Drew Nelson's Tilt-A-Whirl Makes Nationwide Debut Today

Written by REVUE Minion | Tuesday, 14 February 2012 10:11 |

Singer-songwriter Drew Nelson's debut record with Red House Records drops today on iTunes, Amazon and at record stores around the country. While it is Valentine's Day, don't expect "Tilt-A-Whirl" to be a record filled with sweet love songs or Nelson playing the crooner.

From the Office to the Stage: Sharon Van Etten comes to Grand Rapids Feb. 15

Written by Lindsay Patton | Wednesday, 08 February 2012 14:02 |

Sharon Van Etten's buzz has been growing ever since she released her first full-length album, "Because I Was in Love", in 2009. The complex themes and emotional songwriting on the album kept her popping up on Pitchfork, an Internet music publication.

Eric Ripert Discusses Tasty Bits of Upcoming Tour with Anthony Bourdain

Written by Michelle Thomas | Thursday, 02 February 2012 11:53 |

There's nothing like a juicy roast, and that's just what attendees will get at the start of Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert's "Good vs. Evil" tour. As two of the most respected voices on all topics culinary, Bourdain and Ripert developed this tour to not only poke fun at each other's differing views, but to highlight current trends of the industry such as sustainability and health.

Farmers Alley Theatre Becomes Professional

Written by Stephanie Allen | Friday, 27 January 2012 09:17 |

Farmers Alley Theatre became southwest Michigan's only year-round Actors' Equity Association theatre Jan. 12, by achieving Small Professional Theatre (SPT) status.

Love Equalizer: Q&A with Erin Wilson

Written by Lindsay Patton | Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:54 |
Q&A

Erin Wilson pretty much has his fingers in everything as founder of Until Love Is Equal, director of Wealthy Theatre and board president of ArtPeers. He told us what is focus is for 2012.

John Sinkevics' take on The Jammies, pop music and buzzworthy shows

Written by John Sinkevics | Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:53 |

It's all about the music. Unlike the Grammy Awards' la-la land of red carpets and celebrity sidewalk stars, Grand Rapids' Jammies are the no-hype awards. That's what makes it one my favorite nights of the year.

My Brightest Diamond Finds Creative Space in the Mitten

Written by Lindsay Patton | Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:14 |

Detroit still has a pulse! That's one of many factors that drew Shara Worden to the city. The mind behind My Brightest Diamond planted her roots in Detroit soil after living in New York, preceded by a year in Moscow.

Experience 1964 Without a Time Machine

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Tuesday, 24 January 2012 11:41 |

With a history dating back almost 30 years, 1964, The Tribute has been bringing Beatlemania back to both old and new fans alike. Sporting the attire, instruments and stage presence of the early touring Beatles, whose music grabbed the attention of an entire planet, this group is as authentic as any tribute comes.

Willie the Kid: Hip-Hop Royalty

Written by Nick Manes | Tuesday, 24 January 2012 11:35 |

While the Detroit area has long been a bastion for music and has produced many a fine rapper, the west side of the state — and Grand Rapids specifically — is getting national recognition for its hip-hop music. Much of this is due to the work of William Jackson, better known as Willie the Kid.

Willie the Kid, who grew up on the southeast side and attended Ottawa Hills High School, is the younger brother of Wu-Tang Clan affiliate LA The Darkman.

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