Demand drove organizers Anthony and Shirley Griffin to expand the Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival to an extra day. "We like to touch base with our audience and see what they enjoyed and a lot of them wanted to see it larger," Anthony Griffin said. "With downtown and the interest in it and everything going on, we took the chance."
When Jon Dunn met Kolene Allen, she was a relatively new vegan by a few months and he was a vegetarian and wanted to be a vegan. They started exploring and going to different places and trying food, and a new project was born.
My father had a bunch of businesses in Eastown when Eastown was in the dump. Like the '60s and '70s, when no one was around. That was a time when my dad opened up Baskin Robbins and Brandywine. Tommy Z. opened up Intersection and Bill Lewis opened up Yesterdog. And later [in 1977], my father opened up this joint, which was Breakfast Just Breakfast.
Nerds are hot right now — from their thick-rimmed glasses to the comic books they read. So, we decided to sit down for a Q&A with Steve Fodale and Nick Yribar, co-owner and manager of Vault of Midnight, which just opened a location in downtown Grand Rapids.
You received your degree in Musical Theatre from Western Michigan University and you're also an up-and-coming country singer. What gave you your start? I started in the basement of our house in Portage.
It's been said that classical music is a fading genre, so what does the West Michigan Symphony do to encourage new generations of listeners and concert attendees? Find out in REVUE's Q&A session with president and CEO of West Michigan Symphon, Carla Hill.
In addition to performing with the Grand Rapids Ballet, you've also choreographed a number of works. What is it like having your colleagues perform your creations? Working with colleagues is always a wonderful experience.
As a choreographer going into the studio, I already have an idea of the dancers' strengths and their style, since I work alongside them every day.
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