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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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Body Found in Newaygo County is Victim of Hit-and-Run Accident

A passerby found the body of Steven Jones, 61,  around 7:15 a.m. Wednesday morning in the area of 11 Mile Road and 16th Street. That's near Woodland Lake in Bitely, MI.

The Newaygo County Sheriff's Department are investigating the case as a deadly hit and run accident.

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Wurst Festival Ever: Are Your Ready to be Scared This Weekend? [Audio]

Jeff Lenhart from the Witches of New Salem Haunted Attraction came on to the Jojo Show this morning to talk about this weekend's Wurst Festival Ever, which features live music, beer and plenty of bratwurst.

It also means the Haunted Corn Maze, Haunted Woods and new Zombie Attack feature will be open.

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Steven Depolo
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ArtPrize 2014: 20 Sweet Venues to Explore Over 19 Days

ArtPrize is a radically open, independently organized international art competition and exhibition that runs today through Oct. 12 in Grand Rapids.

Here are 20 sweet venues to check out during ArtPrize, and these are just the tip of the artistic iceberg for the public art extravaganza.

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Matt Milhouse
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ArtPrize Up Close: Boardwalk Condominiums [Video]

With multiple levels and 69 entries, Boardwalk Condominiums is a venue to keep an eye on at ArtPrize 2014.

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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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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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Alexander Raths/ThinkStock
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Grandville Youth Pastor Arrested On Criminal Sexual Conduct Charges

A youth pastor at church in Grandville has been arrested on criminal sexual conduct charges. 

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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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Mike Simons/Getty Images
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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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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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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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