Memoirist Wade Rouse Helps to Celebrate the Voices of Michigan

Written by Kyle Austin | Thursday, 21 February 2013 09:34 |

Had it not been for the sage advice of a Cape Cod innkeeper, Wade Rouse may never have set foot in Michigan. After learning that Rouse and his partner had driven all the way from St. Louis for a vacation, the woman wondered why they hadn't just gone to Michigan instead.

Revue LaughFest Picks

Written by Lauren Longo, Kari Norton and Carly Plank | Thursday, 21 February 2013 09:35 |

For the past three years, Gilda’s LaughFest has given us a healthy dose of laughter for 10 straight days a year. It’s brought us giant stars like Bill Cosby and Betty White, up-and-comers like Anthony Jeselnik and Hannibal Buress and reminded us of the wealth of comedy we have at home.

Mason Street Warehouse Announces Three Shows for 2013

Written by Kari Norton and Audrey Sochor | Friday, 15 February 2013 13:42 |

The award-winning professional theatre Mason Street Warehouse kicks off its 11th season at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts (400 Culver St., Saugatuck) on June 21 with the musical comedy Xanadu. Forbidden love takes a whole new spin when Greek goddess meets mortal artist during the disco era—roller disco at that.

Cool Brews. Hot Eats. — Tasting Beer in a New Way

Written by Audrey Sochor | Wednesday, 13 February 2013 08:58 |

With so many businesses devoted to craft brews, and new ones constantly popping up, it's safe to say Grand Rapids loves beer. Recently voted Beer City USA and named one of the Top 10 Vacation Cities for Beer Lovers, the city is home to dozens of microbreweries and counting.

Daniel Tosh Schedules Summer Grand Rapids Date

Written by Carly Plank | Tuesday, 05 February 2013 10:49 |

Daniel Tosh brings his blend of crude humor and popular culture to Grand Rapids' DeVos Performance Hall on June 7 as part of his "June Gloom" tour, along with special guest Jerrod Carmichael.

'Section savvy: Q&A with Scott Hammontree, general manager and talent buyer, Intersection

Written by Lindsay Patton-Carson | Tuesday, 29 January 2013 09:33 |

With The Intersection's 10-year anniversary approaching, REVUE spoke with general manager Scott Hammontree on life at the popular Grand Rapids venue along with memories from his time running the place.

Folk Best Bet: The Avett Brothers

Written by Emma Kat Richardson | Wednesday, 23 January 2013 16:00 |

If you ask bluegrass galvanizing brothers Scott and Seth Avett, folksy, roots rock straight from down home in the delta ain't dead. If anything, it's just been resting, biding its time for the appropriate mixture of honky tonk and punk savior to rise up and breathe new vapor into it.

Beer Best Bet: Cool Brews. Hot Eats

Written by Lindsay Patton-Carson | Wednesday, 23 January 2013 15:58 |

Grand Rapids has reached a point where we can start deporting non-microwbrew lovers. We've already been crowned Beer City USA, for crying out loud, and this town (hell, this state) is not stopping when it comes to microbrew production.

Comedy Best Bet: Kathleen Madigan

Written by Emma Kat Richardson | Wednesday, 23 January 2013 15:56 |

For a comedian who can boast the ringing endorsement of Lewis Black, not to mention a 20-year-plus career as an outstanding stand-up, Kathleen Madigan has spent much of her time not in the direct glare of the popular spotlight, but rather beneath the fringes of comedy greatness.

Eclectic Best Bet: Los Lobos

Written by Emma Kat Richardson | Wednesday, 23 January 2013 15:54 |

Los Lobos were responsible for one of the biggest hits of my early childhood, "La Bamba," and much to my surprise have continued to keep a pop cultural toe in the Tex-Mex, folk, country and R&B worlds.

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