Saving the Best for Last: Revue’s last-minute gift guide

Written by Missy Black | Wednesday, 28 November 2018 10:10 |

Our last-minute gift guide will help you come in strong with that 11th-hour gift. You know you waited too long, but don’t let anyone else catch on. Just for you, we’ve gathered some crowd pleasers that work in a pinch.

Nine Beers That Shine: Looking back on some of 2018’s best brews

Written by Jack Raymond | Tuesday, 27 November 2018 14:05 |

As we look back on the year behind us, some beers stand out more than the others. Whether they’re complex and creative or balanced and refined, it’s hard to forget those brews that shine. Here are some of our favorites. 

12 Months of Biz Beat: Openings and closings across West Michigan

Written by Josh Veal | Tuesday, 27 November 2018 13:47 |

Even with businesses closing here and there, we have more dining, drinking and shopping options than ever. Restaurants are opening so fast, they’re having trouble finding workers, but it’s all to the diner’s benefit. The food scene here is increasingly diverse, with cuisine from all around the world finding a home in West Michigan. Here’s a look back at all the restaurants, breweries and other shops that have arrived or shuttered in 2018.

Standing Out: Scott Mellema elevates the local theater community

Written by Kayla Sosa | Tuesday, 27 November 2018 13:41 |

After more than 25 years in the theater community, Scott Mellema got to play a dream role earlier this year: Shrek.

Revue’s Best Albums of 2018

Written by Eric Mitts | Tuesday, 27 November 2018 13:41 |

As 2018 drew to a close, one of the hottest headlines in all of music was whether Michigan’s own Greta Van Fleet deserves the chart-topping attention it’s getting as the second coming of Led Zeppelin. Regardless of the polarizing opinions of publications like Pitchfork, the healthy discourse drew overdue attention to the truly original sounds emanating from our state. Artists with longstanding ties to West Michigan in particular, like Nashville transplants Nathan Kalish and Lindsay Lou, both released outstanding LPs this year to widespread acclaim. 

Handmade Holidays: Where to find locally crafted gifts

Written by Hanna Price | Tuesday, 27 November 2018 13:14 |

There are some gifts you just can’t find on Amazon Prime. The best gift is a homemade gift, but let’s be honest, you’re no expert. Luckily, West Michigan has plenty of quality artists, crafters and chefs creating one-of-a-kind gifts for you to take home this holiday season. Here are just a few of the many markets around town where you can find the perfect present.

When John S. Hyatt passed away in April, Grand Rapids lost a man who truly lived his life for others.

Longtime Central Park Players volunteer and actor Peter Drost remembers being an eighth-grader in English class, listening to the morning announcements, when he first learned about the local theater group.

The second annual Yule Ball is here to bring together all area Potterheads for a triumphant holiday celebration of the wonders of the wizarding world

Michigan’s Gift to Voters: Michigan legalized it. What’s next?

Written by Andy Balaskovitz | Tuesday, 27 November 2018 12:46 |

A funny thing about legalizing marijuana: For most of us, day-to-day life will move on. Sidewalks won’t be littered with pot smokers. Contrary to what prosecutors and sheriffs have claimed, the sky will not fall. 

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