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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

Matt Milhouse
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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A Comprehensive Guide To ArtPrize Etiquette

ArtPrize kicks off Wednesday, and while it's an amazing thing for our city, that brings in tons of people (and money to local businesses), it can sometimes get a little bit maddening for people who work in and around the city.

Thousands of people flood downtown Grand Rapids, strolling around, looking at art, and generally enjoying the event, which is great! But, there are some general rules that should be followed while enjoying the art so that ArtPrize can be an enjoyable experience for everyone.

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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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Thinkstock/ Zoonar RF
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Reality Strikes: Gas Prices In West Michigan On The Way Back Up

The good news is, as of this post Gas Buddy is reporting that some West Michigan gas stations are still selling gas for $3.08. The bad news is, within the last few minutes prices have jumped to $3.55

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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
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
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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Brian Chase/ThinkStock
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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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Walk Among Tombstones
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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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Adam Berry/Getty Images
Adam Berry/Getty Images
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Beer City USA Needs Your Vote!

USA Today's 10Best.com is holding their annual poll in search of the "Best Beer Town in the USA" and Grand Rapids needs your vote!

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