Q&A: Ralston Bowles

Written by Lindsay Patton-Carson | Thursday, 20 June 2013 13:04 |
Q&A

A chat with the Godfather of West Michigan music, who chatted about memorable experiences in his highly-decorated career behind the mic.

Top of the Pyramid: Q&A with Tami VandenBerg

Written by Lindsay Patton-Carson | Friday, 26 April 2013 10:42 |
Q&A

We posed some questions for Tami VandenBerg, co-owner of The Pyramid Scheme and The Meanwhile Bar. She talked about the Pyramid Scheme's latest milestone along with the musical tapestry that has made a home there.

Q&A: Top Chef Seattle winner and Kentwood native Kristen Kish

Written by Matt Simpson Siegel, Lindsay Patton-Carson | Friday, 26 April 2013 10:28 |
Q&A

"Top Chef Seattle" winner and Kentwood native Kristen Kish was recently promoted to chef de cuisine for Menton in Boston, a five-diamond and five-star property of Relais& Châteaux. She chats with REVUE about chicken tenders, Olga's Kitchen, and refuses to stick it to someone in her past.

Funny Business: Q&A with Brian Borbot

Written by Lindsay Patton-Carson | Thursday, 21 February 2013 09:47 |
Q&A

REVUE sat down with funny man Brian Borbot and lobbed some questions at the founder of Sunday Night Funnies. He helps shed some light on the current state of comedy in West Michigan.

'Section savvy: Q&A with Scott Hammontree, general manager and talent buyer, Intersection

Written by Lindsay Patton-Carson | Tuesday, 29 January 2013 09:33 |
Q&A

With The Intersection's 10-year anniversary approaching, REVUE spoke with general manager Scott Hammontree on life at the popular Grand Rapids venue along with memories from his time running the place.

Q&A with Victoria Upton, former art director for Music Revue

Written by Lindsay Patton | Friday, 21 December 2012 16:19 |
Q&A

Sometime in the '80s. Doug Fast asked me to work for his publishing company. I was involved in design at the time and I thought, 'I could make this into a cool-looking magazine.'

Q&A with Tim Pratt, Music Revue editor from 1998-2000

Written by Lindsay Patton | Friday, 21 December 2012 16:14 |
Q&A

I had been working for the Grand Rapids Press as a music writer for some time. I believe I had done a few things for Revue, and then I was contacted by Doug Fast about coming on board.

Q&A with Paul Jendrasiak, writer/photographer 1990-94, editor 1994-96

Written by Lindsay Patton | Friday, 21 December 2012 16:07 |
Q&A

It was May 1990 and I was fascinated by Music Revue. I played guitar and realized I wasn't going to become a musician for a career and I thought it would be cool to interview musicians. I called up Music Revue and talked to [editor] Bruce Madden and told him I could get an interview with Gene Simmons of KISS.

Q&A with Revue founder Doug Fast

Written by Lindsay Patton | Friday, 21 December 2012 15:59 |
Q&A

I got a degree from Thomas Jefferson College [at Grand Valley State University] and my majors were communications and music. I had been traveling with my act, Fast & Missad. I did musical comedy, political satire kind of stuff. At the same time I was doing that, I was writing for a lot of publications.

Community Caterer: Q&A with Chef Tommy Fitzgerald, owner of Tommy Fitzgerald Group

Written by Lindsay Patton-Carson | Tuesday, 23 October 2012 17:16 |
Q&A

Chef Tommy Fitzgerald is one of the brain's behind the Juice Ball, which benefits Kids' Food Basket by collecting and donating juice boxes. The first installment of Juice Ball raked in 144,000 juice boxes. He sat down with REVUE to discuss the story behind Juice Ball.

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