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Letter from the Editor


We’ve been publishing our Arts Issue for three years now. The interesting thing, however, is that this is the first year we’ve put art on the cover. Crazy, right? Right.


This month, with ArtPrize getting ready to take over West Michigan and arts organizations such as Broadway Grand Rapids announcing their seasons, we are proud to have art cover the front of our biggest issue ever. Biggest as in, 100-pages big. As in, this-could-be-a-novel big. Pictured is “Vision” by David Spriggs, which was a top 10 entry in last year’s ArtPrize. The photo was shot by the talented Brian Kelly on behalf of ArtPrize.


The arts organizations aren’t the only ones with killer lineups in town, however. In this issue, we


PUBLISHER’S NOTE:


This month, we will be bidding a fond adieu to the inimitable Matt Lang, who will be leaving Michigan for warmer weather and his beautiful lady friend down in Houston. Matt has been a sale rep for REVUE for nearly a third of the publication’s history, working with four different publishers and nearly a dozen different editors. He’s been a tireless cheerleader for the magazine and its advertisers, and a source of inspiration and amusement to minions everywhere. Please be sure to wish him good luck before he goes. Be good.


Brian Edwards, Publisher


also give you a peek at this fall’s hottest concerts at venues such as the Orbit Room, The Strutt and Calvin College. I’m personally excited for this month’s Cut Copy show at Calvin College and Andy Milonakis (what!?), who is visiting The Strutt in November.


Rock on.


CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Melissa Black Lydia Clowney Ben Darcie


Lindsay Patton-Carson Managing Editor lindsay@revuewm.com


Steven de Polo Charlsie Dewey Stad DiPonzi Joe Gasmann Meaghan Igel


Kelli Kolakowski


CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Brian Kelly, Ryan Pavlovich, Steven de Polo, Alex Atkin LISTINGS schedule@revuewm.com


REVUE MINIONS Dominick Angel Elijah Brumback Tyler DeJong


Garrett Dennert Carl Dunker


Robby Hartley Melanie Huhn


Meaghan Igel


Meghan McAfee Mallory McKnight Patrick Nothaft Matthew Sullivan Scotty Vernon


SALES / 616.608.6170 / sales@revuewm.com Molly Rizor / molly@revuewm.com


Audria Larsen Jamie Linari Nick Manes


Matthew Russell David Smith Justin Stover Rich Tupica


Kevin VanAntwerpen


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


ADVERTISING INDEX


25 Kitchen & Bar . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Above and Beyond . . . . . . . . . . .78 Actors’ Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 AEG: Five Finger Death Punch .14 Agenti Media: Jersey Boys . . . . .21 AK Rikk’s/Fashion’s Night Out . .29 Amway Hotel Corporation . . . . .81 Arcadia Brewing Company . . . .23 Artesian Distillers . . . . . . . . . . .99 Barfly Ventures . . . . . . . . . .27, 73 Bell’s Brewery . . . . . . . . . . . .2, 67 Billy’s Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 BOB’s Brewery/Gilmore . . . . . . .25 Boiling Pot Music Festival . . . . .57 Broadway Grand Rapids . . . . . .70 Calvin SAO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Cascade Optical . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Celebration Cinema . . . . . . . . . .74 Cherie Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 Circle Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 Cultivation Station . . . . . . . . . .98


Dog Story Theatre . . . . . . . . . . .26 Dr. Grins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Eco Trek Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . .94 Erb Thai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85 Fontana Chamber Arts . . . . . . .42 Founders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Funky Buddha . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Gerald R. Ford Museum . . . . . . . .4 Globe Vision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 GRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Grand Haven Indie Rock Fest . . .68 Grand Rapids Ballet . . . . . . . . .39 Grand Rapids Public Museum . .43 Grand Valley State University 35, 43 Grand Woods Lounge . . . . . . . . .50 Growco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 Holt Performing Arts Center . . .96 Hope College . . . . . . . . . . . .37, 67 Horizen Hydroponics . . . . . . . . .97 Kalamazoo State Theatre . . . . . .61 Keil Lasik Vision Center . . . . . . .76


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Lemon Creek Winery . . . . . . . . . .85 Leopard Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . .93 LIVE Nation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Mackinaw Harvest . . . . . . . . . . .97 MI Fest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 MI Irish Music Festival . . . . . . . .57 Mid-Life Crisis . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Millenium/Central City Tap . . . .25 Monarch/Rocky’s . . . . . . . . . . . .69 Moxie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 The Muze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 New Holland Brewing Co . . . . . .63 O’Connor’s Home Brew Supply . .23 O’Toole’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 The Orbit Room . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Opera GR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 OTBADA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Palazzolo’s Gelato . . . . . . . . . . .83 Prospecto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Pyramid Scheme . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 River City Improv . . . . . . . . . . . .93 Rockwell’s/Republic . . . . . . . . . .17 Run Amok Promotions . . . . . . . .56


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ON THE COVER: Kids view David Sprigg’s top 10 ArtPrize 2010 entry, “Vision,” at the GRAM. Shot by Brian Kelly, courtesy of ArtPrize.


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