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Tim McGraw to Headline Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular With Mariah Carey

This year's 4th of July is going to be a booming celebration! Tim McGraw will partner up with Mariah Carey to headline the 2013 Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. The fireworks are sure to be a big crowd-pleaser, but it never hurts to throw in a couple of A-list artists to ensure that the event is a success.

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Buffalo Celebrates July 4th With Fireworks, Family Fun at Canalside [PICTURES]

Ah, the Fourth of July — a holiday to celebrate our nation’s independence through BBQs, parties with families and friends (preferably on a beach or by a pool) and blowing things up.

Our digital team spent the evening hanging out at Canalside for a Fourth of July celebration featuring family activities, live music and, of course, fireworks. Check out photos from the event below!

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Fourth of July

The legend of America’s birth is only 236 years old. However, in that short amount of time, a number of legends that would normally take centuries to grow and multiply in any other civilization have sprung up. 

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July 4th Fireworks Displays in Buffalo

These fireworks listings are for 2012. For 2013 information, click the button!

This July 4th, you have a choice. You can be the guy who drives to Pennsylvania and buys your own overpriced fireworks out of those yellow tents on the side of the thruway, or you can be that smart guy who goes to the real fireworks shows around Buffalo, thereby guaranteeing awesome sights and no injuries. For once, be the smart guy.

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What’s The Best 4th Of July Picnic Side Dish? [POLL]

Summertime and grilling go hand in hand.  Who doesn't love a good burger or slab of steak on the grill?  How about some ribs or chicken?  Mmm....gettin hungry now and all I have is sunflower seeds :(   Along with your burger or dog, which side dishes are a "MUST" at your family's 4th of July cookout?  Is it the corn on the cob, the watermelon.....maybe it's your aunt's baked beans!  According to Woman's Day,  the top side dish is....

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This Is the Proper Way to Eat a Hot Dog This July 4th

Part of what's so great about hot dogs is their simplicity. Take them out of their package, put them on a grill and, boom, everybody's favorite summer comfort food.

But using just a skewer and knife, the food wizards at Chow have demonstrated a way to get a lot more out your wiener. See how to make a spiral-cut hot dog below.

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Most American Teens Don’t Know Why We Celebrate on July 4th

I came across this poll this morning, and it is not only scary, it's very sad. Many American teens when asked couldn't give a reason why we celebrate the Fourth of July. But that wasn't the only historical blunder. Wait 'til you read what else they don't know. 

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AAA Travel Stats For The 4th Of July

Many families are planning to some traveling this 4th of July.  As for me, I like to keep in nice and quiet.  I go to a local fireworks showing maybe do some grillin' and call it a night.  If I were to travel anywhere, it would be to see the show at the Jam in the Valley.  According to the "AAA", roughly 42-million Americans will.....

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Where Did You Go To Watch Fireworks?

Yesterday was one of those days where I just didn't feeling like hopping into the car and  driving somewhere to watch fireworks. I was not in the mood to fight crowds. Luckily, I am located in a great spot that allows me to see many different displays without having to go anywhere.

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Service Men And Women Sing The Star Spangled Banner [Video]

You may have heard the renditions of celebrities who have sung the national anthem and totally messed it up.  They've forgotten the words, missed notes, and just really banged it up.  Here's a video of some of our nations bravest singing "The Star Spangled Banner."  Somehow, it doesn't matter how they sing it....it just sounds good coming from them.

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List of Firworks Displays Around Western New York

List of all fireworks shows going on in the Western New York region this weekend beginning on July 1st through July 4th.

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Join Me For Patriotic Songs This Saturday Morning On Wide Open Country [VIDEO]

This Monday is our nation's birthday and I thought we would pay tribute to our country with some patriotic songs this weekend.  I am hoping you will join me this Saturday from 6am to 10am for Wide Open Country. I will be taking your requests at 644-WYRK and toll-free at 1-800-696-WYRK, and also off the WYRK text line at 716-393-0213. You are also welcome to email your requests at:  johnlamond@wyrk.com

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