Issue 843

20th April, 2017 - 10th May, 2017

Weaving Together the Connections Between Art, Music & Culture

For the second year in a row the Great Lakes Bay region is poised to explode with a brilliant flourish of artistic & musical activity as the PATCHWORK Art & Music Festival prepares to showcase 15 major events spread throughout venues in each of the Tri-Cities from May 4-13th, including seven concerts, multiple gallery receptions, film premiers, poetry slams, literary speakers, educational seminars and panels, comedy, wellness activities, and much more.

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Innovative, Literate and Acclaimed Michigan-Based Alt-Country Folk Rockers Set to Perform May 6th at Bay City’s Historic Masonic Temple at 7 PM

Frontier Ruckus is a Michigan based band busy making serious inroads on the national performing circuit. The group's catalog can be most consistently classified as folk rock with a strong verbal emphasis woven around a sound that is augured around the lyrically intensive songs of Matthew Milia, who formed the group along with banjo player David Winston Jones while growing up in Metro Detroit.

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Redefining Perceptions Through the Stories of Good People Making a Difference

One of the new features at this year’s PATCHWORK Festival is the world-wide debut of a new film by Alex Mixter that is titled ‘Saginaw’ and will be showing on May 7th at Pit & Balcony Theatre at 5 PM.

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New Music in Review

It probably wasn’t their intent when they recorded their second CD, Lost Your Love, but today Bay City based Blues Mobile performed a rescue mission. In this case, the cast of veteran area performers used their ample skills to drive away a case of the “Friday in the office on a sunny day” blues. I am here to tell you that I think they just may have found a cure.

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Original Showcase Happening May 4th at The White Crow Conservatory

Those who follow the original music scene in this area are very likely to be familiar with Bob Hausler. Known as a singer, songwriter, sideman and mentor to many who aspire to create music on their own, Bob has developed a circle of fans and friends in the local, regional and national music communities.

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Dissecting the Necessary Cure for our Broken System

As one who recently experienced a five-day stay in the hospital and also received a $42,000 bill for the services rendered there, I have some acute observations about the health care debacle in the United States that is both bankrupting our nation and tearing the very fabric of our society apart at the seams.

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