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  • Just say no … to green beer

    As yet another high holy holiday of the drinking variety approaches, craft beer fans owe it to themselves and their friends to remember this simple mantra: Friends don’t let friends drink green beer. Read More
  • Indie Film 'Buzzard' Comes Home for West Michigan Premiere

    It's time to face the facts, film lovers: there's not much new going on in Hollywood. I mean, we love thrills and inspiring stories as much as the next person, but at this point we get it — the misunderstood hero fights the bad guy, and after a bunch of explosions and witty banter the good guy wins, gets the girl and leaves enough ambiguity at the end of the film to option a sequel. Read More
  • Nardos Osterhart: Accidental Comedy

    When Nardos Osterhart wanted to practice public speaking for her day job, she turned to unconventional training to help her master the art of delivery. Read More
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The Latest

  • West Michigan Whiskey 101 West Michigan Whiskey 101

    West Michigan is known for craft breweries, but we also have a growing craft distillery scene. In the spirit of St. Patrick, we focused on craft whiskeys this month. Get the low-down on where to get your hands on the wares of local distilleries as well as where you can find a drink list with more than 250 whiskeys.

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  • Grand Rapids Ballet's MOVEMEDIA’s Got the Moves Grand Rapids Ballet's MOVEMEDIA’s Got the Moves

     If you aren’t proud of West Michigan’s performing arts, Grand Rapids Ballet’s MOVEMEDIA is a darn good reason why you should be. A tradition now four years in the running, MOVEMEDIA has earned the company a standout name in the dance community and attracted choreography submissions from five different continents.

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  • Grab a Cab Grab a Cab

    A night out drinking can be fun. But you know what's NOT fun? Drinking and driving. Seriously, guys. Don't do it. Call one of these cab companies instead.

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  • René Marie’s Independent Spirit Shines Through New Cover Album René Marie’s Independent Spirit Shines Through New Cover Album

    Following in the footsteps of her idol, Eartha Kitt, Rene Marie seldom plays by the rules. Since emerging as a voice to be heard at the age of 42, the jazz vocalist has captured a worldwide audience as well as multiple awards and nominations. Most recently, Marie earned her first Grammy nomination in the category of Best Jazz Vocal Album for her 2014 release I Wanna Be Evil (With Love to Eartha Kitt).

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Featured Content

  • Electric Six: The Working Class Band Electric Six: The Working Class Band

    Being in Electric Six is like being an average Joe working the shifts. Record the next record the first half of the year, put it out in the fall. Tour three months a year. Rinse and repeat. Might as well keep a home in the ‘burbs and buy a minivan.

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  • The Don't We Boys Plan for a Big Year The Don't We Boys Plan for a Big Year

    As far as benchmark goals are concerned, The Don’t We Boys are ahead of schedule. Shortly before recruiting Scott Erickson as their third member near the end of last summer, sketch comedians Joe Anderson and A.J. Schraeder of The Don't We Boys wrote up a list of goals for 2015.

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  • Catching Up with Jeremy and Jamie Paquin of Whistle Punk Pizza Catching Up with Jeremy and Jamie Paquin of Whistle Punk Pizza

    "A place that celebrates the art and craft of producing a high-quality pizza." This is the vision for Whistle Punk Pizza, a new restaurant in downtown Muskegon with a name inspired by the town's lumbering history ("whistle punk" is what the newest member of a logging camp was called.)

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  • Brian Posehn: Sorry, Guys. Fart Jokes Aren't Forever Brian Posehn: Sorry, Guys. Fart Jokes Aren't Forever

    A father, a fanboy and a “fartist,” comedian/actor/writer Brian Posehn is many things, but a grown-up isn’t one of them.

    Currently co-writing Deadpool for Marvel Comics, and working on a comedy/metal album with Scott Ian of thrash icons Anthrax, Posehn is now living out his inner adolescent dreams.

     

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Best Bets

  • 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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  • Sludge Rock Best Bet: Torche Sludge Rock Best Bet: Torche

    Miami-based sludge rock giants Torche have made a career of mixing the badass with the, er, bizarre. The band's 2012 album, Harmonicraft, features candy-chomping, rainbow-puking mystical goat dragons fighting amidst the clouds on the cover. 

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  • Country Best Bet: Miranda Lambert Country Best Bet: Miranda Lambert

    We can’t be entirely sure yet, but it does appear that perhaps Miranda Lambert is trying to be country music’s answer to Kanye. While there may not be any speech-interrupting moments from Ms. L, she certainly has that proud swagger part down pat.

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  • Rock Best Bet: Heart / Joan Jett Rock Best Bet: Heart / Joan Jett

    What?! Did you read this lineup? What ISSSSS this madness? Heart AND Joan Jett? How are we even going to be able to stop our (black)hearts from exploding before this unbelievably amazing thing comes to pass?

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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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