Review: Grand Rapids Symphony kicked off the season with talent and feeling

Written by Samara Napolitan | Saturday, 16 September 2017 13:53 |

A hint of dance, a dash of American soul, a splash of color and prodigious talent ushered in the Grand Rapids Symphony’s 2017-2018 season on Friday night. This season marks the first under GRS Music Director Lehninger’s full leadership, as well as the orchestra’s return to Carnegie Hall this April.

Review: Collectors Show Offers an Accessible Introduction to Art Collecting

Written by Samara Napolitan | Friday, 15 September 2017 15:31 |

Preview Week for ArtPrize Nine is underway. As the denizens of West Michigan encounter the “radically open” art competition, New York-based artist Tyler Loftis hopes to convey that high-quality art can be “radically accessible” too.

From East to Westside: A visit to Ando Asian Kitchen & Bar

Written by Nick Macksood | Thursday, 14 September 2017 13:27 |

You remember your first Asian restaurant. No, come on, now — not the one with a hundred blessed dishes to choose from, each with the gooey, gloopy consistency and a Day-Glo sauce to match. The real one.

Andrew Woodstock: Sizing Up ArtPrize

Written by Jane Simons | Thursday, 14 September 2017 10:16 |

Andrew Woodstock has garnered national attention for his work. In 2012, his entry Tuskegee Airmen placed in the Top 50 in ArtPrize and now the large-scale watercolor piece resides in its new home at the Kalamazoo Air Zoo. His 2016 ArtPrize entry was a little more colorful, but used the same technique as his 2012 Tuskegee Airmen and 2014’s Civil War. Honors and awards include being a featured artist at the Society of Illustrators in New York City and winning ADDY Awards for Excellence in Illustration.

Lights, Camera, Rebel!: The happenings and goings-on of Rebel Pictures

Written by Kara Toay | Thursday, 14 September 2017 09:56 |

Michael McCallum always knew he wanted to be a performer, and that’s why he launched Rebel Pictures in 1999.

The Arts Issue 2017

Written by Revue Staff | Monday, 11 September 2017 17:21 |

Check out our latest Arts Issue, featuring local artist profiles, Grand Rapids' art collectors' scene (or lack thereof), Creative Youth Center students' tour of Grand Rapids, and season previews for all West Michigan arts organizations.

Urban Disco turns downtown GR into disc golf course

Written by Josh Veal | Friday, 08 September 2017 11:39 |

Watch your head this Saturday — rubber discs will be flying through the air of downtown Grand Rapids, from rooftops to alleyways and patios.

Review: Vegas Rat Pack is a showcase of true talent, hampered only by its jokes

Written by Marin Heinritz | Wednesday, 06 September 2017 15:35 |

On the Tuesday night after Labor Day weekend, three actors and seven musicians transformed a giant barn in Augusta, Michigan into an outrageously energetic yet intimate and beloved Vegas lounge act. Just as The Barn Theatre morphed into the Sands Hotel and Casino, 2017 became 1960 as tribute artists The Vegas Rat Pack took the stage for the summer stock theater’s final week of performances this season.

Brave and Bare: 'Calendar Girls' encourages standing up to the norm

Written by Kayla Tucker | Wednesday, 06 September 2017 14:20 |

Sometimes it pays off to put yourself out there.

Revue’s Grand Rapids Travel Guide

Written by Creative Youth Center students | Tuesday, 05 September 2017 13:27 |

We tasked elementary and middle school students at the Creative Youth Center’s summer programming to become journalists and give Revue readers some unique perspectives on cool (and hot!) spots in GR. Here’s what they had to say.

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