Issue 837

15th December, 2016 - 11th January, 2017

The great American poet Robert Lowell once wrote about how “the blind swipe of the pruner and his knife is busy about the tree of life”; and as 2016 comes to a close, it is apparent from this disquieting list of significant souls that passed over to the Great Beyond over the past 12-months that a lot of deep cutting occurred, forcing us to face the elements with a much thinner herd.

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The Year in the Arts 2016

With over 60 arts and cultural organizations varying from galleries, orchestras, dance & art studios, libraries, theatre companies, gardens, zoos, historical societies, nature centers and universities populating the Great Lakes Bay Region, there was no shortage of significant moments and developments happening throughout the region in 2016.

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2016’s music year could perhaps best be thought of as a teeter-totter: one minute you’re up in the air celebrating a fantastic album release or impressive live show, and the next you’re sitting on the ground with no dance in your step, wondering how you got so low. Let’s take a look at what the music scene looked like over the past year.

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Review Year in Sports

America lost a legend this year when Meadowlark Lemon passed at 83. I got to see him play 3 times, once in the Saginaw High Gym. What an amazing talent.

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The Year in Politics • 2016

2016 was a year of extreme contrasts on the political front, with very little ground in the middle for us to stand safely and secure upon. For some the election of Donald Trump signaled a ray of hope; for others it signaled mass depression.

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A True Hero Demonized for Speaking the Truth

More so than any figure populating the political landscape, Julian Assange was the defining figure in this year’s 2016 Presidential election. An Australian computer programmer, publisher and journalist, he is editor-in-chief of the organization WikiLeaks, which he founded in 2006. He has won numerous accolades for journalism, including the Sam Adams Award and Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism.

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