A Roundup of Openings, Closings and other Local Business News

Last Call: 27 Club from SideBar

Written by Nick Macksood | Friday, 02 June 2017 15:22 |

The 27 Club was bartender Josh Van Gorden’s contribution to the Copper & King’s annual MixT&pe competition, in which competitors build a cocktail based on a song of their choosing. Initially dubbed "Purple Haze", the 27 Club is a nod to Jimi Hendrix not only in color, but in taste and texture as well.

Since its inception, Vox Vidorra has set out to engage audiences’ minds, bodies and souls. 

On the indie-soul group’s debut LP, 2015’s Promise Land, Vox Vidorra got into important issues like racial inequality, religious intolerance and more, while keeping its feet firmly planted in the harmonic beauty of the bygone days of Motown. 

Kiss and Tell: A conversation with Lipstick Jodi

Written by Eric Mitts | Thursday, 01 June 2017 16:02 |

If there’s one thing that would make Karli Morehouse’s whole summer, it would be getting the opportunity to open for Tegan & Sara at Frederik Meijer Gardens this August.

“I get mocked for it all the time, but I love Tegan & Sara,” the 22-year-old lead vocalist/guitarist for Lipstick Jodi told Revue

Miller Auditorium announces 2017-2018 Spotlight Series

Written by Revue Staff | Thursday, 01 June 2017 12:38 |

Miller Auditorium in Kalamazoo just announced its 2017-2018 Lake Michigan Mailers Spotlight Series, which showcases a list comprised of many popular and exciting shows.

Bob Seger to play Grand Rapids

Written by Revue Staff | Thursday, 01 June 2017 11:39 |

Mark your calendars: This fall, legendary Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band will be making a pit stop in Grand Rapids.

Q&A: Randy Wyatt Professor and Director of Theatre, Aquinas College

Written by Kayla Tucker | Thursday, 01 June 2017 09:00 |

Randy Wyatt is a local playwright and professor at Aquinas College, where he directs the theater program. A native of Marshfield, Mass., Wyatt went to college in Grand Rapids and grad school in Texas and Minneapolis. After getting his master’s of fine arts in directing, he worked in Chicago for six months before Aquinas contacted him about a position. It’s been 10 years since.

Kitty Knows Best: Lauren Chapin explains the highs and lows of childhood fame

Written by Kayla Tucker | Thursday, 01 June 2017 09:00 |

In the 1950s, Father Knows Best was one of the most popular shows in America. The classic family sitcom starred Robert Young and Jane Wyatt, among others, including the youngest actress on set, Lauren Chapin, who played Kitty, Father’s youngest child.

Memories of Memphis

Written by Marla R. Miller | Thursday, 01 June 2017 09:00 |

For those who couldn’t catch it on Broadway: Memphis isn’t just another jukebox show.

Years ago, conductors were aloof, intimidating figures on their onstage platforms. But when Raymond Harvey became the music director of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra 18 years ago, he knew his role required more and embraced the position as a community resource.

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