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A Michigan Radio Station Was the First to Play The Chuck Barris Written Song ‘Palisades Park’

Before Chuck Barris became famous as the host and creator of The Gong Show, his song 'Palisades Park' was a Top 5 hit for singer Freddie Cannon. A Michigan radio station is credited with being the first to play the song.

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Do You Have A Favorite Single Or Album On Vinyl?

Vinyl has started to make a comeback and with another Record Store Day a month away I was thinking back to some of my old vinyl.  Looking back at some of your albums do you have a favorite?

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Why Are Some Michigan Roads Known as ‘Trunk Lines?’

Numbered highways in Michigan are officially known as 'Trunk Lines.' How did they gain that silly name what exactly does it mean?

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40 Years Ago: AC/DC Release Their First Masterpiece, ‘Let There Be Rock’

It might be difficult to wrap your head around this concept, but AC/DC's rise to global stardom was both deliberate and challenging.

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45 Years Ago: The Lawsuits That Derailed Grand Funk Railroad

Grand Funk Railroad began 1972 as one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most successful bands. But by March, the popular power trio found itself stuck in a legal quagmire.

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Capri Drive-In Movie Theater Announces Opening Date for 2017 Season

You know better weather is coming when they start showing movies outdoors in Coldwater at the Capri Drive-In!

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30 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Returns to the Vaults to Pay ‘Tribute’ to Randy Rhoads

Released by Ozzy Osbourne five years to the day after Randy Rhoads' death, 'Tribute' refocused grieving fans on his soaring guitar talent.

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The Most Expensive Home In Michigan

Remember "Lifestyles Of The Rich & Famous" with Robin Leach?  Caviar dreams and champagne wishes?  Celebrity mega-mansions that were examples of pure excess.  Well, there's a "mega-cabin" on Lake Superior that gives them a run for their money; literally.

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Why Doesn’t Michigan Celebrate Dyngus Day?

On the heels of the traditionally Irish holiday of St. Patrick's Day, the Polish-heritage celebration of Dyngus Day is held the Monday after Easter. Surprisingly, there is no large scale Dyngus Day celebration anywhere in Michigan.

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Tabletop Gaming Convention This Weekend in Kalamazoo

Get a Clue or get a Life! Go, use your Cranium, and avoid Trouble (or don't!). Nothing is Taboo at Marmalade Dog 22.

Video games are great, but they take a backseat to a good old-fashioned tabletop game...

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