Issue 792

19th June, 2014 - 09th July, 2014

First Merit Event Park Summer Series Packed with World-Class Headliners, Innovative Festivals & Community Showcases

When The First Merit Event Park opened last August with local guitar legend Larry McCray hitting a cascading flurry of guitar notes standing upon an untarnished stage at a spanking new venue filled with a capacity crowd of people on a spectacular summer evening in Downtown Saginaw, it was one of those moments where everything that is great about this region coalesced – a harmonic alliance between thoughtful community development in the often tricky terrain between commerce & finance where visionary projections and economic realities actually meet – all sealed together by the homegrown musical talent of an international success story; and populated by a melting pot of cultures enjoying themselves on the ground where an empty shopping mall had once stood for decades.

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Of all the key primary races in the August 5th election one of the most important contests is happening in the 32nd State Senate race that pits Democratic candidates Garnet Lewis against incumbent State Representative Stacy Erwin Oakes, whom is abandoning her seat to further advance her career in the legislature.

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Showmanship, Finding the Groove & Shaping a Distinct Sound

Selected by readers & fans as the Best Funk Band at the 28th Annual Review Music Awards back in April of this year, the 4-piece group known as Elements of Funk has built a solid reputation as one of Michigan’s premier Top-40 cover bands, largely due to their ability to perform a wide latitude of material spanning divergent musical genres, yet focus upon arrangements of these songs that are distinctly unique to the musical strengths of the band.

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Innovative Fusion of Science Fiction & Action Rock Creates a Signature Sound

Another one of the exciting bands performing at this year’s Dirt Fest, which will be held on August 9th at the Birch Run Expo Center is Powerman 5000, who’s origins began back in 1991 when group founder Spider One dropped out of art school, bought a cheap 4-tracks hoe studio and drum machine, and recorded Much Evil with producer Lamar Lowder.

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Beginning back in 1955, The Saginaw District Golf Association’s annual District Invitational Tournament has been held each year at different golf courses throughout Saginaw County for over half a century.

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An Exclusive Interview with a Living Legend and 10-Time Saginaw District Champion

Ron Stelter possesses all the attributes of a true champion: ability, confidence, humility, and wisdom that work together in equal measure to define not only a successful athlete; but a successful human being.

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