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WEST MICHIGAN’S ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE Last Leter from this Editor


It’s frigid out and the roads are icy. What’s not to love about February in Michigan? Rather than fight it, embrace your iner chil and head out for a night on the town with the one you love, like, or just plain lust after.


This month’s REVUE has plenty of ideas for you – from first dates to mushy dates, from a princes date to a self-date. (If that last one sounds like an evening of onan- ism, take a read of JUSTIN STOVER’S funy take on a Valentine’s Day spent alone and please: don’t judge.) MELISSA BLACK does double duty this month with ideas for cel- ebrating St. Valentine’s with your kids, as wel as tips on what to wear on your big night out. And be sure to check out colum- nist STAD DIPONZI’S Valentine to the local media. It’s a shody piece of journalism that is sure to elicit some less-than- loving leters to the editor.


Those letters, by the way, will have to be answered by someone else. Efective Feb. 1, 2011, Associate Editor LINDSAY PATTON-CARSON is moving into a new role


as REVUE’s managing editor. Lindsay’s rise from humble beginnings as a REVUE Minion to her new post as managing editor reads like a Horatio Alger novel (except for the fact that she didn’t start out as a young boy living in poverty). In al seriousnes, Lindsay has done a great job herding writers, minions and cats for the past two years, and it’s time for her to move up a notch.


Speaking of taking it up a level, mad props to RYAN P for his awesome cover shot and photographic wizardry on this month’s “Love Isue” cover. Thanks to the happy young couple, DUSTIN & JESSICA ANDERSON, young TAEGEN RAMIREZ, and Ryan’s lovable pooch for posing inside of the box.


Thanks for reading REVUE. Be god.


EDITORIAL Publisher/Editor Brian Edwards / brian@revuewm.com Associate Editor Lindsay Patton-Carson / lindsay@revuewm.com


DESIGN Creative Director/Design Kim Kibby / kim@revuewm.com Ad Design Emilee Pike / epike05@revuewm.com


CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Melissa Black Jayson Bussa Lydia Clowney Steven de Polo Stad DiPonzi


Joanna Dykhuis Kelli Kolakowski Audria Larsen


Kelly Quintanilla


Matt Simpson Siegel David Smith Justin Stover


Mitchell Terpstra


Kevin VanAntwerpen Sasha Wollf


CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Ryan Pavlovich, Steven de Polo, David Carson LISTINGS schedule@revuewm.com


REVUE MINIONS Andrea Filter


Brian Edwards Editor & Publisher brian@revuewm.com


Lyanna Hampton Meaghan Igel Angie Jackson Ann Malone


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Eley TV: Aasif Mandvi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Employment Plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Founders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Funky Buddha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Garage Sale Art Fair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 GR Unveiled Wedding Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 GRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Grand Rapids Ballet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Grand Rapids Public Library . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Grand Rapids Public Museum . . . . . . . . . . .71 Grand Woods/Tavern on Square . . . . . . . . . . .38 GROWCO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 GVSU Institutional Mktg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Holiday Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Howmet Playhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Intersection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Kalamazoo College Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Kalamazoo State Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 LaughFest GR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Lemon Creek Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Leopard Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Michigan Brewers Guild . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Michigan Holistic Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Michigan Medical Marijauna . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Millenium/Central City Tap . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21


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