The Gilmore Keyboard Festival’s Rising Stars series continued on Sunday evening with a stellar performance by Zhang Zuo, also known as “Zee Zee,” at the Wellspring Theater in Kalamazoo. Rising Stars seeks to offer a chance to see promising performers before their international breakthroughs, and if the audience learned anything from Zuo’s performance, it’s that she’s definitely one to keep an eye on.
With house lights up, white feathers float, twirl, glide, dive, and crash onto the black floor during the intermission. So begins the invitation into the hypnotic movement of Grand Rapids Ballet’s “Extremely Close,” the titular and closing piece of their current production, an elegant mixed bill of classical and contemporary dramatic ballet that draws inspiration from literature, Americana and inventive forms.
The term “gaslighting” has gotten a lot of play lately, with regard to personal relationships as well as the behavior of public figures. It’s used to describe a form of psychological manipulation or abuse in which a narcissist or sociopath plants seeds of doubt to destabilize the victim, causing them to question themselves, perhaps even their sanity.
Three times now, Revue readers all around West Michigan have taken to the (online) polls to vote for their favorite locally owned businesses, people and things in the region.
Thursday evening, less than three miles south of President Trump — whom Attorney General Dana Nessel reportedly said this week is a “huge factor” in hate crimes rising in Michigan — dozens of Grand Rapids residents gave heartfelt and at times harrowing testimony about their encounters with the Grand Rapids Police Department.
When the building housing What A Do Theatre was no longer an option for the organization, its executive director didn’t have to wonder what to do.
The new hit musical Waitress is coming to West Michigan through Broadway Grand Rapids this month. The musical is based on the movie by Adrienne Shelly and has original music and lyrics by singer Sara Bareilles. On top of that, it was created by an all-female creative team.
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