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Joel Potrykus' "The Alchemist Cookbook" Comes to UICA

Written by Josh Spanninga | Friday, 30 September 2016 14:05 |

Everyone knows the woods of Allegan are a local hotspot of nature and wildlife.

Michiganders all over agree these lush forests are the ideal haven for hiking, bird watching, hunting and… practicing alchemy? OK, so maybe that last part seems a little out there, but not for Joel Potrykus and his crew. These brave local filmmakers used this location for their most recent project, The Alchemist Cookbook

Clinton Zimmerman: Mover, Shaker & Body Healer

Written by Audria Larsen | Friday, 30 September 2016 14:01 |

Clinton Zimmerman is an entrepreneurial man of many passions. They just so happen to all converge in his newest Big Rapids-based venture, Red Fox Market. From performance artist and naturopath to bodyworker and business owner, Zimmerman has carved out a distinct niche for himself and the community at large. Revue asked the trailblazer about his past, present and prospective future.

Bill Blagg wasn’t always a busy illusionist, touring nine months out of the year. Like everyone, he had to start somewhere. In his case, he began dabbling with tricks as an elementary student and never stopped. Since then, he’s become known for mystical tricks like passing through industrial fan blades, miraculously teleporting across theaters and floating across the stage on a hoverboard. On Oct. 7, Blagg, 36, stops by Muskegon’s Frauenthal Center to present his traveling spectacle, The Magic of Bill Blagg Live. Here’s what he had to say to Revue

Broadway Grand Rapids gets a bump from ‘Phantom’ tour, DeVos upgrades

Written by Kayla Tucker | Wednesday, 14 September 2016 13:55 |

While recent improvements did little to directly change the attendee experience for shows at DeVos Performance Hall, they helped usher in a record-setting season for Broadway Grand Rapids. 

That’s because the $350,000 in behind-the-scenes renovations approved two years ago made it possible for Broadway Grand Rapids to lure in bigger shows. The first of those larger performances, “Phantom of the Opera,” played its sold-out, 16-show run over two weeks in May. 

Indie film events, screenings and festivals in September

Written by Josh Spanninga | Thursday, 08 September 2016 14:26 |

Check out these indie film events in September, including a Frank Zappa doc, Saugatuck Short Film Competition, Overcomer Film Series.

Beginner’s guide to West Michigan museums

Written by Troy Reimink | Thursday, 08 September 2016 14:05 |

Here’s a handy beginners’ field guide to museums, some art-centric and some not, all over West Michigan.

Kathleen Madigan: Comedy Vet Brings ‘Mermaid Tour’ to Kalamazoo State Theatre

Written by Eric Mitts | Thursday, 08 September 2016 13:58 |

Kathleen Madigan is eager to celebrate her 51st birthday on stage in Kalamazoo.

A veteran of standup, Madigan already knows about the area’s great beer selection, asking fans to tweet bar recommendations for her post-Mermaid Lady Tour performance birthday festivities.

JEFF KRAUS: The ambiguous world of enigmatic domains

Written by Josh Veal and Nicole Rico | Thursday, 08 September 2016 11:31 |

Simple shapes, large swaths of color and quasi-patterns dominate the abstract landscapes of Jeff Kraus’ canvases. 

But the 31-year-old Grand Rapidian doesn’t want to tell you how to interpret his work. Rather, Kraus enjoys “the fact that each person can look at it and associate different things from their life onto it.” The art, which has been shown in galleries from Los Angeles to New York, is meant to be experienced rather than deciphered.

UICA looks back on 40 years of challenging Grand Rapids

Written by Troy Reimink | Thursday, 08 September 2016 11:24 |

“The UICA has been a major reason why I enjoy living in GR, as it has been the most professional, inspiring, forward-thinking art institution outside of Detroit, as far as I’m concerned.”

Director Amy Heckerling Brings Industry Knowledge to Celebration! Cinema North

Written by Josh Spanninga | Thursday, 08 September 2016 09:40 |

Clueless, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, National Lampoon’s European Vacation, Look Who’s Talking — Amy Heckerling’s portfolio is beyond impressive. These are films that embedded themselves into American culture instantly, whose cult followings have only grown over the decades. And now their creator is coming to GR.

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