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Juggalo Journalism 101

Written by Nick Manes | Wednesday, 07 September 2016 15:47 |

We now return Revue readers to their semi-regularly scheduled Juggalo coverage. This time, it’s through the lens of Steve Miller, an investigative journalist, true crime writer and author.

The Road Less Traveled: New shopping destinations

Written by Missy Black | Tuesday, 06 September 2016 23:49 |

If you’re looking at the same storefronts and racks and coming up empty, seek style inspiration elsewhere. Forget the familiar and head outside of your comfort zone for some destination shopping off the beaten path. 

PAUL AMENTA: Going behind the scenes with the curator of SiTE:LAB

Written by Elma Talundzic | Tuesday, 06 September 2016 22:00 |

Way back in 2007, a group of sculpture students at Kendall College of Art & Design embarked on a project that’s since grown faster and larger than they ever could have expected. 

That project, first known as ACTIVESITE and later called SiTE:LAB, has been making a name for itself in the local arts scene (and beyond). Revue talked with Amenta about plans for the future, why SiTE:LAB is important, and what the general public should get out of it all.

Hannibal Buress Returns to West Michigan on the 'Hannibal Montanabal' Tour

Written by Josh Spanninga | Tuesday, 06 September 2016 21:52 |

Hannibal Buress is full of surprises — just look back to this past February. The comedian made a special unannounced guest appearance at Dave Chappelle’s show in DeVos Performance Hall, then upped the ante by headlining his own pop-up show the next day at the Pyramid Scheme. And to make matters more interesting, he did all of this in the midst of a snowstorm.

Just six or seven years ago, Grand Rapids filmmaker Daniel Falicki was not in a good spot. 

Recently divorced and unemployed, Falicki was going through what he now refers to as an “early midlife crisis.” Then, a neighbor in his apartment complex one day asked Falicki if he could shoot wedding videos. Falicki figured he’d give it a shot, and soon discovered a special knack for film. Before he knew it, he was making commercials.

“It was actually a blessing in disguise,” Falicki said. “They pretty much paid me to learn.”

Autumn Luciano: Ladyboss, Bombshell & Flauntrepreneur

Written by Audria Larsen | Friday, 02 September 2016 10:50 |

This month ushers in an Eclectic revamp with a new series featuring local personalities from weirdos to wunderkinds. For this first edition, I queried the multi-talented entrepreneur and cat lady from Lansing, Autumn Luciano. We talk about her pin-up photography company Decadence Dolls, her burlesque and variety show Tease-A-GoGo, and being an all-around babe. Check her out before she runs off with the carnival. No, seriously. 

Last Hurrah on the Lakeshore

Written by Marla Miller | Tuesday, 30 August 2016 13:01 |

Summer’s winding down, but it ain’t over yet. Now’s the time for a last-ditch escape to the waterfront before fall sets in. One of the best ways to spend a Michigan summer is on the water, but if you aren’t fortunate enough to own a lake house or a boat — or know a friend with one — there are still plenty of ways to escape stress and experience the lake effect.

Whether you’re in need of a day at the beach, a date night or a weekend staycation, these West Michigan coastal communities offer plenty in the way of water sports, dining, recreation and that carefree vacation feeling.

Here’s where to get started.

UICA Unveils ‘superusted’

Written by Ameera Chaudhry | Thursday, 18 August 2016 17:17 |

Rust — a notorious destroyer of aged bikes, pipes and cars, takes on a new meaning at the superusted exhibition, opening August 18 at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) in downtown Grand Rapids. 

Drawing on her experiences living in the Midwest — also known as the “Rust Belt of America,” exhibition curator Cheryl Wilgren Clyne focuses on the transformative nature of rust in superusted, which runs through Oct. 23.

Michael Kosta: Ann Arbor Native Returns to Grand Rapids

Written by Eric Mitts | Thursday, 04 August 2016 08:42 |

If you asked a teenage Michael Kosta what tennis meant to him, he’d tell you, “It’s no laughing matter.”

After all, the now 36-year-old comedian grew up in Ann Arbor playing competitively before going on to win four Big Ten titles with the University of Illinois. It was getting serious. But when it came time for the pro circuit, Kosta topped at number 864 in the world, earning around $11,000 over four years. That’s when he began to see some humor in competition.

Music comedy legend and pop culture icon “Weird Al” Yankovic has titled his latest adventure the “Mandatory World Tour.” It’s a joke, of course, on the cyclical nature of the entertainment industry, which he finally found himself free from after 32 years under a major label recording contract. His latest LP, 2014’s Mandatory Fun, was his first to ever debut at Number One on the Billboard Charts, and solidified his status as the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history. REVUE had the rare chance to pick Al’s one-of-a-kind brain last month, and found out why he reluctantly embraced social media, why he turns to his teenage daughter for tips on new targets to spoof, and more.

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