The 50th Annual Festival of the Arts is heating up

Written by Abi Safago | Wednesday, 05 June 2019 12:15 |

Now that the summer heat is arriving, everyone is looking for some way to get outside and enjoy the sun. One of the best ways is to spend some time this weekend enjoying the rich culture in downtown Grand Rapids while the 50th Annual Festival of the Arts kicks off.

Nas announces stop in West Michigan on new tour

Written by Revue Staff | Monday, 03 June 2019 15:54 |

Hip-hop and rap fans are in for a thrill this July as Nas has decided to make a stop in Grand Rapids on his latest tour.

Advocates face concerns as Grand Rapids ward initiative gains steam

Written by Andy Balaskovitz | Friday, 31 May 2019 12:04 |

History may be repeating itself in Grand Rapids as efforts to expand representation on the City Commission face potential headwinds from local business advocates.

It’s 9 a.m. on a recent Wednesday in May, and Grand Rapids HQ near downtown is quiet. The carpeted open floor plan resembles a preschool but with amenities for adults. Computer and TV screens are blank, bathroom lights are off, the kitchen is clean, and there’s no hum of laundry machines. 

The scene is much different on afternoons throughout the week when up to dozens of young homeless visitors filter in, officials say.

Potshots: June 2019

Written by Andy Balaskovitz | Thursday, 23 May 2019 12:38 |

A monthly roundup of marijuana news and notes. 

'Restaurant: Impossible' renovating Chez Olga

Written by Revue Staff | Thursday, 02 May 2019 15:24 |

This month, the Food Network's Restaurant: Impossible is coming to Grand Rapids to renovate Chez Olga.

Documents show close relationship between ICE, GRPD when immigrants report crime

Written by Andy Balaskovitz | Tuesday, 30 April 2019 16:35 |

Documents released over the past week by civil liberties advocates show a close relationship between the Grand Rapids Police Department and federal immigration agents, including sharing information about undocumented immigrants who report serious crimes to help gain legal status.

Affirming years-long claims by Democrats, voting rights advocates and casual fans of democracy, a federal court issued a staggering ruling April 25 saying Michigan Republicans have deceived their way to power.

The recent case of Jilmar Ramos-Gomez has thrown West Michigan directly into the national debate over immigration.

Potshots: May 2019

Written by Andy Balaskovitz | Thursday, 25 April 2019 11:04 |

 A monthly roundup of marijuana news and notes.

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