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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

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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

Catching Up With a Cultural Icon on the Verge of His Mid-Michigan Appearance

 “To be literate in today’s world is a political statement.” - John Sinclair   At 69 years of age John Sinclair shows no signs of slowing down. Besides touring the world with a loose and ever changing aggregation of Blues Scholars, Jazz Masters and Rock & Rollers, Sinclair continues to release CDs, books, articles and programs while producing podcasts and internet radio programs.

31st March, 2011 | 0 Comments

“Writing has….been to me like a bath from which I have risen feeling cleaner, healthier, and freer.” – Henrik Ibsen, ‘Speeches and New Letters’ “At the age of 14 I discovered writing as an escape from a world of reality in which I felt acutely uncomfortable.

18th November, 2010 | 0 Comments

Poet Marc Beaudin Returns to Bemo’s August 4th for a Special Reading and Reflects Upon the Creative Life in Montana

Marc Beaudin is what one can safely call a man of counter-cultural letters. Born in Bay City, Marc was a founding member of the 303 Collective, a group of artists and performers who nurtured alternative perspectives in the mid-Michigan area; producing many original plays and fresh translations with original themes, such as Little Shop of Whores (a take-off on the oil industry) and modern readings of Reefer Madness.

29th July, 2010 | 0 Comments

Seeking to Showcase Nationally Emerging Poets & Artists

On a cold January Friday night, bodies crowded into Court Street Gallery in Old Town Saginaw. Some people had come from Bay City, Midland, and even as far away as Mt. Pleasant, and the seats which had been set up in rows earlier in the day, quickly filled up until it was standing room only.

25th March, 2010 | 0 Comments

Prior to our last deadline in late November, our community lost two important and irreplaceable individuals, activists, and icons with the passing of Saginaw attorney Allan C. Schmid and poet Al Hellus.

11th December, 2008 | 0 Comments

The former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky recently came to Saginaw to receive the Theodore Roethke Award for his most recent poetry collection, Gulf Music.  Pinsky is a prolific writer of much acclaim.

20th November, 2008 | 0 Comments

In his commentary on his poem "As for Poets," Pulitzer Prize winner Gary Snyder wrote about a renewable energy that comes from within: "The delight of being alive while knowing of impermanence and death, the acceptance and mastery of this.

17th July, 2008 | 0 Comments

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