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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 First Microbrewery in Saginaw Since 1941 is Truly a Family Affair

It is said necessity is the mother of invention and for the family trio of Chris, Chad & Cynthia Andrews, one of the bookmarks of civilization is the opportunity to experience a truly distinct, fresh, and home-crafted beer in the type of atmosphere that author Ernest Hemingway captured so memorably in his short story, A Clean Well Lighted Place.

22nd June, 2017 | 0 Comments

Creating a Time Tunnel Connecting the Ancient with the Contemporary In a Bountiful Celebration of Culture & Community

As the longest days approach each year with the Summer Solstice, hundreds of volunteers throughout the community gather together with the singular purpose of tending to the numerous details, tasks, and nuances that collectively pull together all the elements that make the annual St. Demetrios Greek Festival one of the most pivotal celebrations to resonate throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region.

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

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.

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

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

There seems to be a recurring theme, of late, in entertainment and media: “What’s old is new again.” We are seeing comebacks for everything from vinyl records to “bridge nights.”

23rd February, 2017 | 0 Comments


I talk with owner and proprietor Amberlyn Hales Deleon of The Cosmetic Wellness Center on this episode of EncoreLive Podcast

08th February, 2017 | 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

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