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TV Stars Bring “Driving Miss Daisy” to Van Singel Fine Arts Center Thursday

One night, and one night only, the Van Singel Fine Arts Center will host “DRIVING MISS DAISY,” the Pulitzer prize-winning comedy-drama written by Alfred Uhry. And, it reunites TV stars Sheree Wilson and Clarence Gilyard, both of “Walker Texas Ranger” fame.

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Michael Loccisano, Getty Images
Michael Loccisano, Getty Images
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ArtPrize Exhibition Will Feature 50 Artists Including Robert DeNiro Sr.

ArtPrize in partnership with Second Ave Arts today announced a three-day exhibition named Collectors Show / SPRING.

Collectors Show / SPRING will be held at the ArtPrize HUB in Grand Rapids from March 31 - April 2.

The show will feature 30 past ArtPrize artists and 20 artists from New York City, including Robert DeNiro Sr.

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West Michigan Youth Ballet Performing Coppelia Saturday

The West Michigan Youth Ballet is presenting the endearing ballet, Coppelia, at Grand Rapids Christian High's DeVos Center for Arts and Worship this Saturday, March 26, with performance times at 1 and 4:30 p.m.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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UICA Live Coverage Event [Photos]

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts held their 15th annual Live Coverage event on Friday night. Live Coverage featured dozens of artists creating art that is sold via silent auction the same night it is made.

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Courtesy GRandJazzFest
Courtesy GRandJazzFest
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Great Jazz Coming Back in August With GRandJazzFest

GRandJazzFest presented by DTE Energy Foundation returns to Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids, this Aug. 20 and 21, for the fifth annual festival. The popular family-friendly festival, which attracted more than 10,000 people last year, is West Michigan’s only free, weekend-long jazz festival. The two-day festival will again be free because of Presenting Sponsor DTE Energy Foundation, the City of Grand Rapids and other sponsoring organizations and individuals.

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ArtPrize and Michigan House Heading to Austin, Texas During SXSW

ArtPrize and Michigan House today announced that the fourth iteration of Michigan House, a roving pop-up space, will serve as a home away from home for Michigan music and a space for discussion during South by Southwest 2016 in Austin, Texas.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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ArtPrize Announces New Curatorial Mentorship Program

ArtPrize, today announced a new partnership with New York-based non-profit Independent Curators International (ICI).

ICI will develop and facilitate a three-part Curatorial Mentorship program in Grand Rapids.

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Courtesy Civic Theatre
Courtesy Civic Theatre
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Sister Act, The Musical, Opens at Civic Theatre Next Friday

Who didn't like Sister Act, the movie with Whoopi Goldberg. In fact Sister Act and Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, were great movies, and were rated as two of the top comedies in movies, ever! They spawned Sister Act, The Musical, and Grand Rapids Civic Theatre has the pleasure on presenting it for a months run, opening next Friday night, February 26.

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Nina Berman
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Guns…a new Thought Provoking Exhibit Coming to the UICA

Guns in the American culture are a very hot topic. For, or against, there is no middle ground here, no grey area.

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) certainly isn't taking sides, but the want the conversation to continue. To encourage that, UNLOADED, an exhibition of works by more than 20 artists exploring the historical and social issues surrounding guns on culture, will open March 31st and run through May 15th, then, return for July, 5 - 31. 

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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ArtPrize Announces New Grants for Artists Worth $55,000

ArtPrize today announced a brand new grant program for 2016. ArtPrize Featured Public Projects will grant $55,000 directly to artists, ranging from $10,000 to $15,000 per project.

The grants will be given to artists for entries at four ArtPrize venues: Vandenberg (Calder) Plaza, Ah-Nab-Awen Park, Grand River and Gillett Bridge.

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Courtesy LowellArts!
Courtesy LowellArts!
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West Michigan Regional Art Competition in Lowell This March

LowellArts! announces a Call for Entries to the 30th Annual West Michigan Regional Art Competition. The competition is open to all visual art media by artists, 18 years and older, who currently reside in one of the following Lower Michigan Counties: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Cass, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kent, Mecosta, Muskegon, Montcalm, Newaygo, Oceana, Ottawa, Saint Joseph, and Van Buren.

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You Tube/Burger Fiction
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Hollywood’s Best Picture Oscar Winners From the Beginning [Video]

The Academy Award nominations are in, we know who may win the coveted Oscar this year, and on Oscar Sunday, February 28, at 7 p.m., we will know the winners. The excitement is building.

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