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ArtPrize 2014: Arena District Preview’s Tonight

ArtPrize 2014 doesn't start for a week, but there have already been many opportunities to view art and meet ArtPrize artists.

Arena District is hosting their ArtPrize preview tonight.

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TNT Secures TV Rights to ‘Avengers 2′ and Four Future Marvel Movies

If you thought studios securing release dates years in advance for movies that don't even have titles yet was crazy, you haven't seen anything yet. Now, television networks are now buying the rights to air those untitled movies years before they're even released in theaters. Specifically, TNT has signed on the dotted line with Marvel Studios to air the next five Marvel movies, which includes 'Avengers 2,' 'Captain America 3,' 'Ant-Man' and, um, two others.

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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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West Michigan RV Outlet Show Highlights How RVers Save On Vacations [Sponsored Post]

A new study just out last week shows that recreational vehicle vacations cost less than other forms of vacation travel, even when factoring in fuel prices and the cost of RV ownership.

The study found savings of 27 percent to 62 percent for a four-person group and 15 percent to 48 percent for two-person group, according to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association.

Narrow down the RV -- or RVs -- to do some vacation travel or camping in by checking out the West Michigan RV Outlet Show, which runs Thursday through Sunday -- Sept. 18 to 21 -- at Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 West River Drive NE just off U.S. 131 in Comstock Park.

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Snickers Visits on Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Snickers the Cute, came by 100.5 The River to visit Andy Rent's "Andy in the Morning" show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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Matt Milhouse
Matt Milhouse
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ArtPrize 2014: Venue Curators Pick Their Favorite Entries at Other Venues

With 1,536 entries at ArtPrize 2014 a few suggestions on where to go and what to see are welcome.

View suggestions from curators of some of ArtPrize's top venues.

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Bill Hader Impression That ‘SNL’ Would Not Air

Former 'SNL' head writer Seth Meyers has made it his business to bring some of those sketches cut from 'SNL' to his own 'Late Night' show, and the results have so far been uproarious. While Will Forte's cut bit got the full sketch treatment a few months ago, Bill Hader didn't need those same bells and whistles. After all, his snipped sketch just involved him putting on a weirdly nuanced impression of '60 Minutes' anchor Bob Simon.

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Barbra Streisand Duets with Jimmy Fallon’s Elvis Presley, Blake Shelton, Michael Buble

This is the natural progression of 'Tonight Show' host Jimmy Fallon's assorted warblings and big-time musical impressions: a full-scale musical medley co-starring Barbra Streisand. The songstress has a new album out -- her 34th! -- that's titled 'Partners' and features just a mess of duets between Babs and a bunch of male partners. Get it? Partners?

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The Lumineers’ Stelth Ulvang Plays Show at The Hideout Brewing Co.

By John Sinkevics | Local Spins
For a guy named Stelth, playing a surprise, unscheduled show at a place called The Hideout Brewing Co. sounds, well, perfect.

Singer and multi-instrumentalist Stelth Ulvang, a member of the platinum-selling Colorado folk-rock band The Lumineers, unfurled an impromptu performance early Monday night upstairs at the cozy Grand Rapids brewery and pub.

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Grand Rapids in Top 100 Best Places to Live in America

 Livability.com has just released its second-annual Top 100 Best Places to Live list. This edition features a new city atop the list, which is the culmination of months of exclusive research into what factors most influence the livability of America’s small to mid-sized cities. More than 30 states are represented, from coast to coast, and Grand Rapids made the list, coming in at number 96!

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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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Alex Podesta
Alex Podesta
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ArtPrize 2014: 25 Artists’ Entries Which Received $50,000 in Grant Money

A new grant has helped to make it possible for 25 artists to enter ArtPrize in 2014.

See who the artists are and where to find their entries.

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