Issue 809

30th April, 2015 - 20th May, 2015

Final Performances Play May 15-17

Pit & Balcony Theatre deserves a collective standing ovation from the regional community for bringing such a courageous, engaging, illuminating and undeniably entertaining musical as Next to Normal to life on their stage.

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A Night to Remember

Over 325 people filled the Genevieve Ballroom at Lumber Barons in Bay City on the evening of April 12th to honor top musicians in 60 categories of Rock, Country, Jazz, Blues & Miscellaneous divisions of the 29th Annual Review Music Awards Ceremony. Over 6000 votes were cast by music fans over a 3 month period from January through March of this year, with 948 musicians nominated throughout the Great Lakes Bay region.

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Pit & Balcony Presents Regional Premier May 8-10 & 15-17th

Without doubt stigmas associated with mental illness can create problems within a family that can easily detour into the broader context of any given community, creating a sense of hopelessness that often tests the fragile fabric of a family that more often than not stems from a lack of understanding.

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Best Concert Album or Project • Best New Artist of the Year • Best Mixtape Release • Best Hip Hop Video • Best Promoter • Best Hip Hop Songwriter • Best Hip Hop Performer • Rap Hip Hop Artist of the Year

Commitment, sacrifice, and persistence are qualities that Chris Redburn is intimately familiar with, especially when it comes to pursuing his musical vision. Redburn dominated a majority of the Hip-Hop categories at this year’s 29th Annual Review Music Awards, securing seven awards along with a major win in the Miscellaneous Category for Best Concert Album or Project

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Best Rock Songwriter • Best Blues Songwriter • Best Blues Vocalist • Best Blues Instrumentalist • Best Blues Band

Matt Besey dominated the Blues categories for the second year in a row at the 29th Annual RMA’s, edging into the Rock category as well with a Best Songwriter trophy, while proving once again that his expressive abilities as a musical artist are undeniably unique. Since he first surfaced as a musical wunderkind from Frankenmuth in the early ‘90s, Besey secured honors for Best Blues Band in 1999-2000, 2002, 2004-2005, and 2009-2010.

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Best Female Vocalist • Best Songwriters • Best Duo • Best Country Band Best Original Band • Best CD Release

As individuals, as a duo, or with their full band, Mandi Layne and Greg Kevorkian are not new to winning honors at the Review Music Awards. A sextet of wins this year, including major Country honors including Best Female Vocalist, Best Songwriters, Best Duo and Best Country Band, Best Original Band, along with Best CD of the Year for their release Country to the Bone, added to their already impressive career haul of honors from previous years.

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Best Small Jazz Combo • Best Jazz Instrumentalist – Todd Bethune

One of the more noticeable surprises at the 29th Annual Review Music Awards was the escalated attention given to the Jazz categories by the voting public this year, which surpassed that of Country music for the first time in over a decade.

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Best Rock Band • Best Variety Band • Best Rock Vocalist • Best Rock Keyboardist

Jedi Mind Trip decidedly represents the ‘Gold Standard’ when it comes to the many groups throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region that perform a wide range of Classic Rock ‘n Roll guaranteed to pull fans to the clubs as well as the dance floor.

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For four seasons now The Saginaw Choral Society has flourished under the artistic guidance of Director Glen Thomas Rideout, who stepped into his role back in 2011 as the sixteenth Artistic Director of Saginaw’s premier community choral group that next year will be celebrating its 80th season of entertaining and expanding the musical parameters of choral music in our area.

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Connecting the Dots Between Marketing & Memory

My parents’ generation was the first (and possibly the last) in these United States to enjoy the true promise of prosperity: buying a home, raising a large family on one salary, having a shiny new car, plenty of food on the table, and a TV.

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