There is a widely-held belief among the snow-averse that Michigan pretty much shuts down between December and March.
Will Oltman might seem to be an unlikely person to get on a stage and perform. He’s quiet, keeps to himself, and doesn’t look to be the center of attention.
“In real life, I’m an introvert,” Oltman said. But once he’s on stage and all eyes are on him, he’s a different person.
Hayley Hungerford is a self-described “floral stylist, illustrator, photographer, writer, stone collector, and musician that likes lighting candles and looking for the moon.” I first met her when we found ourselves figure modeling together at Kendall College of Art and Design. That day, I caught a glimpse of the eclectic life she leads, and the unique and compelling art she creates. I sat down with Hayley to discuss her artistic approach, life philosophy and plans for the future.
Clinton Zimmerman is an entrepreneurial man of many passions. They just so happen to all converge in his newest Big Rapids-based venture, Red Fox Market. From performance artist and naturopath to bodyworker and business owner, Zimmerman has carved out a distinct niche for himself and the community at large. Revue asked the trailblazer about his past, present and prospective future.
Bill Blagg wasn’t always a busy illusionist, touring nine months out of the year. Like everyone, he had to start somewhere. In his case, he began dabbling with tricks as an elementary student and never stopped. Since then, he’s become known for mystical tricks like passing through industrial fan blades, miraculously teleporting across theaters and floating across the stage on a hoverboard. On Oct. 7, Blagg, 36, stops by Muskegon’s Frauenthal Center to present his traveling spectacle, The Magic of Bill Blagg Live. Here’s what he had to say to Revue.
This month ushers in an Eclectic revamp with a new series featuring local personalities from weirdos to wunderkinds. For this first edition, I queried the multi-talented entrepreneur and cat lady from Lansing, Autumn Luciano. We talk about her pin-up photography company Decadence Dolls, her burlesque and variety show Tease-A-GoGo, and being an all-around babe. Check her out before she runs off with the carnival. No, seriously.
Summer’s winding down, but it ain’t over yet. Now’s the time for a last-ditch escape to the waterfront before fall sets in. One of the best ways to spend a Michigan summer is on the water, but if you aren’t fortunate enough to own a lake house or a boat — or know a friend with one — there are still plenty of ways to escape stress and experience the lake effect.
Whether you’re in need of a day at the beach, a date night or a weekend staycation, these West Michigan coastal communities offer plenty in the way of water sports, dining, recreation and that carefree vacation feeling.
Here’s where to get started.
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