Zac Brown Band: An ‘Uncaged’ Sound

Written by Jessica Smith | Wednesday, 24 October 2012 09:33 |

Zac Brown Band is still full of love, peace and chicken grease, but the band’s new tour crosses genre boundaries and pushes limits of musicianship. Zac Brown Band’s latest album, Uncaged, combines its trademark vocals with spine-tingling instrumentals.

Walk Off the Earth Step into Music Stardom

Written by Nick Manes | Tuesday, 23 October 2012 17:17 |

Noted modern day philosopher Kanye West once famously stated, "I'm livin' in the 21st century," and that is certainly true of Walk Off the Earth. The Ontario-based five piece pop ensemble has videos on YouTube well into the millions.

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.

It’s easiest to understand it with three things: Gifts, growth and grants. So, the Community Foundation accepts gifts from people. Gifts come in and we grow them through the market. Most of our money is invested.

West Side Story Takes on Modern Vibe

Written by Allison Parker | Tuesday, 23 October 2012 17:08 |

More than half a century after its original debut, West Side Story returns, ready to dazzle audiences anew with the plight of star-crossed lovers trapped within a ranging feud. Directed by David Saint, the Miller Auditorium performance is based on the 2009-2011 revival.

Comedy Veteran Brian Regan Keeps it Clean, Keeps it Funny

Written by Josh Spanninga | Tuesday, 23 October 2012 16:20 |

Brian Regan doesn't have to lace his comedy with obscenities to be funny. In fact, to do so would be counterintuitive. "I have no problem with blue comedy from a fan perspective," Regan said. "But it's not natural for me as a performer."

November Microbrews: The Mitten Brewing Company

Written by Ben Darcie | Tuesday, 23 October 2012 16:18 |

Engine House No. 9 has been a fixture of Leonard Street in Grand Rapids since 1890. It has housed many businesses since being decommissioned as a fire station in 1966. Currently residing within its walls is the newest addition to the West Michigan beer scene.

Friends since kindergarten, co-founders and brewers Chris Andrus and Max Trierweiler went into their separate careers, but wanted to find something they could do together.

Things Get Real Surreal at the Grand Rapids Art Museum

Written by Jennifer Cuffman | Tuesday, 23 October 2012 15:34 |

As the second installment of a three-year, three-exhibition partnership with the Whitney Museum of American Art, the GRAM opened its doors to Real/Surreal Oct. 19.

Artist in the Spotlight: Deadwood Stone Bends Alternative-Metal

Written by Kevin VanAntwerpen | Friday, 21 September 2012 11:21 |

Deadwood Stone opened for Slash last month. Yeah, that's right. The same Slash you're thinking of. The one with the top-hat and the crazy hair. The one who played during last year's Super Bowl Halftime Show. You know – he used to be in a little band called Guns 'n' Roses.

Matt Braunger: Goofy White Guy Extraordinaire

Written by By Josh Spanninga | Friday, 21 September 2012 11:22 |

Matt Braunger has been all over the place. He grew up in Portland, Ore., studied theater at Manhattanville College in New York, did improv and stand-up in Chicago, and finally, moved to Los Angeles to solidify his career in comedy.

Braunger has had a solid career in standup for a few years now, with appearances on "The Late Show with David Letterman," a Comedy Central hour-long special and his digital album Soak Up the Night. But even with all of this standup success, Braunger is still probably most often recognized for his acting career.

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