When Jon Dunn met Kolene Allen, she was a relatively new vegan by a few months and he was a vegetarian and wanted to be a vegan. They started exploring and going to different places and trying food, and a new project was born.
My father had a bunch of businesses in Eastown when Eastown was in the dump. Like the '60s and '70s, when no one was around. That was a time when my dad opened up Baskin Robbins and Brandywine. Tommy Z. opened up Intersection and Bill Lewis opened up Yesterdog. And later [in 1977], my father opened up this joint, which was Breakfast Just Breakfast.
Nerds are hot right now — from their thick-rimmed glasses to the comic books they read. So, we decided to sit down for a Q&A with Steve Fodale and Nick Yribar, co-owner and manager of Vault of Midnight, which just opened a location in downtown Grand Rapids.
You received your degree in Musical Theatre from Western Michigan University and you're also an up-and-coming country singer. What gave you your start? I started in the basement of our house in Portage.
It's been said that classical music is a fading genre, so what does the West Michigan Symphony do to encourage new generations of listeners and concert attendees? Find out in REVUE's Q&A session with president and CEO of West Michigan Symphon, Carla Hill.
In addition to performing with the Grand Rapids Ballet, you've also choreographed a number of works. What is it like having your colleagues perform your creations? Working with colleagues is always a wonderful experience.
As a choreographer going into the studio, I already have an idea of the dancers' strengths and their style, since I work alongside them every day.
What are your goals as the UICA's first full-time exhibitions curator? My goal as curator is to honor what Charles Eames called 'The Guest/Host Relationship' and make sure the community is invited into the new space, feels comfortable, feels welcome, and wants to return.
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