Issue 620

17th August, 2006 - 30th August, 2006

Wishful thinking can be the longest straw in a cap when you want to be heard. The Avery Set have released their first formal debut studio CD, Wishful Thinking and it is full of antidotes that reach beyond their young ages.

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Ask ANY entertainment writer: Penning a review of a CD produced by someone you know is a little like playing in traffic. Like cruising through Baghdad in a thong bikini, there are negatives to consider.

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Solutions Sit in Lansing, Change Begins at the Ballot Box

Back in 1979, in the very first issue of The Review, the headline story I wrote was how a plant in Caro was striving to produce a new product known as 'gasohol', utilizing agricultural products, improving auto efficiency, and most importantly, saving people money on gasoline at the pump.

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303 Collective Accents the 'Alternative' on a Camp Classic

"Jesus Christ, can you just shut up? I'm trying to watch a #%)@ piece of theatre here! This is not the 'Life of Brian', people!"                                  - Culture critic Lester Bangs,  Reviewing the 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' When the cult classic The Rocky Horror Show first made its debut on the West End of London's Theatrical District, the campy production served as the perfect metaphor for the 'glitter age' of the 1970s.

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Thirty years down and it's time to throw a party. At least that's the impression Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are toting city to city. Having announced back in April, the Highway Companion Tour, which is in conjunction with Petty's new 'solo' album of the same name, the artist is featuring many opening acts of their own headline status to help celebrate the event in style, with the likes of Pearl Jam, The Allman Brothers, and former Phish front man Trey Anastasio, among others.

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Tesla and Skid Row  (July 20th) Within the many languages of the world, one is universal.  The language of music transcends not only borders but also definition and time.  A prime example of this is the rock group Tesla.

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Dear Johnny, Our condolences on your recent a$$ whoopin' at the Labadie Pig Gig this year. We realize that the Celebrity Rib Cook Off is the sole and stated reason for your existence, and we can appreciate the impact of your loss of the best sauce competition to a couple of internet radio and magazine geeks from the Tri Cities, ala Review Magazine and Review This Radio Dot Com.

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A Consumers Guide to Buying a Home in the Age of NAFTA

My wife and I have been looking at houses recently, and of course, in this current economy it is what they term a 'Buyer's Market'. Perhaps some of you out there have also been looking at houses.

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Hot August blues have never been cooler than the coming weeks here in the Tri-cities. Kicking off a full week in the state is the Bay Area blues and soul master, Tommy Castro, who is making his return to Frankenmuth on Friday, August 25, at Sullivan's Black Forest Brew Haus.

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