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ArtPrize 2014: How to Vote

The public vote is what sets ArtPrize apart from other art events and competitions. It's also the easiest way to become involved in ArtPrize.

Learn how to vote at ArtPrize 2014.

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Mike Simons/Getty Images
Mike Simons/Getty Images
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Coming Downtown for ArtPrize? Here’s How to Deal with Panhandlers

Coming to ArtPrize? While you're enjoying the various pieces throughout Grand Rapids (especially downtown), it's highly likely that you'll be approached by someone asking for money, food or cigarettes.

No, it's not the shiny and positive thing that most people want to talk about during ArtPrize and I understand that.  But because you may not be from a larger city or a frequent downtown GR visitor or very comfortable in a downtown setting in general, I want you to be aware of potential panhandlers and know how to react.

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Ellie Goulding performance
Ellie Goulding performance
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ArtPrize 2014: Music Hub is St. Cecilia Music Center

St. Cecilia Music Center is the official ArtPrize music hub for ArtPrize 2014.

St. Cecilia Music Center is again also organizing the ArtPrize music busking sites at public places, with expanded locations for this year.

The busking sites will be in action from Sept. 25 (Thursday) to Oct. 4.

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Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
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Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Premieres Original Play ‘The Boatwright’ [Video]


Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
and its School of Theatre Arts have combined on a special production for the inaugural American Association of Community Theatre's NewPlayFest.

"The Boatwright,"
the story of a retired Kansas state trooper who decides to build a sailboat to single-handedly traverse the Atlantic Ocean and the troubled neighbor who helps him, is on stage through Sunday at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre.

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20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox
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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Maze Runner’ Outpaces ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’

Young adult movies are big business.

'The Maze Runner' took over the box office this weekend, proving that the audience for films were young people in science fiction dystopias are forced into violent and terrible predicaments extends beyond the 'Hunger Games' franchise.

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Photo courtesy of CityFlatsHotel
Photo courtesy of CityFlatsHotel
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ArtPrize 2014: Arena District Preview’s Tonight

ArtPrize 2014 doesn't start for a week, but there have already been many opportunities to view art and meet ArtPrize artists.

Arena District is hosting their ArtPrize preview tonight.

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Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images
Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images
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New ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1′ Trailer Released [Video]

It's here! A full trailer for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1" has been released.

In the two minute clip we see what Panem looks like in its war-torn state and get a look at the brainwashed Peeta, played by Josh Hutcherson, who's now a mouthpiece for President Snow. We see Katniss, played by Jennifer Lawrence in all her glory trying to free Peeta.

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1" opens Nov. 21, but you can check out the trailer.

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Photo by Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images
Photo by Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images
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Phil Collins’ First Concert in Four Years [Video]

Phil Collins has lined up his first concert in four years. The former Genesis frontman will headline a Miami Beach benefit for his Little Dreams Foundation.

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PHOTO: Getty Images
PHOTO: Getty Images
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Detroit Tigers May Be In Pennant Chase, But That Doesn’t Mean They Can’t Haze Their Rookies

Often a tell tale sign of whether a team can reach the playoffs depends on how loose they are heading down the stretch. If teams seem uptight, they can choke and blow it.

If photos of their clubhouse hazing of rookies are any indicator, the Detroit Tigers are about as loose as they come right now, because this is kind of weird.

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Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images
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It’s Been 50 Years Since ‘Pretty Woman’ Made Billboard’s Top 50 [Video]

That 'Pretty Woman' walked down the street a long time ago! In fact, Roy Orbison's hit song "Oh, Pretty Woman" was at the top of the Billboard charts 50 years ago.

In the past half century, the "oh" has dropped off, but according to Showbiz411, the funny story behind the song remains.

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Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns
Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns
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Farm Aid Is Coming Up This Weekend, Here’s How You Can Watch The Concert Live

High Definition channel AXS-TV will broadcast the entire Farm Aid concert this weekend live from Raleigh, NC. If you don't have AXS on your cable feed, you can see the whole thing live online as well.

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Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Sirius XM
Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Sirius XM
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Joan Rivers Laid to Rest

Joan Rivers was remembered just the way she wanted it – a showbiz affair with lights, cameras, and action. And by many accounts, her farewell was as bawdy as she ever was. 

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