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CityBlock Summer Concert Series

The CityBlock Summer Concert Series is back and summer in the city never sounded better! MassMutual presents CityBlock 2015 with the biggest names in rock, roots, jazz and blues coming to downtown Springfield. CityBlock shows are free and take place every Thursday evening in  Stearns Square between 4:30p and 9:30p. The complete lineup of artists is available online through SpringfieldDowntown.com. This week at CityBlock Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers! Stop by the Rock 102 table to win prizes!

Deep Purple

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Tickets $35 – $75

Buy tickets here!

Sports

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U.S. Olympic Committee ends effort to bring 2024 Games to Boston

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Boston backed out of its effort to host the 2024 Olympics, hours after the mayor said he would not "commit" to a deal if it meant taxpayers would foot the bill for hosting such a large-scale event.

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Race to succeed Blatter is ‘poker’ game: FIFA executive member

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A number of candidates are expected to vie for the chance to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president.

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New hopes for David Beckham’s Miami soccer dream

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The retired England captain announced his plans to create a new Major League Soccer (MLS) team in the city in February, 2014 but his attempts stalled a few months later.

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Pitchers and Pedro rule at Hall of Fame induction

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Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz became the first trio of pitchers inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in the same year as they joined Craig Biggio in Sunday's Class of 2015 at Cooperstown, New York.

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Briton Froome wins second Tour de France title

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The 30-year-old Froome, a late bloomer who surged into the limelight when he took second place in the 2011 Tour of Spain, beat Colombian Nairo Quintana by one minute 12 seconds.

Weird

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Creepy clown spotted in Chicago cemetery in dead of night

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Police say they don't know who this person dressed up like a clown is - or why they'd scale a cemetery fence and trespass in the dark of night - but it was all caught on tape.

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Streets closed as police hunt #MKELion

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Police closed off streets near a park in north Milwaukee on Saturday night after reports of a "lion-like animal," which came days after people said they had a seen a lion prowling city streets.

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No one puts Dairy Queen in a corner

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There's a D-Q that won't be K-O'd by company H-Q.

in Weird

Pot spaghetti is high on the menu

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Any Italian will tell you: pasta is healthy and makes you feel good. But what about spaghetti made from cannabis?

in Weird

Drink up! Maine brewer makes beer out of live lobsters

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A Maine brewer is offering a quicker way to consume two of the state's summertime staples: beer and lobster.

Lifestyle

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The Internet is no substitute for a doctor

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Online symptom checkers often misdiagnose problems, encouraging people to seek care for minor issues that don’t need immediate attention or incorrectly telling people with true emergencies that treatment can wait.

in Lifestyle

How to get money back on your favorite things

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Here's how to make finding deals on your favorite things - everything from tech and clothes to travel - a snap.

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Rest up! Sleep, exercise may ward off Alzheimer’s, researchers say

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New research suggests poor sleep and a lack of exercise may increase the risk of the disease, and make coping with it difficult after it has taken hold.

National

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U.S. Olympic Committee ends effort to bring 2024 Games to Boston

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Boston backed out of its effort to host the 2024 Olympics, hours after the mayor said he would not "commit" to a deal if it meant taxpayers would foot the bill for hosting such a large-scale event.

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Safety regulators fine Chrysler record $105 million

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The automaker's agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration contains an unprecedented buyback option covering hundreds of thousands of vehicles.

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Gas prices down slightly

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The national average for both gas and diesel has dropped over the last two weeks.

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After shooting, high cost of more security vexes movie theaters

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Students walk through metal detectors, the Metropolitan Opera searches the purses of patrons, and air travel involves long lines and security checks. But movie theaters are unlikely to introduce such stringent measures.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Things you can’t do if you’re not a pro athlete

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Ball players and soccer stars can get away with stuff that the common man just can't.

News

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Today in entertainment history: July 28

Fresh
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A look back at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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WATCH: Lady Gaga joins U2 onstage for ‘Ordinary Love’

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The "Poker Face" hitmaker joined the band onstage in a very Gaga-like outfit, to play piano and provide vocals.

in Viral Videos

Swimming with Golden Retrievers

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A day at the lake has gone to the dogs.

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John Stamos teases fans with on-set shot from ‘Fuller House’

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The "Full House" reboot is filming and Uncle Jesse is back and better than ever.

in Music

Jackson family patriarch Joe Jackson suffers stroke

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Michael Jackson's father has been hospitalized in Brazil.

in Entertainment

Cosby accusers fill magazine cover

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More than 30 women who have accused the embattled comedian of sexual assault are featured on the cover, including supermodels Janice Dickinson and Beverly Johnson.

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After shooting, high cost of more security vexes movie theaters

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Students walk through metal detectors, the Metropolitan Opera searches the purses of patrons, and air travel involves long lines and security checks. But movie theaters are unlikely to introduce such stringent measures.

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Rock 102 Mobile Apps!

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Fantasy NASCAR Challenge!

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On The Money

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Gary Thomas of The Wealth Technology Group gives his unique perspective on markets and the economy. Check it out here!

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