Issue 852

26th October, 2017 - 15th November, 2017

11th Annual Riverside Saginaw Film Festival Overview

As the 11th annual Riverside Saginaw Film Festival commences its second season of delivering the cream of the crop from contemporary films released in the past year that have all received top accolades from both critics and festivals across the country where they have premiered, the dynamic range of dramatic narratives, documentaries, comedic and foreign films that will be showcased from November 9-12th is an illuminating excursion into both the pitfalls and possibilities that populate the human spirit.

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Jazz artist John Coltrane is arguably one of the most revolutionary and ground-breaking musicians of the 20th Century, charting a blueprint of musical contradictions through the mathematical precision and accomplishment of his musical constructions that simultaneously knew no boundaries when it came to creating innovative architectures to his music.

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A Veteran Confronts the Demons of War & Travesty of Vietnam by Revisiting the Heart of Darkness

At the ripe age of twenty, Tim ‘Naneek’ Keenan had a world of a very real Vietnam war on his shoulders. And through the prism of this amazing documentary film Naneek, which will be screening at the Riverside Saginaw Film Festival on Sunday, November 12th, director Neal Steeno delivers a riveting and epic journey taken by this amazing Vietnam veteran, that documents his return to Vietnam to see the places and people where he had fought after living with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome for more than four decades.

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The Grass Roots Effort to End Gerrymandering in Michigan

“If you want to end gerrymandering in Michigan, let me know.” With that simple social media post, Count MI Vote founder Katie Fahey managed to start a new movement.

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Two-Days of Holiday Magic November 17th & 18th

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 17th at 5:45 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 the 40th Annual Christmas Parade the next morning on Saturday, November 18th at 11 AM, featuring floats, marching bands, drill teams, costumed characters, and of course, an early appearance by Santa to help kick things off.

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It’s often been noted that there is no substitute for passion. It is easy to be reminded of this fact when talking to Evan Westervelt, Head Brewer at Lumber Baron’s Brewery in Bay City. He probably used the word passion at least five times in the first five minutes of our sit down in the Tap Room at Café Cremosi, one of several thriving businesses in the Lumber Baron’s complex.

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10th Anniversary Production of a Contemporary Excursion Into Popular Song

If you mix a slice of Desperate Housewives with Sex in the City and Mamma Mia and sprinkle in a litany of contemporary Pop Music, one can get a good sense of humor and energy that drives the 10th Anniversary Edition of GIRLS NIGHT: THE MUSICAL - a feel-good comedy about five girlfriends going from heartbreak to happiness during a wild night of karaoke, which will be playing at The Temple Theatre on Friday, November 10th at 8:00 PM.

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Recently The New York Times listed 48 environmental rules that the Trump Administration has placed on the chopping block, with 25 of them that have already been overturned. Here is a list encompassing 21 of the more significant ones:

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Set To Perform In Bay City At The Empire Room

Acoustic double-neck guitarist and Candyrat recording artist Ian Ethan Case is quickly becoming recognized as “one of the most creative and engaging fingerstyle guitarists in the world” (International Center for Creativity.)

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