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Get A Taste of Africa After Dark With Sundown Safari

Ever wonder what its like to sleep in the jungles of Africa at night? You can find out in a much safer location at a Michigan Zoo with their Sundown Safari. I don't know about you because I do like to go camping, but to do so in Africa, well I think that would just be insane. Especially because I would no longer be on top of the food chain and a possible snack for a variety of animals that would be hunting at night.
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There’s an Emo-Themed Wrestling Night Called ‘Emo Fight’

Fans of both emo music and professional wrestling are in luck — the two will come together for a Sept. 23 Game Changer Wrestling (GCW) event at New York City's Melrose Ballroom called "Emo Fight." The unique GCW showcase will be somewhat familiar to fans of the many "emo nights"...
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Sheriff In Barry Co. Wants To Start A Posse

Normally when I hear the term "posse", its either during an old western movie or a rap video, but a sheriff in Barry County wants to create his own posse. If what we saw January 6th at the nations capitol is anything like a posse, I'm not sure that a posse would be the best thing for Barry County, Michigan, or any other county.
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Korn to Kickoff Summer Tour With Staind Following Postponement

It's almost here! Korn will officially hit the road tomorrow, kicking off a summer co-headlining trek with Staind in West Palm Beach, Fla. on Aug. 5. The 28-date run will cross the country hitting major markets along the way before coming to an end in Dallas toward the end of September. In select cities, they'll also be joined by '68 and Fire From the Gods. You can see all of the dates, cities and venues listed below.
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Chris Cornell’s Final Photo Shoot Pics to Be Sold as NFTs

Photos from Chris Cornell's final photoshoot are set to be minted and sold as part of a new NFT drop that kicks off tomorrow (Aug. 5). "The Last Session" NFTs were taken by photographer Randall Slavin in 2017 just prior to the Soundgarden vocalist's death. After the musician passed, Slavin held onto the photos rather than publishing them and with the recent NFT fascination he's decided to mint them with the blessing of Cornell's widow, Vicky Cornell.
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Tom DeLonge Tells Mark Hoppus About His Favorite blink-182 Albums

Tom DeLonge was asked to name his favorite blink-182 album by none other than Mark Hoppus, his fellow co-founder of the influential pop-punk band, during a recent conversation between the two on Hoppus' Apple Music-powered After School Radio. But DeLonge offered more than one answer, unable to pick a solitary...
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Here’s the Limp Bizkit Shirt Fred Durst Passed Out at Lollapalooza

Following Limp Bizkit's set at Lollapalooza this past weekend, a lot of people had a lot of questions — what's up with Fred Durst's new look? Was he wearing a wig? What design was on the shirt he passed out at the end of their performance? Fortunately, we've found the answer to that last one.
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Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera Closing In On 500 Home Run Milestone [Video]

Miggy led off the second inning with a home run to lead the Tigers to a 4-2 win over the Red Sox, and left him just two shy of 500. Only 27 players in the almost 140 year history of Major League baseball have hit 500 home runs, and Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera should be the 28th in the exclusive club soon.
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Portage Man’s Car Could Make It Into Ghostbusters Calendar

Illustrator and Kalamazoo Ghostbuster from Portage, Anthony Snyder has one of the coolest cars in the city. His Ecto-1K is one of the sweetest Ghostbuster mobiles you're likely to see around town, even though there are a few others. But he now has a chance to make it into a Ghostbusters calendar, comprised of photos of the coolest cars modeled after the 80's classic films. His car, along with dozens of others around the country, continent, and state are currently being voted for the top 12, who will make it into the 2020 calendar.
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Free Back-to-School Shoes for Kids

It's a program that is called Shoes Help Our Elementary Students (S.H.O.E.S.). The program is coordinated by a local non-profit organization called In The Image. They have been giving away free shoes for elementary aged students for 25 years. This year the giveaway will be on Monday, August 9th, 2021...
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Calvin Alum Attempts Marathon Swim Up North

In order to honor her uncle, who has battled with diabetes, Marian Cardwell will get in the water Wednesday morning and won't get out until she swims 106 miles. Cardwell, who graduated from Calvin University 10 years ago, took off from Torch Lake River public access site on Torch Lake, near Traverse City, and will swim the length of Torch Lake six times, racking up well over 100 miles over a sixty hour period.
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It Will Cost $4B To Fix Michigan Bridges-MDOT

MDOT has stated that no bridges are ever left open if they are unsafe for drivers to cross. However, Michigan Department of Transportation recently provided an update on just how bad some of our bridges are in the state. Jonathan Bruimsna, a bridge engineer with MDOT told WOOD TV,. "The...
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Guns N’ Roses Debut New Song ‘Absurd’ at Boston Concert

At their Aug. 3 concert at Fenway Park in Boston, Guns N' Roses debuted a new song "Absurd," which is a reworking of a previously unreleased song called "Silkworms." "Some of you might have heard this under another name, but this is really kind of absurd for us to try this," said frontman Axl Rose to the crowd with a laugh. "Wasn't that funny? And they don't even know the joke yet," he added. "Okay, so, this is called 'Absurd'!"
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West Michigan Man Catches Alligator in Sewage Pond

There are animals you expect to see in West Michigan ponds: fish, turtles, ducks... but definitely NOT an alligator. Well, an alligator is exactly what Andy Bills, who works for the Stanton Department of Public Works, spotted in a sewage pond in the southern part of the city on Sunday, Fox 17 reports.
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HopCat in Grand Rapids is Struggling to Find Workers

It isn't something you haven't heard already. Since COVID, so many different industries are having a hard time finding employees which undeniably affects how a business can be conducted. HopCat in Downtown Grand Rapids is currently confronting that reality right now. Vice President of BarFly Ventures, the company that owns...