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turing new-media and community education experiences. SMart Festival will take place in Grand Rapids, April 4-8 and features artwork from a variety of multimedia outlets and related lectures and panel discussions … Art in Bloom at the Grand Rapids Art Museum puts a new twist on the Museum’s permanent collection. Enjoy floral designs by some of the region’s most talented floral designers inspired by the museum’s art collection. The exhibit will run from April 28 through May1 with special guest Remco van Vilet on May 1. Tickets are $8 for non-members and free for members.

COMMUNITY /// The Michigan Women’s Foundation is honoring two Grand Rapids women for their achievements and courage. Cecile Cave Fehsenfeld, owner of Schuler Books & Music stores, and Terri Lynn Land, former Michigan Secretary of State will be paid tribute to on Tuesday, April 12, at 12 p.m., at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. The cost for the event is $75 … The Downtown Holland Principal Shopping District has recently announced three new businesses coming to the district this spring. The Bag Lady Purse store has recently completed its move downtown, as has The Wellness Spa, while Premovation Audio Visual is slated to open this month … Showcasing Grand Rapids feminist activism, the National Organization for Women Greater Grand Rapids Chapter (a.k.a. NOW GR), will be hosting a fundraiser about the history of feminism on April 13. Starting at 6:15 p.m. in the Loosemore Auditorium at the Grand

Rapids GVSU campus, the fundraiser will feature wine, hors d’ouever’s and a silent auction … Grand Rapids Business Journal has named Amy Ruis, owner of Art of the Table as one of 35 finalists for its Top Women Owned Businesses … Need quick info on a Gilmore Collection restaurant or the newest sale at Meijer? There’s an app for that. Grand Rapids businesses have created applications for Apple’s iPhone and the Android market. The Gilmore Collection has created an app that allows users to find information about any of its 25 restaurants, nightclubs and catering businesses. Also along for the ride

A movie shoot from Compass College of Cinematic Arts (formerly known as Compass Film Academy) PHOTO: PHIL WORFEL

Amy Ruis, Art of the Table PHOTO: STEVEN DE POLO

is Forest Hills Foods, which has developed an app for Android to keep customers up- to-date on the latest food specials; both were developed by GVSU graduate students under supervision of Professor Jonathan Engelsma. Meijer is also on board with an app that helps customers find products, get info on sale items and even find were they parked.


OINS, POSTAGE STAMPS, and Beanie Babies. Who didn’t spend endless hours searching for the hard-to-find pieces for their collections in hopes of one day cashing in? The Royal Wedding is

rekindling the interest in memorabilia worldwide, but forget the same old commemorative dishes and mugs.

Businesses are cashing in on original souvenirs. Take for example the Royal Wedding Fridge that features the official engagement picture on the doors of the 5’9” appliance. GE’s UK fans suggest the royal craze won’t cool down anytime soon by voting for the wacky idea via its Facebook page. Crown Jewels Condoms are taking royal protection to a whole new level. The prophylactic company is pitching its product with the fitting campaign, “Like a Royal Wedding, intercourse with a loved one is an unforgettable occasion. Lie back and

think of England.” Need some liquid courage to get in the mood? Beer distributors are jumping on the band wagon with British Castle Rock Brewery offering a “Kiss Me Kate” brew. Personally, I enjoy my alcohol with a dirty novel that’s got pictures. The graphic comic Kate & William: A Very Public Love Story sure hits the spot. Is all of this wedding romance and schmoopiness making you want to gag? $5 bucks gets you an official barf bag in either blue or red.

While all these kitschy items sound appealing, I can’t afford a single one of them. If anyone wants to, they can buy my collection of Beanie Babies I proudly display on my bed. Think that has anything to do with the fact I’m not married yet?

You can hear Ellen Tailor weekdays from 6-10 a.m. on 105.3 HOT FM.

THEATRE /// Master Arts Theatre presents To Kill a Mockingbird as part of its production. Based on the novel by Harper Lee, it’s a story of racial issues and the loss of innocence. The play runs from April 21 through May14, tickets are $15 for adults with $2 discount for seniors and students … Also playing at the Master Arts Theatre is September Bears, which is based on the true story surrounding the 9/11 terrorist attacks through the eyes of an elementary classroom. There will be two showings April 29 and 30. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students.

MOVIES /// Grand Rapids’ Compass Film Academy, whose alumni have worked on films like Avatar, Whip It and Up in the Air, has graduated to the next level itself. The newly named Compass College of Cinematic Arts (CCCA) now offers an Associate’s Degree of Applied Science in Film and Media Production. CCCA offers a 14-month, 60-credit hour program that teaches the art of story and filmmaking, from script-to-screen, in a conservatory-like environment. n

Random Notes is compiled by REVUE staff and minions including Jayson Bussa, Andrea Filter, Lyanna Moore and Lindsay Patton-Carson. For more news about music, art and enter- tainment, “Like” us on our Facebook page,


Winter’s over and it’s time to get outside and get fit. With our third Fit Issue, we’ll show you fun and eccentric ways to get in shape.

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