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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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Grandville Business On ‘Shark Tank’! [Video]

I have talked about it before: "Shark Tank" is one of my TV guilty pleasures.

It's on Friday nights on ABC, so I miss it sometimes, like many people do. They also rerun it on CNBC weeknights. Bingo!

The other night a business from the Grand Rapids area was featured!

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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
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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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BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration Sizzles Nov. 8 at The DeltaPlex [Sponsored]

BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration is returning for its second annual event in November at The DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center.

BaCon features bacon-inspired dishes and drinks, with tickets going on sale this morning for the Nov. 8 celebration.

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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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LSU vs Auburn
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Can Anyone Avoid the Upset? Big Questions for Week 7 in College Football

When the previous week's upsets leave Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Baylor and TCU as the biggest storylines in college football, you know it’s going to be an interesting weekend.

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Candace Cameron Bure Was In Grand Rapids Last Night

The lovely Candace Cameron Bure, who played D.J. Tanner in the ever popular "Full House" facebooked some photos of her meal at The Grove in East Hills on Wednesday night.

But why was she in town? Anyone know? Bueller?

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Fleetwood Mac Is Coming to Grand Rapids in January

Rock legends Fleetwood Mac, which performed two sold-out shows at New York's Madison Square Garden earlier this week, has confirmed they will be adding at least 28 more dates to their already scheduled 40-city ON WITH THE SHOW tour, including an 8 p.m. performance on Jan. 20, 2015 at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids.

The announcement was made during the band’s live performance this morning on NBC's "Today Show," where Fleetwood Mac performed.

The second leg of the tour begins Jan. 16, 2015, in St. Paul, Minn.

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Jenni Haight
Jenni Haight
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Kenowa Hills High School Boys’ Soccer’s Peter Brown Named Athlete of the Week

Kenowa Hills High School boys' soccer player Peter Brown is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

Second-year Knights Coach Frank Andrade almost sounds like he doesn't have enough superlatives to describe Brown.

"He excels," Andrade said of Kenowa Hills' leading scorer. "He's a great player and he's become a great leader."

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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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Grand Rapids Griffins’ Season Home Opener Is This Friday

This Friday marks the 19th home opener for your Grand Rapids Griffins at Van Andel Arena!

To celebrate the start of the season, the Griffs have tons of fun planned for fans who come to cheer on their team Friday night.

First and foremost, this game is expected to sell out, so you'll want to get your tickets early from the Griffins website or at the Van Andel Arena box office.

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