Issue 824

17th March, 2016 - 06th April, 2016

Chris Zehnder has been a compelling presence in the Music Scene in the Great Lakes Bay Region of Michigan. He cut his teeth with The Avery Set, a great band that was done too soon. College, travel and life itself intervened to give Chris a wanderlust that served him well. As a result, Zehnder matured and blossomed as an artist.

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When Sonoma State University professor Carl Jensen started looking into the new media’s practice of self-censorship in 1976, the internet was only a dream and most computers were still big mainframes with whirling tape reels and vacuum tubes.

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For numerous years the city of Flint, Michigan has garnered more than its share of bad news, ranging from poverty rates clocking over 23% and the highest crime and unemployment rates in the country. With the national spotlight focusing upon the poisoning of Flint residents through lead-contaminated water, regardless of whether the cause of this crisis was greed, corruption, or simply bad management; Flint residents are in dire need of some ‘good news’ for a change.

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Exhibition to Run Through June 4th

With their latest exhibition Crossing Cultures: Belle Yang – A Story of Immigration – the Saginaw Art Museum presents an in-depth look at migration and personal identity as rendered through 25 vibrant paintings and 8 poignant illustrations by author, graphic novelist, and illustrator Belle Yang, who translates her experiences as a Chinese-American immigrant into vivid, bold and powerful visual artistry.

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Matthew de Heus debut release named “Town & Country” includes eight songs, seven originals and one cover for a good cause. de Heus has created a group of songs as homage to the music he grew up with, ranging from Brat Pack to Classic Country, Americana to Lounge and the ever present Pop. He plays rhythm guitar and his baritone vocals are reminiscent of Gordon Lightfoot meeting the talking blues of Ray Wylie Hubbard. His tongue in cheek manner and self-deprecating humor can be heard on most of his songs.

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Try as he may Andy Reed can’t help but to fashion these tasty little pop-up gems for the true believers. Doesn’t matter that power pop never truly existed, save for Alex Chilton and Badfinger. All the rest is just a compromise and too much blah, blah, woof, woof.

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This EP shines the light on Piazza’s growth as a lyricist and singer. Third Coast was produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Reed. All of the songs were written by Piazza except for Dyan’s chestnut Leopard-Skin Pill Box Hat.​

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Noises Off is a 1982 play written by the English playwright Michael Frayn, who first got the idea for this tightly constructed and innovative ‘Comedy of Manners’ back in 1970, when he was watching from the wings a performance of a farce he had written specifically for actress Lynn Redgrave called The Two of Us.

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There is something new, colorful and audible in the air – popping up around various business entities throughout the Tri-City area like tulips marking the freshly scented rebirth of Spring; only carrying the imprimatur of Music, Art, Poetry, Film laced together throughout the cultural fabric of the region in what is soon to be become the 1st Annual PATCHWORK Art & Music Festival.

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