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D.B.Henkel's ""At the end of the . . ."/Gene Parker
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Your Guide To ArtPrize 2011!

Here it is! The Official WFGR site for all that is Artprize! The biggest art competition in the world is on now through October 9 all around Downtown Grand Rapids! WFGR will broadcast live from our Artprize venue, 50 Monroe (the Huntington Bank Building) the next 2 Wednesday's during the Afternoon Hustle with Craig Russell!

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Art Prize 2010-The Steam Pig--WZZM 13 News
Art Prize 2010-The Steam Pig--WZZM 13 News
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The Art Prize “Steam Pig” Is Flying Away

One of my favorites from “Art Prize” 2010 the “Steam Pig” has to leave downtown Grand Rapids to make room for the new Art Prize entries.

I don’t know about you, but I will miss the flying pig. 

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Lip Dub Love/youtube
Lip Dub Love/youtube
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Battle Of The Lip Dubs–Traverse City Vs. Grand Rapids [VIDEO]

So Traverse City has a lip dub now. Good for them. Michigan has become the unofficial "home" of cities' Lip Dubs. Of course the Grand Rapids video has become world famous, and according to You Tube, is the second most watched Lip Dub ever, behind a LD from Canada that has over 9 million views...but it's a year old--the Grand Rapids LD is 2 months old.

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mmmm beer....I mean, uh...studying..../getty images
mmmm beer....I mean, uh...studying..../getty images
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The Top Party And Sober Colleges In The US…Calvin Makes The List!

You really didn't think that Calvin would be in the "Party" school category did you? Nooooo! Calvin makes the annual list of the Top 20 party schools and “stone-cold sober” schools by the Princeton Review. Calvin was the only school from Michigan to make either side of the list.

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The Ex Mr. Irwin/wikipedia.com
The Ex Mr. Irwin/wikipedia.com
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Mellencamp’s Comin’ To Grand Rapids! Win Your Tix This Week!

Listen all week for your chance to win JOHN MELLENCAMP tickets before you can buy em! Mellencamp plays DeVos Hall Tuesday November 1, and tickets go on sale Friday (8/5) at 10am. Check wfgr.com and our Facebook page to find out the John Mellencamp song to listen for, and when to listen. When you hear it, be caller 25 and you are going to see Johnny Cougar Mellencamp, from 98.7 WFGR!

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Signs, Signs, Everywhere There’s Signs! My Top 5 Weird Signs In Grand Rapids!

Every city has it's share of unusual signs...either they look weird, or more likely, their message is out there or outdated. It was fine in the 50's to call a street "Titzenschnitzel Lane" but nowadays, it gets a snicker. So witho

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Allison Harte RIP/trb.com
Allison Harte RIP/trb.com
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Grand Rapids Radio Talent Allison Harte Passes

I never worked with Allison, and she never worked at the former Regent or current Townsquare Media stations, including WFGR. And she DID work at our "competitors". But at this point none of that matters. A person dies. A family mourns. Our prayers here at WFGR go out to Allison's family.

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Grand Rapids...love it!/jwgrandrapids.com
Grand Rapids...love it!/jwgrandrapids.com
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Grand Rapids Named One Of The “Top 100 Places To Live”

Grand Rapids has been named one of RelocateAmerica.com‘s Top 100 Places to Live for 2011. GR is only one of two Michigan cities (the other being Ann Arbor) to be on the list this year. Of Course.

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Rodrick Shonte Dantzler/wzzm 13
Rodrick Shonte Dantzler/wzzm 13
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Multiple Shootings in Grand Rapids-The Latest

Here's what we know so far, from our broadcast partners at WZZM 13...
"Grand Rapids Police are on multiple crime scenes on Grand Rapids NE side" Grand Rapids Police Chief Kevin Belk tells our crew on the scene that a total of seven people are dead, including one child.

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“Locals Who Have Made It Big-Grand Rapids Top 5″

Lots of people from the Grand Rapids area have gone on to bigger and better things--Here is our Top 5 of "Locals who have made it Big-Grand Rapids"

Photo by TJ Hamilton/Grand Rapids Press
Photo by TJ Hamilton/Grand Rapids Press
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Grand Rapids Fireworks Thoughts?

Of Course we have fireworks this Monday! I'm looking forward to them downtown GR. What I'm more looking forward to is the fact the community comes together... downtown.

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Buffalo Wild Wings coming to downtown Grand Rapids!/flickr
Buffalo Wild Wings coming to downtown Grand Rapids!/flickr
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B-Dubs Coming To Downtown Grand Rapids!

Or maybe as you like to call it, Buffalo Wild Wings! BW3 will be coming to downtown Grand Rapids! The local franchise president told WZZM 13 news that he is working on an agreement to buy the former Tap House sports bar on Ionia Avenue and turn it into a Buffalo Wild Wings.

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