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Grand Rapids Is No. 2 Cheapest Foodie Town In U.S.!

We did it again! Grand Rapids made another best of list.

This time our love of craft beer and food has put Grand Rapids in the national spotlight!

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Neil Diamond Releasing ‘Melody Road’ Next Week, Heading Out on Tour in 2015 [Audio]

He may be a 73-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, but Neil Diamond isn't showing any signs of slowing down any time soon.

Diamond is releasing a new album titled "Melody Road" on Oct. 21 and is going on tour next year, kicking off in Allentown, Pa., on Feb. 27 and ending up in Denver on May 31 -- with a March 20 performance at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills.

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Bank of Ann Arbor Not Closed On Columbus Day Because ‘Columbus Is In Ohio’

Those of us who have grown up in Michigan know that there has always been hatred towards Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio among Michiganders. Particularly from fans of the University of Michigan.

A bank in Ann Arbor has used that hatred to justify keeping their doors open this Columbus Day, which is generally a "bank holiday". They explained on their Facebook page:

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Cheapest Gas In The Country Is In West Michigan

If you're looking for cheap gas, look no further than Greenville!

GasBuddy.com says that the cheapest fuel prices in the nation are in Greenville, where gas was only $2.55 per gallon for regular unleaded Monday morning.

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College Football’s Balance of Power Has Shifted & Other Things We Learned in Week 7

Mississippi State has gone from unranked to No. 1 faster than any team in history. And that’s just one of the surprises from this week in college football.

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Grandville Business On ‘Shark Tank’! [Video]

I have talked about it before: "Shark Tank" is one of my TV guilty pleasures.

It's on Friday nights on ABC, so I miss it sometimes, like many people do. They also rerun it on CNBC weeknights. Bingo!

The other night a business from the Grand Rapids area was featured!

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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On October 12

ArtPrize 2014, Grand Rapids' sixth annual public art extravaganza, wraps up today.

So, head to downtown Grand Rapids to check out the winners and revisit your favorites before ArtPrize closes at 6 p.m.

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Study Reveals 10 Best — And Worst — College Alumni to Date; MSU’s Included

Going to a fancy schmancy Ivy League school may land you a great job, but it may not land you a spouse.

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Anila Quayyum Agha’s "Intersections" -- Ann-Marie Jurek
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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On October 11

And the envelopes please.

On Friday night in ceremonies at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre with a watch party at Rosa Park Circle, ArtPrize 2014 handed out its awards.

The big winner was Indianapolis artist Anila Quayyum Agha's Grand Rapids Art Museum installation titled "Intersections."

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ArtPrize 2014: What Was that Song During the Awards Show? [Video]

It was another great year for ArtPrize and another fun awards show.

If you watched the ArtPrize awards, you heard parts of a hauntingly beautiful song repeated multiple times.

Hear that song in it's entirety and learn more about the band.

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ArtPrize 2014: The Winners [Video]

Anila Quayyum Agha’s “Intersections” is the public vote grand prize winner of ArtPrize 2014.

The juried grand prize produced a tie between Quayyum Agha’s “Intersections” at Grand Rapids Art Museum and Sonya Clark’s “The Hair Craft Project” at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University.

Quayyum Agha's wins, announced Friday night in ceremonies at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, total $300,000 for the Indianapolis resident.

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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On October 10

Rick DeVos' brainchild is six years old this fall.

And for something originally imagined as a possible film festival, its 32-year-old founder admits ArtPrize has grown enough he's now able to take it in and enjoy it.

"In the earliest days, it was to do something that people would have to talk about," DeVos said Thursday at The ArtPrize Hub. "I always thought Grand Rapids could use a great cultural event."

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