State lawmaker reintroduces ‘yes means yes’ bill to address campus sexual assault

Written by Andy Balaskovitz | Tuesday, 23 April 2019 16:39 |

State Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr., D-East Lansing, last week reintroduced legislation he hopes will address the sexual assault crisis on college campuses by better educating grade-school students about consent.

Wharton Center announces 2019-2020 season

Written by Revue Staff | Tuesday, 16 April 2019 11:38 |

The Wharton Center has announced yet another stacked season of incredible Broadway shows, dance troupes, jazz and classical music, and a variety of other events coming to Lansing.

Review: Zhang Zuo delights and inspires with ease

Written by Erin Bensinger | Monday, 15 April 2019 13:23 |

The Gilmore Keyboard Festival’s Rising Stars series continued on Sunday evening with a stellar performance by Zhang Zuo, also known as “Zee Zee,” at the Wellspring Theater in Kalamazoo. Rising Stars seeks to offer a chance to see promising performers before their international breakthroughs, and if the audience learned anything from Zuo’s performance, it’s that she’s definitely one to keep an eye on.

Review: GR Ballet’s ‘Extremely Close’ is a soaring medley of range and power

Written by Marin Heinritz | Saturday, 13 April 2019 14:49 |

With house lights up, white feathers float, twirl, glide, dive, and crash onto the black floor during the intermission. So begins the invitation into the hypnotic movement of Grand Rapids Ballet’s “Extremely Close,” the titular and closing piece of their current production, an elegant mixed bill of classical and contemporary dramatic ballet that draws inspiration from literature, Americana and inventive forms.

Meijer Gardens announces 2019 summer lineup

Written by Revue Staff | Thursday, 11 April 2019 11:32 |

The Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has announced its 2019 lineup, with 30 shows across a wide variety of genres.

Norm Hamann: Building connections

Written by Jane Simons | Friday, 01 March 2019 12:47 |
Q&A

Norman Hamann never intentionally set out to build a team at his company that would reflect the reality of what was happening in architecture schools in the United States.

Review: ‘Gaslight’ is a captivating, relevant return to a classic thriller

Written by Marin Heinritz | Sunday, 07 April 2019 14:00 |

The term “gaslighting” has gotten a lot of play lately, with regard to personal relationships as well as the behavior of public figures. It’s used to describe a form of psychological manipulation or abuse in which a narcissist or sociopath plants seeds of doubt to destabilize the victim, causing them to question themselves, perhaps even their sanity.

The Showdown Begins: The 4th Annual ‘Best of the West’ Has Arrived

Written by Revue Staff | Monday, 01 April 2019 16:25 |

Three times now, Revue readers all around West Michigan have taken to the (online) polls to vote for their favorite locally owned businesses, people and things in the region.

Thursday evening, less than three miles south of President Trump — whom Attorney General Dana Nessel reportedly said this week is a “huge factor” in hate crimes rising in Michigan — dozens of Grand Rapids residents gave heartfelt and at times harrowing testimony about their encounters with the Grand Rapids Police Department.

When the building housing What A Do Theatre was no longer an option for the organization, its executive director didn’t have to wonder what to do.

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