Current Issue

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

Other Articles

The Amazing Legacy of a 4th Generation Cultural Treasure

The iconoclastic and undeniably unique presence that White’s Bar harbors throughout the Saginaw community and beyond is truly the stuff that legends are made. Comprised of qualities that include vision and tireless commitment mixed with profound amounts of passion and hard work, on Saturday, July 29th from 1 PM until 2 AM this ‘little family bar’ located at 2609 State St. will be staging their 80th Anniversary Celebration with an all-day outdoor festival featuring more than a dozen bands performing both inside and outside this classic Saginaw landmark.

13th July, 2017 | 0 Comments

As a self-styled aficionado of stringed instruments, I’ve asked a number of players and builders over the years a pretty standard question: “What makes a good guitar?” When I recently sat down with luthier Jason Mills, the founder of Highwood Guitars, he gave me perhaps the most interesting answer I have gotten to date: “Curiosity.”

13th July, 2017 | 0 Comments

Bay City Players Explore the Search for Freedom in the Untamed Landscape of the Summer of Love

When it first opened on Broadway back in the Spring of 1968, HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical was as equally radical and defiant as it was inclusive, embracing, and emblematic of the times it reflected.

13th July, 2017 | 0 Comments

HHM Does Hip Hop

There is perhaps no greater influence on modern pop culture than that of hip-hop music. It is with this fact in mind that Hell's Half Mile celebrates the fashion, beats, rhythms and rhymes of independent hip-hop at their second SPIT N' SPIN concert event. In addition to Lightnin' Licks Vinyl Preservation Society spinnin' classic cuts from their extensive catalogue of hip-hop LPs, some of the most accomplished underground artists from the Mitten State and beyond will be sharing a stage in the Empire Room on July 14.

12th July, 2017 | 0 Comments

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

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

EncoreLive

2017 Review Magazine Awards- Honoring Bob Martin

02nd June, 2017 | 0 Comments

The ‘Best Alternative Band’ of 2017 Set to Release New CD ‘Holy Water’ on June 2nd

It’s often said, “the devil is in the details.” In music this is as true as in any pursuit, as it is the ability to interject a performance with nuance and guile that separates the derivative from the deft.

01st June, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Visual Symphony of Light, Color & Regional Inspiration

For the third consecutive year from June 12-17th artists from throughout Michigan and beyond will converge upon designated locations in Saginaw, Bay & Midland counties, each of them focused upon a goal of capturing the diverse and resplendent beauty of our region at the 3rd Annual Great Lakes Bay En Plein Air Festival, culminating in an expansive exhibition at The Saginaw Art Museum and other nearby venues that will showcase the resulting paintings from their five-day mission.

01st June, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pit & Balcony Announces a ‘Daring & De-lovely’ 86th Season

Pit & Balcony Community Theatre will be introducing their new After Dark Series with an innovative and powerful production of playwright Doug Wright’s Stonewater Rapture.

01st June, 2017 | 0 Comments

Current Issue