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Steven Depolo
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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On October 10

Rick DeVos' brainchild is six years old this fall.

And for something originally imagined as a possible film festival, its 32-year-old founder admits ArtPrize has grown enough he's now able to take it in and enjoy it.

"In the earliest days, it was to do something that people would have to talk about," DeVos said Thursday at The ArtPrize Hub. "I always thought Grand Rapids could use a great cultural event."

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Jenni Haight
Jenni Haight
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Meijer-97.9 WGRD Athlete of the Week: Kenowa Hills Boys’ Soccer’s Peter Brown

Kenowa Hills High School boys' soccer player Peter Brown is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

Second-year Knights Coach Frank Andrade almost sounds like he doesn't have enough superlatives to describe Brown.

"He excels," Andrade said of Kenowa Hills' leading scorer. "He's a great player and he's become a great leader."

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Free Beer & Hot Wings
Free Beer & Hot Wings
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: A Look Inside Dumber Than Joe Trivia

Each Thursday on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show," we play Dumber Than Zane Trivia for a $500 cash prize.

With Eric Zane off today, Producer Joe stepped in for his version, "Dumber Than Joe Trivia."

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Kathryn Trumbull Fimreite's 'My Norwegian Pram' -- Matt Milhouse/100.5 The River
Kathryn Trumbull Fimreite's 'My Norwegian Pram' -- Matt Milhouse/100.5 The River
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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On October 9

This is the last day to vote for ArtPrize 2014.

Today (Thursday, Oct. 9) is the 16th day of ArtPrize's 19-day run, with 1,825 artists represented by 1,536 entries at 174 venues in downtown Grand Rapids and Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

The ArtPrize 2014finalists for public voting and juried honors are in, and the top 20 in four categories on both lists get narrowed down through 11:59 p.m. tonight.

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Edgar Evans via Matt Milhouse/100.5 The River
Edgar Evans via Matt Milhouse/100.5 The River
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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On October 8

There are just two more days to vote for ArtPrize 2014.

Today (Wednesday, Oct. 8) is the 15th day of ArtPrize's 19-day run, with 1,825 artists represented by 1,536 entries at 174 venues in downtown Grand Rapids and Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

The ArtPrize 2014finalists for public voting and juried honors are in, and the top 20 in four categories on both lists get narrowed down through 11:59 p.m. Thursday.

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Jojo Girard/98.7 WFGR
Jojo Girard/98.7 WFGR
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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On October 7

There's just three more days to vote for ArtPrize 2014.

The ArtPrize 2014finalists for public voting and juried honors are in, and the top 20 in four categories on both lists get narrowed down through 11:59 p.m. Thursday.

Today (Tuesday, Oct. 7) is the 14th day of ArtPrize's 19-day run, with 1,825 artists represented by 1,536 entries at 174 venues in downtown Grand Rapids and Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

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Matt Milhouse/100.5 The River
Matt Milhouse/100.5 The River
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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On October 6

There are only four more days to vote, and we're not talking the general election.

The ArtPrize 2014finalists for public voting and juried honors are in, and the top 20 in four categories on both lists is getting narrowed down through 11:59 p.m. Thursday.

Today (Monday, Oct. 6) is the 13th day of ArtPrize's 19-day run, with 1,825 artists represented by 1,536 entries at 174 venues in downtown Grand Rapids and Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

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Mel Chin's Operation PaydirtFundred Dollar Bill Project -- Matt Milhouse
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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On October 5

Today is another big reveal for ArtPrize 2014.

The public votes are in, and the top 20 gets announced this afternoon at Rosa Parks Circle.

Today (Sunday, Oct. 5) is the 12th day of ArtPrize's 19-day run, with 1,825 artists represented by 1,537 entries at 174 venues in downtown Grand Rapids and Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

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Darren Hester
Darren Hester
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Woman May Lose Home Over One Missed Property Tax Payment [Video]

Imagine missing one property tax payment and losing your house over it.

A woman in Richland, Mich., near Kalamazoo now finds herself even closer to that predicament, WXMI Fox17 reported.

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Bill Barrett's Sojourner at ArtPrize 2014 -- Rick Martinez
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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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Shelly Winkle
Shelly Winkle
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Meijer-97.9 WGRD Athlete of the Week: Grand Rapids Christian Boys’ Soccer’s Jacob Witte

Grand Rapids Christian High School boys' soccer player Jacob Witte is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

The senior forward's leadership as captain and contributor is one of the primary reasons why Grand Rapids Christian is 14-1-1 and is ranked No. 3 in Division 2 by the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches' Association.

"I could tell on my first day that he'd stand out," first-year Eagles Coach Joshua Miller said of Witte. "I could tell he was a natural leader, ... and that hasn't changed.

"He's great on the field, but he's also great off the field."

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Matt Milhouse/100.5 The River
Matt Milhouse/100.5 The River
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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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