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Grand Rapids, MI
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.

Dan Musser III says Grand Hotel gives guests a chance to slow down - Video — According to R.D. (Dan) Musser III, president of Grand Hotel, visiting the hotel gives guests a chance to slow down and enjoy Pure Michigan summer. John Gonzalez of MLive interviewed Musser on June 19, 2015.

Thrillist: 'Michigan is kinda unbeatable' — So, what's your reaction to Thrillist's list, which ranked Michigan as the No. 1 state in America? I was surprised -- and maybe I shouldn't have been -- that many commenters were really negative about the news. The No. 1 issue: Roads! Granted, we need to get it figured out.

We're No. 1! Thrillist ranks Michigan as best state in the U.S. — LANSING, MI -- As the 4th of July holiday approaches, -- the website known for lists of best food, drinks and more -- decided it was time to rank every state from best to worst. And Michigan came in at No, 1! Yes, we're No. 1.

11 Things to Do this Weekend (June 27-28, 2015) — Don't have any plans this weekend? Our MLive entertainment writers offer a list of things to do in their local markets, which you can find online and in print. Today, statewide entertainment writer John Gonzalez compiles a list of 11 things you can still do this weekend.

5 festivals 'not to miss' this summer in Traverse City — TRAVERSE CITY, MI -- With July only a few days away, and the National Cherry Festival on the horizon, I thought it would be good idea to check out things to do in the Traverse City area this summer. So, I reached out to our friends at the National Cherry Festival and I asked them to pick this summer's biggest festivals.

Michigan Restaurants: Dining experiences at Cygnus 27, Taste of Ann Arbor, Treetops Resort — In this week's roundup of Michigan restaurants, John Gonzalez takes you to Cygnus 27, Taste of Ann Arbor's Best of Show winner Vinology, and Treetops Resort in Gaylord. GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Imagine a view that you typically reserve for a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary?

Alex Winston is excited to be back in Michigan, and touring with Neon Trees — At a recent tour stop where she was just starting her sound check, singer/songwriter Alex Winston was happy to be on the phone with "Of course I've heard of it," she said of our Michigan-based site. "Thank you for wanting to chat with me."

19 things to do in Michigan: Soo Locks Engineers Day, Pasty Fest, Big Ticket Festival and more (June 24-28) — Soon I will be spending some time in the Upper Peninsula. Have you been there this summer? I'm planning my itinerary, so I welcome any recommendations for your favorite hiking trails, scenic areas and even the best pasties. Leave your suggestions in the comments below or send me an email me at

Mega Millions numbers for June 23; jackpot increases to $64 million — No one matched the winning Mega Millions numbers on June 23, 2015, increasing the next jackpot to $64 million. The Mega Millions numbers for June 23: 06-13-38-56-70 The Gold Mega Ball: 02 The Megaplier: 5 Although there was no jackpot winner, one ticket holder matched 5 numbers and won $1 million.

Watch former White House executive chef Walter Scheib talk about serving Presidents Clinton and Bush — White House Executive Chef Walter Scheib appeared at the 2014 Taste of Traverse City where he offered up a delicious White House dinner inspired by the favorite meals of former presidents. The dinner was Aug. 30 at the Grand Traverse Resort Resort & Spa. John Gonzalez of MLive interviewed him earlier in the day before dinner.
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Jun 29, 2015

Who wants to join me for a coney dog eating contest on the 4th of July in Grand Rapids? I am recruiting team members.

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