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29th Annual Review Music Awards

The 2015 Review Music Awards Ceremony represents your voice in helping us honor the many talented musicians & artists that enrich our cultural climate and represent some of the very best performers we have throughout the state of Michigan. Twenty-nine years ago The Review brought musicians of all shapes, sizes, colors, and genres together to both celebrate and honor the impact they make within our Great Lakes Bay region. Now is the time for you to do your part in helping us carry forth this time-honored tradition of honoring the broad and incredible musical talent that we are fortunate to have populating our region which makes the sound and ambiance of our area unique and distinct.

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by Trish Lewis

Bob Marshall finds “Horses That Run Far Away” on his 2015 sophomore disc that offers a baker’s dozen of cowboy country songs that are a fine selection of stories. His 2007 debut disc was “As Good As My Dog Thinks I Am” and he must have the same hope with horses as a real life, second generation cowboy from Ortonville, Michigan.

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The Epic History Of The Record Industry By Gareth Murphy

This book is a definitive expose of the evolution of recorded music. It clocks in at a lugubrious 357 pages with an additional 21 pages that include knockout bibliography and Index sections. Murphy has done his research well, never skimping or missing a beat with an incredible knack of narrative prose that keeps the reader on the edge of his seat.

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By Peter Ames Carlin

I bought this book when it was published in 2009, but didn’t get around to reading it until five years later. I don’t know what got in the way. I had consumed several Beatles books from Bob Spitz’s biblical volume to the Love You Make by Derek Taylor, Phillip Norman’s Shout and Hunter Davies 2nd revised edition of The Beatles. I was decided to explore Carlin’s book to get a deeper understanding of why my favorite Beatle was becoming less intriguing to me, especially with the deaths of John Lennon and George Harrison.

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Stage Set for 2nd Annual PRIDE in Saginaw Outhouse Race

With temperatures dipping and the snowfalls of winter well under way, The Friends of Hoyt Park are earnestly engaged in a series of events sponsored by Dow and Ice Sponsor Catholic Family Credit Union and hosted by PRIDE in Saginaw entitled Bringing Back the Ice Again at Hoyt Park, which features Free Open Skating & Sledding, $2.00 skate rentals, and Free Hot Chocolate & Cookies served at the renovated warming house during all of their featured events.

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Saginaw and the entire Great Lakes Bay region has experienced a severe blow with the untimely passing of attorney William T-Street only a few days shy of his 69th birthday. Bill was a Vietnam era veteran of the U.S. Army and also a committed anti-war activist. He graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and was admitted to the state bar in 1975, after which he joined Legal Services of Eastern Michigan and began his private practice with fellow attorney and partner, Barbara Klimaszewski in the firm of Klimaszewski & Street.

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The state of our union took a severe blow last month with the repeal of Dodd-Frank provisions by Congress that were designed to prohibit the excesses of Wall Street speculation that put taxpayers on the hook for the mortgage-loan crisis of 2006, which our economy is still hobbled from; but this is nothing compared to the severe blow that the United States Supreme Court leveled to the constitutional rights of citizens in late December.

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The Tony Award winning comedy Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike provides additional proof that when it comes to staging cutting edge contemporary theatre, an elixir of ambition is decidedly elevating the chilly winds of winter throughout our region with an intoxicating elixir of creativity.

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There is little doubt that Pit & Balcony community theatre is rapidly evolving into an artistic organization focused upon producing groundbreaking contemporary theatrical works with a pivotal eye focused upon engaging the community that supports it. Having produced the controversial and buoyantly successful musical Spring Awakening last Spring, followed up by the first statewide production of Hands on a Hardbody last Fall, Pit & Balcony is gearing up for one of its most significant productions to date with presentations of Clybourne Park slated to run from February 6-8 & 13-15th.

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As of January 1st – at the kick-off of this brand spanking New Year – a new baby was born. Residents in Saginaw County, along with all of the other 34 member communities serviced by the Mid Michigan Waste Authority – now have a new NO-SORT Recycling Curbside Program in place that is revolutionary on many levels and designed to take our region into the new millennium with a program that supporters predict will reduce landfill space and increase recycling streams by 40% throughout the region.

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