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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On September 30 [Video]

The ArtPrize jurors' shortlists were announced Monday night for the sixth annual ArtPrize.

That means 16 juried finalists are in. The public vote continues, meanwhile, with first-round voting running through 11:59 p.m. Saturday.

Today (Tuesday, Sept. 30) is the seventh day of the 19-day public art exhibition, which runs through Oct. 12 in Grand Rapids.

Nearly 170,000 votes had been cast as of 8 a.m. today in first-round public voting, according to ArtPrize's vote tabulations.

The public voting helps determine a $200,000 grand prize winner, with another $200,000 grand prize selected from the jurors' shortlists.

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Matt Milhouse
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ArtPrize 2014: Jurors’ Shortlist Winners Announced

The ArtPrize jurors revealed their favorites tonight at the 2014 ArtPrize Shortlist Event.

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Bill Gates Tops Forbes 400 For 21st Year, While Meijer Brothers Doug and Hank, Richard DeVos Make Top 100

Forbes magazine today released its listing of the 400 richest Americans, with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates remaining in the top spot for the 21st straight year.

In addition, Meijer co-chairmen, brothers Hank Meijer and Doug Meijer, and Amway co-founder Richard DeVos both making the top 100.

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Michigan Ranks Near Bottom of Happiest States in the U.S.? I Blame Detroit!

Wallet Hub has released the list of U.S. states in order of "happiness," and Michigan shows up at 43rd out of 51!

Wait, 51? WTF? Oh, they counted the District of Columbia as it's own state maybe hoping to throw things off.  

But they should have realized that all the rich politicians would be super happy with their lives, and show up as high as they did.

But what happened to Michigan? Why are we so low on the list?

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Hannibal Buress
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Hannibal Buress Talks Bad TV Interviews, Juggalos, Being Swept Off Stage [Audio]

We got the chance to talk to comedian, actor and TV writer Hannibal Buress this morning on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show."

Despite nearly being alienated by Producer Joe at the beginning of the interview, Hannibal still told us some funny stories about bad TV appearances, rough gigs and performing at the Gathering of the Juggalos!

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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On September 29 [Video]

The sixth annual ArtPrize is well under way.

Today (Monday, Sept. 29) is the sixth day of the 19-day public art exhibition, which runs through Oct. 12 in Grand Rapids.

More than 146,000 votes had been cast as of 8 a.m. today in first-round public voting, according to ArtPrize's vote tabulations. Round One voting ends at 11:59 p.m. Oct. 4.

The voting helps determine a $200,000 grand prize winner, with another $200,000 grand prize selected by a juried panel of art critics.

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Courtesy James Markus Photography
Courtesy James Markus Photography
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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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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On September 28

There are now seven more days to vote in the first round for the sixth annual ArtPrize.

Today (Sunday, Sept. 28) is the fifth day of the 19-day public art exhibition, which runs through Oct. 12 in Grand Rapids.

More than 107,000 votes had been cast by 8 a.m. today in first-round public voting, according to ArtPrize's vote tabulations. The voting helps determine a $200,000 grand prize winner, with another $200,000 grand prize selected by a juried panel of art critics.

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Josh Garber/Channel 95.7
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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On September 27

S-a-t-u-r-d-a-y. The weekend is here, and ArtPrize continues its vibrance in downtown Grand Rapids and Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

Today (Saturday, Sept. 27) is the fourth day of the 19-day public art exhibition, which runs through Oct. 12 in Grand Rapids.

About 65,000 votes had been cast by 8 a.m. today in first-round public voting, according to ArtPrize's vote tabulations. The voting helps determine a $200,000 grand prize winner, with another $200,000 grand prize selected by a juried panel of art critics.

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Jim Belushi’s Show At Little River Casino Cancelled For Friday Night

A scheduled performance from Jim Belushi tonight at Little River Casino in Manistee has been cancelled.

According to an official statement from Little River Casino the cancellation is due to the fire at an FAA facility in Chicago that has been causing travel nightmares for people across the country.

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Category: Michigan News
Gerald R. Ford International Airport, WZZM-13
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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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Producer Joe’s Chix Kix Street Team [Video]

A few weeks ago, Producer Joe was eating chick peas out of a bowl in the studio during "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show."

We noticed how much the chick peas looked like Kix cereal. We figured if we couldn't tell the difference between the two, that most people probably wouldn't either.

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