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  • Best Bets: What's going on in January Best Bets: What's going on in January
    Revue recommends: Top events to check out this month
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  • Forward to the Past Forward to the Past

    The future of West Michigan dining is here, and it feels a lot like the past. See examples from the oldest restaurant in Grand Rapids (Cherie Inn) and a new eatery (The Lazy Susan).

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  • Destination: Comstock Park Destination: Comstock Park

    Comstock Park has the distinction of being neither a city nor a village nor a township, but the area has recently come to be defined, at least in part, as a destination for fans of craft beverages.

    Revue hit the road to see what’s fermenting in Comstock Park, given all the new options coming online. Here’s what we found out.

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  • Uniting States: Winspear Records showcases bands from Grand Rapids and Indiana together Uniting States: Winspear Records showcases bands from Grand Rapids and Indiana together

    College is the perfect place for many people to discover new music, expand their horizons and explore new sounds.

    But for the more entrepreneurial, like Winspear Records co-founders Ben Wittkugel and Jared Jones, college is the place to be the ones spreading that music to everyone else. 

    In 2014, during Wittkugel’s freshman year at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind., Winspear started as a way of booking shows at friends’ houses in the area.

    “Winspear first existed only to put on shows,” Wittkugel said of the label’s beginnings. “We didn’t start with too many goals. Jared and I were just happy to be doing something.” 

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  • No Hibernation: Winter Wheat keeps the festival scene alive year-round No Hibernation: Winter Wheat keeps the festival scene alive year-round

    A few years back, musicians Bruce Ling of Hawks and Owls and Mark Stoltz of Benzie Playboys were lamenting the sort of lull that winter typically brings to the music scene. While venues may keep their stages warm with the shows they can, festivals seem to disappear altogether. So Ling and Stoltz reached out to longtime member of the Wheatland Music Organization, Marilyn Hummel, to see what could be done about bringing a little slice of Wheatland to the winter months. So began the Winter Wheat music festival, now in its eighth year.

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