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Letter from the Editor


I know REVUE is an entertainment magazine, but this month, I want to dedicate my editor’s letter to the brave people who put their lives on the line for us every day. Specifically, the ones that helped us get through the events of July 7, 2011 — the deadliest day in Grand Rapids’ history.


Nearly a month has passed since that day, and our community is still hurting from the shootings of Rodrick Dantzler that took the lives of seven of our residents.


There was collective nail biting throughout Michigan as social media sites were full of updates and dedicated reporters hunkered down for nearly 10 hours in order to tell the story as it unfolded.


And what unfolded was a story of heroism as the Grand Rapids Police Department kept their cool while the citizens of Grand Rapids sat on the edge of their seats, shed tears and called loved ones.


The men and women that serve our community showed bravery not like anything else. Police Chief Kevin Belk was calm as he addressed the press with updates throughout the night.


Seeing Belk’s poise gave us a feeling that we would be OK. Him and his team came through, as Dantzler’s hostages were released unharmed at the end.


As the events of July 7 made headlines across the nation, not only did our city and state mourned the losses, but we had a new sense of pride. We took pride in the fight that’s in our modest city, but most of all, we took pride in the men and women that protect us every day.


Thank you.


WEST MICHIGAN’S ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE


EDITORIAL Publisher Brian Edwards / brian@revuewm.com Managing 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 Lydia Clowney Ben Darcie


Steven de Polo Charlsie Dewey Stad DiPonzi Joe Gasmann Meaghan Igel


Kelli Kolakowski


Lindsay Patton-Carson Managing Editor lindsay@revuewm.com


Omission: We got a lot of great feedback for our second Music Issue. We did, unfortunately, forget to mention some of the brilliant talent that shot our favorite bands. Thank you to John Hanson (Breathe Owl Breathe photo) and Earthtones (live photo of Kari Lynch Band) for your incredible contributions.


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


REVUE MINIONS Garrett Dennert Cat Dugan


Robby Hartley Meaghan Igel


Rachel MacDonald


SALES / 616.608.6170 / sales@revuewm.com Matt Lang / mlang@revuewm.com Molly Rizor / molly@revuewm.com


Meghan McAfee Mallory McKnight Matthew Sullivan Scotty Vernon


Audria Larsen Jamie Linari Nick Manes


Matthew Russell David Smith Justin Stover Rich Tupica


Kevin VanAntwerpen


ADVERTISING INDEX


25 Kitchen & Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Above and Beyond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Amway Hotel Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Arcadia Brewing Company . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Arts Council of Greater GR . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Barfly Ventures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 23 Bell’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2, 40 Billy’s Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Blue Cap Promo: Rock the Rapids . . . . . 38 Blue Chip Casino . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 BOB’s Brewery/Gilmore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Boiling Pot Music Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Bombay/Queens Pub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Calvin SAO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Camp Henry Fundraiser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Cascade Optical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Celebration Cinema . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Cherie Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 City of Kentwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Cultivation Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Danish Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45


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Dog Story Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Dr. Grins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Eco Trek Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Erb Thai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Fes2Val . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Founders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Funky Buddha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 GR Public Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 GRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Grand Haven Indie Rock Fest . . . . . . . . . . 31 Grand Woods Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Growco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Horizen Hydroponics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Hoxeyville Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Koegel Meats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Lemon Creek Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce . . . . . 67 Mackenzie’s Animal Sanctuary . . . . . . . . 17 Meijer Gardens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4, 17 Michigan Irish Music Festival . . . . . . . . . 31 MiFest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Millenium/Central City Tap . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Moxie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19


The Muze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 New Holland Brewing Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 O’Connor’s Home Brew Supply . . . . . . . . . 19 The Orbit Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Palazzolo’s Gelato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Pyramid Scheme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Renegade Theater Festival (Lansing) . . . 70 River City Improv . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Saugatuck Brewing Co.


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Schmohz Brewery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Schuler Books & Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 The Score . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Sight Optical Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Soaring Eagle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Sprout Media: Monthly Roundup . . . . . . 67 Strutt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Tip Top Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Twisted Rooster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 UV Vodka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Val Du Lakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 West Side Beer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Zoo City Grower Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69


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ON THE COVER: Ted Smith at Tip Top Deluxe, shot by Ryan Pavlovich (Story on pg. 26)


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