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  • Decadent Drinks Decadent Drinks

    Sometimes, you want to go all out. And with these boozy concoctions, your version of going all out doesn’t have to go beyond a cocktail glass.

    Sweet, heavy on the liquor, pricy enough to make it something special, we’ve got you covered with options spread across West Michigan.

    Enjoy, and don’t blame us for the hangover.

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  • Participate in the 7 deadly sins right here in West Michigan Participate in the 7 deadly sins right here in West Michigan

    Let’s be honest: We all have a little sinful itch that needs scratching every now and again. But you don’t need to be named Dante or traverse the nine circles of Hell to experience the seven deadly sins firsthand. Fortunately for you, West Michigan has you covered.

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  • EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: Tattoos in the workplace EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: Tattoos in the workplace

    As millennials and their predecessors continue to push tattoos and body piercings into the mainstream, it begs the question: How necessary are workplace restrictions on these visible forms of identity? Three West Michigan residents tell their stories about tattoos and body modifications in the professional world.

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  • LUNAFEST Comes to Grand Rapids, Kumiko the Treasure Hunter at UICA LUNAFEST Comes to Grand Rapids, Kumiko the Treasure Hunter at UICA

    Kent County Girls on the Run (KCGOTR) have teamed up with the Grand Rapids Art Museum to bring the LUNAFEST film festival to Grand Rapids on Friday, April 23. The prestigious traveling film festival showcases woman-made films exploring current women’s issues.

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  • JAZZ BEST BET: Organissimo JAZZ BEST BET: Organissimo

    When Organissimo formed 15 years ago, the jazz trio’s goal was to make one of music’s more challenging genres more accessible to the casual music listener. They were also dedicated to pushing the boundaries of what direction jazz was headed. It was a tall order, but universal acclaim and a rabid fan base is solid proof that it’s been a successful mission so far.

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  • ROCK BEST BET: Verve Pipe ROCK BEST BET: Verve Pipe

    It’s been 18 years since the smash ballad “The Freshman” propelled East Lansing rockers the Verve Pipe to the top of the modern rock chart. Despite a slew of other hits — including “Photograph,” “Hero” and “Never Let You Down” — and worldwide album sales of more than 1 million, the band took a 13-year recording hiatus, not including two kids’ albums.

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  • FOLK BEST BET: Drew Nelson FOLK BEST BET: Drew Nelson

    Folk singer/songwriter Drew Nelson has toured North America and Europe performing solo and opening for big names like Melissa Etheridge and Edwin McCain. On April 17 he plays a free, all-ages show at Watermark 920 as part of the venue’s spring concert series, Watermark Live, which showcases Michigan-based talent.

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  • BEST BETS: Vanessa Williams teams with the Grand Rapids Symphony BEST BETS: Vanessa Williams teams with the Grand Rapids Symphony

    Grab your tissues and have a cry with us. Lindsay Patton-Carson sat in for her last Best Bets video before leaving REVUE Magazine for other opportunities. In addition to saying her goodbyes, Lindsay also has your hook-up for an entertaining weekend.

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Artist Spotlight

  • Big Dudee Roo Shifts Gears on New EP Big Dudee Roo Shifts Gears on New EP

    The origins of Wayland’s Big Dudee Roo read like something you might hear in a folk song. Years ago, in a small town on the banks of the Rabbit River in Allegan County, three string-pluckin’ kids tapped into their love of old-timey tunes with the help of their next door neighbor on skins.

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