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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!”

11th May, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mid-Michigan Native Makes Recording Debut

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

30th April, 2017 | 0 Comments

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.

24th 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.

20th April, 2017 | 0 Comments

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.

20th April, 2017 | 1 Comments

Celebrating 31 Years of Musical Excellence on Sunday, April 23rd

It seems impossible to believe that three decades have passed since the very first presentation of this ceremony took place at Saginaw’s legendary historic Fordney Hotel, which was the center-hub venue for a burgeoning regional musical scene that featured dozens of clubs on both Saginaw’s Hamilton Street & Bay City’s Midland Street Entertainment districts that were featuring live music six-nights per week.

06th April, 2017 | 0 Comments

Saginaw’s First Bourbon Bar Creates a Fresh Industrial Community Ambiance That Merges the Historic with the Modern

There is an intoxicating energy emanating from the historic Bancroft Project standing proudly in the core of the Downtown Saginaw business district on the corner of Genesee & Washington as the newly renovated, refurbished, and re-invented Bourbon & Co. prepares to open its doors, the latest step in a journey that over the last few years has witnessed a luxury apartment complex, a Coffee & Tea Café, an increasingly popular Wine & Martini Bar, and an expansive regional art gallery infusing fresh life and affirmative possibilities for excitement into the Downtown corridor.

06th April, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Blossoming Soul Colors the Contours of Contemporary Jazz

Monique Ella Rose is one of those rare performers that realize the importance of forging a connection with her audience; and how regardless of one’s tonal range or technical ability, it is the human bond between artists and the people they perform in front of that more often than not make the difference in one’s musical career.

06th April, 2017 | 0 Comments


Sixgunn El Dorado live in Concert at Whites Bar

06th April, 2017 | 0 Comments

Celebrating a Decade of Musical Excellence with All-Star Extravaganza

Every great adventure starts someplace. In the case of Andy Reed, his musical journey had a pretty inauspicious beginning. Reed’s grandmother, Joan Kozuch, taught catechism classes at Visitation School to children from special education classes. It was in these classes that Andy played his first “gig,” as he provided piano for the hymns and other songs of faith that his grandmother used to teach her weekly lessons.

16th March, 2017 | 0 Comments

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