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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On September 26 [Video]

While tonight brings an evening for artists' receptions, there's a full day ahead and 174 venues to explore for ArtPrize 2014.

Today (Friday, Sept. 26) is the third day of the 19-day public art exhibition, which runs through Oct. 12 in Grand Rapids.

More than 36,000 votes had been cast by 7:30 a.m. today in first round public voting, according to ArtPrize's vote tabulations. The voting helps determine a $200,000 grand prize winner, with another $200,000 grand prize selected by a juried panel of art critics.

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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On Sept. 25

There are 1,537 artist entries from 42 U.S. states and 51 countries at ArtPrize 2014, which opened Wednesday. With the combination of a public vote and juried honors, the sixth annual event is awarding $560,000 in prizes.

For the public vote, voting began at noon and round one closes at 11:59 p.m. Oct. 4, with the public vote finalists announced at 1 p.m. Oct. 2. Round two voting starts at 2 p.m. Oct. 2 with winner announced Oct. 9.

More than 13,000 votes had been cast by midnight Wednesday, according to ArtPrize's vote tabulations.

Today (Thursday, Sept. 25) is the second day of the 19-day public art exhibition, which runs through Oct. 12 in Grand Rapids.

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Grand Rapids Public Museum
Grand Rapids Public Museum
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ArtPrize 2014: Grand Rapids Public Museum

The lawns of the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) have been taken over by this years’ ArtPrize artists.

The Museum will host the works of fifteen artists, creating a great  experience for visitors with very interesting, approachable art.

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John VanderHaagen
John VanderHaagen
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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

Courtesy: barrymanilow.com
Courtesy: barrymanilow.com
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Barry Manilow Sings ‘Dream’ Duets in New Album

Duets seems to be the new craze lately for some of our favorite artists. Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Barbra Streisand with her Partners favorites, and now, Barry Manilow.

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Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
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ArtPrize 2014: GVSU’s Downtown Pew Campus Hosts Entries

Since ArtPrize’s inception, Grand Valley State University’s Pew Grand Rapids Campus has played host to artwork from around the world.

This year Grand Valley is hosting a collaborative piece with the University of Michigan that will be showcased at the Eberhard Center during the international art competition, September 24 through October 12.

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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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Matt Milhouse
Matt Milhouse
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ArtPrize 2014: Guide for Kids and Families

With large crowds and lots of walking, it's best to plan ahead when visiting ArtPrize with kids.

View our guide for tips on the best events for kids and the best ArtPrize entries to see with your family.

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Saugatuck Center for the Arts
Saugatuck Center for the Arts
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Singer Al Stewart Coming to Saugatuck in October

Pop-rock star Al Stewart brings his greatest hits and new works to the Saugatuck Center for the Arts (400 Culver Street) one night only on October 4, 2014, at 8:00 p.m.

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Courtesy Grand Rapids Symphony
Courtesy Grand Rapids Symphony
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ArtPrize Inspires Grand Rapids Symphony Concert

In the spirt of the fifth annual ArtPrize competition, the Grand Rapids Symphony presents "Inspired By Art." The concert is the Crowe Horwath MusicNOW series opener for the 2014-15 Season.

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Courtesy Wege Foundation
Courtesy Wege Foundation
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St. Cecilia Music Center Receives Surprise Gift from Peter Wege Estate

St. Cecilia Music Center’s Executive Director Cathy Holbrook announced today that St. Cecilia Music Center is the recipient of a $1,000,000 endowment gift from the estate of Peter M. Wege. The Center plans to dedicate next week’s annual Great Artist Gala to Mr. Wege in recognition of this generous gift.

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You Tube
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Meghan Trainor’s ‘All About That Bass’ Jazz-ed Up [Video]

Here is some great fun and music for a Sunday morning. This is a jazz-ed up rendition of Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" and it is thoroughly enjoyable.

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