The National to visit Van Noord Arena on April 12

Written by Lindsay Patton-Carson | Tuesday, 21 January 2014 10:00 |

Indie-rock band The National is scheduled to perform at Calvin College's Van Noord Arena on April 12. The band, known for its dreamy, melancholy songs and frontman Matt Berninger's haunting baritone is touring in support of its latest album, Trouble Will Find Me, released in May 2013.

Wander around with a T-Rex at Grand Rapids Public Museum on Feb. 14-16

Written by REVUE Staff | Monday, 20 January 2014 14:05 |

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is giving you the opportunity to roam around with a Tyrannosaurus Rex — a.k.a. the greatest dinosaur of all time. The museum is bringing this pre-historic celebrity alive on Feb. 14-16 for its Dinosaur Walk.

STS9's Feb. 9 stop in GR cancelled; David Murphy leaves band

Written by Colleen Schonfield | Wednesday, 15 January 2014 22:18 |

Sound Tribe Sector 9, simply known as STS9, will be taking a break from their winter tour, announcing the postponement of their upcoming show dates through February. This includes the band's Feb. 9 stop at The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids. The cancellation stems from the split between bassist David Murphy and the band.

Trixy Tang glams up West Michigan music scene

Written by Jayson Bussa | Thursday, 09 January 2014 22:07 |

Klay Fennema doesn’t mind letting people in on his dirty little secret. “I am not even ashamed to admit that we all have shopped in the ladies department for clothing before,” he said with a laugh. That’s just one of the prices that Fennema and his band have paid to resurrect the hair metal of yesteryear.

Organizers accepting applications for 45th Festival of the Arts

Written by REVUE Staff | Wednesday, 08 January 2014 16:18 |

The bone-chilling weather is an ugly reminder that summer is still a ways off. However, organizers of the 45th Festival of the Arts in downtown Grand Rapids are already beginning to mobilize artists and performers for the upcoming event, which will be held June 6-8.

Breakfast Buff: Q&A with Matt Wolfgang

Written by Lindsay Patton-Carson | Friday, 27 December 2013 11:17 |
Q&A

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.

Jillian Michaels to pump up West Michigan with stop in Kalamazoo on March 27

Written by Barbara Jandernoa | Wednesday, 11 December 2013 16:08 |

Everyone’s heard of Jillian Michaels, right? She's pretty much the modern female version of Richard Simmons (sans the fro). But she does a lot more than workout videos and training men and women on TV's "The Biggest Loser". She’s written books, and she’s an active motivational speaker as well.

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