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Winners & Recap of the 31st Annual Review Music Awards Celebration

REVIEW Magazine presented their 31st Annual Music Awards Celebration on April 23rd at Lumber Baron's Genevieve Ballroom in Bay City the evening of April 23rd and honored 61 different artists that have enriched the cultural climate throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region. With a total of 4,288 votescast by the general public between January & March of this year and a total of 546 artists nominated from the region, the top five nominees in each division moved to a final round of voting and the winners were honored at this special annual celebration.

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One of the exciting components involved with the annual Review Music Awards celebration is when a new artist or group surfaces and manages to grab enough attention of both their fan base and voting public to seemingly surface out of the blue and sweep numerous honors.

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Breaking Barriers & Solidifying their Reputation

When we last checked in with Tweed & Dixie, the newly formed band had walked off with an amazing number of eight individual and group trophies at the 2016 Review Awards, including ‘Best Original Band’, ‘Best Country Band’, and ‘Best New Band of the Year’.

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Always among the busiest musicians in this region, 2017 is the year in which Michael Robertson and Ron “Rosco” Selley take things to new heights. Along with Bay City native and current South Carolina resident Daniel Patrick, the two have recorded a new CD of songs under the name The Sky Blue Sky.

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Third Annual Bay City Event Set for Sunday June 4th at Wenonah Park

2017 marked the second year in a row that the D-Street Music Foundation walked away with the honor of being named Best Music Festival in the region for their annual Parkapalooza event at the 31st Annual Review Music Awards Ceremony, and according to D-Street’s Ed Kerns, “Winning this award back-to-back in an amazing honor and I think all of were surprised!”

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Other Articles

Pit & Balcony Theatre Presents the Regional Premier of a Cult Classic Zeroing in on High School Cliques & Teenage Angst

The film Heathers is hands-down one of the true contemporary cinematic cult classics that the stuff of legend is made of. When originally released in 1988 this dark comedy about high school cliques, popularity, and teenage angst first introduced the world to the actor Christian Slater and also featured breakout performances from Winona Ryder in the lead role of Veronica Sawyer and Shannen Doherty as one of the infamous ‘Heathers’ that propagate much of the action and focus throughout its dark terrain.

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Bay City Players Adds Contemporary Twists to What Critics Have Labeled ‘The Perfect Musical’

There is little argument than within the lexicon of American theatre the musical stage play known as My Fair Lady occupies a special register for audiences of all ages. With the classic metamorphosis that transpires between its central character Eliza Doolittle and the skeptical professor Henry Higgins (memorably performed on film by the late Audrey Hepburn & Rex Harrison) coupled with the memorable musical score by Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Lowe, the magical chemistry woven into the carefully crafted script of this production makes the colorful nuances and rich complexities of this classic tale an ideal musical to present for the Spring Season.

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EncoreLive

I talk to Jeff S. O'Deay about Studio Q and his award winning Podcast with The Mongrels.

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Mid-Michigan Native Makes Recording Debut

Mid-Michigan native and current Austin, Texas resident Kara Mosher makes her recording debut with the CD Dosage.

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Honoring the Cream of the Musical Crop in the Great Lakes Bay Region

REVIEW Magazine presented their 31st Annual Music Awards Celebration on April 23rd at Lumber Baron's Genevieve Ballroom in Bay City and honored 61 different artists that have enriched the cultural climate throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region. A total of 4,288 votes were cast by the general public between January & March of this year, with a total of 546 nominated musicians. The top five nominees in each division moved to a final round of voting and the winners were honored at this special annal celebration. Here is a breakdown of the winners in all categories ranging from Jazz, Blues, Country, Rock, and numerous Miscellaneous categories. Watch for complete coverage and interviews with the top winners in various divisions in our Special Print & Online Music Awards Edition of the REVIEW that will hit newsstands on May 11th.

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Weaving Together the Connections Between Art, Music & Culture

For the second year in a row the Great Lakes Bay region is poised to explode with a brilliant flourish of artistic & musical activity as the PATCHWORK Art & Music Festival prepares to showcase 15 major events spread throughout venues in each of the Tri-Cities from May 4-13th, including seven concerts, multiple gallery receptions, film premiers, poetry slams, literary speakers, educational seminars and panels, comedy, wellness activities, and much more.

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Innovative, Literate and Acclaimed Michigan-Based Alt-Country Folk Rockers Set to Perform May 6th at Bay City’s Historic Masonic Temple at 7 PM

Frontier Ruckus is a Michigan based band busy making serious inroads on the national performing circuit. The group's catalog can be most consistently classified as folk rock with a strong verbal emphasis woven around a sound that is augured around the lyrically intensive songs of Matthew Milia, who formed the group along with banjo player David Winston Jones while growing up in Metro Detroit.

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Redefining Perceptions Through the Stories of Good People Making a Difference

One of the new features at this year’s PATCHWORK Festival is the world-wide debut of a new film by Alex Mixter that is titled ‘Saginaw’ and will be showing on May 7th at Pit & Balcony Theatre at 5 PM.

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New Music in Review

It probably wasn’t their intent when they recorded their second CD, Lost Your Love, but today Bay City based Blues Mobile performed a rescue mission. In this case, the cast of veteran area performers used their ample skills to drive away a case of the “Friday in the office on a sunny day” blues. I am here to tell you that I think they just may have found a cure.

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Original Showcase Happening May 4th at The White Crow Conservatory

Those who follow the original music scene in this area are very likely to be familiar with Bob Hausler. Known as a singer, songwriter, sideman and mentor to many who aspire to create music on their own, Bob has developed a circle of fans and friends in the local, regional and national music communities.

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