Sink's Spins on Music: A look at live music in the great outdoors

Written by John Sinkevics | Thursday, 23 May 2013 12:20 |

There's nothing quite like it, as Michigan's ultra-vibrant summer festival and amphitheater concert scene has demonstrated again and again. And a decade into its run as Grand Rapids' premier outdoor venue Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has again upped the ante in terms of sheer numbers and breadth of genres represented.

June Movie Previews: This Is The End; Man Of Steel; World War Z

Written by Elizabeth Badovinac, Jordan Brasko and T Stastny | Thursday, 23 May 2013 12:18 |

Here is a first look at this month's movie premiers, which include titles like Man of Steel, World War Z and This Is The End.

Mark Binelli Chips Away at Detroit’s Doomsday Facade

Written by Kyle Austin | Thursday, 23 May 2013 12:16 |

In the midst of the recent global economic recession, artists from all over the world descended on Detroit to tell the same tale of unemployment rates, rampant home foreclosures, abandoned neighborhoods and crumbling skyscrapers. Mark Binelli does it differently.

June Free Market: Aperitivo; On Deck Sports Bar and Grill

Written by Steven Depolo | Thursday, 23 May 2013 12:14 |

Free Market was excited to learn about the opening of Aperitivo in the burgeoning Downtown Market (24 S. Division Ave.) in Grand Rapids. Art of the Table honcho Amy Ruis has teamed up with cheese monger and chef Kate Leeder to create foodie heaven in hobo town.

Seth Bernard attended his first folk festival at four years old, which explains his why he's a leading figure of the booming Michigan roots music scene.

June Film: Waterfront Film Festival; Compass College day camps

Written by Anya Zentmeyer | Thursday, 23 May 2013 12:09 |

Happy summer, West Michigan. If the sun gets to be too much, there's always a cool, dark theater awaiting you.

Bass Drops All Over Michigan This Summer

Written by Nick Manes | Thursday, 23 May 2013 12:08 |

The days of having to drive ridiculous distances to camp, party and hear your favorite music are largely over. Now there appears to be a killer music festival somewhere in the country every weekend in the summer.

Eclectic Edward Sharpe Gets More Eclectic on New Projects

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Thursday, 23 May 2013 12:05 |

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros is often pegged as a hippie band. It's true that love is a unifying theme to a lot of the group's music, including its hit single "Home." But the band's message doesn't fit inside a box that neatly.

June Eclectic Round Up

Written by Audria Larsen | Thursday, 23 May 2013 12:04 |

June is always filled with the promise of summer and there are many eclectics ways to soak it up. Enjoy the mother of all outdoor markets, where only the cool stuff is for sale, get wild with science and fiction, twist your limbs akimbo in lush forest, and bliss out with a weekend of world beat and reggae.

Taste This: Everyday People Cafe, CVLT Pizza, festival food

Written by Matt Simpson Siegel | Thursday, 23 May 2013 12:03 |

It's hard to make it past the appetizers at Everyday People Cafe in Douglas. The menu kicks off with braised local pork belly in a bed of arugula in apple-quince chutney and jiaozi pot stickers full of shrimp, pork and ginger, steeped in a black vinegar and soy sauce.

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