What's going on: July 2019

Written by Revue Staff | Monday, 24 June 2019 11:06 |

Here are our best bets for July 2019

Review: ‘In the Heights’ soars with incredible vibrancy and talent

Written by Marin Heinritz | Saturday, 22 June 2019 08:42 |

In the second act of Grammy- and multiple Tony-award winning Broadway musical “In The Heights” (the show that launched Lin-Manuel Miranda, star creator of “Hamilton”) the Spanish word “alabanza” is introduced as a song.

Having the ability to look back on adolescence — because somehow we survived it — can be a tremendous joy, though one we may avoid to save us from reliving utterly cringe-worthy moments we’d prefer to forget.

Photo Gallery and Review: New Kids on the Block at Van Andel

Written by Nicole Rico | Friday, 14 June 2019 11:07 |

Last night at Van Andel Arena, New Kids on the Block merged nostalgia with innovation. The set list was filled with ’80s and ’90s superstars, namely NKOTB, Salt-N-Pepa, Debbie Gibson, Naughty By Nature, and Tiffany, and yet the show felt entirely new and unconventional.

There are reasons to see a show above and beyond the quality of the script. And in the case of the comedy “Love, Lies, and the Doctor’s Dilemma,” which runs one week only at The Barn Theatre in Augusta, those reasons are many. In this case, it’s actually a special treat to see how much an enormously talented resident company can do with their imaginations and skill to create wildly hilarious entertainment with so little.

Review: ‘Fun Home’ is a stunningly powerful amalgam of talent

Written by Marin Heinritz | Sunday, 09 June 2019 12:05 |

Every now and then, the perfect show comes at the perfect moment. The stunning production of “Fun Home” currently at Farmers Alley Theatre in Kalamazoo is that rare case.

The 50th Annual Festival of the Arts is heating up

Written by Abi Safago | Wednesday, 05 June 2019 12:15 |

Now that the summer heat is arriving, everyone is looking for some way to get outside and enjoy the sun. One of the best ways is to spend some time this weekend enjoying the rich culture in downtown Grand Rapids while the 50th Annual Festival of the Arts kicks off.

Nas announces stop in West Michigan on new tour

Written by Revue Staff | Monday, 03 June 2019 15:54 |

Hip-hop and rap fans are in for a thrill this July as Nas has decided to make a stop in Grand Rapids on his latest tour.

Advocates face concerns as Grand Rapids ward initiative gains steam

Written by Andy Balaskovitz | Friday, 31 May 2019 12:04 |

History may be repeating itself in Grand Rapids as efforts to expand representation on the City Commission face potential headwinds from local business advocates.

High and Dry: Revue’s Brut IPA taste-off

Written by Jack Raymond | Friday, 24 May 2019 10:44 |

Like a mouse trying to out-squeak a hamster with a megaphone, the Brut IPA has had trouble fully making a name for itself under the New England IPA’s tutelage. This comes as no surprise.

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