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Four-Time ArtPrize Artist Named One of ’14 Emerging Women Artists to Watch in 2017′

Artnet's "14 Emerging Women Artists to Watch in 2017" includes an artist whose work will be familiar to fans of ArtPrize.

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Michigan and Michigan State Alumni are Stars of ‘Hamilton’ Chicago

Hamilton opened to excellent reviews in Chicago on October 19. The Tony Award-winning musical is a pop culture phenomenon. Two of the show's stand-out stars went to college in Michigan.

Jonathan Kirkland is a Michigan State University graduate who plays George Washington. Alexander Gemignani is a University of Michigan graduate cast as King George III.

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‘Hamilton’ Chicago vs. the Broadway Recording

Hamilton, a musical about the life of America Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, has been a sensational hit.

Hamilton was nominated for a record 16 Tony Awards and it won 11. It has also won a Grammy, a Pulitzer Prize and enjoyed an unmatched level of pop culture crossover success.

The show has now opened in Chicago, but how does the Chicago show compare to the original cast in New York?

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Chicago Has One of America’s Great City Flags, But That’s No Reason to Pick on Grand Rapids

More than just about any other city in America, hang around Chicago and you'll see the city's flag just about everywhere. Any why not? It's a great flag. But is that any reason to pick on a city with perhaps an inferior flag - like Grand Rapids. Shots were fired on Twitter recently.

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Amtrak’s Only Car With a Panoramic View Coming to Grand Rapids

Amtrak's Great Dome car is coming to Grand Rapids. The car has windows which curve up to the roof on all four sides offering a 360-degree view.

The Great Dome car will be added to the Amtrak Pere Marquette train for a limited time. The Pere Marquette train runs between Grand Rapids and Chicago.

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Animal Rescue Centres Feel The Strain After Christmas Pets Are Abandoned
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Canine Influenza Outbreak in Chicago, No Immediate Threat in Michigan

An outbreak of canine influenza requiring the treatment of 100 dogs has closed a Chicago animal shelter. Last spring, more than 1,000 dogs in the Chicago area became sick, according to NBC Chicago.

However, there have been no widespread reports of canine influenza in Michigan.

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Lady Gaga Takes the Plunge in Chicago

Lady Gaga and her fiance Taylor Kinney took the plunge over the weekend. No, not marriage. The Polar Plunge in Chicago!

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David Foster And Friends In Concert
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Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago Coming to Van Andel Arena April 15

Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago announced the Heart and Soul Tour 2.0 Tuesday. Beginning March 23, 2016 in Jacksonville, Fla., the tour will continue through cities such as Milwaukee, Columbus and Tampa before hitting Grand Rapids at Van Andel Arena on Friday, April 15, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

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Michael Jordan To Auction Off 56,000 Sq Ft Illinois Mansion
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Michael Jordan’s Chicago Home is for Sale and it’s a Steal [Video]

What sits on seven acres, has nine bedrooms, 15 full bathrooms, 56,000 square feet, and at least 30 pairs of J’s? You're right, Michael Jordan's house, and, it's for sale.

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Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago Announce Heart and Soul Tour

Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago have announced a North American co-headlining summer tour.

The Chicago and Earth Wind & Fire Heart and Soul Tour kicks off July 15 in Concord, Calif., with 25 dates, including DTE Energy Music Theater in Clarkston on Aug. 26.

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Lady Gaga Participates in Chicago Polar Plunge 2015 [Photos]

Winter temperatures didn't stop Lady Gaga from taking part in Chicago Polar Plunge 2015 and jumping into Lake Michigan on Sunday (March 1).

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Grand Rapids Metro Area Has Bed Bugs [Infographic]

Orkin has released its annual list which ranks cities by the number of bed bug treatments they have performed.

The Grand Rapids metropolitan area moved up to No. 20 in 2014, after being ranked 33rd in 2013.

Chicago is No. 1. Detroit is No. 2.

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