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.

Dance Triumphs in Wharton Center's Billy Elliot

Written by Allison Parker | Friday, 21 December 2012 15:55 |

The inspiring story of an unlikely dream steals the stage at Wharton Center with Billy Elliot, winner of 10 Tony Awards. Based on the 2000 film, the show focuses on aspiring ballet dancer Billy, an eleven-year-old diamond in the rough.

January Movie Previews: Gangster Squad; Zero Dark Thirty; Movie 43

Written by Diana Nowak | Friday, 21 December 2012 15:52 |

With movies like Texas Chainsaw 3-D, Gangster Squad, Zero Dark Thirty, Mama and Movie 43, there is certainly no shortage of entertainment to kick off the new year.

The Pyramid Scheme Gets Jooky Once More

Written by Nick Manes | Friday, 21 December 2012 15:31 |

The infamous 'crew' is something of a time-honored tradition in the hip-hop world. Rappers take their friends with them upon getting big. This past year has seen the rise of the Black Hippy crew from Los Angeles and the A$AP Mob from New York. Closest to home is Danny Brown's Bruiser Brigade from Detroit.

Flogging Molly: St. Patty's Coming to Town

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Thursday, 20 December 2012 16:37 |

People call it Celtic punk, but what Flogging Molly brings to the stage really defies the idea of any sort of conventional label. And while there was a time when this Los Angeles-based seven-piece was being written off by many as "just a bar band," its commitment to the music has proven the naysayers wrong.

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