Review: "The Sound of Music" offers a solid adaptation of the famous classic

Written by Troy Reimink | Wednesday, 22 February 2017 17:03 |

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music” is so stacked with classic songs that even seeing them all listed together dizzies the head — “My Favorite Things,” “Maria,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Sixteen Going On Seventeen,” “So Long, Farewell,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” the title piece about the hills being alive with … well, you know.

Broadway Grand Rapids announces 2017-18 season

Written by Revue Staff | Wednesday, 22 February 2017 16:33 |

Five musicals and two special shows have been announced for Broadway Grand Rapids’ next season.

Pixies announce show at 20 Monroe Live

Written by Revue Staff | Tuesday, 21 February 2017 13:32 |

Alt-rock, noise-pop legends the Pixies are officially slated to perform at 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids on Oct. 7 this year.

The International Chopin Piano Competition has launched the careers of many internationally-renowned artists.

It’s slightly jarring to see the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre mainstage completely exposed as director Todd Espeland’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” begins: At first, there is nothing on the stage except a dozen or so empty chairs.

The Michigan Accent: Not A Myth

Written by Troy Reimink | Thursday, 16 February 2017 12:46 |

Contrary to what Midwesterners often think, we do speak with an accent. And it’s a funny one at that, depending whom you ask. 

It’s achieved by “talking as though your lower jaw has fallen off and you have to form words with the rest of your face,” according to Edward McClelland.

So the author explains in his new book, “How To Speak Midwestern,” which is both a cultural history of and field guide to the varieties of speech throughout middle (real?) America. 

Grand Rapids Symphony announces 2017-18 season

Written by Revue Staff | Wednesday, 15 February 2017 10:15 |

The Grand Rapids Symphony’s 88th season, the first created by new Music Director Marcelo Lehninger, has been announced.

Michigan Filmmaker’s Fantasy Becomes Reality with "The Taker’s Crown"

Written by Josh Spanninga | Tuesday, 14 February 2017 14:16 |

Fantasy has always been near and dear to Josiah Swanson’s heart. In fact, the director, producer and founder of the Muskegon-based WhiteShore Films lists The Lord of the Rings as one of his biggest inspirations for becoming a filmmaker.

At first glance, you might wonder how the work of S.E. Hinton could possibly connect with today’s teens. Something of a trailblazer in the 1960s, Hinton was barely out of high school when she sold “The Outsiders,” a strikingly honest look at high school life and gang rivalries that her publishers feared would be overlooked if critics knew it was written by a woman (the initials stand for Susan Eloise).

Last Call: The Barrel from Gray Skies Distillery

Written by Nick Macksood | Saturday, 11 February 2017 12:45 |

Learn how to make our featured cocktail of the month: The Barrel from Gray Skies Distillery.

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