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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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Get Your Bicycle in Shape for ArtPrize!

Over 400,000 people are expected to attend the 6th annual ArtPrize.

With three square miles of art to see and endless crowds to battle, how could you possibly see it all?

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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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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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Matt Milhouse
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ArtPrize 2014: Important Dates, What’s New, Transportation and More

View our ArtPrize preview to learn about venue hours, voting deadlines, what's new this year and more.

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Matt Milhouse
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ArtPrize 2014: Sneak Peek/Party at San Chez on Sunday

San Chez Bistro will host an ArtPrize sneak peek to support Avenue for the Arts on Sunday.

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Three Cases Of Enterovirus D68 Confirmed In Michigan

Enterovirus D-68 is now in parts of Michigan, including right here in Kent County.

This is the extremely contagious respiratory illness that's making children and young adults sick in at least 22 states so far. 

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New Movies This Week: ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones,’ ‘The Maze Runner,’ ‘This Is Where I Leave You’ and ‘Tusk’

What had been a pretty slow month of September, movie-wise, is about to get a major jolt, with four new films hitting theaters this week. Here's a look at your suddenly bountiful choices:

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WZZM-TV 13 Archive
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Anchor-Bone Trophy On The Line Saturday Night

Two teams off to disparate starts converge on Big Rapids Saturday Night with West Michigan college football bragging rights on the line.

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Happy National Cheeseburger Day!

So today is National Cheeseburger Day. How they come up with these days is beyond me, but during my own personal "Food Week" who cares?

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Courtesy Founders Brewing Co.
Courtesy Founders Brewing Co.
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Founders’ Dark Pennance Imperial Black IPA Coming in October [Video]

The newest brew to the Founders Brewing Co. lineup since 2012 will be released in bottles and on tap starting this October!

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