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Celebrating a Musical Legacy of Cross-Cultural Camaraderie

As one of the region’s pioneering summer concert festival series, Friday Night Live is also one of the pivotal events for the the organizing group known as Positive Results in Downtown Saginaw that patented the concept for packaging six consecutive weekends that merge commerce, culture and community together in a series of weekly Theme Concerts that are held in Morley Plaza on Washington Avenue (M-13) in Downtown Saginaw.

22nd June, 2017 | 0 Comments

The First Microbrewery in Saginaw Since 1941 is Truly a Family Affair

It is said necessity is the mother of invention and for the family trio of Chris, Chad & Cynthia Andrews, one of the bookmarks of civilization is the opportunity to experience a truly distinct, fresh, and home-crafted beer in the type of atmosphere that author Ernest Hemingway captured so memorably in his short story, A Clean Well Lighted Place.

22nd June, 2017 | 0 Comments

THE NEW GILDED AGE (Part 2)

There is no better example of the disconnect between so-called governing bodies and the public taxpayer who’s interests they are charged with protecting through prudent oversight than the recent actions by the Delta College Board of Trustees that granted college president Jean Goodnow a 2.5% salary increase, bringing her annual base compensation to a staggering $196,434, in addition to raising her automobile allowance from $9,000 to $10,000, while increasing her employer-sponsored 403 contribution up to $24,000 per year.

22nd June, 2017 | 0 Comments

How Facebook, Google & Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy

Author Jonathan Taplin has meticulously constructed a stinging and disconcerting polemic that traces the destructive monopolization of the Internet by Google, Facebook and Amazon, and that also proposes a new future for musicians, journalists, authors and filmmakers in the digital age.

22nd June, 2017 | 0 Comments

An autobiographical Riiff by Michael Nesmith

The book opens in the late 1980’s with Nesmith having lunch with Timothy Leary. During lunch they talked about priorities and motivation. Nesmith asked Leary how old he’d been when he started thinking about the order of life’s big questions. Early high school, Leary said. Next question: What was the hierarchy? What was your quest, the most important thing to you? Leary’s response: The same thing that is most important to everyone in their teens – “what do you think of me.”

22nd June, 2017 | 0 Comments

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