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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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TNT Secures TV Rights to ‘Avengers 2′ and Four Future Marvel Movies

If you thought studios securing release dates years in advance for movies that don't even have titles yet was crazy, you haven't seen anything yet. Now, television networks are now buying the rights to air those untitled movies years before they're even released in theaters. Specifically, TNT has signed on the dotted line with Marvel Studios to air the next five Marvel movies, which includes 'Avengers 2,' 'Captain America 3,' 'Ant-Man' and, um, two others.

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Michigan Trails Week 2014 Kicks Off This Weekend

Whether it's biking or hiking, we are blessed throughout West Michigan to have miles and miles of great trails available for our use.

Celebrate Michigan Trails Week 2014 by joining in one of the local events scheduled, including a Fall Harvest Hike on the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail.

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Beer City USA Needs Your Vote!

USA Today's 10Best.com is holding their annual poll in search of the "Best Beer Town in the USA" and Grand Rapids needs your vote!

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Dan Aykroyd Wants ‘Ghostbusters’ to Be Like the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Ever since the Marvel Cinematic Universe became a huge success, there were immediate imitators trying to follow that same model. From the 'Justice League' films to 'Amazing Spider-Man' and, heck, even the upcoming 'Star Wars' movies. It all seemed a bit much, to be honest. But, this latest news might take the cake (or donut?) when it comes to biting style. Dan Aykroyd, the only one involved with the original 'Ghostbusters' who seems to want to have anything to do with the new 'Ghostbusters' says he wants to relaunch the franchise following the Marvel "shared universe" strategy.

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West Michigan RV Outlet Show Highlights How RVers Save On Vacations [Sponsored Post]

A new study just out last week shows that recreational vehicle vacations cost less than other forms of vacation travel, even when factoring in fuel prices and the cost of RV ownership.

The study found savings of 27 percent to 62 percent for a four-person group and 15 percent to 48 percent for two-person group, according to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association.

Narrow down the RV -- or RVs -- to do some vacation travel or camping in by checking out the West Michigan RV Outlet Show, which runs Thursday through Sunday -- Sept. 18 to 21 -- at Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 West River Drive NE just off U.S. 131 in Comstock Park.

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The Orbit Room’s Future Uncertain As Longtime Manager Ted Smith Departs for HopCat Detroit

By John Sinkevics | Local Spins

Less than a year after the death of The Orbit Room owner Don Dorshimer, the future of the longtime Grand Rapids concert venue is up in the air now that manager Ted Smith is leaving to head up booking at the new HopCat in Detroit.

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HopCat Named One of Top Beer Bars in America

One of my favorite brew pubs in Grand Rapids, HopCat, has been named one of the top five beer bars in America by the Brewers Association's CraftBeer.com!

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Barbra Streisand Duets With Jimmy Fallon’s Elvis Presley, Blake Shelton and Michael Buble

This is the natural progression of 'Tonight Show' host Jimmy Fallon's assorted warblings and big-time musical impressions: a full-scale musical medley co-starring Barbra Streisand. The songstress has a new album out -- her 34th! -- that's titled 'Partners' and features just a mess of duets between Babs and a bunch of male partners. Get it? Partners?

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ArtPrize 2014: 25 Artists’ Entries Which Received $50,000 in Grant Money

A new grant has helped to make it possible for 25 artists to enter ArtPrize in 2014.

See who the artists are and where to find their entries.

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Race For Governor Could Be Tight; Greeaattt

One thing I have noticed about all the nasty muck raking political ads on this election year is there haven't been many negative ones about the race for governor.

At least not until now.

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Rick Martinez/Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
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Grand Rapids Entrepreneurs Look To The Future [Video]

A class project by Kendall College of Art students shows young businessmen working on keeping Grand Rapids' downtown thriving and what the city needs to advance that goal. 

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