Issue 718

13th January, 2011 - 26th January, 2011

For those with a passion for the tightly woven tapestries and elastic complexity of emotion that the idiom of Jazz music is capable of delivering through the hands of accomplished musicians, January is guaranteed to heat up considerably when The Blue Rhythm Quartet takes to the stage at the Grace A.

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When it came my turn to introduce Matt Bell at his reading at the Court Street Gallery in December, I introduced him as a current literary "it" boy, a title I still stand by. In this past year, when considering the landscape of contemporary American literary fiction and independent press publishing, Matt Bell's name has been everywhere—from the editorial work he does at the online magazine The Collagist, to being the series editor of Dzanc's annual anthology Best of the Web, to the book reviews and blurbs he writes promoting other writers, to his own work published in numerous literary magazines and anthologies, in chapbooks, and finally in the form of his first full-length book, How They Were Found, which has been positively reviewed all over the place.

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With Republicans in the House vowing to repeal the new Health Care Law because of its alleged 'job killing tendencies', a recent in-depth report released last week by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office shows that rather than saving taxpayers money, the Republican plan would actually increase federal deficits by $230 billion by the year 2001.

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Bay City's newest Mayor, Christopher Shannon, is no stranger to the spotlight. For two decades he has performed as a singer/songwriter with his band The Swaggering Rogues throughout the Great Lakes Bay Area; and in 2006 he was first elected to the 1st Ward Commission seat on the Bay City Commission.

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After the Dust is riding high on the mid-Michigan music scene and their enthusiasm and infectiousness registers as distinctly as the music they create, something that is evidenced by their recent selection of top honors by fans & critics in Phoenix Productions Battle of the Bands, which the Midland-based group won through a series of performances at Creative 360.

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Eric Braeutigam goes by Brody, the de-facto muse of a talented group of renegade roots musicians who are building momentum in Mid-Michigan. They are young enough to be hip to what's happening but they can also reach back into America's rich musical legacy of blues, jazz and rock 'n roll.

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Possibly you caught a glimpse of Saginaw High football standout DeAnthony Arnett in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, a nationally televised high school all-star game that took place in San Antonio on Jan.

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"Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but [rather] give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance [is] mine; I will repay, saith the Lord." Romans 12:19 King James Version "Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.

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