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A Touchstone Year for Regional Music

The music world spent a lot of time in 2017 reflecting on 1967, as it marked the 50th anniversary of what is arguably the greatest year for pop album releases in history. Whether it was The Beatles introducing us to “Sgt. Pepper” or taking us on a “Magical Mystery Tour,” Jimi Hendrix asking, “Are You Experienced,” Jefferson Airplane laying us down on a “Surrealistic Pillow” or the Moody Blues reminding us of “Days of the Future Past,” each of us has a touchstone from this epic year.

07th December, 2017 | 0 Comments

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A Touchstone Year for Regional Music

The music world spent a lot of time in 2017 reflecting on 1967, as it marked the 50th anniversary of what is arguably the greatest year for pop album releases in history. Whether it was The Beatles introducing us to “Sgt. Pepper” or taking us on a “Magical Mystery Tour,” Jimi Hendrix asking, “Are You Experienced,” Jefferson Airplane laying us down on a “Surrealistic Pillow” or the Moody Blues reminding us of “Days of the Future Past,” each of us has a touchstone from this epic year.

07th December, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Music of Paul McCartney from The Beatles to Wings

As one of the most prolific and popular musicians of his generation, in many ways Paul McCartney is ‘The Rockefeller of Rock’. Not counting his work with The Beatles, McCartney has released a total of 24 studio albums, 9 Live albums, 4 compilation albums, and 7 classical albums both as a solo artist and with his group Wings since The Beatles disbanded in 1970.

30th November, 2017 | 0 Comments

Nashville Rockers Comes "Home" To Bay City

Brandon Calhoon brings his signature brand of rock and soul to the State Theatre for the release of his new CD, Let It Ride on November 24th.

17th November, 2017 | 0 Comments

The holidays illuminate brightly on the stage of Bay City Players as this honored theatrical company continues the celebration of their 100th season with the welcomed levity of humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir, A Christmas Story – a contemporary classic that follows 9-year old Ralphie Parker in his quest to find a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree on Christmas morning.

16th November, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pit & Balcony Explores the Thematic Magic of C.S. Lewis’ Contemporary Classic

Consistent with their trend in recent years to present holiday productions that emanate from a spotlight outside the conventional space of traditional Christmas fare, Pit & Balcony community theatre is presenting an exciting new dramatization of C.S. Lewis classic, The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe that is certain to engage a broad mix of young and older audiences with this magical tale that unravels the mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting and unforgettable land of Narnia.

16th November, 2017 | 0 Comments

11th Annual Riverside Saginaw Film Festival Overview

As the 11th annual Riverside Saginaw Film Festival commences its second season of delivering the cream of the crop from contemporary films released in the past year that have all received top accolades from both critics and festivals across the country where they have premiered, the dynamic range of dramatic narratives, documentaries, comedic and foreign films that will be showcased from November 9-12th is an illuminating excursion into both the pitfalls and possibilities that populate the human spirit.

26th October, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jazz artist John Coltrane is arguably one of the most revolutionary and ground-breaking musicians of the 20th Century, charting a blueprint of musical contradictions through the mathematical precision and accomplishment of his musical constructions that simultaneously knew no boundaries when it came to creating innovative architectures to his music.

26th October, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Veteran Confronts the Demons of War & Travesty of Vietnam by Revisiting the Heart of Darkness

At the ripe age of twenty, Tim ‘Naneek’ Keenan had a world of a very real Vietnam war on his shoulders. And through the prism of this amazing documentary film Naneek, which will be screening at the Riverside Saginaw Film Festival on Sunday, November 12th, director Neal Steeno delivers a riveting and epic journey taken by this amazing Vietnam veteran, that documents his return to Vietnam to see the places and people where he had fought after living with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome for more than four decades.

26th October, 2017 | 0 Comments

10th Anniversary Production of a Contemporary Excursion Into Popular Song

If you mix a slice of Desperate Housewives with Sex in the City and Mamma Mia and sprinkle in a litany of contemporary Pop Music, one can get a good sense of humor and energy that drives the 10th Anniversary Edition of GIRLS NIGHT: THE MUSICAL - a feel-good comedy about five girlfriends going from heartbreak to happiness during a wild night of karaoke, which will be playing at The Temple Theatre on Friday, November 10th at 8:00 PM.

26th October, 2017 | 0 Comments

Set To Perform In Bay City At The Empire Room

Acoustic double-neck guitarist and Candyrat recording artist Ian Ethan Case is quickly becoming recognized as “one of the most creative and engaging fingerstyle guitarists in the world” (International Center for Creativity.)

26th October, 2017 | 0 Comments

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