Grand Rapids, Michigan, Stands Up to Newsweek 'Dying City' Snub With Music Video

When Newsweek.com listed Grand Rapids, Mich., as one of America's top-10 dying cities, the community came together to show the world it is full of life. Grand Rapids responded to the unflattering distinction with a 10-minute music video featuring 5,000 people set to Don McLean's song "American Pie." Click Here to Watch the Music Video "I took great exception to Newsweek's characterization of a dying city," Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell said. "We're a city that's young, that's vibrant,...Full Story
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