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As the current President of the Board of the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra, I would like to thank Bob Martin for delivering such informative and supportive SBSO features over the years. The recent articles relating to our Conductor Search have been fine individual profiles that have introduced us to the auditioning conductors.

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Best CD Release • Best Alternative Band

Their band name says it all when it comes to a one-word description for the rapid success this breakout group has experienced over the past year. Armed with a broad range of musicality, collective commitment, strong songwriting sills, and a unified vision that runs on all gears, ADABOY! is living proof there is power in positive thinking and serves as the engine that drives dreamers in the direction of who they want to be.

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Best Rock Songwriter • Best Female Rock Vocalist • Best Rock Guitarist

Individually Melissa May and Brian Coonan have each carved distinct paths through the forest of talent comprising the Mid-Michigan rock scene over the past decade. As a co-founder of the Alt-Rock-Pop confection The Banana Convention, and later with the leaner economy of The Thunderchickens, she brought a buoyant jolt of energy hot-wired with strong melodic sensibilities to an otherwise relatively bleak & predictable post-Grunge rock scene; and most recently, with Black Flower Blossom, has explored the louder heavier rhythmically driven boundaries of the rock ‘n roll spectrum.

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Christmas mornings my parents would make my brother and I wait at the top of the stairs. My mom would put the finishing touches on everything and my dad built a fire. The anticipation and excitement were almost unbearable. I hated to wait, but looking back now I realize it was probably the best part.

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Pit & Balcony Stages the 20th Anniversary Celebration of this Tony Award Winning Broadway Musical May 13-14 & 20-22

For their final series of performances in their 2016 season, Pit & Balcony Theatre is taking a walk on the wild side with a highly anticipated production of the controversial Tony Award winning Broadway musical RENT, which is also celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year and will be staged during a series of performances running May 13-15 and May 20-22nd. ​

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As part of the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra’s on-going search for a permanent conductor, they will be featuring the final performance of their 80th season with musical director Laura Jackson on Saturday, May 7th at 8 PM at Saginaw’s Temple Theatre with a program fashioned by Jackson entitled ‘A Knight of Romance’, which will feature the works of Brahms, Tian and Strauss.

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Rap/Hip-Hop Artists of the Year • Best Rap/Hip-Hop

Mike Spitz (also known as Spitzer) is a contemporary Hip-Hop & Rap artist that through hard work and a willingness to embrace a wide variety of music is making a well-deserved reputation as an artist to watch. Regardless of whatever direction his journey into the musical world takes him, Spitzer is determined to always “keep it real”.

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Best Country Band • Best Original Band • Best New Band of the Year • Best Band Website • Best Folk Band or Duo • Best Rock Bassist • Best Male Rock Vocalist • Best Country Drummer

It seems to happen every year. One new band will surface upon the regional music scene and resonate so strongly with audiences that they dominate the popular voting process, which is the foundation of The Review Music Awards, and walk away with numerous honors at our annual ceremony.

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