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ARTPRIZE 2011 Artist’s Work Displayed In Grand Rapids, Michigan[video]

Grand Rapids looks even more beautiful than usual and is filled with energy.  I can't imagine living anywhere else in the Fall and not being able to experience what this city is all about...Right Now!

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ARTPRIZE 2011 Meet ArtPrize Artist Samuel Brown![video]

I've been broadcasting from 10am-2pm in the Huntington Bank Building lobby for all of ArtPrize!  So much fun talking to all of the wonderful artists.  Meet Samuel Brown, glassblower, one of the artists on display

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ARTPRIZE Artists Talk With Kim Carson About Their Pieces [video]

ArtPrize is in full swing here in Grand Rapids!  Beautiful pieces of art decorate our lovely city.  I am broadcasting from 10am-2pm Monday-Friday in the lobby of the Huntington Bank Building (The same building that Friday's restaurant is in

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Grand Rapids Kids Talk About Their Favorite ArtPrize Picks![video]

Throughout all of Art Prize I will be broadcasting from the Huntington Bank Building, Monday-Friday from 10am-2pm! I'm also registering people to win a trip to New York City! I hope you'll stop by and visit me when you're downtown checking out all of the art. One of my favorite parts of ArtPrize is seeing all of the kids coming through and their reactions to the art.

Check out some of their favorite ArtPrize entries after the jump!

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Grand Rapids ARTPRIZE! Kim Carson Interviews Ice Guru Randy Finch And Art Prize Artist Nona [video]

Ice Guru, Randy Finch, competed for the last two years in ArtPrize!  This year he decided not to.  He does have a art exhibit in The BOB parking lot, all for your viewing pleasure.  This year he decided to do Art Prize for the real reason ArtPrize came to be.  To share Art For Art's Sake. That's the reason Randy does what he does!

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Michigan Welfare Recipients Cut Off Oct. 1st, Charities Feel The Pressure

Something's gotta give!   Welcome to the new America.  I've interviewed Jay Starkey, from In The Image on Division Street a number of times.  According to www.mLive.com when Starkey was interviewed by them he said a lot of the people that In The Image helps out depend on welfare to make ends meet from one month to the next

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Adopt Tamarack Jack From www.CrashsLanding.org NOW
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Crash’s Landing Kitty “Tamarack Jack” Needs A Loving Home!

Kim Carson Here!  I've been working with Crash's Landing for 8 years  now.  Crash’s Landing, is a non profit no kill animal shelter.  Their  mission statement is, “Saving Our Little Corner Of The World, One Cat At  A Time

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ArtPrize Artist Party Tonight At WMCAT. “MetaPhorest” Mural Is Their Entry!

It's fun for me to be around my own kind.  We get each other.  Only within the last 15 years or so did I realize and begin to describe myself as an artist.  I've been one all my life.  I just thought I was different, and well, I am. But, it was much more than that.

About 10-15 years ago a General Manager told me me why he was hiring me.  He said I had one thing that the other 700+ candidates, some in major markets, others with as much or more talent than I had, did not have.  He said I was a "True Artist"; but he stretched out the "i" and made it into a long 'e."  Kind of how the French might say it!   Anyway, he saw that in me way before I did or at least I couldn't identify it.

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It Could Be Worse. We Could Live In Flint.

Today, the FBI released its latest crime statistics. Flint was named the most violent city in the nation in 2010,  according to the latest research.

Moving to second place, Detroit. In my opinion, the reason for that would be numbers, right? Everybody has left Detroit so crime would naturally go down.

Nationally, violent crime dropped 6 percent in 2010, marking the fourth straight year of declines. And property crime also was down for the eighth straight year, falling 2.7 percent.

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A Magical Saturday Night In Downtown Grand Rapids Michigan [video]

I LOVE this city!   Saturday night in downtown Grand Rapids can have a Big City feel and a Big City look, without all the traffic, crime and parking issues;)  I was downtown having dinner this past Saturday night and afterward decided to take a stroll through Rosa Parks Circle

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Mexican Independence Festival in Grand Rapids

Fiesta Mexicana 2011 is underway in downtown Grand Rapids. If your family would like a peek at real Mexican and Latin American culture, here's your chance!

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WZZM13′s “Conversation Couch” And You’ll Have A Chance To Sit On It During ArtPrize

Last night I attended a sneak peek for the WZZM 13 "Conversation Couch."  What is a Conversation Couch, you may ask?  Here's a little preview about what one might do on the WZZM 13 Conversation Couch.  Watch me do it.  Then

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