Issue 793

10th July, 2014 - 23rd July, 2014

Perhaps one of the more controversial contests in the 2014 election cycle involves the race for the next State Representative of the 95th District, which encompasses the cities of Saginaw & Zilwaukee and the townships of Kochville, Zilwaukee, Carrolton, Buena Vista, Bridgeport, Spaulding and James.

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PRIDE's Pioneering Free Summer Festival Blossoms Into Downtown Saginaw's Signature Showcase

When they held their first summer concert series known as Friday Night Live sixteen years ago, the independent organization known as PRIDE had no idea that the growth and significance of their festival would mirror and inspire the growth, resurgence, and renaissance that is happening today in Downtown Saginaw But now with the 2014 season of Friday Night Live poised to kick-off on July 11th it is apparent that what began 16 years ago with the efforts of a core membership of downtown business leaders and activists, focused upon transforming nostalgia for a vitality that the district once generated into the present tense by coordinating efforts to improve both the physical & spiritual soul of the downtown community, have succeeded at spearheading a renaissance in Saginaw’s historical downtown district that is a blueprint for how dreams can be transformed into realities.

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Every few years a band comes out with a sound that is equal parts cutting edge and familiar.  With haunting melodic vocals, brutal guitar riffs and thundering drums, Gemini Syndrome is just that.

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Funny or Die is hitting the road like a NASCAR driver downshifting gears, screeching the tires, and flying to the finish line. Its aim is high and it sometimes hits the mark. Essentially Funny or Die is a website that features thousands of comics and videos.

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Lovers, Liars & Losers Find a Shore

It’s hard to believe that this beloved New York born, named one of Michigan’s adopted sons - singer-songwriter-Americana blues guitar master John Latini’s release from 2013 entitled, “Lovers, Liars & Losers” – one of the best albums of the year, yet it has yet to receive any Michigan press.

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David Strouse Sets Immaculate Architectural Restoration Standards for Urban Revitalization

A three-story 132-year old building located at 314, 315, and 315 S. Hamilton Street has been beautifully preserved, restored, and transformed into an architectural jewel adorning the necklace of historic structures lining the streets of Saginaw’s Old Town district.

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X-Men debuted as a comic in September of 1963, the creation of writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby. It took several years to catch on with readers, but by the Eighties Marvel Comics had several top selling titles featuring the heroes.

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Creating Jazz for the 21st Century

It is upon rare occasion that one hears a new artist give a performance, which thanks to a seamless combination of musical talent, artistic instinct, and creative vision coalesces into a major chord of harmonic perfection; but such is the case with Bria Skonberg and her recent appearance at Bay City’s State Theatre on July 1st.

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