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Matt Milhouse

I am thrilled to be at 100.5 The River! You can hear me every weekday, from 10:00am – 3:00pm. I have lived in West Michigan my entire life and am a graduate of both West Catholic High School and Grand Valley State University. I love all of the amazing people and festivals that West Michigan has to offer! I'm also a big fan of the Tigers, Lions, and University of Michigan football and basketball. Before joining 100.5 The River, I spent time working at radio stations in Kalamazoo, Big Rapids and Grand Rapids. I have been married for over 10 years. My wife and I have three children: a 8-year-old girl, a 7-year-old boy, and a 4-year-old boy. You'll hear them on air with me from time to time. When I’m not working, I spend much of my time racing/crashing Matchbox cars. I’m always talking about what’s going on in and around Grand Rapids, from ArtPrize to all of our other fun family events. Whatever the topic, I always want to hear from YOU! Voice your opinion here on our website and on Facebook too. Thanks for listening!
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ArtPrize Awards, Dance Party, Matt Giraud and More on October 9

ArtPrize has announced details about the seventh annual ArtPrize Awards set for Friday, October 9.

The celebration will include a watch party at Rosa Parks Circle, televised awards show at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, post-awards dance party, a free performance by Kalamazoo native and American Idol finalist Matt Giraud, and more.

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Volunteer Performers Needed to Swing at Kate Gilmore’s ‘Higher Ground’

It takes thousands of volunteer hours to make ArtPrize a success. Some volunteers work directly for ArtPrize, some for venues, others assist artists.

Kate Gilmore's "Higher Ground" has a very unique volunteer opportunity.

Gilmore needs women to wear white dresses and swing for one-hour shifts.

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Jurors’ Shortlist Venues: Processing Fiber at 250 Monroe and Spiral [Photos]

The ArtPrize Seven Jurors' Shortlists were revealed on Monday. The five finalists for Outstanding Venue contained a few regulars. SiTE:LABUICA and Kendall College have all been finalists before.

The list also contained a couple of surprises with newcomers Processing Fiber at 250 Monroe and Spiral.

Take a look inside.

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Goosebump-Inducing Video Shares ArtPrize Experience [Video]

ArtPrize takes over Grand Rapids for a few weeks each fall. We are now familiar with the competition, but it can be difficult to explain to someone who has never attended or isn't from West Michigan.

Brian Kelly's new video shares the spirit of ArtPrize Seven. The video shows that ArtPrize is about more than just the art and the voting, it's the people that make the event what it is.

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Thousands of Beads Taken From ArtPrize Entry

Jeffrey Augustine Songco’s ArtPrize installation “Revelry” at Calder Plaza is a 200 foot long chain link fence originally decorated with 2,700 pounds of Mardi Gras beads.

Only a fraction of those beads remain after most were taken by ArtPrize visitors on Saturday.

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Inside SiTE:LAB and GRAM at ArtPrize Seven [Photos]

With 1,550 entries at over 160 venues, it's nearly impossible to see everything at ArtPrize Seven.

We'll help you discover more of the artists and work at ArtPrize with a closer look at venues throughout the event.

Take a look inside SiTE:LAB and GRAM at ArtPrize Seven.

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Psychologists Turn Symbolically Broken Plates Into Art at ArtPrize [Video]

A team of artists and psychologists are allowing people to symbolically breakthrough issues by physically breaking plates at DeVos Place during ArtPrize Seven.

The broken plates are then turned into the ashes of a mosaic which shows a phoenix rising.

The ArtPrize entry is titled "BREAKTHROUGH".

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ArtPrize Artist Discusses Armenian Genocide of 1915 [Video]

ArtPrize artist Mher Khachatryan has displayed work in galleries in Armenia and the United States. His ArtPrize entry "Dedicated to the victims of 1915 Genocide" aims to raise awareness of the over 1.5 million Armenians who died.

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