and more have performed at this awesome show with the proceeds from the show going to purchasing new video & board games for Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.

Do those names look familiar? Yes, they are video game music cover groups.

Now, for its third year, it's looking to be bigger and better! However, it needs your help.

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‘Free Beer & Hot Wings’ Finds Out How Masculine, Feminine and Old the Crew Is [Video]

We came across the face search engine PicTriev recently.

It's one of those websites where you upload a photo of yourself and it analyzes what you look like.

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The 5th Annual Cardboard Bobsled Derby – Team Registration

2015 CARDBOARD BOBSLED DERBY

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 14, 2015

OFFICIAL REGISTRATION FORM

$25 Per Team

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Please complete the entry form below, to confirm your teams spot in the 2015 Cardboard Bobsled Derby, presented by Labatt and Cannonsburg.

Questions? Contact Wendy Anderson at wendya@cannonsburg.com

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Sled Design Rules:

  1. Sled Materials: Cardboarc, tape, paint and wax - hardware is not permitted i.e. wood, plastic or metal
  2. Was is permitted on
Pop Evil Week 2
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Pop Evil Updates Grand Rapids on Album 4 Recording — Week Two

Pop Evil are in a studio in Seattle even as we speak, recording the follow up to 2013's Onyx album for us! The guys have been working on the demos and pre-production up until now with Adam Kasper, but have officially entered the official recording phase of the process now!

Here's a quick video for Grand Rapids from Chachi, as the band begins day one of the recordings, and he even gives us a quick sneak peek of the music!

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Stay Warm With These Scarves Found Downtown

I went out for lunch today to get my usual Teriyaki Bowl from Freshii and I walked past the Silverline Stop in downtown Grand Rapids. I started to notice these colorful scarves tied around light posts downtown.

Upon closer inspection, a smile graced my face.

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McDonald’s Will Let You Pay with Selfies and Hugs [Video]

McDonald's released its first Super Bowl ad in eight years, and it is beautiful.

For the first two weeks of February, McDonald’s will be accepting a new form of payment -- Lovin’.

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Rachel Kramer
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Grand Rapids Breaks February 1 Snowfall Record with 8.8 Inches [Video]

Remember that snowstorm we had in January?

Well, the Super Bowl Sunday-Groundhog Day snowstorm was just as bad with gusting winds, sub-zero wind chills and plenty of snow.

Snowfall totals from the snowstorm hitting greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan in some locales piled up more than a foot of the white, fluffy stuff, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘American Sniper’ Continues Its January Onslaught

In most years, January tends to be the most boring month of the year for the box office. This is where Hollywood typically sends the movies in which it has the least faith. This is the dumping ground, the place where movies go to die so the studios can concentrate on their Oscar campaigns. However, thanks to ‘American Sniper,’ this January has bucked every trend. It may technically be a 2014 release, but Clint Eastwood’s war film has made the first chunk of 2015 interesting, shattering expectations and threatening to become the highest grossing film of last year in only a few weeks.

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Bryan Cranston Returns as Walter White for a Super Bowl Commercial

‘Breaking Bad’ may be completely, definitively over, but that doesn’t mean Walter White is ready to leave popular culture alone. Oh, no. As long as Bryan Cranston is alive and as lone as insurance companies are prepared to back dump trucks full of cash up this house, we’ll get to see America’s favorite meth dealer pop up every so often. So while it’s weird to se Cranston play Heisenberg one more time in an Esurance commercial, it’s not that surprising.

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‘Ted 2’ Super Bowl Trailer Features Tom Brady Cameo

‘Ted 2’ may have the most relevant Super Bowl trailer there is, mostly because it features a cameo from one of the players actually playing in the Super Bowl. The movie features a cameo from New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, and he makes an appearance in this new ad.

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From the Set: J.K. Simmons and D'Angelo
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‘SNL’ Has a Super Bowl Commercial Parody Designed to Make You Feel Real Bad

Super Bowl commercials are still a big, huge, massive, crazy deal, with major corporations shelling out absurd amounts of money on ads designed to win over the most reliably large and receptive audience in all of televised sports. So of course ‘SNL’ was going to contribute its own commercial parody to the mix...but man, no one was expecting something this mean, scathing or on-point.

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97.9 WGRD’s February 2015 Playlist [Video]

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