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Back in the mid-1970s, the Canadian province of Manitoba ran an unusual experiment: it decided to simply hand out money to some of its citizens with the ostensible goal of monitoring what happened. Did people stop working? Did poor people spend foolishly and stay in poverty? What was the overall impact on the social fabric?

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With two term office holder Charles Brunner stepping down due to term limits, the 96th District seat in the State House of Representatives is up for grabs in this November’s election.

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The 2016 Election Cycle is proving to be one of the most interesting in recent memory. Ranging from races that are contested to those that are actually contentious, the ballot is full of candidates vying both for open and occupied seats.

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Looking to build on a highly successful inaugural event in 2015, the Freeland Blues Festival returns to Tittabawassee Township Park on July 30th. This year’s festival is headlined by the Marcus King Band, the blues rock phenoms who are making a return trip to the area in a summer filled by a heavy national touring schedule.

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Inaugural Music & Art Festival Set to Feature 27 Regional Bands on Three Stages August 12-14th in Summer's Premier Musical Showcase!

The Hamilton Street Corridor (otherwise known as ‘Old Town) has always occupied a special place in my heart. Back in 1981 when I was only three years into publishing The Review, I made a very conscious decision to locate our offices on Hamilton Street.

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Bay City Players Stage a Groundbreaking Rock Opera

Of the modern theatrical musicals that have registered high levels of both critical acclaim and popularity by infusing serious thematic subjects with deeper perspectives and memorable musical scores, the musical Jesus Christ Superstar broke fresh ground when it first appeared on Broadway in 1971.

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A pair of June 30, 2016 decisions by the Department of Justice are serving as twin kicks to the pineal gland and the pocketbook for those who make their living as songwriters.

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It is a remarkable feat in itself that the visionary regional band known as The Process has lasted for 25-years with its essential line-up intact; but with their newest release that is now available on both CD and download, the group has achieved a miraculous career pinnacle and managed to create a musical masterpiece that if there is any justice in this world, should easily catapult them into the Major League.

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Local Business Celebrates Milestone

Considering the numerous challenges encountered by small businesses, particularly in the face of increasing globalization and the banking crisis created by credit default SWOPS in 2008, it is no small feat that West Side Decorating Center in Saginaw is now popping the champagne and celebrating their 50th Anniversary throughout the month of July.

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You Know What They Say & Devils Never Cry

Jeff Schrems (Cornpone, Jeff Yantz & The Barnhands and founding member of Sprout and the Orange) latest release is called “You Know What They Say!” It truly deserves its exclamation point. This album is the best of his best music to date. It mixes melodies with memories of family, faith and life’s often complete farce. Rock, punk, western swing, folk and pop meets humor and angst - his thanks and joy of offering an occasional not for the faint of heartfelt prayer.

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