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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On October 4

Scarlett Kanistanaux is working ArtPrize 2014 like she's running for office.

The Erie, Colo., sculptor has been in the first-floor lobby of 50 Monroe sharing about her 26-inch high, 26-inch deep, 51-inch tall dark fired clay piece titled "Quiet Mind" with the aplomb of an elementary school art teacher since ArtPrize Day One on Sept. 24.

The billboard artist-turned-sculptor, who's represented exclusively by Denver-based Pismo Fine Art Glass, has been readily meeting and greeting and not being discrete in discussing the largest ceramic sculpture she's ever done.

Today (Saturday, Oct. 4) is a big day for Kanistanaux and everyone else involved with ArtPrize as it enters the 11th day of its 19-day run in Grand Rapids. This is the last day of first-round public voting.

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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On October 3

Rain is in the forecast, but that doesn't matter for ArtPrize.

Today (Friday, Oct. 3) is the 10th day of the 19-day public art exhibition, which runs through Oct. 12 in Grand Rapids. It's the midpoint of the sixth annual extravaganza.

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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On October 2 [Video]

ArtPrize is hosting the public premier of the seventh season of a PBS series focused on contemporary art tonight.

Today (Thursday, Oct. 2) is the ninth day of the 19-day public art exhibition, which runs through Oct. 12 in Grand Rapids.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Check Out This 1982 Ad for Sony’s First CD Player [Video]

The year 1982 was a huge one for technology and music.

Sony released this crazy new technology that would take music from analog to digital. This was the year the company released its first commercially available CD player.

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Black Veil Brides Release Studio Videos Recording Their Latest Album

Black Veil Brides hit the studio earlier this year to record their self-titled fourth album with the legendary Bob Rock at the controls.  I mean, why wouldn't you want the guy who helped create Metallica's Black Album making your record?  That thing sounded freaking amazing!

Over the last couple of months, the Black Veil Brides have been releasing studio recording videos, showing the whole process for the new album, and talking about some of the cool things they got to do on this one.

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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On October 1

ArtPrize's 20 juried finalists are in and the public vote continues with first-round voting running through 11:59 p.m. Saturday.

The current public top 25 in each of ArtPrize's four award categories -- two-dimensional, three-dimensional, time-based and installation -- also have been made available. More than 200,000 votes had been cast as of 8 a.m. today in first-round public voting, according to ArtPrize's vote tabulations. The final 20 announcement is Sunday.

Today (Wednesday, Oct. 1) is the eighth day of the 19-day public art exhibition, which runs through Oct. 12 in Grand Rapids.

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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Alina Artts — Babe of the Day

You probably don't know her yet, but you soon will.

As one of Russia's hottest pop stars, Alina Artts has dominated the charts, raked in millions of views on YouTube and Vimeo, graced the cover of Russia's largest magazines and, most recently, performed for millions at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

Now the smokin' hot pop import is gearing up to conquer America. That's why she's our Babe of the Day.

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97.9 WGRD’s October 2014 Top Songs Playlist [Video]

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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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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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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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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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