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ArtPrize 2014: ‘Images from Week One’ [Video]

James Markus is a veteran Grand Rapids area photographer with an innate eye for visuals.

The owner of Jenison photo studio James Markus Photography, he has put together a video slide show of ArtPrize 2014's Week One.

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Detroit Tigers Win Fourth Straight AL Central Title, To Face Orioles In Playoffs

David Price tossed seven innings of shutout ball and the bullpen, led by Joba Chamberlain, finished the job as the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 3-0 to clinch the American League Central Division championship for the fourth straight year on Sunday.

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U of M Coach Brady Hoke Under Fire For Leaving In Injured QB [Video]

Michigan's Big Ten conference opening loss to Minnesota was bad enough, but now questions are being asked whether Michigan Coach Brady Hoke was irresponsible for leaving in quarterback Shane Morris after he was clearly injured.

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"Einstein" by Michael Feehan (photo: Jojo Girard/Townsquare Media)
"Einstein" by Michael Feehan (photo: Jojo Girard/Townsquare Media)
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The Artists of ArtPrize: Passion, Faith And Innovation

I had heard many things about the annual ArtPrize competition. It was described to me as "crazy", "crowded" and "fun". But none of those terms came close to what I encountered in my first stroll into ArtPrize venues Friday night.

What I discovered was a massive art exhibit that gave the art fanatic an added twist, the chance to meet the artist and talk with them about their inspirations, their techniques and their lives. I found out that not only do artists love to talk, they are extremely passionate about their projects, and that made me view their art in a different light.

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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On September 28

There are now seven more days to vote in the first round for the sixth annual ArtPrize.

Today (Sunday, Sept. 28) is the fifth day of the 19-day public art exhibition, which runs through Oct. 12 in Grand Rapids.

More than 107,000 votes had been cast by 8 a.m. today in first-round public voting, according to ArtPrize's vote tabulations. The voting helps determine a $200,000 grand prize winner, with another $200,000 grand prize selected by a juried panel of art critics.

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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On September 27

S-a-t-u-r-d-a-y. The weekend is here, and ArtPrize continues its vibrance in downtown Grand Rapids and Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

Today (Saturday, Sept. 27) is the fourth day of the 19-day public art exhibition, which runs through Oct. 12 in Grand Rapids.

About 65,000 votes had been cast by 8 a.m. today in first-round public voting, according to ArtPrize's vote tabulations. The voting helps determine a $200,000 grand prize winner, with another $200,000 grand prize selected by a juried panel of art critics.

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Body Found In Macatawa River in Holland

Police are investigating after the discovery of a body Friday morning in the Macatawa River in Holland.

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Gerald R. Ford International Airport, WZZM-13
Gerald R. Ford International Airport, WZZM-13
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Flights Canceled in Grand Rapids and Chicago After Radar Facility Fire

 

WZZM-13 reports that multiple flights in and out of Gerald R. Ford International Airport have been canceled due to the fire at a Chicago airport related facility.

In addition, flights have been grounded at Chicago's busy O'Hare and Midway airports.

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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On September 26 [Video]

While tonight brings an evening for artists' receptions, there's a full day ahead and 174 venues to explore for ArtPrize 2014.

Today (Friday, Sept. 26) is the third day of the 19-day public art exhibition, which runs through Oct. 12 in Grand Rapids.

More than 36,000 votes had been cast by 7:30 a.m. today in first round public voting, according to ArtPrize's vote tabulations. The voting helps determine a $200,000 grand prize winner, with another $200,000 grand prize selected by a juried panel of art critics.

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Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Rocking On for ‘Ride Out,’ with Dec. 9 Concert at Van Andel Arena

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band announced this morning they will hit the road in support of Seger’s first new studio album in eight years, "Ride Out," with a tour supporting it opening in mid-November in Michigan with a Dec. 9 date at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids.

Also appearing in Grand Rapids with Seger & The Silver Bullet Band is The J. Geils Band.

"Ride Out," Seger's first studio album in eight years, is being released Oct. 14.

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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On Sept. 25

There are 1,537 artist entries from 42 U.S. states and 51 countries at ArtPrize 2014, which opened Wednesday. With the combination of a public vote and juried honors, the sixth annual event is awarding $560,000 in prizes.

For the public vote, voting began at noon and round one closes at 11:59 p.m. Oct. 4, with the public vote finalists announced at 1 p.m. Oct. 2. Round two voting starts at 2 p.m. Oct. 2 with winner announced Oct. 9.

More than 13,000 votes had been cast by midnight Wednesday, according to ArtPrize's vote tabulations.

Today (Thursday, Sept. 25) is the second day of the 19-day public art exhibition, which runs through Oct. 12 in Grand Rapids.

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Travel Around ArtPrize, Grand Rapids for Only $5 on The Rapid!

ArtPrize starts today!

And what's the cheapest and most efficient way besides walking or bicycling or maybe a Segway to get around the World's Largest Art Competition AND Grand Rapids during the event?

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