Issue 647

18th October, 2007 - 31st January, 2007

Most of you are already aware of some details of the 2008 budget resolution. I voted against each of the tax increase measures offered by the majority party, because I believe Michigan must first restructure government to better live within our means.

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Friday September 28th, 2007

I'm like other clueless subdude rock fans - I know the headlines but I never read the back page. Most of us who love the Beatles and solo Beatles' offshoots know the songs but never get too deeply into the catalog or remember the minor players or even some of the major players who's Harry Nilsson and how does he know May Pang and who is May Pang anyway? Laurence Juber falls in at least one of these categories, maybe both.

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Going to see Bob Dylan in concert these days is a lot like rolling dice. Sometimes your numbers come up, and sometimes you crap out. There was a little of both when Dylan and his Never-Ending Tour made a stop Friday, October 12 at Eastern Michigan's Convocation Center in Yspilanti.

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Great Rock 'n Roll is like pornography in one sense - you know it when you see it (to paraphrase the definition of Supreme Court Justice Stevens). In the case of The Thunderchickens, it's more a case of knowing it when you hear it, especially when the experience goes way beyond mere titillation of the senses, digging more into the passions, thoughts, and emotions embedded within the layers of a song that lift it more to the level of Great Art.

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In the 2005 Saginaw City Council election, the lingering issue was the 2004 dismissal of Deborah Kimble as city manager. A number of candidates called for change, and voters indeed overhauled the council with five new members.

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Creativity has never been in short supply in the Saginaw Valley, yielding world-class musicians, poets, and painters whose reputations far exceed the parameters that define our particular physical area.

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It's been 15 years since Michigan has been blessed with a reading from the book of Genesis. Last touring with Phil Collins at the helm in 1992 (his replacement Ray Wilson, didn't see his version of Genesis make it to the state), it has become reunion time for the stalwarts of theatrical music, bringing one of the most diverse catalogs and varied history to the stage and radio for over the past 35 years.

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