We Came as Romans

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Tuesday, 20 March 2012 11:49 |

It's easy to be negative, but Detroit rock outfit We Came As Romans fights that urge. The band's members make an effort to put a positive spin on their music and message.

Q&A with Jenn Schaub

Written by Lindsay Patton Carson | Tuesday, 20 March 2012 11:42 |
Q&A

REVUE posted some questions to Jenn Schaub, Neighborhood Revitalization Specialist at Dwelling Place. Here is what she had to say.

The Golden Era of Local H

Written by Nick Manes | Tuesday, 20 March 2012 10:54 |

If you paid attention to pop culture in the ‘90s, then it's quite likely you remember the post-grunge alternative band, Local H. The distinct, dirty bass line to the band's 1996 Top 10 hit, "Bound for the Floor" is still recognizable, reminding listeners to "keep it copacetic."

Like the rest of the decade, Local H never really went away. The two-man band - consisting of frontman Scott Lucas, who plays guitar and bass all through his guitar, and drummer Brian St. Clair - has toured and recorded consistently since the mid-‘90s, even amidst some band shakeups and label turmoil.

Love and Lamentation: A Poet's Journey

Written by Meaghan Igel | Tuesday, 20 March 2012 10:50 |

With his newest collection of poetry, When All the World Is Old, Detroit-born poet John Rybicki comes close enough that poet Marie Howe compares him to a modern-day Orpheus "singing [his] way into the underworld and coming out alive."

Butterfield: Capturing the Spirit of Horses

Written by Kelli Kolakowski | Tuesday, 20 March 2012 09:59 |

In the artist's first major Midwest show since 2007, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park hosts Essence: The Horses of Deborah Butterfield, an inquisitive look back on decades of Butterfield's work.

Every Time I Die comes to Grand Rapids, promises to slay all other bands

Written by Stephanie Allen | Thursday, 08 March 2012 11:36 |

The difference between Every Time I Die and most mainstream hardcore metal bands is that it doesn't try to create a certain sound. These guys Buffalo, N.Y. continues to make signature in-your-face, heavy-as-hell sound and sell-out shows because they love what they're doing.

Robert Rauschenberg: Bigger and More Ambitious

Written by Kelli Kolakowski | Thursday, 01 March 2012 11:10 |

Grand Rapids Art Museum is hosting three Robert Rauschenberg exhibitions, one of which has only been seen in Paris and New York.

In a monumental three-part exhibition that marks the artist's first-ever solo show in Grand Rapids, the Grand Rapids Art Museum hosts Robert Rauschenberg In Context, At Gemini and Synapsis Shuffle through May 20.

After consecutive print shows featuring Audubon's Birds of America and Warrington Colescott's Cabaret, Comedy & Satire, GRAM Director and CEO Dana Friis-Hansen sought out something on a much larger scale.

Place Becomes Character for Northern Michigan Writer

Written by Meaghan Igel | Thursday, 23 February 2012 17:08 |

It's one of the first things creative writers learn: in order to tell a story effectively, one must anchor the story in a particular setting or place. Northern Michigan-based writer Jack Driscoll, who has written four novels and four books of poetry, and who just released his second collection of short stories.

Rodney Carrington: Comedy in a cowboy hat

Written by Jayson Bussa | Thursday, 23 February 2012 17:08 |

Rodney Carrington says there is only one thing he has yet to accomplish during his long and fruitful career as a comedian. "Quit — that's pretty much the only thing I haven't done," Carrington said.

River City Improv Keeps Moving

Written by Jayson Bussa | Thursday, 23 February 2012 17:06 |

The shelf life for a local improv team is nine months to a year. Apparently, River City Improv is not your average team. Comprised completely of Calvin College alum, the Grand Rapids-based improv team has been providing side-splitting antics on stage since 1994.

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