Issue 657

27th March, 2008 - 09th April, 2008

A FUSION OF DANCE AND ILLUSION COMES TO THE TEMPLE THEATRE MAY 10TH

As our interview with Jason Jewell demonstrates, illusionists are starting to levitate above the fray of 'traditional' entertainment and starting to stake a claim as the new breed of 'rock stars' for our time.

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The Rising Star of Illusionist JASON JEWELL

Credulity is the man's weakness but the child's strength.'       -Thomas Lamb Magic and illusion are two diametrically opposed forces vying for the same page in our  consciousness - even the most cynical naysayer in the deepest recess of habit & predictability yearns for a healthy dose of magic in his life; while those imbued with the gift of magic know that in reality, it's true art is engendered by creating a 'suspension of disbelief' within the one possessed by it.

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I cannot begin to tell you how refreshing it was to read about your investigation into what happened to the city snowplows this past winter. The fact City Manager Earley refused to answer your questions and cancelled your meeting is symptomatic of the crisis at City Hall.

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Mike Smith, lead singer and keyboard player for the Dave Clark Five died of pneumonia on the night of February 28th. The death is attributed to complications from a severe spinal cord injury Smith suffered after falling from a fence at his home in Spain in 2003.

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Technically, it was a scene often repeated: a local band releases a CD with a show at a local bar. Friends, family and fans flock in to show their support. I buy a disc (or score a freebie or trade a book for one), and proceed to drink too much for my own good.

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4 'Til Ruin is a heavily armed quartet of musical renegades consisting of Robert Seymore on guitars & vocals, Patrick West on bass guitar, Kevin Rowell on percussion and pianist/vocalist Shawn Shuart, who manages to shout out the verbal invective on 'Nostalgia's Shade' with passionate verocity that pushes the lyrical convent right into your face as if to say, 'Things may not be that great, but guess what.

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Amazing stories are streaming through the news about digital television, High Definition television, TiVos and DVRs, satellites and cable mergers, and on and on. A few years ago trickling bandwidth and dial up connections limited the growth of video via the Internet.

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Michigan lawmakers are working on a package of bills designed to lure the Hollywood movie making machines to our landscape rich state.  The geographical diversity of our "Winter Water Wonderland" makes our state one large movie set.

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Editor's Note:  Each year the Journalism Department at Sonoma State University in California combs the media in search of stories that were either under-reported or neglected altogether by the Major Media and publishes their findings in a report called 'Project Censored'.

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Within the expanse of two years since its opening, The Mixx Nightclub has evolved into one of historic Old Town Saginaw's jewels of architectural renovation, and one of the more divergent venues for nightlife entertainment, mixing the elements of a Big City Cosmopolitan atmosphere with small town friendly service.

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