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Amway Family Fireworks – Upstage Crew Blues Band, Crowd Shots, and More! [Photos]

The Amway Family Fireworks are underway at Ah Nab Awen Park and we are having a blast so far!

Two great musical acts (The Holland American Legion Band and Upstage Crew Blues Band) have already taken to the stage, and we are eagerly awaiting the start of the Tyler Howe Band's set.

Check out some of the photos from Upstage Blues Crew, some crowd shots of all of your smiling faces, our audience blasts (and a couple of random shots of ducks we saw in the river.

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#GRFireworks: Amway Family Fireworks Rocks Live via Twitter, Instagram on ‘GRD!

The Amway Family Fireworks today at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in Grand Rapids is more than just the rockets' red glare celebrating the Independence Day holiday weekend.

It's music, food, and fun, in downtown GR, from mid-afternoon to past dusk and which 97.9 WGRD's Janna, Johnnie Walker and Metalhead Ned will all be on hand for the festivities.

Share what you're doing and seeing via Twitter or Instagram, posting those tweets and pics using the hashtag #GRFireworks, and see it all posted below.

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What Do Michiganders Drink? Here are the Top Liquor and Beer Brands in Michigan, According to a Social Media App

Social drinking app Bartrendr compiled data from it's 700,000 users to determine the most popular beer and liquor brands in each state.

ABC News reports that whiskey is king in most states: with a whopping 42 states choosing a whiskey brand as it's top liquor pick. As for beer, Bud Light reigned supreme, with 33 states picking it as their brew of choice.

So what about Michigan? What beer and liquor are our favorites in the Mitten state?

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Firekeepers Casino Data Breach Affects About 85,000

If you bought food, drinks or retail items at Firekeepers Casino and Hotel in Battle Creek between Sept. 7, 2014 and April 25, 2015 you may want to check your statements.

Firekeepers announced in a statement Friday that an investigation of a data-security incident at the casino revealed that about 85,000 credit and debit cards may have been affected, WZZM-13 reports. 

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Michigan Bands Coldville and Torrid Rocked Grand Rapids with Halestorm Thursday Night [Video]

On Thursday night, Halestorm rolled into The Orbit Room for their sold out show, and crushed Grand Rapids. Before they hit the stage, they had a couple of great local openers warm up the crowd. Our very own Coldville and Torrid kicked off the night, and got the crowd worked up!

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Halestorm Rocked The Sold Out Orbit Room on Thursday Night [Photos/Video]

Thursday night, Halestorm rolled into town to a sold out Orbit Room, on tour for their new album, 'Into the Wild Life'. The last time they were here, they killed it at 5/3 Ballpark with Theory of a Deadman. They even raced Go Karts with some winners!

This time, the band met up with some winners before the show, signed some stuff, took some photos, and thanked everyone for coming to the show and selling out the place!

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This Cat Doesn’t Care About Owner’s Sweet Yoga Moves [Video]

Cats really don't give a crap about much, unless their food bowl is empty. Then they care  a whole lot. They may also care about birds outside the window, drinking water straight from the faucet, and rolling in fresh laundry.

But they certainly do not care about much else. Your sweet yoga moves are of no concern to them.

Case in point, this awesome orange bro plops down directly in front of the camera while his owner is attempting to record some head-stand, yoga-type thing. 

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