Inside the Work Ethic of Henry Rollins

Written by Lindsay Patton | Thursday, 23 February 2012 15:35 |

Henry Rollins doesn't take vacations. "I'm always kind of doing something — there's never really any downtime," he said. "And I'm not trying to impress you with my workload."

Eisley Succeeds With New Label

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Thursday, 23 February 2012 15:12 |

After signing with Warner Bros. Records in 2003, Eisley went on a four-year tear releasing two full-length albums and six EPs, touring with a number of other bands including Coldplay, Dave Matthews Band, Switchfoot and Bleach, as well as making its television debut on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien."

Know Your Chef: Bartertown's Ryan Cappelletti

Written by Matt Simpson Siegel | Thursday, 23 February 2012 15:06 |

Why did Ryan Cappelletti become a chef? "Basically, I dropped out of high school and worked in a lot of kitchens. I was eating a lot of fast food. I couldn't sit around and just play Nintendo. I had to do something. I was in a lot of bands, travelling the world, trying a lot of food across the board, and then getting into vegetarian food and then vegan food."

The Dark, Absurd, Honest and Relatable Dan Cummins

Written by Tyler DeJong | Thursday, 23 February 2012 09:18 |

"Dark, absurd, honest, relatable." These are the words Dan Cummins chooses to describe himself with. Where these descriptors lack in meaning, words like 'angry,' 'cynical,' 'maniacal' and 'slightly cruel' fill in the empty spaces.

Kevin Nealon remembers meeting Andy Kaufman, time on 'SNL'

Written by Rich Tupica | Tuesday, 14 February 2012 10:27 |

When Kevin Nealon nervously approached Andy Kaufman on the sidewalk in front of The Improv in Hollywood back in the late ‘70s, it proved to be a surreal moment – one he vividly remembers.

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.

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