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By Michael Streissguth

The author of this definitive tome is a long time chronicler of all things country. He authored books on Jim Reeves and Eddy Arnold. But his focus has been on Johnny Cash. He authored Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison: The Making of a Masterpiece. He is also the editor of Ring of Fire; The Johnny Cash Reader. This time around the author digs deep and comes up with gold, 18 chapters over 290 pages. He also includes a Notes section, an Index section and a Bibliography. No stone is left unturned.

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Showcasing World Class ‘Made in Michigan’ Entertainment Benefiting Cutting Edge Research at the Field Neurosciences Institute

Since its inception over 25 years ago, the Field Neurosciences Institute (FNI) has embraced the goal of helping others by providing the highest quality programs of clinical care, education, and research for those struggling with a disorder of the brain or spinal cord. Although many people throughout our region are somewhat familiar with FNI programs, few people are familiar with the complete picture of the many special programs that are offered to help neurological patients and their families.

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No one will dispute that Barack Obama’s historic win in 2008 was due in large part to the collapse of Wall Street and the devastating effect it had on the American economy. Republicans ran the country for almost a decade and told us that less regulation on the banks was good for everyone. And then we had to give them trillions of taxpayer dollars so they could pay their CEOs enormous bonuses while we got the shaft.

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Many people throughout the Saginaw Arts community will remember poet Marc Beaudin, who populated many Old Town Saginaw cafes & bistros with poetry readings and theatrical forays ‘back in the day’ until taking to the road and moving to Montana, where he opened his own bookstore, called Elk River Books; and continued to pursue his avid & dedicated interest in creative writing.

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The most visible sign of resurgence in the legendary Old Town Saginaw business district is perhaps best epitomized by the newly completed restoration project of the historic Weinberg-Pankonin Pharmacy sign, located on the corner streets of Court & North Michigan.

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There is definitely a renaissance of cinematic exposition going on in the Great Lakes Bay Area, as the Made-in-Michigan Film Festival prepares to showcase over 50 films from talented Michigan filmmakers the weekend of October 16-17-18tt.

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Zooming in for a Closer Look with Three Exceptional Filmmakers

Gangsters, strippers, a dame in distress and one wayward P.I. Sounds like a classic noir film, but Too Late is a contemporary L.A. noir that explores the tangled relationship between Samson (John Hawkes), a troubled private investigator, and the missing woman he’s hired to find. Like our leading man Samson, director Dennis Hauck takes big risks in his feature debut by telling the story in five continuous shot vignettes and in non-linear fashion, resulting in an unconventional and tension filled film with nods to Tarantino, Altman and P.T. Anderson.

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Tripping the Note Fantastic

Now in its 10th year, it is fair to say that the Hell’s Mile Film and Music Festival (HHM) has grown into one of the marquee cultural events on this region’s Fall entertainment calendar. Every September the Festival brings some of the best in independent film and original live music to Downtown Bay City.

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It is hard to believe that this year marks the 10th Anniversary for Bay City’s annual Hells Half Mile Film & Music Festival, which thanks to the dedicated vision of its organizers, has successfully delivered a divergent array of cutting edge independent films & music throughout Bay City for a four-day artistic excursion that stands out from the predictable fodder of mainstream Hollywood by showcasing the work of innovative directors making movies carrying substance, weight, merit, and meaning.

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