Thursday, March 15, 2012


Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, Human Nature: The Motown Show presented by Smokey Robinson, originally scheduled to perform Thursday, April 5 at DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids has been cancelled. At this time there is no confirmed rescheduled date for the performance. Refunds will be available at point of purchase.

“We are so disappointed that we have to miss this show,” said Human Nature.

“Stay tuned to the website, for the latest news on the schedules for future shows.” said Madstone Productions the show’s national tour promoter.

Human Nature, Australia’s leading pop vocal group, pays tribute to the Motown sound. They deliver a classic yet modern take on Motown hits, featuring songs originally made famous by artists like the Four Tops, the Supremes, the Temptations and Stevie Wonder. Human Nature’s distinctive and authentic performances of these ever-popular favorites represent everything audiences love about the songs, performed by four supremely talented young men who sing and dance their way through the Motown hit list.

2012 Cottage & Lakefront Living Show/Grand Rapids Fact Sheet

Location: DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503; tel: 616-742-6500

Dates & Times

Friday, March 23
Saturday, March 24
Sunday, March 25
3 pm - 9pm
10 am - 9pm
11 am - 5pm

Adults: $9.00
Children (6-14): $4.00
5 & Under: Free

24-Hour Info: 1-800-328-6550 or

West Michigan’s only Show that’s completely devoted to the Cottage Lifestyle!

Hundreds of exhibitors! Architects and designers; lakefront builders; cedar and log home builders; boats, docks, and lifts; interior design and cottage-style furnishings; landscapers, home improvement and more.

Three custom-built, fully landscaped cabins, including a two-story loft design, inside DeVos Place!

Tom Rademacher, columnist in the GR Press, leads the 2012 Weekend Project Center: how to build your own outdoor shower.

Professional sand sculptor Janet Moore Schrader, aka The Sandpirate, in the 1200 Sq. Foot “Monroe Street Beach”. Castle building all weekend, a castle-building contest on Saturday, and kids can “Storm the Castle” Sunday afternoon!

Cottage Fine Art Show, an art fair, featuring Michigan artists. Includes paintings, photography, sculpture, and more.

Shop the Lakefront Market Place with dozens of merchants selling all kinds of cool items for your cottage or home.

Try out an awesome state-of-the-art Fishing Simulator all weekend long, and don’t miss the seminars on how to get the most out of Family Fishing, courtesy of Sportpersons Ministries!

Watch Artists and Artisans at Work. Wooden boat builders and other artists will be creating works of art every day during the show.

Free seminars all weekend on Cottage Succession Planning, Birding, Cottage Security, Nature Photography, Cottage Landscaping for Shoreline Conservation, Great Lakes Invasive Species, and more.

Friday, March 9, 2012

John Mayer Tour Cancelled

Seven-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician John Mayer has canceled his recently announced U.S. tour and will take an indefinite hiatus from live performing due to the return of the granuloma in his throat.

Mayer was treated for the same condition and placed on extensive vocal rest in 2011. The 18-city tour was to be his first in the United States in two years. Ticket purchasers for his initial scheduled date at DeVos Performance Hall on April 12th should refer to their point of purchase for refund details.

His new album Born and Raised will be released as planned by Columbia Records on May 22, 2012. The album’s first single—“Shadow Days”—debuted March 5 and is available on iTunes.

“Nothing feels worse than having to break the stage down before the performance, and I mean nothing. I love this band you were going to hear, I love the guys and girls I work with, and the only thing that stops me from devolving into a puddle of tears is knowing that it's a long life, and the greatest gift in the world is being able to create music no matter what the circumstances,” wrote Mayer to fans via his tumblr blog earlier today.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Trace Adkins Offers ‘Songs & Stories’ to Loyal fans

One of the biggest country stars in the world, Trace Adkins, has announced the schedule for his upcoming Songs & Stories Tour. Adkins brings his highly anticipated tour to DeVos Performance Hall on Wednesday, July 18th at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $35.00, $49.50 and $69.50 and go on sale this Friday, March 9th at 10:00am. Tickets can be purchased at the DeVos Place and Van Andel Arena box offices,, Ticketmaster outlets and charge by phone: 800-745-3000.

Adkins found inspiration for the Songs & Stories Tour after he released his 10th studio album, Proud To Be Here, last summer with a CMT Invitation-only special. The special featured new hits “Just Fishin” and “Million Dollar View,” a Q&A session and the most-loved songs from Adkins’ twenty-year career. The taping was so fun for Trace and his guests that he began laying plans for a tour.

“The point of this tour is to get together and share meaningful songs, stories and some laughs ‘around the campfire’ – it’s the Country music tradition.”

Fans can share their own stories, questions and the songs that have inspired or shaped their lives on the Songs & Stories page at

From humble beginnings as a small-town Louisiana roughneck, to a Country superstar with a twenty-year career of hits to his recent roles as outspoken author and actor, Adkins’ life parallels the songs he sings. His albums showcase a range of earnest tributes and party anthems with humor and depth – the Songs & Stories Tour promises to offer the same.