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2017 Alternative Holiday Gift Guide

Stumped for gift-giving this year? Let the entertainment world (and Review) be your guide! Here are our top picks from this year of things to listen to, read, and watch, all just perfect for wrapping up in a big, festive red bow.

16th November, 2017 | 0 Comments

From Ketchup Bottles to the Arturo Fuente Opus X

Downtown Bay City has produced its fair share of success stories, but one might argue that the least likely in a “2017 Society” might be a Cigar Shop - a place where you can not only buy high end tobacco, but sit and smoke it, too. Indoors, of all things. (“Oh my!”)

16th November, 2017 | 0 Comments

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The Kinks, The Riff, The Road: The Story

Ray Davies has fashioned an autobiography that brings to light the vagaries of being a successful musician. His status as a rock & roll hero is certainly secure, despite a catalog of music that had drifted toward the mundane in the later part of the eighties and nineties. He was co-opting his own music and replaying that famous riff from You Really Got Me and its follow up clone All Day & All of the Night.

06th January, 2017 | 0 Comments

The great American poet Robert Lowell once wrote about how “the blind swipe of the pruner and his knife is busy about the tree of life”; and as 2016 comes to a close, it is apparent from this disquieting list of significant souls that passed over to the Great Beyond over the past 12-months that a lot of deep cutting occurred, forcing us to face the elements with a much thinner herd.

15th December, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Musician's Meditations on the Late Leonard Cohen

Musicians, artists, writers, producers, actors, creators, and dreamers: all too often in this game of ours the urge to quit is something we have to wrestle with - a question demanding an answer that feels like an inevitable surrender. It’s understandable really. We sacrifice so much in order to do what we do and usually with very little (if any) financial success. Our victories have to be measured by the satisfaction of creation, hearing about the impact of our work on someone’s life, or from the simple love of the craft.

26th November, 2016 | 0 Comments

Originals & Giclee Prints Now Available to the Public

When artist Dennis Adomaitis passed away earlier this year, while he definitely left a void within the fabric of our community for the many people, students, friends and colleagues whose lives he touched with his talented hand and inclusive and gregarious nature...

25th November, 2016 | 0 Comments

Mid-Michigan Music Joins the Renaissance in Old Town Saginaw

When it comes landmark businesses that have propagated both the growth and sustenance of the musical community in the Great Lakes Bay region, Mid-Michigan Music has withstood the test of time to set both the tone and the timbre for what the blueprint of a full-service musical instrument and professional audio company should looks & sound like that has resonated successfully for 30 years.

25th November, 2016 | 0 Comments

t’s been a tumultuous year, to say the least. But take heart, good shoppers – the holidays are right around the corner, and with them arrive ample opportunities to not only buy some great music or reading material to distract you, but to divert your family member, friend, or neighbor too. Here are some of the best media gift ideas this season for you to choose from.

25th November, 2016 | 0 Comments

Originals & Giclee Prints Available for Purchase At Adomaitis Antiques

When artist Dennis Adomaitis passed away earlier this year, while he definitely left a void within the fabric of our community for the many people, students, friends and colleagues whose lives he touched with his talented hand and inclusive and gregarious nature; he also fortunately filled that void with an impressive legacy of original artwork that reflects the multitude of deep texture and boldly brash, richly colored beauty that he captured with his unique and discerning artistic eye.

03rd November, 2016 | 0 Comments

World Class Facility Celebrates its 20th Anniversary in 2017

The Delta College Planetarium & Learning Center, located at 100 Center Avenue in Bay City is an off-campus center for Delta College classes combined with a world class digital planetarium that will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2017.

22nd September, 2016 | 0 Comments

Creating a Legacy & Offering a Lifeline to Cancer Patients & Their Families

Captain Annie's Survivor chest is a non-profit foundation recently created by Kevin Hoerauf, Margaret LeClere and Tim Boychuck and born from a symbiotic goal dedicated to providing help and support to cancer patients and their families who are struggling throughout the Mid-Michigan area as they are going through cancer treatment; while also honoring the memories of two special people who lost their own battles with cancer in 2015: Kirk ‘The Captain’ LeClere and Annie Hoerauf.

11th August, 2016 | 0 Comments

Samaritas, one of the largest faith-based human services organizations in the state of Michigan, is hosting its first large, collaborative health fair at the Samaritas Community Center in Saginaw August 17, offering the community tools to empower families to be healthy on a budget.

11th August, 2016 | 0 Comments

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