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

Video: East Lansing's Elizabeth Webster wins $2,000 on 'Jeopardy!' — Elizabeth Webster of East Lansing played well on TV games show "Jeopardy!," but returning champion Alexander Persaud played just a little better. Actually, he played a whole lot better. The Dubuque, Iowa, native won his third straight appearance for a three-day total of $61,000. ( Video below.)

East Lansing ESL teacher to appear tonight on 'Jeopardy' — EAST LANSING, MI -- Elizabeth Webster, an ESL teacher from East Lansing, will compete tonight on "Jeopardy" (7:30 p.m. WILX-TV, Channel 10). Not a lot of details have been provided about tonight's episode. So, you have to watch to find out how she does.

Hoppy's Bar in U.P. to celebrate being named Michigan's Best Neighborhood Bar — In the days following our search for Michigan's Best Neighborhood Bar, our friends at Hoppy's Bar in Kenton -- in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula -- never thought they would win. However, longtime bartender Skye Johnson -- who starred in a video I recorded with MLive's Jessica Shepherd -- was hopeful.

Michigan Top 5: Fleetwood Mac at The Palace, David Sedaris at MSU/WMU, Detroit Fall Beer Festival and more — Have you been to a haunted house this Halloween season? I recently re-published our Michigan's Best Haunted House list on MLive, which brought back all those memories of being scared out of my wits for two weeks straight. You can find my list online at What are you doing this weekend?

Top 5 things to do: Links to events all over Michigan (Oct. 17-19, 2014) — It's peak color season, so maybe your plans for the weekend include a fall color tour. I'll be in Mt. Pleasant today, which is great since the foliage is in full color right now. I was there earlier this week, and the trees along M-20 and M-46 were just gorgeous.

Tony Award-winning 'Once' brings a more 'romantic' side of Broadway to the Wharton Center — EAST LANSING, MI -- The beauty of the Tony Award-winning "Once" is that it's not an obvious, over-stated and sometimes loud version of a Broadway musical. At least that's the way actor Zander Meisner sees it.

Michigan Top 5: 'Once' at Wharton Center, Disney on Ice at The Palace — EAST LANSING, MI -- Love is in the air this fall. And what better way to celebrate it than with the enchanting story of "Once." The Irish film-turned-Broadway musical will be in Michigan several times over the next few months, including performances this week in East Lansing (Oct.

Top 5 things to do: Links to events all over Michigan (Oct. 10-12, 2014) — It's a busy weekend around Michigan with many fall festivals and activities. What are you doing? If you're looking for things to do, our entertainment reporters at MLive have put together Top 5 lists (or stories) of things to do in their markets.

A look back at Michigan's Best Haunted Houses, plus a pretty cool corn maze — WILLIAMSTON, MI -- What are the best haunted houses in Michigan? Well, a couple years ago I traveled to 14 haunted houses (and some corn mazes) throughout the state as part of our Michigan's Best series, and I declared Erebus in Pontiac, which was No. 1, and The Haunt in Grand Rapids, which finished No.

Deschutes Brewery of Bend, Oregon launches with several events in Lansing, Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo — Have you always wanted to try Black Butte Porter or the Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery? Now craft beer enthusiasts in West Michigan can enjoy the brewery's signature beers, as well as other beers brewed on the banks of the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon.
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Oct 22, 2014

Dinner at Perrin! - Drinking a Juicy by @Perrinbrewing at @perrinbrewing — #photo

Oct 20, 2014

RT @TheMidtownMen: ♫ Next Week: Grand Rapids, MI - Oct 24 at Forest Hills Fine Arts Center…

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