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Pop Evil at Rock on the Range 2014
Pop Evil at Rock on the Range 2014 (photo Johnnie Walker)
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Pop Evil’s ‘Flawed’ Live at Rock on the Range 2014 [Video]

Grand Rapids' own, Pop Evil, hit the main stage this year at Rock on the Range!  

The sold-out show packed Crew Stadium as our local boys took the stage with a ferocious performance of their Michigan rock!

Walking around that day, getting ready for the Pop Evil show, I heard a lot of people talking about the bands they wanted to see, and our Pop Evil was one of the bands I heard mentioned A LOT!

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Vote Now to Help Name Grand Rapids Top Town In America – Round 2

Grand Rapids has made it to Round 2 in Outside Magazine's ongoing "Best Town In America" contest.

In round one, Grand Rapids beat out Omaha, Neb.

This round, Grand Rapids is pitted against La Crosse, Wis. I've never been to La Crosse, but I can already tell you that Grand Rapids is better.

Want to help Grand Rapids move on to the next round? 

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Vote Now To Help Name Grand Rapids Top Town In America

Despite the this winter's crippling Polar Vortex and the fact that this cold weather seems like it will never leave, Grand Rapids is a beautiful place to live or visit. Outside Magazine seems to agree with that as they've named Grand Rapids one of the “64 Best Towns in America”. Each of the towns on this list are competing in a bracket-style competition to be named the overall best town in the country.

That's where you and your vote come in - you can vote once in each round of the competition to support your favorite town.

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Grand Rapids Nets NBA D-League Franchise for 2014-15 Season

The NBA Development League today announced that SSJ Group, LLC, led by Steve Jbara, has purchased the Springfield Armor and is relocating the Massachusetts club to Grand Rapids for the 2014-15 season with a direct affiliation with the NBA's Detroit Pistons.

The announcement was made this afternoon at The DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center.

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Studio 28 Making Its Way to Memories

A little over a month ago, it was confirmed that the building that once was Studio 28 would be demolished.

I went over to the old Wyoming building on 28th Street SW that held many memories for me to check and see how the demolition was coming.

The building now is unrecognizable.

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Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter in Grand Rapids in Honor of Late Betty Ford

Rosalynn Carter can readily identify with Betty Ford.

They served as first ladies at The White House in back-to-back terms in the 1970s.

Today, Carter, the wife of former President Jimmy Carter, is in Grand Rapids in honor of the 96th birthday of the late Ford, the spouse of former President Gerald Ford.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Student Brilliantly Pranks Professor In Class [Video]

April Fool's Day may be long over, but a good prank is fun to watch no matter what day it is.

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Jackie’s Photos With ModBettie Pinup Boutique

I just got an email from one of the owners of ModBettie with these images! We had so much fun at their social event for ModBettie. They completely make you over in pinup apparel, hair and makeup. It was a great experience!

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Sneak Peek Of Jackie’s Shoot With ModBettie Pinup Boutique

New to Grand Rapids, ModBettie Pinup Boutique offers a unique experience for women to get dolled up, and have a fun photo shoot inspired by the 20's through the 50's! I was excited when the owners of ModBettie asked if I would like to come in and model for them. We had a lot of fun and here are two of the images I have gotten from the shoot, there will be more on the way.

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Looking for Something to do this Weekend? There’s a Lot Going On

If you're sitting around thinking that this is going to be a boring weekend, think again.  There's a lot of stuff happening in the area this weekend!  If you're attached, these can be fun things for you to do as a couple.  If you're not, these could be some great places to meet people!

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I Finally Got To Meet Jason Segel

For the past few weeks, they have been filming "The End Of The Tour," starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel.

They are filming this movie right in our building. So, you would think I would have found a way to meet the two actors by now.

Nope. None of my hair-brained schemes have worked.

So, of course yesterday when I was NOT planning on seeing anyone cool, but I did.

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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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