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Anderson Cooper to Speak at Davenport Excellence in Business Gala in May

Anderson Cooper, anchor of CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360˚ and host of AC 360˚, will be in Grand Rapids this coming May as featured guest speakerat the Davenport University
19th Annual Excellence in Business Award Gala.

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Courtesy of Jennifer Cronin
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Artist Jennifer Cronin Explains ArtPrize Painting [Video]

Jennifer Cronin's "Lucky to Have Each Other" is at DeVos Place for ArtPrize Seven.

Visitors are reacting strongly to the painting. Some with laughter. Some with disgust.

Cronin talks about the painting, the reactions and more. 

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Psychologists Turn Symbolically Broken Plates Into Art at ArtPrize [Video]

A team of artists and psychologists are allowing people to symbolically breakthrough issues by physically breaking plates at DeVos Place during ArtPrize Seven.

The broken plates are then turned into the ashes of a mosaic which shows a phoenix rising.

The ArtPrize entry is titled "BREAKTHROUGH".

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Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
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DeVos Place Convention Center to Celebrate 10th Anniversary

This year marks the tenth anniversary since the opening of the DeVos Place convention center. DeVos Place will be hosting a celebration Open House on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 10AM – 5PM with a variety of fun activities for the whole family. The Open House is free and open to the public. Plus, parking will be free in the DeVos Place ramp, so you won’t have to worry about finding a parking spot.

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Cottage & Lakefront Living Show Opens Friday at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids

Say the cottage to almost any Michigander and memories rush forward like waves: the screech of gulls, or the squeal of old oarlocks; falling asleep to the rhythm of the surf, or waking to a chorus of frogs; sand in the sheets, or fish scales in the sink.

Mostly, though, they’re memories of family because here in the Great Lake State the cottage is a tradition that’s handed down from one generation to the next.

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Ingram Publishing/ThinkStock
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West Michigan Women’s Expo Rolls in This Weekend at DeVos Place

The 17th annual West Michigan Women's Expo at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids is this weekend.

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Mike Coppola, Getty Images
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2,000 Gymnasts Competing at Gymnastics on the Grand This Weekend

More than gymnasts will compete at the fifth annual Gymnastics on the Grand this weekend at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.

Carly Patterson, the 2004 Summer Olympics all-around gold medalist, will be on hand to meet with fans and sign autographs throughout the weekend.

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Matt Milhouse
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ArtPrize 2014: Matt Elson’s ‘The Infinity Boxes’ a Must-See for Kids [Photos]

Before ArtPrize ends on Sunday, bring the kids downtown to have some fun and experience Matt Elson's "The Infinity Boxes".

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Matt Milhouse
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ArtPrize Up Close: Dominic Pangborn’s 3D Entry ‘Michigan in Motion’ [Video]

Sometimes watching other people engage with artwork at ArtPrize can be just as entertaining as experiencing it firsthand.

Dominic Pangborn's "Michigan in Motion" is getting reactions of shock, big smiles, and lots of double takes.

"Michigan in Motion" is heading towards the front of the list of early favorites at ArtPrize 2014.

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West Michigan Golf Show Opens Today in DeVos Place

If you're a golfer, you can't wait for the snow to clear so we can hit that little white ball around a golf course.  I can't happen soon enough.

This weekend, you can 'wet your appetite' at the 26th Annual West Michigan Golf Show with hundreds of exhibits from courses and resorts to clubs and merchandise.

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Eddie Rucker (WZZM)
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Eddie Rucker Honored as 2014 William Glenn Trailblazer Honoree at Giant Awards

I am so happy for my friend, Eddie Rucker.  Saturday night, she was named the 2014 William Glenn Trailblazer Honoree at the 32nd Annual Giants Awards.

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Grand Rapids Kids & Family Expo This Weekend

This weekend on Saturday (Jan. 18), it's the Kids & Family Expo at DeVos Place!

First, one of the best things about the expo this weekend?  They'll have a zipline running through DeVos Place!

No doubt you have cabin fever and so do the kids!  The Kids & Family Expo will help you come play and get active - and help the kids burn off some energy.

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