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Review: “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” dazzles and delights beyond expectation

Written by James Sanford | Saturday, 25 March 2017 12:42 |

For artistic directors planning a theater’s season, there’s always a temptation to ride the coattails of an upcoming movie and schedule a stage version of the next potential blockbuster. But this can also be a trap.

Palette of Petals: Floral art takes over the GRAM

Written by Josh Veal | Thursday, 23 March 2017 12:20 |

Tomorrow, the smell of peonies, carnations, orchids and more will fill the halls of Grand Rapids Art Museum. Well, we don’t yet know exactly what flowers will be on display, but Art In Bloom is returning for the first time since 2015, bringing with it some can’t-miss events centered around the weekend exhibition.

Renee Zettle-Sterling grieves through art

Written by Marla Miller | Wednesday, 22 March 2017 12:52 |

After the sudden death of her brother during a hunting accident in 2002, metalsmith Renee Zettle-Sterling took an interest in how to channel grief and healing through the process of making art.

“Sell” rhymes with “hell,” something David Mamet never lets us forget in his 1984 Pulitzer Prize winner Glengarry Glen Ross, set in a Chicago real estate office that’s about as cheery and chummy as a vipers’ nest. With apologies to Arthur Miller, death for these salesmen would be a relief; they are trapped in a torturous, endless purgatory of backstabbing, back-biting and brow-beatings.

Review: 'RENT' stands the test of time

Written by Kayla Tucker | Wednesday, 15 March 2017 10:12 |

Tuesday night, a standing ovation met the cast of RENT after they rocked a crowd of about 2,000 at Grand Rapids’ DeVos Performance Hall.

Review: ‘Buyer & Cellar’ sells the goods

Written by Paul Wozniak | Sunday, 12 March 2017 12:31 |

Imagine getting the opportunity to work for your favorite celebrity. Now imagine you and that celebrity becoming fast friends.

Forgotten Tomes: A Short List of Hard-to-Find Michigan Rock Memoirs

Written by Steve Miller | Monday, 06 March 2017 09:23 |

While Schuler Books and local libraries are stocked with rock ‘n’ roll biographies spanning all genres — sometimes the hard-to-get, feasibly out-of-print, gems deliver more debauchery. If you’re willing to waken the sleuth in you, try digging around for these rare tell-alls detailing some of Michigan’s oddest icons.

Trend Talk: This season’s hottest local clothes and accessories

Written by Missy Black | Wednesday, 01 March 2017 15:24 |

When it comes to style, you need to be ahead of the curve. You need to know what’s hitting this season and the local boutiques that carry it. We asked stores all over West Michigan what their hottest pieces are and they obliged. We also threw in some style tips so you know how to wear it all, because we’re cool like that.

Style File: Fashionable and creative people, places and things

Written by Missy Black | Wednesday, 01 March 2017 14:56 |

An assortment of cool and creative people, places and things from around West Michigan, including designers, stylists and more.

Style Profile: Rebecca Gohl, Hair & Makeup Artist

Written by Missy Black | Wednesday, 01 March 2017 12:34 |

Having attended Chic University of Cosmetology and GRCC, Rebecca Gohl has about 30 seconds to decide what to do with a face before “I’m standing and staring like a crazy person.” She works in the corporate, print, fashion, weddings, television and film arenas, specializing in pinup, ’60s style and film noir. She collects vintage hair nets and tikis and is a brow pencil junkie, “because no one told me at 14 if you plucked them too much, they wouldn’t come back.” 

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