Issue 724

14th April, 2011 - 28th April, 2011

25th Review Music Awards Program and Update

It seems completely amazing to me that 25 years have passed since the very first presentation of the Review Music Awards took place at the historic Fordney Hotel. It was a chaotic yet memorable evening, with memorable performances by The Mick Furlo Band, Romeo Ridge, The Boys of Joy, Silk (featuring the late Felton Sparks and Jerry Holmes) and one of the first performances by a then unknown Larry McCray.

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Anyone who is between approximately 40 and 70 years old and grew up in the City of Saginaw may remember two things.                 (1) The Saginaw County Fair still was staged during Labor Day week on the city’s East Side, at East Genesee and Webber, before the move to the county’s Chesaning outskirts.

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For the Covenant Which Doctors Consortium Music is the Best Medicine

It is often said that music is the best medicine, so when the 8th Annual Saginaw On Stage music festival takes place on Saturday, April 23rd, audiences will have an opportunity to see a group of Doctors and medical professionals put that adage into practice when the Covenant Which Doctors take to the stage at Apple Mountain Resort & Conference Center for this annual showcase of local music that will feature over 28 bands & artists performing on five stages, giving music lovers of the Tri-Cities an opportunity to sample a broad smorgasbord of musical entertainment and tastes ranging from Folk, Blues, Country, Pop, Rock and Jazz to Celtic and Gospel.

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Seasoned Veterans Create Music Brimming With No Boundaries

Rustbucket is a collaboration of seasoned veteran musicians who are as cantankerous and unpredictable as a Michigan spring. And just when you think they are down for the count, they dust themselves off, get up on their feet and keep on rocking.

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Serving Upscale Cuisine at Eminently Affordable Prices in a Family Friendly Atmoshpere

Those with an appetite for newly creative dining experiences offering a varied array of quality cuisine in a tastefully pleasing family atmosphere are in for a rare treat at the newly opened Creek Grill, located at 1259 S.

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The Lion of Judah Hath Prevailed

I’ve always liked The Process and the incredible full body blast sound that heats you up like a nuclear meltdown whenever you catch them live, or through recordings. The Process has never strayed too far from their unique vision of reggae music and their molten embrace of social consciousness and spirituality.

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The Only Writer More Reclusive than J.D. Salinger and Thomas Pynchon

In the world of Starbucks, and public libraries and coffee houses crammed with kids with nose piercings and ear studs writing screenplays, there is a noticeable lack in the art of the storyteller.

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Major League Baseball has returned to the State of Michigan for the 2011 season with the Detroit Tigers having their Season Opener on Friday April 8, 2011 at Comerica Park.   The Tigers limped home to start the season under cloudy skies at Comerica.

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The Midland based Great Lakes Loons opened their fifth season in the Midwest League on Thursday evening April 7, 2011 at the Dow Diamond.  Their opponent would be the Midwest League defending champions the Lake County Captains.

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Fifth Outing Hits the Dow Event Center

With conflicts raging throughout the world right now there is little that we can look forward to that takes us away from reality.  One of the universal things that bring people together is Music.

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50 Burning Candles Illuminate a Trip Through Time and an Unlikely Hootenanny

Back in the burning mists of asphalt time when Old Town’s Hamilton Street was dimpled with eight nightclubs all serving healthy doses of live music on any given evening, Andy Kostrezwa was a constant presence on the local Club scene, spreading good cheer and always locked & loaded to take command of any dance floor that happened to have a solid band shaking the walls – especially if they carried with names like The Flies, The Burdons, My Dog Bob, and The Mick Furlo Band - distinct brands of musicianship and originality were guaranteed to fill the evening air.

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