Literary Best Bet: David Sedaris

Written by Emma Kat Richardson | Friday, 22 March 2013 10:16 |

After more than 20 years in the public spotlight as a renowned essayist, humorist and all-around lovable weirdo, David Sedaris remains to this day a commanding force who can outsell the Rolling Stones (or close to it) while wielding sharp turns of phrase like a machete.

Indie Best Bet: Andrew Bird

Written by Emma Kat Richardson | Friday, 22 March 2013 10:13 |

Ask one out of any 10 hipsters mulling around these days (aren't they just everywhere, like crab grass? Or nitrogen?) and you could probably find more than a few witnesses willing to testify that seeing Andrew Bird live is like a religious experience.

April Movie Previews: Evil Dead; Oblivion; Pain and Gain

Written by Diana Nowak | Friday, 22 March 2013 10:13 |

Featuring everything from zombies to one of the biggest icons in baseball, this month's movies have something for every cinematic palate.

Disabling Disabilities

Written by Alexandra Fluegel | Friday, 22 March 2013 10:10 |

The abilities of art are endless. It can teach, inspire, challenge, and in the case of local organization Artists Creating Together (ACT), it can heal. ACT has been bringing art to children, youth and adults with disabilities since 1986 and is the largest organization of its kind in Michigan.

The Land of the Free

Written by Missy Black | Friday, 22 March 2013 10:03 |

The following events require zero dollars. So keep that wallet right in your jeans or purse. OK, you might incur some parking fees at the library or drop cash for popcorn at the movies but for the most part, our free April event round up provides a group of activities sans cover charge.

The cozy South Haven performance venue has been going strong with a steady diet of local and national acts. All the while, the building has been up for sale, and one local band is making sure it becomes the venue's permanent home.

Broadway Grand Rapids Announces 2012-2013 Season

Written by Lindsay Patton | Friday, 15 March 2013 17:13 |

For years, Broadway Grand Rapids has given us New York-quality shows right in Grand Rapids. The company's 2012-2013 season – announced today – shows the commitment to quality and buzz-worthy shows.

The Devil Wears Prada Warms Up for New Album with Upcoming Tour

Written by Robby Hartley | Thursday, 14 March 2013 16:59 |

While Harold Camping shot arrows at his Rapture calendar and Dec. 21, 2012 was still a thing, The Devil Wears Prada – a Christian metalcore band from Ohio – had already released an apocalyptic record about a zombie invasion.

Grand Rapids Symphony Gives The Matrix a New Sound

Written by Lauren Longo | Thursday, 14 March 2013 15:31 |

As the millennium approached, the science fiction, Academy Award-winning blockbuster The Matrix invited audiences everywhere to free their minds and take a tumble down the rabbit hole. More than a decade later, the Grand Rapids Symphony provides fans with a whole new way to experience the movie that changed science fiction forever with The Matrix Live.

Mummies are coming to Grand Rapids

Written by Lauren Longo | Thursday, 14 March 2013 11:06 |

With so much music available via radio, television and YouTube, music doesn't have to just entertain us, the performers themselves need to be interesting and stand out of the crowd. Here Come the Mummies has no problem getting noticed.

After all, it's kind of hard to ignore a band of more than a dozen musicians wrapped up like the embalmed dead of ancient Egypt.

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