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Letter from the Editor

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Well, there’s no going back now.

We’ve entered a new year — a new decade even — and the 2010s are behind us.

I’ll be the first to make the obvious joke: Hindsight is 2020. But who could’ve ever expected to end up where we are now? As individuals, as a magazine, as a country, it’s been a wild ride.

I went from confidently thinking I’d be a teacher, to becoming an aimless post-grad waiter, to writing for Revue and now leading the magazine.

As a publication, we grew and grew, launched Revue Arts, recently hit 30 years old, and were purchased by Serendipity Media.

There’s a good chance you personally went through big changes in the past decade — maybe you moved here, or got married, or started a family, and none of it happened how you expected.

So, what’s next? There’s no way to know for sure, but here are my predictions:

  • I’ll win the lottery and maintain a full head of hair.
  • Revue will become a household name across the state.
  • West Michigan will be known as THE cultural hotspot of the Midwest.
  • People, just in general, will become more kind and more compassionate.
  • The ice caps will stop melting and everything will be fine.

A boy can dream!

While we can’t exactly see the future, we can at least make plans for the year ahead. In this issue, we rounded up 50 of our favorite events, festivals, concerts, restaurants, parks, trails and experiences for 2020.

In January, we’re always motivated to turn a new leaf and try new things. Yet that feeling can fade, which is why you should make a bucket list for the year now! Let’s kick the 2020s off with a bang.

Really quick, though, as long as we’re looking back, I’d like to make a note: In the last issue’s big Year-End Biz Beat, we accidentally stated that Kelvin & Co. BBQ’s Kalamazoo location had closed. If your heart sunk at that news, fear not — it was actually their Grand Rapids store that closed. The Kalamazoo spot is waiting with open arms, as is their new Portage location!

’Til next time,

Josh Veal, Managing Editor

 

What's inside this month:

On the Cover: The Wedding Guide & 50 Things to Do in 2020!

Scene: West Michigan Biz Beats, Potshots

Sounds: Trampled by Turtles

Dining & Drinking: IPAs & Wraps

 

Revue Arts

Visual arts, classical and jazz music, theater, arts event previews and more. (See the center of this issue)

 



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