Issue 772

27th June, 2013 - 17th July, 2013

A Portrait of Government with Legislators on the Take

Compiled by Robert E. Martin   Privacy For Sale   As the federal government's collection of data has expanded in the past decade under the Patriot Act and other surveillance programs, one set of companies has witnessed a big financial benefit: the private contractors who work with the Department of Defense and National Security Agency to analyze the data.

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Rocking the River with a World Class Band July 19th for the Just for Kids Charities

In the course of only five years, Chris Daughtry has had more than his share of career highlights. The singer, songwriter, and musician from North Carolina released back-to-back No. 1 albums, the 4x-platinum DAUGHTRY (which became the fastest-selling rock debut in Soundscan history) and 2009's platinumLeave This Town.

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The International Space Monkey Alliance (I.S.M.A.), a grassroots 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, has taken Mid-Michigan's Music Scene by storm, implementing several innovative projects in the area: Gorilla Warfare: The ISMA Circuit, Flight to Unite concerts, Rock-It Fests,The ISMA Spotlight, and the Pinconning Arts Council (band shell project).

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CD Release Party July 20th at the State Theatre Showcases Cross-Generational Creativity

The notion of pulling together a contemporary musical group with members spanning broad spectrums in terms of age and experience is certainly not a new one; indeed, in the world of popular music, musical combos such as The Partridge Family and The Jackson Five come readily to mind; but in the world of rock 'n roll it is somewhat of a rarity, and even more so when the younger members possess a similar alignment of professionalism, talent, and creative energy with the more experienced and road-tested members of the collective.

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  It is fitting that the latest Superman movie, Man of Steel, opened the weekend of Father's Day, because the Christopher Nolan produced radical reboot of the franchise is largely concerned with the influence Superman's two fathers, Jor-El (on Krypton) and Jonathan Kent (on Earth).

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Question Mark is an enigma -  part child, part genius with just a touch of Lewis Carroll. He is as charming as he is vexing. He is the perfect rock & roller; a man-child who believes in the power of music.

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~ Confessions of a freelance creative ~

The shift away from in-house creative talent is changing the game for some very talented people and the companies that made them redundant.  The fact is, the pool of freelance talent is expected to continue growing throughout the decade.

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Former NBA point guard and Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach, Maurice Cheeks, will have a third crack at a head coaching job when he was selected to mentor a young Detroit Pistons squad.

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