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ArtPrize 2014: ‘Images from Week One’ [Video]

James Markus is a veteran Grand Rapids area photographer with an innate eye for visuals.

The owner of Jenison photo studio James Markus Photography, he has put together a video slide show of ArtPrize 2014's Week One.

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‘Family Guy’s ‘Simpsons’ Crossover Hits Springfield in Seven New Premiere Clips

Like it or not, 'Family Guy''s Griffins will make their way to Springfield this coming Sunday for landmark crossover premiere "The Simpsons Guy," and no animated universe is safe. Peter will trade chicken-style fisticuffs with Homer, Bart and Stewie will swap pranks, and morbidly disturbing car-washes will be held. See for yourself with seven (!) all-new clips from the 'Family Guy' season 13 crossover premiere "The Simpsons Guy"!

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‘SNL’ Creates a Very Special Episode of Your Favorite ’90s Sitcom

As is often the case, the weirdest sketch from last night's 'SNL' season premiere was easily the funniest in the entire show. The latest in Beck Bennett and Kyle Mooney's series of truly strange sketches and shorts, the scene is an exacting parody of lousy '90s television that sidesteps all obvious jokes in favor of making fun of a very specific kind of TV show.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Reveals New Chrome Trooper

We've seen tons of leaked photos of 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' from Adam Driver in an unexpected uniform to new filming locations to the Millennium Falcon, but there's still plenty more over which to geek out. For example, a new image has been revealed that showcases a new breed of Stormtrooper, called a Chrome Trooper.

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Gerald R. Ford International Airport, WZZM-13
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Flights Canceled in Grand Rapids and Chicago After Radar Facility Fire

 

WZZM-13 reports that multiple flights in and out of Gerald R. Ford International Airport have been canceled due to the fire at a Chicago airport related facility.

In addition, flights have been grounded at Chicago's busy O'Hare and Midway airports.

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Bob Seger Returning to Grand Rapids’ Van Andel Arena On His ‘Ride Out’ Tour December 9

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band announced today they will hit the road in support of Seger’s first new studio album in eight years, Ride Out, with their 2014/2015 Ride Out Tour.

They will play Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena on Dec. 9 along with special guest The J. Geils Band.  

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Fun Trivia With Friday 5 the Hard Way

Here are more fun trivia questions used on today's Andy in the Morning Show for Friday 5 the Hard Way.

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Body Found at Riverside Park in Grand Rapids

 

UPDATE 2:20 PM: According to WZZM-13, Police say the body found on the west side of the Grand River, north of Ann Street and near northbound U.S. 131. is that of a 58 year-old -homeless man.

Neighbors tell WZZM that the park used to be known as Ann Street Park. They also reported recently seeing homeless people camping at the park and called police about the issue.

12:57 PM: WZZM-13 is reporting that police are headed to the scene of a body found in Riverside Park in Grand Rapids.

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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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Grand Rapids Children's Museum
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Children’s Museum Opens ‘Adventures in Balance’ on September 30

There’s fun erupting at the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum! Adventures in Balance returns to the GRCM September 30th!

Kids of all ages will journey through the Adventure Jungle while working on core muscles and building their coordination and balancing skills. You'll be able to build a walkway

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ArtPrize 2014: 20 Sweet Venues to Explore Over 19 Days

ArtPrize is a radically open, independently organized international art competition and exhibition that runs today through Oct. 12 in Grand Rapids.

Here are 20 sweet venues to check out during ArtPrize, and these are just the tip of the artistic iceberg for the public art extravaganza.

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ArtPrize Up Close: Boardwalk Condominiums [Video]

With multiple levels and 69 entries, Boardwalk Condominiums is a venue to keep an eye on at ArtPrize 2014.

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