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Entertainment Editor — Grand Rapids Press, MLive

John Gonzalez is a Journalist, MLive Michigan's Best, baseball coach, Believer, husband,Dancing with the Stars fan, American Idol, pop culture guy.

Sasha Allen of 'Pippin' says new production is 'beautiful to watch' — EAST LANSING, MI -- Sasha Allen knows a little bit about trying to find yourself. As a teenager, the Harlem, New York native signed a record deal and went the pop music route. After doing some TV acting and touring the country as backup singer for acts such as Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys and John Legend, she found herself on Broadway, singing in a production of "Hair."

Gonzo's Top 5: Statewide list of things to do in Michigan (Jan. 27-Feb. 1) — What are you doing this weekend? I know, you're watching the Super Bowl game; maybe not for the actual game, but more for the commercials and halftime show with Katy Perry. But there are so many things going on this week before the big game on Sunday night.

Lucky for Life: How to win $1,000 a day in new Michigan Lottery game, first drawing Jan. 29, 2015 — The Michigan Lottery will join 13 other states to launch a new game similar to Powerball and Mega Millions. This game -- called "Lucky For Life" -- will pay out a top prize of $1,000 a day for life. Tickets go on sale Jan. 27, 2015. The first drawing is Jan.

Super Bowl 2015 Haltime Show: What we know about Katy Perry's performance, so far — Now that we're getting an early look at some of Super Bowl 2015's most anticipated ads (have you seen the Victoria's Secret commercial?), it's time tell you what we know so far about Katy Perry's halftime show. First of all, there will be fireworks. (She sings about "Fireworks," for those of you who are not fans.)

Super Bowl ads 2015: Watch the most anticipated commercials, beginning with Victoria's Secret — Move over "Deflategate," it's time to talk Super Bowl 2015 ads, and what some of the most anticipated commercials are for Sunday's big game. Let's begin with a Victoria's Secret ad that's exactly what you would expect from a lingerie brand: Plenty of skin!

SAG Awards 2015 Best Dressed from the Red Carpet: 10 stars who sizzled — The SAG Awards 2015 is always a good Oscar forecaster, but does it also set the tone for what will sizzle on the red carpet? Sunday night's show did not fizzle, as the stars stunned in red, white and even a little color. What were some of the hottest dresses?

Before Super Bowl 2015: Our Top 5 links of things to do in Michigan (Jan. 25-30) — Anyone else getting tired of "Deflategate"? Even so, last night's "Saturday Night Live" mock version of the New England Patriots' press conference was pretty funny. Check out the video below. Obviously, once we get closer to the actual game (Super Bowl 2015 is at 6 p.m. Feb.

Powerball numbers for Jan. 24; jackpot increases to $261 million as 9 states have players who win $1 million or more — Powerball No one matched the winning Powerball numbers on Jan. 24, 2015, increasing the next jackpot to $261 million. Although there were no jackpot winners, 9 states had players who won at least $1 million. The Powerball numbers (white) for Jan.

Powerball live results for $230 million jackpot (Jan. 24, 2015) — Powerball Tonight's Powerball jackpot is $230 million, and MLive will have the winning numbers when they are released at 11 p.m. Make sure to refresh this page and come back for the results. The numbers will be listed in the comments section below, and then added to the story after the numbers are revealed.

Sorry MSU fans, it's not Izzo and Dantonio; Potter Park Zoo names its gray wolves — LANSING, MI -- Michigan State University sports fans might not be too happy that "Izzo" and "Dantonio" did not make the cut. They're going to have to get used to "Kamots" and "Tikanni," instead. Of course, that's assuming they're at the Potter Park Zoo, where two new gray wolves were named on Friday.
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Jan 27, 2015

@GardnerColehits Greetings from the Mitten State. Just sent you an email. Hope all is well.

Jan 27, 2015

RT @beerwencha2: Brewery begins construction inside historic building in Saline via @mlive

Jan 26, 2015

Excited to be at Soup's On For All at @BigOldBuilding for @ccwestmi Follow @MLiveEvents beginning at 6:30 tonight for photos & more!

Jan 26, 2015

Tickets go on sale tomorrow for new @MILottery draw game -- "Lucky For Life." The top prize is $1,000 a day for life.

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