Issue 756

27th September, 2012 - 10th October, 2012

First Congregational Church Minister Todd Farley Adds Innovative Twists to a Musical Classic Commencingf the 2012 Season at Pit & Balcony

When the off-Broadway musical Godspell first burst into national consciousness back in 1971, it was at the height of a period where the Hippie movement, driven by conflicting goals of narcissistic self-awareness and achieving 'higher consciousness' - whether chemically induced or realized through spiritual meditation - splintered off into a sub-culture that came to be known as 'Jesus Freaks'.

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“It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.”    -Mark Twain.   Milton Hall died in a hail of police gunfire in July.

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The theatrical confection known as Leading Ladies is playwright Ken Ludwig's third comedic outing and tells the tale of two actors whose declining fortunes bring them to a low-point of presenting Shakespearean plays in local Moose Lodge halls.

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Since it's inception back in 2006, The Hell's Half Mile Film & Music Festival has evolved into an impressively successful artistic excursion, drawing thousands of people to venues throughout Bay City for four days of viewing cutting edge independent films & music that stand out from the predictable sensibilities of the mainstream.

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Sasha Reuther's Compelling Chronicle of the American Labor Movement

Sasha Reuther hails from a pivotal family that helped shaped an important juncture in American history that resonates strongly at the political crossroads which the United States finds itself in today.

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With his new romantic comedy Supporting Characters, writer/director Dan Schechter takes the roller-coaster ride of his own experiences in the film industry and in a manner that has been compared to such luminous auteur's as Woody Allen, creates a sophisticated comedy that views of the lives of minor players working in a major industry.

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There is a special magic in the air every September when Remax of Midland hosts its annual Balloon Festival. This year they were celebrating 22 years of pure magic and joy despite the weather being a bit nasty on Thursday night for the glow downtown.

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