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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On Sept. 24

This is the opening day for ArtPrize 2014.

Welcome to the festivities for the sixth annual event, which runs today through Oct. 12 in Grand Rapids.

As ArtPrize relates:
Definitely more of a 'day of events' than a single h

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Jacob Wackerhausen/ThinkStock
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What Are the Happiest States In the U.S.?

What are the happiest states in the U.S.?

Here's a hint: Michigan isn't one of them. Make that Michigan and the whole Midwest for that matter. They are right at the bottom of the most happy list.

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Rush, Kiss, Alice Cooper Play Golf Together

We all know Alice Cooper loves to spend his downtime on the golf course -- and if this photo is anything to go by, he tends to keep some fairly famous company while he's hitting the links.

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Central Michigan University Plans Beer Brewing Program

Most college kids are more interested in drinking the beer than brewing it, but starting Fall 2015 students at Central Michigan University will have the chance to study the science behind one of their favorite libations.

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Matt Milhouse
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ArtPrize 2014: An Early Look at Which Entries Are Drawing the Most Attention

Voting hasn't even started, but ArtPrize has already given us a clue as to what might be popular this year.

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Matt Milhouse
Matt Milhouse
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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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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
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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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Stevie Wonder’s ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ Tour Has Chicago, Auburn Hills Dates

Motown legend Stevie Wonder is performing his 1976 double album "Songs In The Key Of Life" on an 11-city tour in November.

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The Most Googled Brand In Michigan?

The most Googled brand in Michigan?

It is probably what you think it is.

What are we known for? Cars. Who are the biggest car companies in the world? General Motors, FORD and Chrysler.

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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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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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