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35 Years Ago: Metallica Play Their First-Ever Concert

They'd go on to bang a billion heads, but in the beginning, Metallica were just another rag-tag bunch of kids with their amps cranked into overdrive.

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Kalamazoo Based Main Street Pub Has Closed One of Their Locations

The Kalamazoo-based Main Street Pub has closed one of the chain's 8 locations.

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This Gurney From the Kalamazoo Asylum is for Sale and Will Haunt Your Nightmares

A gurney that once wheeled patients around the Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital is being offered to the public by the State of Michigan in a surplus items sale being conducted by Western Michigan University.

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This West Michigan Park May Be a Tribute to the Confederate States of America

Hackley Park in Muskegon looks like any other downtown park in any city in America with walkways and statues. But some Muskegonites say there's a secret history that goes back to the Civil War.

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Stefani Bishop
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19 Basics and the Best Bang for Your Buck

Have you ever been standing in the aisle at your favorite store comparing prices and thinking "I'm sure I could get this cheaper at that other place...

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What Is Downtown Kalamazoo Thinking?

Remember a few years ago when there was talk of building an arena in those empty parking lots West of downtown Kalamazoo?  Turned out it wasn't feasible due in part to the fact that a larger, centralized arena wasn't necessary to accommodate all the fans that couldn't get into events that were always sold out. Then there was the "If you build it, they will come" theory that was supposed to revitalize the entire downtown.  Sure, it's worked in other cities but I don't think it would work here.

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Watch as Kiss Defy City Pyro Ban By Setting Off All Their Explosives in Just 30 Seconds

A German fire marshal told Kiss they couldn't use any pyrotechnics during their show. They obeyed ... until the last song.

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50 Years Ago: The Velvet Underground Release Their Influential Debut, ‘The Velvet Underground and Nico’

The Velvet Underground sounded like nothing else that came out in 1967.

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10 Years Ago: Neil Young Finally Releases Solo Acoustic ‘Live at Massey Hall’

Neil Young's 'Live at Massey Hall,' featuring a long-sought-after unplugged performance, had remained shelved for 36 years.

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50 Years Ago: The Beatles Debut New Image With ‘Strawberry Fields Forever,’ ‘Penny Lane’ Videos

The Beatles' influential promotional films for "Strawberry Fields Forever" and "Penny Lane" made their U.S. debuts in March 1967.

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