Robert E Martin


Robert E. Martin is co-founder, Editor, & Publisher of Review Magazine, an independent publication of news, the arts, and culture, which was established in 1979. He graduated from Albion College & the University of Sussex, in Brighton England, and has also contributed to many statewide and national publications.
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Excitement is building as thousands of people prepare to flock to downtown when the night lights up in Riverfront Saginaw on Sept. 23.

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Sundowners is the latest feature film from Toronto-based filmmaker, Pavan Moondi, who wrote, directed and edited this work. This is his second film at the Hell’s Half Mile Festival, following-up to last year’s hit, Diamond Tongues, which was distributed in the USA and Canada to rave reviews.

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Remember Highlights, that children’s magazine that would populate the waiting room in every doctor’s office across the country to distract your attention from the reason you were at the doctor’s office in the first place? Well, it’s still going, still a family business, and still based in a stately mansion in Honesdale, Pennsylvania.

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The new film from director Daniel Peddle is a quiet drama that shines a light on what it’s like to be an outsider living in small town America. Titled Moss, this quiet drama resounds with hefty questions and is filmed in a distinct and softly almost psychedelic style, with the lens focused upon a sensory immersion in nature and the longing of its characters, which offers a haunting, lyrical and lush look at life in Southern Gothic America and the people eternally connected to it, revealing the struggles and beauty of lives deeply connected to nature.

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2017 signifies the 12th Anniversary for Bay City’s Hell’s Half Mile Film & Music Festival, which through the dedicated vision of its organizers has successfully delivered a divergent array of cutting edge independent films & music throughout Bay City for a four-day artistic excursion that stands out from the mainstream by showcasing the works of innovative directors making movies that possess substance, weight, merit, and meaning.

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For the launch of their 100th Season Bay City Players is busily preparing for an elaborate production of the relatively new musical Nice Work If You Can Get It, which premiered on Broadway in April 2012 and features songs by George & Ira Gershwin and a book written by Joe DePietro, based upon material by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse.

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Cole Porter’s 1934 musical, Anything Goes can in many ways be classified as the most remarkable musical to ever surface in the canon of American theatre. For starters, it owns a unique history that separates it from most Broadway musicals. From the Great Depression, to the economic boom in the 1980’s, up through the Great Recession in 2009, Anything Goes has flourished under unique economic times in the United States

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Once dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline,” the artist now known simply as Wynonna is an impressive songwriter whose high-caliber musicianship and commanding vocal presence has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and earned her five Grammy awards.

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Game one saw the Old Golds lose to the Columbus Capitals 16-9 in bracket play. The next game the Capitals lost to the Lah-De-Dahs. For the Old Golds to advance to the Championship game they had to score 14 runs and allow 7 and under against the Lah-De-Dahs. Magically the score ended up 14 to 7 and the Golds advanced to the Championship round on Sunday.

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Since its inception over 27 years ago, the Field Neurosciences Institute (FNI) has embraced the goal of helping others by providing the highest quality programs of clinical care, education, and research for those struggling with a disorder of the brain or spinal cord. Although many people throughout our region are somewhat familiar with FNI programs, few people are familiar with the complete picture of the many special programs that are offered to help neurological patients and their families.

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As one who was born and bred in Michigan, the number #1 reason I have always remained located in the great state of Michigan is because of the immaculate, breathtaking, and invaluable resource of the Great Lakes and its associated inland waterways. So it was with great distress that as the 4th of July holiday rolled around this summer the news hit that several Michigan beaches, including the Caseville State Park and even more significantly, the Traverse City State Park Beach along the Miracle Mile were being closed due to high levels of e-coli bacteria. And it is with even greater disdain that I find myself sitting here writing and assembling this piece about the short-sightedness and negligence that has propagated this calamity in the first place.

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The 13th Annual Sanford Lake Park Parkapaloopza Festival is our musical swansong to Summer and one of our region’s most celebrated gatherings, largely because it allows fans, friends, and families an opportunity to bask in the sun and soak up a bountiful array of activities and top-notch musical nourishment on a half-mile of lakefront with 1000 feet of soft sandy beach.

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As the chill of Fall starts to ripen the textures of our physical landscape with a tapestry of color, The Saginaw Art Museum is cranking up the volume and turning up the heat with an ambitious exhibition showcasing and celebrating the evolution and artistic developing of the guitar.

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“The word theatre comes from the Greeks. It means ‘the seeing place’. It is the place people come to see the truth about life and the social situation.” - Stella Adler

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Bay City Players is celebrating their 100th Season this year! As the longest running community theatrical company continuously operating in the State of Michigan, we hope you find this historical timeline and highlights both fascinating and informative.

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