Issue 748

31st May, 2012 - 13th June, 2012

It's been a good 3 years since the Grammy Award winning musicianship of Bonnie Raitt graced the performing stage; and her appearance at the Matrix: Midland festival on May 22nd was the stuff that legend and memories are made of.

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The 2012 Michigan Jazz Trail Branches Into New Dimensions of World Class Talent

It's been a busy year for critically acclaimed jazz singer and culinary dynamo Molly McFadden, whom is busily putting the finishing touches on the 2012 Michigan Jazz Trail Festival - a synthesis of national headliners and world class regional talent that will converge into a yellow-brick musical road, populating venues throughout Saginaw, Bay City, and Midland from June 20 - 24th.

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Al Jacquez returns to the pod to secure the legacy of one of Michigan's greatest bands. Savage Grace was considered by many rock writers to be an unusual Michigan rock band in that they incorporated more intricate jazz and blues signatures instead of relying on high-octane rock with a capital “R”.

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The recent Cirque show Quidam in Saginaw put it all out there -  fifty-two world class acrobats, musicians, singers, and unique characters that made for great entertainment.  The story line involves two apathetic parents that ignore their daughter, so she slides into an imaginary world.

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When concert promoter Michael Lang presented the infamous Woodstock Music & Arts Festival back in 1979 he was planning on 50,000 people attending and ended up throwing a free festival when 350,000 showed up.

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A Cultural Celebration That Keeps on Growing

When it comes to festivals in the Great Lakes Bay area, the annual St. Demetrios Greek Festival has evolved into a clarion call for those seeking a cornucopia of authentic Greek cuisine, music, dance, and fellowship singularly unique to any festival within our region.

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The League of Gentleman Meets LA Guns

Tracii Guns is a rock & roll survivor. He's toured the world and left his signature with Guns & Roses and LA Guns. He manned up, wished them well and never looked back.  Last year two versions of LA Guns were touring at the same time.

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What Can Be Done to Address the Public Safety Crisis?

"As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: You liberate a city by destroying it. Words are used to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.

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