Issue 835

03rd November, 2016 - 24th November, 2016

Award Winning Group Drops Third Release Full of Bounce, Swagger & Pulse

If the third time is supposed to be the charm, you have to feel good about the prospects for Tabula Rasa, the third release by Big Brother Smokes. The band first burst onto the radar of local music buffs when they took several prestigious categories in the 2014 Review Music Awards, including the awards for Best Original Band and the Critic’s Choice Award for their EP “Waves.”

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Riverside Saginaw Film Festival

In writer/director Michael McCallum’s 4th feature film Buffalo, which he initially developed out of a symbiotic urge to create a road trip movie that could also serve as a vehicle to showcase the talents of his father, actor William McCallum, he has created both a critical sensation that to date has won 18 major awards and received 27 nominations at major film festivals, while also delivering a telling portrait about a man representative of a ‘dying breed’.

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There is no finer exponent for kicking off the holiday season than the annual Holidays in the Heart of the City & Christmas Parade extravaganza, which this year will start on the evening of Friday, November 18th at 5:30 pm with the Lighting Ceremony at the Saginaw Water Treatment Plan, and conclude with the 8:30 PM Fireworks Display from Ojibway Island, followed by...

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Riverside Saginaw Film Festival • Films in Focus

For Saginaw born director Sean O’Grady, the process of creating his 76-minute documentary known as Land Grab was a transformative experience, given that as a result of coming to Detroit to make the film, he now owns a production company in Metro Detroit, where he is producing a number of TV projects at the moment, while developing ideas for new films.

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Project gives new life to old lights, raises funds for CAN Council

After the overwhelming response to Mid-Michigan Waste Authority’s first ever Holiday Light Recycling Drive last year, MMWA is again teaming up with several community partners to make the upcoming holidays a little greener.

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An Exclusive Interview with Founding Member Jeff Hanna

Legends come in many shapes, varieties, and forms, and the iconic and influential group known as The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band certainly has earned their stripes as a truly legendary musical concoction. Often cited as a catalyst and pioneers that shaped the sound of contemporary Country Rock and American Roots Music, the band is currently celebrating their 50th Anniversary Tour and will be landing on the stage of the historic Temple Theatre on Saturday, November 12th.

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How a Stage Four Cancer Patient Realized His Dream in the Face of Adversity

One of the significantly inspirational films showing at this year’s Riverside Saginaw Film Festival is Phil’s Camino, a remarkable documentary created by director Annie O’Neil that explores the journey of Phil Volker, a man living with Stage 4 Cancer who dreams of walking the 500-mile spiritual pilgrimage Camino de Santiago across Spain.

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Celebrating 10 Years of Showcasing Films of Substance & Quality Throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region

One of the great things about watching any ‘grassroots’ endeavor blossom is the impact carried by the knowledge that the seeds which gave root were planted close to home; and as the Riverside Saginaw Film Festival embarks upon celebrating their 10th Anniversary showcase from November 10-13th, it seems fitting to begin Scorsese’s insightful observation regarding the process of selection.

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Originals & Giclee Prints Available for Purchase At Adomaitis Antiques

When artist Dennis Adomaitis passed away earlier this year, while he definitely left a void within the fabric of our community for the many people, students, friends and colleagues whose lives he touched with his talented hand and inclusive and gregarious nature; he also fortunately filled that void with an impressive legacy of original artwork that reflects the multitude of deep texture and boldly brash, richly colored beauty that he captured with his unique and discerning artistic eye.

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