• Sit, Stay, Pose: Local pet photographers help you capture that special moment

    Sit, Stay, Pose: Local pet photographers help you capture that special moment

    We all know the struggle — you look over at your canine or feline companion sitting in the most adorable pose, but as soon as you go to snap a photo, they scurry away. It takes an eye for detail and a quick hand to capture those priceless memories. If you’re looking to get some professional prints of your favorite furry family members, you’re in luck — Revue sat down with some of our favorite local pet photographers to get some tips and tricks on how to prepare. Read More
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  • Review: ‘Big’ is larger-than-life fun for all Review: ‘Big’ is larger-than-life fun for all

    Children long to be grown before their time, yet adults wish to be young again is the truism at the heart of the beloved 1988 film “Big,” starring Tom Hanks, and its themes, characters and story are just as delightful 31 years later translated into the 1996 musical adaptation at The Barn Theatre where children get a peek at what it is to be grown and adults get to be children again — both on and off stage.

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  • Review: ‘Old Man and The Old Moon’ is a pleasant, whimsical adventure Review: ‘Old Man and The Old Moon’ is a pleasant, whimsical adventure

    “The Old Man and The Old Moon” is an imaginative quest tale about, yes, an old man who has tasked himself with filling up the moon with liquid light when it begins to wane. When one night his wife tries to cash in on his promise to take her dancing and he curmudgeonly refuses, she takes off. Of course he follows, through adventures rife with storms, civil war, strange encounters in the belly of a whale, ghosts and memory, only to discover truths even larger than that which makes his wife happy.

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  • Foreigner headed to Broad Leaf Local Beer for pints with fans Foreigner headed to Broad Leaf Local Beer for pints with fans

    Get ready to rock and swig — Foreigner is making a very special appearance in Grand Rapids at Broad Leaf Local Beer on August 10.

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  • Review: ‘Sweeney Todd’ makes great theater look easy as pie Review: ‘Sweeney Todd’ makes great theater look easy as pie

    If ever there were a terrifying piece of musical theater, it’s Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” Terrifying for its gruesome storyline about murder, revenge and cannibalism, yes; and terrifying for its sheer magnitude for the artists who put it together.

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  • Review: ‘Big’ is larger-than-life fun for all Review: ‘Big’ is larger-than-life fun for all

    Children long to be grown before their time, yet adults wish to be young again is the truism at the heart of the beloved 1988 film “Big,” starring Tom Hanks, and its themes, characters and story are just as delightful 31 years later translated into the 1996 musical adaptation at The Barn Theatre where children get a peek at what it is to be grown and adults get to be children again — both on and off stage.

    Read more...
  • Review: ‘Old Man and The Old Moon’ is a pleasant, whimsical adventure Review: ‘Old Man and The Old Moon’ is a pleasant, whimsical adventure

    “The Old Man and The Old Moon” is an imaginative quest tale about, yes, an old man who has tasked himself with filling up the moon with liquid light when it begins to wane. When one night his wife tries to cash in on his promise to take her dancing and he curmudgeonly refuses, she takes off. Of course he follows, through adventures rife with storms, civil war, strange encounters in the belly of a whale, ghosts and memory, only to discover truths even larger than that which makes his wife happy.

    Read more...
  • Review: ‘Sweeney Todd’ makes great theater look easy as pie Review: ‘Sweeney Todd’ makes great theater look easy as pie

    If ever there were a terrifying piece of musical theater, it’s Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” Terrifying for its gruesome storyline about murder, revenge and cannibalism, yes; and terrifying for its sheer magnitude for the artists who put it together.

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  • Review: Hope’s ‘West Side Story’ is a marvelous, colorful, timeless experience Review: Hope’s ‘West Side Story’ is a marvelous, colorful, timeless experience

    In the canon of American musical theater, “West Side Story,” utterly groundbreaking in its time, remains close to perfection. And the opportunity to see a truly excellent production, such as the one currently running at Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, should not be missed.

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Food & Drink

  • Gears + Beers: A West Michigan brewery bike trail Gears + Beers: A West Michigan brewery bike trail

    Women’s suffrage superstar Susan B. Anthony famously called the bicycle a “freedom machine,” an “emancipator,” and “the all powerful whirligig of the future.” 

    OK, maybe not that last part, but don’t discredit the bike’s magic — it takes us to and fro with nothing but a pair of legs and the will to zoom. It so happens that we’re blessed with a string of breweries to zoom between along Grand Rapids’ White Pine Trail. Revue plotted some coordinates and dropped in on breweries that share a passion for good beer and a good ride. 

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  • Piece  of Cake: Cakabakery opens a third location in downtown Holland Piece of Cake: Cakabakery opens a third location in downtown Holland

    If you haven’t visited downtown Holland in a while, you’ll want to stop by on the way to your next beach adventure. The quaint small town is still as delicate as you remember it, but with a new edge. Developments have lengthened 8th Street past River Avenue — all the way down to the recently renovated Civic Center — and its additions include multiple restaurants, a movie theater and The Cakabakery, a custom order and retail bake shop.

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  • High and Dry: Revue’s Brut IPA taste-off High and Dry: Revue’s Brut IPA taste-off

    Like a mouse trying to out-squeak a hamster with a megaphone, the Brut IPA has had trouble fully making a name for itself under the New England IPA’s tutelage. This comes as no surprise.

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  • Fresh & Friendly: The Friesian Gastro Pub dishes out novel meals in a welcoming space Fresh & Friendly: The Friesian Gastro Pub dishes out novel meals in a welcoming space

    If you’re going to open a new restaurant in West Michigan, you better stand out. The Friesian Gastro Pub understood that from the start

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