Issue 716

09th December, 2010 - 22nd December, 2010

As Christmas approaches, people who normally don’t invest a lot of time or money into worthy causes will sometimes feel inspiration “to do something” over the holidays for the less fortunate.

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Since our November 2nd edition when we reported on the Gulf Oil Spill Media blackout, which has blocked ‘Ground Zero coverage in Florida thanks to an Executive Order leveraged by President Obama that opens reporters to a $40,000 fine and a maximum sentence of 15 years for ‘unauthorized’ coverage, The Review has received a pair of follow-up dispatches and comments.

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When Steve Hubbard of the Saginaw-based automotive body shop Westside Collision first started experimenting 18-years ago with taking heavy sheet metal and turning it into a canvas for artistic expression, little did he realize that his creations would be entered into Grand Rapids annual ArtPrize contest, let alone have his work displayed in museums and sought by modern art collectors; but such is the stuff that ‘heavy metal’ dreams are made of.

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As 2010 draws to a close, the biggest question in publishing is: “whither the printed book?” 'Tis the age of the Kindle, the Nook and the e-book, but to paraphrase Gertrude Stein, “a book is a book is a book.

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Saginaw Art Museum Schedules Bus Trip January 8th to Visit Grand Rapids Exhibition

The Saginaw Art Museum is conducting a trip to the Grand Rapid Art Museum on Saturday, January 8th to view the award-winning exhibition of Diana: A Celebration, which commemorates the life of one of the 20th Century’s most remarkable figures, Diana, Princess of Wales.

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Unplugged, Storytellers or just plain acoustic.  No matter how you put it, when you take the loud, electric aspects out of a band’s sound, it creates a whole different dimension.  The Heritage Theater in the Dow Event Center hosted the modern rock band Shinedown in just this format.

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After a slow start musically, 2010 wound up being a wonderful year for revisiting old music, hearing comfortable familiar friends and venturing within some new styles from classic artists. Sights and Sounds have gone above and beyond the radar this year to offer up this holiday gift guide for your music fan.

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I first heard about Big Hair and Plastic Grass shortly before it was released in June 2010. The buzz was all big hype and irreverence. This is a must read for anyone who appreciates the historical relevance of the seventies and its last gasp attempt to preserve and expand the dreams of the sixties.

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