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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.

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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.

11th May, 2017 | 0 Comments

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.

11th May, 2017 | 0 Comments

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!”

11th May, 2017 | 0 Comments

EncoreLive

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

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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.

20th April, 2017 | 0 Comments

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.

20th April, 2017 | 0 Comments

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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