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Taylor Swift tells Channel 957 her pre-show ritual backstage!
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Channel 957 Shares Taylor Swift’s Pre-Show Ritual!

I know that you just have to have Taylor Swift tickets for her SOLD OUT show at Van Andel Arena on July 28th!

Channel 957 has a pair for you to try and win today ... just listen to the audio below.  When I ask you to call me, between now and three, dial-up Channel's studio at 616-770-8957 and tell me what Tay's pre-show ritual is before she goes on stage to perform!

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E-Coli plagues two Allegan County lakes
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No Swimming At Two Allegan County Beaches For E-Coli!

(Photo via 'Tis the season for e-coli to pop-up along shorelines throughout West Michigan!

The good news is that health officials take water testing very seriously and post 'no swimming' advisories at any beach that has tested positive for above average bacteria levels.  The bad news is that bacteria tends to increase as temperatures rise and that's when you and I are planning a trip to the lakeshore to get a little relief, right?!

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Parents Use Facebook To Track Their Kids!?? [VIDEO]

This just in!  More than half of parents are on Facebook so they can spy on their kids.  Is this true for you?

Parents aren't the only ones using the social network to find out what people are up to in his or her daily lives!  The CIA has been working with Facebook creator, Mark Zuckerberg, to use his program to track any and all persons of interest. 

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Top three veggies with the least nutrients.
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Veggie 101: Top Three Least Nutritional

(Photo via Eating your veggies is important, right?  Have you noticed all of the commercials on t.v. that keep pushing beverages loaded with veggies so you don't have to eat them??

There's something about chopping, slicing, snapping and shucking vegetables that reminds of summertime with my grand parents.  It was a daily ritual to get a bowl and start preparing the fresh produce -  that was in season - for the evening meal.  Yum! 

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Pledge of Allegiance is altered by NBC omitting "Under God" twice!
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NBC Changes Pledge Of Allegiance; Omits ‘Under God, Indivisible’ Twice!! [VIDEO]

(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)American history is one of my favorite topics because I'm so proud and thankful to be a U.S. citizen.  Our nation is truly blessed in so many ways, but it has and continues to come at a high cost.

Protecting our freedom is not cheap, however, it is cheap when someone goes out of his or her way to sabotage a pledge every person, who claims citizenship, has recited since President Eisenhower was in office.

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Taylor Swift swoons Toronto fans with covers of Canadian artists!
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Taylor Swift Pays Tribute To Canadian Artists At Toronto Show! [Video]

(Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)Taylor Swift is on her way to Grand Rapids and Channel 957 has tickets to giveaway all week! 

The poor gal recently had to cancel a few of her gigs because of a bout with bronchitis, but she was well and back on her feet on Friday in Toronto.
I'm anxious to see if she does the same thing when she's at Van Andel Arena on the 28th, because she chose to cover three songs from Canadian artists including Justin Bieber.  Check it out!

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How do you measure success?
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Measuring Success: Money, Fame, Family??

Life usually boils down to one or two things, and I think you would agree with me that the word 'success' comes up a lot.

What makes you or I a success?  My list is super short, but yours may be longer.  For example, do you measure success by how many friends you have (not necessarily on Facebook, but in general:) or is the height of success in the number of kids you are raising?

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Celebs tweet about Women's World Cup Soccer Final
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Celebs Tweet About World Cup Final Outcome!

U.S. Women's National Soccer Team (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images) A week ago, all of us were on the edges of our seats -- including sports challenged fans like myself -- to cheer on the U.S. Women's Soccer team that advanced to the semi-finals after beating Brazil in extra time.

Yesterday, the girls faced Japan in the finals in Germany and lost.

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Grand Rapids Symphony Picnic Pops at Cannonsburg Ski Area!
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Grand Rapids Symphony Sets Off The Picnic Pops With A Bang! [PHOTO GALLERY]

Picnics, perfect weather and pop.  What could be better than sitting out on the lawn at Cannonsburg Ski Area on a warm summer night with friends and family?  All of that plus a picnic, of course, for a night out with the D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops! 

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American Idol's Pia Toscano drops new single, 'This Time!'
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Pia Toscano Drops First Single, ‘This Time’ [AUDIO/VIDEO]

Pia Toscano (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
The sounds of disappointment continue to ring from the night Pia Toscano was voted off American Idol, but never fear, the fallen contestant has landed a record deal!

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Three on Glee will not return for third season!
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Three On ‘Glee’ Will Not Return For Third Season!

Big changes on the set of Glee.  Three regulars, if you will, will neither be seen nor heard from in the upcoming season!

Ryan Murphy, co-creator of ‘Glee,’ announced Wednesday night that series regulars Lea Michele (Rachel), Chris Colfer (Kurt), and Cory Monteith (Finn) will be among those who won’t be returning for season four of the hit series...

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