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Courtesy "Elf: The Musical" and Broadway Grand Rapids
Courtesy "Elf: The Musical" and Broadway Grand Rapids
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‘Elf: The Musical’ Hits Grand Rapids’ DeVos Performance Hall This Weekend [Video]

Discover your inner elf with "Elf: The Musical."

The touring Broadway production is at DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Avenue NW in Grand Rapids today through Sunday through Broadway Grand Rapids.

Performances are 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, with tickets still available through Ticketmaster online and its ticket centers; DeVos Place convention center and Van Andel Arena box offices; or by telephone at (800) 982-2787.

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Matt Sullivan/Getty Images
Matt Sullivan/Getty Images
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Meijer Announces Dates for the 2015 Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft

After a successful inaugural tournament that generated $600,000 for Midwest food pantries, the Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft will return to Grand Rapids in 2015 for another week of community events and the best women golfers in the world.

The tournament is slated July 20-26, 2015, at Blythefield Country Club in Belmont, and will again benefit the Walker-based retailer Meijer's Simply Give program.

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Alexander Shalamov/ThinkStock
Alexander Shalamov/ThinkStock
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Grand Rapids Is No. 2 Cheapest Foodie Town In U.S.!

We did it again! Grand Rapids made another best of list.

This time our love of craft beer and food has put Grand Rapids in the national spotlight!

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John Eisenschenk
John Eisenschenk
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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On October 12

ArtPrize 2014, Grand Rapids' sixth annual public art extravaganza, wraps up today.

So, head to downtown Grand Rapids to check out the winners and revisit your favorites before ArtPrize closes at 6 p.m.

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Anila Quayyum Agha’s "Intersections" -- Ann-Marie Jurek
Anila Quayyum Agha’s "Intersections" -- Ann-Marie Jurek
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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On October 11

And the envelopes please.

On Friday night in ceremonies at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre with a watch party at Rosa Park Circle, ArtPrize 2014 handed out its awards.

The big winner was Indianapolis artist Anila Quayyum Agha's Grand Rapids Art Museum installation titled "Intersections."

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Matt Milhouse
Matt Milhouse
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ArtPrize 2014: The Winners [Video]

Anila Quayyum Agha’s “Intersections” is the public vote grand prize winner of ArtPrize 2014.

The juried grand prize produced a tie between Quayyum Agha’s “Intersections” at Grand Rapids Art Museum and Sonya Clark’s “The Hair Craft Project” at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University.

Quayyum Agha's wins, announced Friday night in ceremonies at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, total $300,000 for the Indianapolis resident.

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Steven Depolo
Steven Depolo
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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On October 10

Rick DeVos' brainchild is six years old this fall.

And for something originally imagined as a possible film festival, its 32-year-old founder admits ArtPrize has grown enough he's now able to take it in and enjoy it.

"In the earliest days, it was to do something that people would have to talk about," DeVos said Thursday at The ArtPrize Hub. "I always thought Grand Rapids could use a great cultural event."

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Kathryn Trumbull Fimreite's 'My Norwegian Pram' -- Matt Milhouse/100.5 The River
Kathryn Trumbull Fimreite's 'My Norwegian Pram' -- Matt Milhouse/100.5 The River
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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On October 9

This is the last day to vote for ArtPrize 2014.

Today (Thursday, Oct. 9) is the 16th day of ArtPrize's 19-day run, with 1,825 artists represented by 1,536 entries at 174 venues in downtown Grand Rapids and Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

The ArtPrize 2014finalists for public voting and juried honors are in, and the top 20 in four categories on both lists get narrowed down through 11:59 p.m. tonight.

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Edgar Evans via Matt Milhouse/100.5 The River
Edgar Evans via Matt Milhouse/100.5 The River
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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On October 8

There are just two more days to vote for ArtPrize 2014.

Today (Wednesday, Oct. 8) is the 15th day of ArtPrize's 19-day run, with 1,825 artists represented by 1,536 entries at 174 venues in downtown Grand Rapids and Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

The ArtPrize 2014finalists for public voting and juried honors are in, and the top 20 in four categories on both lists get narrowed down through 11:59 p.m. Thursday.

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Jojo Girard/98.7 WFGR
Jojo Girard/98.7 WFGR
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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On October 7

There's just three more days to vote for ArtPrize 2014.

The ArtPrize 2014finalists for public voting and juried honors are in, and the top 20 in four categories on both lists get narrowed down through 11:59 p.m. Thursday.

Today (Tuesday, Oct. 7) is the 14th day of ArtPrize's 19-day run, with 1,825 artists represented by 1,536 entries at 174 venues in downtown Grand Rapids and Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

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Matt Milhouse/100.5 The River
Matt Milhouse/100.5 The River
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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On October 6

There are only four more days to vote, and we're not talking the general election.

The ArtPrize 2014finalists for public voting and juried honors are in, and the top 20 in four categories on both lists is getting narrowed down through 11:59 p.m. Thursday.

Today (Monday, Oct. 6) is the 13th day of ArtPrize's 19-day run, with 1,825 artists represented by 1,536 entries at 174 venues in downtown Grand Rapids and Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

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Matt Milhouse
Matt Milhouse
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ArtPrize 2014: Public Vote Finalists Announced

The 20 finalists for the public vote of ArtPrize 2014 were announced this afternoon in ceremonies at Rosa Park Circle in Grand Rapids.

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