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The Oscars Are Sunday; Are You Excited? [Video]

Movie fans everywhere are counting down the days -- and hours -- until the Academy Awards are handed out.

Who or what will win? Surprises or nope, not really?

We've waited for more than a month since the nominees were announced. The Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards have already been handed out, so the pressure is on.

Were The Globes and SAG awards really a predictor of who and what will win? We'll know this Sunday, beginning at 7 p.m. EST.

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The Top Oscar Movies in 4 Minutes [Video]

The Academy Awards, Oscars, will be handed out a week from Sunday, February 22nd. Do you have a favorite movie?  Haven't had a chance to see them all? Who has.

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Perquin mural / en.wikipedia.org
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UICA Calling all Artists for new Murals Downtown This Spring

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts’ (UICA) public art program Exit Space Project just released an open call for artist proposals for a series of murals to be installed in downtown Grand Rapids this spring. The project, which is partially funded by Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc., will place several pieces of vibrant public art within the downtown boundaries.

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Oscar Nominated Movies as Seen Through the Eyes of Kids [Video]

The Academy Awards, Oscars, will be handed out on Sunday, February 22. Who will win? Who do you want to win? Have you even seen all of the nominated movies?

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Courtesy Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
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Civic Theatre’s Rapid Delivery Improv Opening at New Location

The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre’s RAPID DELIVERY IMPROV (RDI) is excited to announce new shows at a new performance venue: The Rezervoir Lounge, 1418 Plainfield Ave. NE, Grand Rapids.

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Bob Bernhardt/John Varineau Courtesy Grand Rapids Symphony
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Bob Bernhardt Named Principal Pops Conductor of Grand Rapids Symphony

The Grand Rapids Symphony has just announced the appointment of their Principal Pops Conductor, Mr. Bob Bernhardt!

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Christopher Furlong Getty Images News
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GVSU Exhibit Explores Persecution of Homosexuals During Nazi Regime

The human atrocities of WWII are well documented in history. The persecution of the Jewish population was the primary focus of the Nazi regime. The haunting pictures and tales from the holocaust will stay with us forever. But there were other groups persecuted as well. Roma (Gypsies), Poles, Soviet prisoners of war, Jehovah’s Witnesses and those disabled during World War II were also targeted. And yet, there is another story.

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Kevin Winter Getty Images Entertainment
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Oscar Announces 2015 Movie Nominations

Entertainment Weekly has released the 2015 much anticipated 2015 Oscar nominations, and to no surprise, Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel led this year’s class of Oscar films with nine nominations apiece, including nods for Best Picture and Best Director.

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Colleen O'Rourke
Colleen O'Rourke
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Winner Announced in Loeschner Art Competition at Frederik Meijer Gardens

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park announced Grand Rapids native, Colleen O’Rourke, as the winner of the 2014 Ray and Nancy Loeschner Annual Art Competition.

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Jazz Great, Christian McBride, Performs at St. Cecilia Music Center in February

Jazz returns to St. Cecilia Music Center in February with the Christian McBride Trio. They'll be here on February 19, at 7:30 p.m. The trio is formed around premier bassist Christian McBride, along with pianist Christian Sands and drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr.

One of the most dynamic bassist of his generation, 41 year-old Christian McBride creates a jazz tour de force with Sands and Owens, both younger emerging artists. They have been performing as a trio for about three years. In 2014, Christian McBride released his fifth recording “Out Here” on Mack Avenue Records featuring the trio.

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Artistic Director Robert Lyall Leaving Opera Grand Rapids

Opera Grand Rapids’ Artistic Director Robert Lyall announced he will resign following next month’s production of Britten’s “Noah’s Flood” after a 26-year tenure. Lyall was named General and Artistic Director of the New Orleans Opera Association (NOOA) in December of 1998, and he has since retained positions with both NOOA and Opera Grand Rapids. Upon his departure, Lyall will devote his energy to further plans and aspirations for NOOA’s forthcoming seasons.

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Courtesy Dog Story Theater
Courtesy Dog Story Theater
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Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company Returns to Grand Rapids

Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave. SE in downtown Grand Rapids, always presents an eclectic brand of theater. It welcomes back Grand Haven-based Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company this month with the classic "All's Well That Ends Well."

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