With the exception of the most hard-hearted of emotionally dead vampires, everybody loves a good '90s throwback. Even one that didn't start getting big until 2002. (You know, with music there's always some decade overlap.) One of alternative mood-rock's favorite crooners of yore, Citizen Cope is undertaking an acoustic solo tour, and hitting The Orbit Room for what's being described as an "intimate" show.
A full run down on all the things you need to know about this year's installment of ArtPrize.
2013 marks the fifth year of ArtPrize, the "radically open, independently organized international art competition" that presents the winner with the largest prize in history of art prizes. Each of the four first prize winners have walked away with racks on racks on racks – $200,000 to be exact – and the satisfaction of knowing their work struck a chord with the Joe the Art Critic.
You received your degree in Musical Theatre from Western Michigan University and you're also an up-and-coming country singer. What gave you your start? I started in the basement of our house in Portage.
It's been said that classical music is a fading genre, so what does the West Michigan Symphony do to encourage new generations of listeners and concert attendees? Find out in REVUE's Q&A session with president and CEO of West Michigan Symphon, Carla Hill.
In addition to performing with the Grand Rapids Ballet, you've also choreographed a number of works. What is it like having your colleagues perform your creations? Working with colleagues is always a wonderful experience.
As a choreographer going into the studio, I already have an idea of the dancers' strengths and their style, since I work alongside them every day.
What are your goals as the UICA's first full-time exhibitions curator? My goal as curator is to honor what Charles Eames called 'The Guest/Host Relationship' and make sure the community is invited into the new space, feels comfortable, feels welcome, and wants to return.
Pop quiz: School has started so the party is over, right? Not so. We gathered some activities that are fun (and snuck in some schoolin').
I am not a Juggalo. I have never been a Juggalo. So when I was presented the opportunity to journey to the Mecca for all of Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope’s loyal followers, I was initially hesitant.
What once might have been the mark of dirty hippies and vagabonds seems to have quite suddenly evolved into a pop culture fashion statement. Speaking of the you've-probably-never-heard-of-it-before hipster culture in particular, young folks have recently adopted the iconic and ironically overused mustache as one of its identifiers.
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