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There’s Real Money in Peace, Love & Understanding
the table on the right. The college I attended had an arcane practice in which all I don’t know about you, but those freshmen were required to take don’t look like the order of my an RTOC course. It was priorities, how about yours? an odd requirement for an engineering school, Representing fully 58% of our historically born from a Discretionary Budget, the loophole that allowed the Department of Defense is the private school to get a little bit obvious target. Incredibly, of Federal funding. For with 46.5% of the world’s total Vox Politic some guys, it turned into in military spending, the US By Matt deHeus a calling, or at least a path now spends roughly the same to a “free” education. For a generational on “defense” as the rest of the world on displaced peacenik like me, it was a twice combined. Just wondering: How many weekly water boarding with nonsense. It of you have guns or deadbolts worth was intended to be a reasonable deal. more than your home? School gets funding, freshman gets a “Home” theoretically easy A. Or at least that was supposed to be the idea. Military spending outside our borders and the export of American wealth that goes So twice weekly I sat through Military with it is in large part responsible for the Science, learning the strategies deﬁcit spending we have experienced necessary and the technologies in the last decade. I know a little about available to maim and massacre as the value of a military base ﬁrst hand, many adversaries as possible. As as I grew up right outside the gate of the thankfully short course came to Wurtsmith Air Force Base in a family with a conclusion, I found myself sitting in deep service roots. I saw ﬁrst hand what front of a ﬁnal exam that consisted of it meant to the community’s economy one question, asking our response to when the base closed. Though it might a particular battleﬁeld situation that we mean similar hardships in towns all over had covered. In a moment of principled the world, but that’s our money and we immaturity, I scribbled “We should lay need to keep it home. down our arms and return home to our women and children. Make love, not Thankfully, President Obama has war.” I am sure I had quite the selfsignaled that we will begin to draw down satisﬁed grin when I dropped the paper troops in Afghanistan in the coming on the commandant’s desk. year. The problem is we don’t have a lot of examples where our ground troops Now, I must reveal I failed the test. have completely left a country once Combined with the points I had they set foot in it. We are going to have accumulated for basically sitting there a presence in Afghanistan for awhile. on a reliable basis, I earned a D on my But the Afghani’s are accustomed to it. ﬁrst college report card – a ﬁrst for me They’ve had people unsuccessfully trying and apparently the ﬁrst in the history of Military Science. To some small degree, I to control their turf for about 2500 years. took pride in this unique accomplishment. Our troops are reminded of these when they are shot at with riﬂes we gave the I won’t pretend it was marching on Afghani people when they were ﬁghting Washington, but it seemed to at least off the Russians. qualify as taking a stand. I have to admit that I also toyed with the idea of challenging the grade in front of the Student Congress, making the obvious argument that my solution of peace was better than any variation of war. One evening I even poured over a Morals text with friends, constructing a logically sound case against the Military Science requirement. And then one of my friends explained the “guns versus butter” stuff he was learning in Economics and I realized there was an even better argument than pure Right and Wrong.
Let’s Talk About Priorities “Put your money where your mouth is.” It’s as good a saying as any to describe the American frame of mind. In one way it means “shut up unless you back your opinion by investing effort.” It also says something about our priorities; the idea that you spend your resources – your money, your time, your attention and your patience – in the areas that matter to you most. And it’s a capitalist statement. If you want to know what matters, look around and see where the money’s ﬂowing. So let’s talk about priorities for a moment, like the spending priorities as described in our 2010 Federal Budget. Leaving out the $2 trillion dollars in “mandatory” spending for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other ﬁxed entitlement programs, take a look at the Discretionary Budget for ﬁscal 2010 in Page 2 • Review Magazine • August 11 - 24, 2011
They say all politics are local and that is the ﬁrst thing that comes to mind when I see the numbers. When I hear that we are spending roughly $11 billion a month on active wars, it’s hard to bear that our State is slashing education spending by $2 billion for lack of funding. I wonder how that school millage went in Basrah? And while we are on the subject of “home,” lest anyone think I am antisoldier: when we bring Veterans back from war, their beneﬁts shouldn’t be in the Discretionary Spending category. More than anyone else, they have earned some certainty and this item must be switched to the Mandatory Spending budget line, where it belongs.
“Peace, Back By Popular Demand” You don’t have to be much of a student of history to recall how it ended for the major imperial powers. On the European continent alone you can ﬁnd former greats like Greece, Italy, Spain, England and the USSR that are living a tier or two below their former status. On the other hand, countries like Germany - who shot for the top spot and failed - and Sweden - who simply strove for fair and steady are doing surprisingly well. President Clinton used to talk about a Peace dividend. He, driven by the priorities of the electorate, looked at military spending and scaled it back. Our foreign interventions were few and we didn’t initiate any new major operations.
2010 US Discretionary Spending Military* Housing / Community Development Administrative / Legislative / Judicial Expenses Environment, Energy, Science Health Care / Health Research Veterans’ Beneﬁts Education International Affairs / Aid Transportation Income Security / Employment Food / Agriculture Total Discretionary Spending * Includes $128 billion in Special Funding for Iraq / Afghanistan
And we experienced one of the greatest periods of economic growth in our own storied history. While this massive creation of value might not have been directly caused by the emphasis on productive private sector spending, it was at least coincidental with this period. The idea that our Federal government is too large and spends too much on war is not a difﬁcult one to grasp. If not completely obvious, it seems completely supported by even a cursory review of the facts. There is another less tangible issue at play that I would like you to PEACE continued on page 14
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The Political Dance & Financial Largesse of Addressing B l i g h t i n t h e C i t y o f S ag i naw By Mike Thompson
Cleanup crews in Saginaw this year expect to perform more than 7,000 cutting jobs on abandoned vacant lots and unmowed yards that surround rundown houses, ofﬁcials say. That number will mark a major increase from the 2,100 tasks that were carried out as recently as four years ago.. So with such a large rise in the workload, why do the tall weeds and grasses still bedevil our neighborhoods? One reason is the uncommon amount of rain that fell in April and May, following a snowy late winter. The main headache, however, is that Saginaw now has 4,000 abandoned properties, nearly triple the 1,400 that existed in 2007, when an economic crisis took root nationwide and communities such as Saginaw were hit the hardest.. “Just this year, within the city, we had 500 more properties that became tax-reverted and we had 824 foreclosures. It’s almost unbelievable how fast this continues to expand,” says Jeff Klopcic, the city’s technical services director. A typical City Hall work crew contains three workers, with one assigned on criminal parole from Tri-CAP, the Tri-County Community Adjudication Program. Three crews are assigned to Saginaw’s 338 acres of parks and boulevards. This is the same as four years ago. However, Klopcic notes that the number of crews for abandoned properties is increased to six, up from two in 2007.
More Crews, More Vacant Lots
Three of the expanded crews are provided through the Saginaw County Land Bank Authority, formed in 2004 under the guidance of County Treasurer Marv Hare in a quest to have the county take ownership of abandoned properties. The land bank aims to keep these properties out of the hands of negligent land speculators, who often are out-of-towners who have received false hopes from deceptive TV real estate infomercials.
An example of this problem that readers may remember is a woman from Chicago in 2009 who purchased an East Side property for $1.50 on the internet, only to discover it was virtually worthless. The land bank has taken possession of more than 2,000 of the neighborhood eyesores. Another added work crew comes through President Obama’s controversial American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the so-called federal economic stimulus program. Most of Saginaw’s two-year, $17.4 million grant is going for housing repairs and demolitions. A fraction of the cash is reserved for cleaning and maintaining vacant lots, along with the yard space next two abandoned houses. Primary target areas, required by federal HUD rules, are
the neighborhoods that surround Saint Mary’s of Michigan hospital and Covenant Medical Center. City and land bank leaders also are aiming to clear out the abandoned First Ward area on the northeast side.
Klopcic says 176 properties controlled through the stimulus effort, the second-year Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), are receiving special attention under the federal rules. “Neighbors will see us mowing a lot that’s only 4 inches high. while there are two other lots that are something like 4 feet high, and they will call and ask why,” Klopcic says. “It’s because the intent of the NSP is to provide a targeted effort to ﬁnally start to turn around some of these areas.” A property becomes in violation of city codes when weeds and grass grow beyond 9 inches high. City Council members during the past decade lowered the limit from the previous 12 inches in what they described as an effort to do something about the problem. However, with limited funds and crews, some properties grow 48 inches and beyond before they are cut. “We cannot start early,” Klopcic says, “because the limit is 9 inches. When we reach the point that a single property is in violation, then all of a sudden they’re all in violation at once.” Critical residents ask why the city fails to keep the grass cut, but Klopcic notes, “We aren’t talking about cutting lawns. By the time we get in there, it’s with hedgehogs and other heavy equipment.” He says crews cannot honor speciﬁc complaints and cut entire lots, because they must maintain a geographic sequence in order to maintain maximum efﬁciency. However, when overgrowth is blocking motorists’ views of intersections, crews will make quick visits to mow near the corner. These complaints should be directed to Edward Medel, crew supervisor, at 759-1661.
Slumlords Evade the Law
Klopcic wishes city crews had the resources to mow the remaining 3,800 non-NSP lots more often than once or twice per year. He shares the frustrations of local ofﬁcials who wish penalties were harsher than special cleanup assessments that often go unpaid. Former Interim Manager Bill Bailey often used to say that abandoning property was perhaps the most reprehensible nonviolent crime that a citizen can commit. “People should be responsible,” Klopcic says. “These are their properties. You may keep up your property and I may keep up mine, but then we have to pay for these people. Citizens get mad at us (for the slow pace of attacking blight), but they should be mad at the people who are abandoning their responsibilities.” BLIGHT continued on page 14
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Tesco Vee By Bo White
Editor’s Note: Headlining the two-day Crispy Music Festival on August 19-20th will be The Meatmen, appearing on August 19th in the parking lot and inside at White’s Bar. Spearheaded by Chris Palmer, the two-day festival will also feature headliner’s Tension Head, fresh from their appearance at this year’s Mayhem Festival at DTE, ﬁlling in for The Meat Puppets, who had to cancel their appearance (see accompanying letter at this end of this feature). The Crispy Music Festival will also feature The Tosspints, Easy Action, The Ruiners, The Banana Convention, the Mongrels, Neighborhood Muscle and numerous other local rockers; plus it will feature a Tattoo Contest sponsored by Drunken Monkey Tattoo. The Review is proud to be a co-sponsor of this ambitious Festival, showcasing a cominbation of local and national talent. Tickets are only $5.00 for each day and the Festival starts at 5 PM outside on Friday, and 12:00 Noon on Saturday. – Bob Martin • Editor & Publisher
Tesco Vee originally formed the Meatmen in 1980, shortly after graduating from Michigan State
University. School was cool but Vee wanted more from life than the 9-5 soul killing, mid-management, grey business suit ethos promised by his Bachelor’s of Science Degree. As an astute English major who had a way with words and a sense for the absurd, Vee began writing the most profoundly foul satiric music since Captain Beefheart did the low yo-yo stuff and Zappa ate yellow snow. The Meatmen found a niche and made it their own. They would write such over-the-top and in-your-face songs like Tooling For Anus, The Suck Trilogy (French People Suck, Crippled Children Suck, Camel Jockeys Suck), and 1 Down, 3 to Go (a reference to former Beatle John Lennon’s murder). Politically correct they’re NOT. For sure. Yet behind the rude remarks and blue language is Tesco Vee’s keen grasp of social issues and the erosion of independent and original thinking. In 1979, Vee launched Touch & Go Fanzine with compatriot Dave Stimson in order to lampoon, chastise and even praise musical culture in Lansing and around the globe. They issued 22 stellar editions of the Fanzine before calling it quits. Anyone who has read Touch & Go will no doubt vouch for Vee’s purity of vision.
Cascading Episodes of Punked Up Instability & The Psychology of Suck The latest Meatmen CD Cover the Earth was released in 2009 and they continue to record with a new lineup consisting of guitarist Leighton Mann, bassist Dan Gillies and drummer John Lehl of the Detroit based rock band Chapstick.
By anyone’s standards you’ve had a long career in an industry ﬁlled up with disposable artists, one hit wonders and so. You have never had mainstream success. Why do you keep resurrecting the Meatmen? What’s in it for you? Tesco: Great question. It ain’t the money! I thought I was done at 40, who wants to see a 40 year old Punk rocker...then at 50-something I’m back hoppin’ around like a Tallahassee fairy in a devil suit having a blast. Its fun is the short answer! I’ll be pumping out ‘Tooling For Anus’ in the Holiday In Lounge when I’m 70, as long as the loyalist punkers still fork over a sawbuck to see me! My business model is simple. Play the hits with ﬂair and panache, thrill the masses with between song witticisms and scatological profundities, and don’t suck! In your bio/history it states that you bristle at the joke band tag? What’s upsetting about that tag?
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Tesco: It just seems dismissive, and my undercurrent of humor runs deep. Lumping me in with (much as I loved him!) Neanderthal lunkheads like El Duce are ﬁne, but I have a college sheepskin and like to keep ‘em guessing, and off balance....’is he serious? He can’t be serious?? I think he’s serious!!!! My heroes are Frank Zappa and The Fugs because they inspired me with knee splitting hits. I knew in the late 70’s I wanted to start a punk band, but things were way too serious in 1979 , so it was my purpose on the planet to get a reaction outta people be it with mirth, or vitriol.. How does humor drive the hell bound train? Is this a form of what Mose Allison calls “kidding on the square” in which humor usually contains a much deeper message? Tesco: Yes! I jumped this question in the last one. The Meatmen are kind of like Larry David in Curb Your Enthusiasm to a catchy hardcore beat, saying things people don’t say, in these overly PC times, and damn the consequences. My lyrics are wittier than most but still under-appreciated. Someday when I’m tats up with Lilly taking a dirt nap in a horizontal phone booth people will realize…that guy was genius! Does the profanity serve as a vehicle to deliver the message? That anger and humor are fated to be inextricably linked? Tesco: But of Course…my college roommates girlfriend was listening to me rant back in the 70’s and she said with great earnestness ‘You curse better than anyone I’ve ever heard’ I took that as a high compliment. Some say foul language is a sign of ignorance, but I disagree…when woven into the semantic fabric with proper timing and aplomb, a potty mouth rant can be quite illuminative and entertaining. Plus I have invented or co-opted various euphemisms and framed and shamed them in many of my songs about boners and poop. Do French People really suck? Tesco: Oh yeah…they are the worst humans on the planet bar none. Doug Wood implied that the return of the Meatmen is also the rebirth of “Hate Rock” – is that a misnomer? Can hate and humor co-exist? Tesco: Sure they can…Hate Rock kind of sounds like its going to be off the chain racist or homophobic but that ain’t my deﬁnition. People who label me that don’t get it. You either get it or you don’t. In reality I am a free thinking left wing nut job who just loves to push buttons…but I wont play the race card overtly – OK, I may have used a few ethnic slurs along the road to punk rock infamy but only out of necessity.
doesn’t involve my tongue in my cheek that is it. The fact that there are websites for www. churchrealestate.com means that people are wising up and not giving all of their money to these corrupt and anachronistic institutions. Why did you get into the music biz? Were you originally a college band from MSU poking fun at middle class pretensions? Tesco: I was writing a fanzine Touch and Go and reviewing hundreds of records and thought ‘wait! I can do this too…the beauty of punk as it manifested itself stateside with what some have deemed as American hardcore. It really set off and inspired me to have a band… Your song College Radio Loser is a hilarious put down of those musical elitists who like those “ultra hip” bands? Great song! Was this inspired by the local music scene and university culture? Tesco: Yes, we spent years trying to get played on college radio with mixed results, preinternet so I was making fun of them. We mailed unsolicited copies to many stations and got some real huffy responses from the snobby elite - mission accomplished! Did you attend MSU?
Tesco: Yes I graduated in 1978 and am a proud Spartan! I earned a Bachelor of Science English major. It really prepared me for this crazy world. I used to be petriﬁed of public speaking…maybe I was just stoned. I became serious about college when I got to MSU from community college and laid off the ganja - loved my time at MSU, beautiful campus, beautiful girls...not that I scored any! Your cover of Deep Purple’s Space Truckin’ with your own incredible lyrics is outstanding, as is your version of Green Acres – this is perfect rock and roll parody? Do you enjoy incorporating parody into your act? Tesco: Oh yeah, I have lampooned the best - imitation is the sincerest form of ﬂattery. In R&R Juggernaut we were making fun of hard rock and metal tinged with adoration of same...Making fun of anything and everything is what makes me wanna keep keepin on! I ain’t done yet so stay tuned weenbags! Any last comments? Tesco: Go to my website and buy something! Trust me, this ain’t no tired comeback crap…this line up is ﬁring on all 12 cylinders and I will pit these cats against any Meaty assemblage I have put together in the last 3 decades...our show is like a raging bash in Hades so check it out heathens! www.tescovee.com www.twitter.com/tescovee666 www.facebook.com/themeatmen
A Letter from The Meat Puppets
Hate and Love and Laugher and Despair all ride the same tightrope and they overlap. Are there goons out there who take the hate too seriously? Sure…but you cant ﬁx stupid nor should I change the way I ride this happy freight of hardcore transients currently gracing a stage in human form as The Meatmen.
more. I’m all over the place and hard to pin down…it varies from platter to platter, keep em guessing …what will he do next? I had great fun with my all cover record ‘Cover the Earth’ Who else could have Jimmy Dean’s ‘Big Bad John’ alongside GG Allin, 10CC, and the greatest group ever in the history of pop music ABBA.
Can you describe your music – would you call it hard core metal, punk, hard rock? Or are you simply eclectic, incorporating diverse elements into a hard rocking format?
Your music has topical themes politics and the Pope. Do you have a message? Or is the message nihilistic, that no values exist? e.g., the lyric “I’d rather drink than screw”, not much leeway for peace and love with that statement
Tesco: I have always been a passionate fan of music...Hard Rock/ Punk Rock/Metal...I love the fact that I don’t have to conform to any genre. I threw some of my old school fans for a loop when ‘War of the Superbikes’ came out in 1985 but won over still
Tesco: If I have a message its screw convention and established morays and live your own life, try and have an original thought for God’s sake. Organized Religion is the root of all evil. If I had one message that
Meat Puppets have friends in the Saginaw area who suggested we speak with Chris Palmer about plans for the 2011 Crispy Festival. Mr. Palmer worked his tail off and put more time and care into this event than any single promoter I can think of in the 25 years that I’ve helped arrange band appearances. Sometimes ideas like this are a bit ahead of their time. Starting a festival with national bands as headliners is not easy. Most festivals require community sponsorship to fund the costs of talent, accommodations, venue, security, ticketing, accounting, fees, advertising, stafﬁng, and the various other costs associated with a multiday event. These costs easily exceed ﬁve ﬁgures. Ticket sales are just one element of the source of funds. Community sponsorship is an equally important component. To his credit, Mr. Palmer has been very candid about what support he had solicited and its present status. He kept us informed and he was straightforward with his reports. Knowing the tough environment in all communities these days, and knowing funding for arts is under extreme pressure, we were not surprised to be told sponsorship activity was not at a level it needed to be to
keep the event ﬁnancially on an even keel. Mr. Palmer and I decided that rather than burden the festival with the costs that are required to have the Meat Puppets perform at this event, it would be a smarter course to scale back the talent costs, and allow Crispy Festival to build up its status with less ﬁnancial risk. There is nothing tasteful about having a charitable-minded event take a loss and so we decided to tell Mr. Palmer that if he was willing, we would release him from the contract terms that were agreed upon earlier this year. We hope the community turns out, buys tickets, and gives Mr. Palmer its full support. We hope this enables Mr. Palmer to attract sponsorship in future years. We have been impressed with his commitment and dedication, and we would be honored to perform at Crispy Festival when we know it will beneﬁt the charitable purposes of the event. Meanwhile, we will be touring Michigan later in the fall and look for dates to be announced quite soon. Sincerely, Dennis Pelowski Meat Puppets Management August 11 - 24 , 2011 • Review Magazine • Page 5
New Jim Capaldi Box Set Showcase’s the Remarkable Songwriting Talent From One of Rock’s Unsung Heroes By David Asher
Nicola James “Jim” Capaldi (2 August 1944 – 28 January 2005) was a rock drummer, songwriter and founding member of Trafﬁc, along with Steve Winwood, Chris Wood and Dave Mason. Jim Capaldi counted among his many friends and collaborators, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix and many other legendary musicians. He was a ﬁve-time winner of either BMI or ASCAP awards, in respect of most played compositions in America, and inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame with Trafﬁc. Born to a musical Italian family in England, Jim was a ruggedly handsome man, with a striking face. He looked a bit like an ancient stone carving of a curious lion. Part pirate, part seer, Jim Capaldi’s features cut an impressive ﬁgure. His often overshadowed solo career is the primary focus of a newly released four disc box set “Dear Mr. Fantasy, The Jim Capaldi Story” by Island/Universal Recordings. Covering almost all of the many phases of his varied career, the box set is to me, the most compelling compilation since Bob Marley’s “Songs Of Freedom” set several years back. The box set’ graphics and text are lavishly annotated, and the music is lovingly compiled by Jim’s wife Aninha Capaldi and Paul Minkkinen. Most impressive (aside from the sublime songwriting and performances) is the jawdropping remastering job which makes each selection a sonic revelation. The ﬁrst disc Begins with three selections from Jim’s early and mid 60’s career. These songs by his groups “The Hellions”, “Revolution” and “Deep Feeling”, show that Jim was very comfortable in his roll as a front man, singing lead in the band. However, Jim’s fate was to take a different turn when he hooked up with Steve Winwood and his Trafﬁc band mates in 1967. Because of his work with Trafﬁc, Jim’s place in rock history as one of its greatest drummers is assured. However, his songwriting partnership with Winwood made for one of the most interesting collaborations in rock. Steve Winwood’s soaring vocals met their perfect foil with Jim Capaldi’s sage, mystical lyrics and the bands creative fusion of rock and jazz, was an early precursor of world music. “Dear Mr. Fantasy” features just a few Trafﬁc songs, showing Jim as both a drummer and vocalist and they shine a bright light on his contributions to the band. Also featured is a selection from Eric Clapton’s return to the spotlight, 1973’s “Rainbow Concert”, with Pete Townsend as bandleader. As stated however, the majority of the box set features recordings from his sometimes overlooked solo career. The ﬁrst of these selections are primarily from his 1972 solo
LP “Oh How We Danced”. Featuring performances from Steve Winwood, Dave Mason and his other Trafﬁc Band mates including the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and the late Free guitarist Paul Kossoff.
“Oh How We Danced” is perhaps the best solo album by a rock drummer of the era, but Jim was much more than that, showing himself to be a fully matured, well rounded musical artist. His voice had a warm, welcoming quality, which he used to great effect on these songs. With his second solo album, 1974’s “Whale Meat Again” (recorded before Trafﬁc’s breakup), Jim tackled environmental and social issues. The set includes just two compositions from Whale Meat Again and they are seminal recordings. Disc two begins with selections from Capaldi’s third solo album, 1975’s “Short Cut Draw Blood”. The record included Jim’s UK charting version of the Everly Brothers “Love Hurts” and brought considerable success. The ﬁve selections from the album featured, show the depth of Jim’s soulful vocal style and evolving songwriting. Next is a wonderful selection from a Paul Kossoff solo compilation, “You and Me”. A heart stirring composition with emotive vocals from Jim, “You and Me” also features a searingly beautiful guitar solo from Kossoff. Jim’s fourth solo recording “The Contender” is represented by two songs, a stirring ballad “Game Of Love” and the funky “Elixir Of Life”. Again these track feature Steve Winwood, the Muscle Shoals Swampers and Paul Kossoff. Jims ﬁfth solo album 1979’s “Electric Nights” is showcased here with ﬁve songs. Sounding ahead of his time, Jim went from strength to strength on Electric Nights. From his beautiful song for his daughter “Tabitha” to the heart racing title track, “Electric Nights” is a strong work. Disc two continues on with three tracks from Jim’s Sixth solo album, “The Sweet Smell Of Success”. I must confess, that by the time I had made it this far into these recordings, I had a lump in my throat and was holding back tears as I pondered on what a great talent Jim was, and what a gift his work was to us. “Man With No Country”, from that album, exquisitely arranged here, was also performed poignantly by Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) at a at a memorial to Jim in London in 2007. (Check for it on Youtube). Disc three kicks off with a half dozen songs from one of Jim’s ﬁnest albums, his seventh, 1981’s, “Let The Thunder Cry”. With performances from Winwood and Bad Company’s Simon Kirke, the title track is a powerful indictment of the plight of the American Indian, and speaks a warning to the modern world for its treatment of indigenous peoples. “Favella Music” points out Jim’s interest in Brazilian rhythms. He met his wife Aninhia in Brazil and lived there, helping her with charity efforts on behalf of Brazil’s impoverished street children, for The Jubilee Children’s Charities. Jim’s eighth solo album (and perhaps my favorite) 1983’s “Fierce Heart” featured Van Morrison and Winwood, among other musical luminaries. Four songs are highlighted here, from the album, including the mystical “Gifts Of Unknown Things”. Capaldi’s slickly produced ninth solo album 1984’s “One Man Mission” has three songs spotlighted on the box set, including the powerful “Warriors Of Love”. In 1988 Jim re-signed to Island Records and produced his tenth album, the excellent “Some Come Running”, which featured contributions from Eric Clapton, George Harrison and Steve Winwood. Five tracks from the album are featured here. For anyone who thought Jim’s voice second tier to Steve Winwood, you only have to listen to “Something So Strong” to realize that Jim was one of the greatest Anglo-Soul singers of his generation. The prayerful “Oh Lord, Why Lord” from these sessions would later be shown at the “Free Nelson Mandela” concert at Wembley Stadium in 1990. After a recording hiatus of six years the box set then jumps ahead to 2001 with the title track of his eleventh recording “Living On The Outside”. This excellent album features the talents of Paul Weller, George Harrison, Jon Lord, Steve Winwood and many others. Four songs are featured from “Living On The Outside” including “Anna Julia”, which features one of George Harrison’s last slide guitar masterpieces.
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Most of the material on the ﬁnal disc is comprised of rare demo tracks, with the exception of a few tracks from 2004’s “Poor Boy Blue”, Jim’s twelfth and ﬁnal release. One
song, “Bright Fighter”, written for a friend battling cancer, could easily be about Jim’s brave battle against the illness that claimed his life in 2005. The other included demos are superbly recorded. Among the stand out tracks are a song composed by Jim and his friend George Harrison. Lifted from Harrison’s studio vault, “Loves Got A Hold On Me” features both men harmonizing and more of George’s excellent slide guitar work. Another track “Song For George”, is Jim’s personal tribute to his friend. This song also calls Jim himself to mind, as all of the wonderful qualities he recalls in his friend, are the very qualities he himself possessed. Jim also penned The Eagles million selling “Love Will Keep Us Alive”. The version included here was recorded on tour with Dave Mason in 1999. Jim’s soulful voice seeps deep into the song, making it superior to the million selling record, to these ears. In 2004 Jim was inducted, along with Trafﬁc into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. The box set closes with a rehearsal of Trafﬁc (Steve Winwood and Jim, with Randall Bramlett), performing “Dear Mr. Fantasy”. Winwood’s guitar is spectacular here, and Jim Capaldi’s drumming ﬁrst rate, making one wonder what could have been if fate had taken a different turn. Trafﬁc was to reform in 2005 but that plan was sadly halted by Jim’s untimely illness and subsequent death from cancer. As he said in his tribute to George Harrison, “Song For George”: “Even though you’re gone, all the love you gave like the music still lives on”. These words are equally true for Jim Capaldi. Jim Capaldi was a husband, a father, humanitarian and friend. His songs still inspire and teach us, as humanity strives forward in its struggle of good over evil, we reach for the grace that always seems to be just out of our grasp. Jim knew that if we never give up, and if we try just a little harder, we will ﬁnd that grace someday. “Bright bright ﬁghter, you made everyone’s life a little lighter, even though you carried a heavy load” - Jim Capaldi _______________________________________________ The Box Set “Dear Mr. Fantasy The Jim Capaldi Story” on Island/Universal Recordings is available at Amazon. com David Asher is the vocalist of THE PROCESS and a Selector at Shaolin Sound System. Shaolin Sound System pays tribute to the music of Jim Capaldi and Trafﬁc at Whites Bar Wednesday August 17th at 9:30 PM. White’s Bar is located at: 2609 State Street Saginaw, MI 48602 (989) 792-2631.
Mark Burroughs Morley: A Life to Be Celebrated by Robert E. Martin When Mark Burrows Morley collided with the forces of nature in a tragic sailboat accident during the Chicago to Mackinac race on July 18th, a signiﬁcant benefactor and notable presence – not only to his family, but to the community that he fostered, invested, and cultivated – was snatched prematurely by the waves of mortality. Employed as a Trade Show Manager/Designer/ Speciﬁer with Morley Companies, committed to beneﬁting both the arts & cultural community within Saginaw County through his work with the Morley Foundation, and a respected denizen of the sailing community – not only for his acumen and skill on the seas, but more importantly for his willingness to help others in need – in many ways Mark’s life was epitomized by the challenge and freedom found on open waters. In The Old Man & the Sea, Ernest Hemingway wrote how: ‘The House was built on the highest part of the narrow tongue of land between the harbor and the open sea. It had lasted through three hurricanes and it was built solid as a ship.” And in many ways, this rings true for Mark and his understanding of the lineage and responsibility that he was born into. The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. These qualities were apparent with the care he took towards fostering extensive community service to Saginaw County, not only as President of the Morley Foundation, but as a board member for the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra, the Delta College Foundation, and the Saginaw Club; as well as his broader work with The Council of Michigan Foundations.
A Daughter’s Remembrance
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain But apart from all of his achievement, perhaps the best test of a man’s success resides within the palpable recess of memory pulsating within those closest to him, circulating oxygen throughout the system so that the value of one’s life colors despondence and loss with fresh blossoms of hope, truth, optimism, and faith in the future. Such is the case for Sage Morley, Mark’s only daughter. When I approached Sage about getting together to reﬂect upon qualities about her father that might paint a more intimate and total portrait of attributes that might not be as readily apparent to business colleagues, members of the Arts community, or even friends that knew him well, she graciously and courageously agreed, beginning with a story that she feels ties many of his estimable attributes together. “My father knew everything and knew how to make everything. All my school projects were so much cooler than everybody else’s because he would always make it a point to help me,” she reﬂects. “Once when I was attending Handley School, we were asked to draw pictures of the school, only he made a full scale three dimensional model of it. Consequently, my project was the coolest one submitted. He possessed a tremendous amount of artistic ability and would do things like this with virtually no research. He was amazing in that sense.” “Another time, when I was attending SASA, every year we would make a haunted house that would serve as a fundraiser for the school. One year I asked him if he could build me a guillotine for the haunted house, and he said, ‘Yep, no problem’. The next thing I knew, he had built a fully functional guillotine for me, with no research. He had this prior knowledge and sense of detail and I had no idea where it came from.” “Since his passing, I’ve been having strong memories that are pretty speciﬁc,” she continues, “but they all stem from me sharing time with him at the things he loved the most – driving around in one of the cars he was always working upon, sailing, washing cars in the driveway. When it was stormy, we always used to sit on the porch of our Boathouse at Higgins Lake and watch storms carry the boats away. Sailing was a pivotal part of his life.” When asked how old she was when her father introduced her to sailing, Sage proudly responds: “I won
the ‘Around-the-Mackinac’ race when I was four yearsold. I distinctly remember being on the boat and my Dad showing me what to do. I can’t say I was very good at it, being so young. But today if I were stranded on an island, I could probably ﬁgure it out.” And what of speciﬁc advice that he imparted? Are there speciﬁc things that he instilled within her? “He gave more advice than I could ever give an opinion on, but I’ve been thinking of that lately – what’s the most important lesson he taught me. The one thing that keeps popping up is how he would always tell me to be very careful not to poop in my own nest because I have to live in it.” When Mark’s boat the WingNuts went down in unexpected 100 mph winds, did Sage ever harbor any trepidations about her father’s safety when he would sail or race? “Honestly, I never thought about it. It never would have crossed my mind that it could possibly be dangerous because nothing ever happened on that boat. The ﬁrst time I sailed with him on WingNuts I thought it was terrifying at ﬁrst, because it’s a racing boat and went fast and would keel to the side a lot, which was scary. But it was supposed to do that.” “The funny thing is, even when I was very little, we would take the Sunﬁsh out and my Dad would get mad that we never got anywhere because all I wanted to do was ﬂip the boat, which sounds weird now; but even back then, safety never crossed my mind, because it was never scary sailing with him. Never once was I worried.” Given that another of Mark’s great passions centered upon his Classic Car collection, Sage shifts to how his fondness for taking things apart and re-assembling them was also reﬂective of his desire to rebuild the Arts and the business community. “He had six cars and two motorcycles and would always be working on restoring them all. He liked to take things apart and put them back together and take beautiful machinery that wasn’t working and make it functional and mobile.” “He introduced me to the Arts. He had all the supplies and was an incredible illustrator,” she continues. “I remember when I was about 4-years old, sitting on his lap, and he would do these fantastic drawings with no formal training. I found his portfolio the other day from High School that was absolutely amazing.” “As for music, he listened to it constantly around the house. I would make fun of him because when I started choir, my Mom wondered why I was able to sing. I told her that I couldn’t sing really, but that I got my approach to singing from Dad. She said, ‘He doesn’t sing well, he just sings a lot’. And that’s pretty much MORLEY continued on page 15
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Nightclubs & Dining A.J. BAILEY’S SALOON, 304 Salzburg, Bay City. Phone 989-895-9446. DJ/KARAOKE Thurs, Fri., Sat, 9-close with Derek Dixon’s LCA Music Ent. Co. Food served ‘till 9 pm. Take Outs Available. Theatre Pitchers $5.25; Minis $2.75. Happy Hour 11 am - 8 pm Monday - Friday. Thursday $1.00 pints. Weekly drink specials!
BEMOS, 701 S. Madison Ave., Bay City. Stay for the party! Call 989-893-7071 for more Happenings info. Entertainment Line-up: MONDAYS – Electric Open Mic Night with Vinyl Meltdown; TUESDAYS: Aug. 16, Joe Sullivan; Aug. 23, Open Mic Nite w/ Amelia Jo; WEDNESDAYS: Aug. 17, Carrie Westbay; Aug. 24, Duality; THURSDAYS: Aug. 11, King Crabapple; Aug. 18, Cornpone; Aug. 25, John Krogman & Jim Davenport; FRIDAYS: Sports Aug. 12, Kenny Kens; Aug. 19, Scott Baker & Universal Expressions; SATURDAYS: Aug. 13,
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The Last; Aug. 20, Frokus; SUNDAYS: Aug. 14, Grupo Sensible; Aug. 21, Bene�it for Kirsten – 5 bands, food & raf�les. Runs from 1 PM – 10 PM. Daily Happy Hour, No Cover Charge. COTY’S LANDING, 777 Midland Rd. Saginaw, Mi. Daily Lunch & Dinner Specials: Sunday: Bike Day! $8.00 Buckets of Beer and Happy Hour All Day! $2.00 Well Drinks. Monday; Open Pool All Day and $1.00 12 oz. Drafts After 8 PM; Tuesday, $2.00 bottles, well drinks, Captain Morgan & 22.oz drafts; Wednesday, Tim & Jim from 6-9 pm; Karaoke w/Red Dog; $5.00 pitchers & $3.00 Johnny Vegas; `Thursday, Honesty & Dean from 6-9 pm. DJ/Karaoke w/ Lynn Q, starts at 9 PM. $3.00 Jager Bombs, Jello Shots, and $5.00 pitchers plus Happy Hour All Night! Entertainment Line-up & Special Events: Aug. 12-13 & 19-20, Searchin’ For a Star with DJ Bill Humes – DJ Dance Music; Aug. 26-27, Burnaround. Call 989-790-9430 for more information. THE CREEK GRILL, 1259 S. Poseyville, Midland.
2 miles south of Dow Diamond. Live Music Every Weekend: Band Line-up: Weds. Aug. 10 & 24, Honesty & Noel; Aug. 12-13, Scarecrow; Weds. Aug. 19, Last One Out. Our giant deck is now open and we have beach volleyball and two professional horseshoe pits. Our Outside area is open for having a cold one on the Lawn, while you play a game! Good Times Flow at the Creek! 486-3717. HOOLIGANS FOOD & SPIRITS, 3022 N. Water St., Bay City. A fun, casual place to meet with friends and family for some of the best food in town. Live entertainment and DJ/Karaoke on weekends. Open Mic Nite with Matt Ryan every Thursday 10 to close. Appearing Friday & Saturday Aug. 1920, Rustbucket. Mondays: $1. 75 burgers and $1.75 canned & domestic beers. Wednesday & Friday – Best Fish in Town – Perch $7.95, Cod $7.50, Walleye $5.95. We do catering also. Phone (989) 894-2938. MIXX NIGHTCLUB & METRO GRILL. Located at 115 N. Hamilton St. Saginaw, 989-498-4022
Your Heart Beats... Your Breath Quickens... And You Haven’t hit The Dance�loor Yet! Walking into the Mixx, is like walking into a “Big City” Nightclub, but with a small town friendly attitude. The Mixx has a very Mixed Cosmopolitan Straight & Gay Crowd. The Dance Bar is open Fri. and Sat. nights at 10pm, featuring high energy sounds from Chicago and New York spun by local DJs. The Mixx’s VIP ROOM is Very popular for bachelorette, birthday, & other parties. The “Ball Room” is available for rentals for luncheons and private parties. The Mixx’s Video Bar “The Metro Grille”, offers Great Burgers served up in a comfortable metropolitan atmosphere, open Weds. Thru Sun., appetizers are served until 1am. Happy Hour till 9pm with $1.00 off drinks and .50 cents off drafts. The Metro features KARAOKE Wednesday Thru Sunday Nights at 10pm, with over 20,000 songs to choose from! The Mixx Of The People, The Mixx Of The Drink, The Mixx Of The Music, You Can Find It All At The Mixx Nightclub and Metro Grille. www. TheMixxNightclub.Com
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MORT’S NORTHERN BAR, 353 State Park Drive, Bay City. Phone 989-684-0843. Nightclubs & Dining Friendly & Fun Stop on the Rail Trail! New – Pub Food! Every Day Beer Special - $1.00 Cans ‘til 6 PM. Wednesdays: Free Grilled Dogs 7 PM; POOL & DART LEAGUES start in September – PLAY FOR MORT’S! FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS THIS SUMMER – DANCING & KARAOKE with BABY-D! Ask about our Week-End TheatreDrink Specials! SATURDAYS LIVE! – WILL BE BACK IN SEPTEMBER. GET MORTIFIED!!!
WHITES BAR, 2609 State St., Saginaw, Phone 792-2631. Happy Hour Mon – Fri 7 – 11 AM & 4-7 PM. Every Sunday, Excalibur at 9 PM. Bloody Mary Mondays from 4-8 pm with Cornpone; Server Appreciation – Show Uniform or ID and Get 50 cents off your favorite drink! Appearing Theatre Thur. Aug. 11 & 25, Honky Tonk Zeros; Fri. Aug. 12, Sprout; Sat. Aug. 13, Neighborhood Muscle; Art Mon. Aug. 15 & 25, Kyle Mayer (from Thick as Thieves); Tues. Aug. 16 & 23, Musician’s Night; Weds. Aug. 17, Shaolin Sound System; Thur. Aug. 18, Tony B & the Couch Band; Fri. Aug. 19, Happenings The Crispy Music Festival featuring National recording artists The Meatmen; Sat. Aug. 20, The Crispy Music Festival featuring TensionHead. Weds. Aug. 24, Jim Perkins. For more info go to Auditions www.whitesbar.com
NORTHERN LANES RECREATION. 1129 E. Saginaw Rd. Sanford. 989-687-5562. Appearing Friday & Saturday Aug. 12-13, The Hipakritz; Aug 19-20,Happenings DJ 689; Aug. 26-27, Cygnus.
THE OLD TYME ROADHOUSE, 9620 Gratiot, Saginaw, 781-3707. Sundays: 35 Cent Wings, Open Pool, Happy Hour All Day & Night; Tuesdays: Open Horseshow & Volleyball League; Wednesdays Appearing from 7-10 PM, Sports Michelle O’Neal. Plus Outside BBQ Grilled Chicken and homemade potato salad. Thursday: Tim & Jim from 6:30-9:30. Karaoke at 9:30 PM with Outside BBQ Grill ribs & homemade potato salad. Shot specials and $5.00 pitchers draft. Fridays: Perch & Panfried Walleye. Video Concerts DJ and Drink Specials. Saturdays: Video DJ & Drink Specials. Outside Patio Open. Bands starting �irst weekend in September Every Friday & Saturday. New Menu with Chicken Fajitas, Stromboli, Fried Pickles, New Beer Battered Cod & Much more!
Aug 12: Dixie Motor Speedway - Enjoy auto racing every Friday night from August through October 2nd! Most races will start at 7:30 Concerts pm unless otherwise noted. Please check the website listed below for details. There will be an admission charge at the gate. Special races will be held on an occasional Sunday. Tonight will Informational be Sharkwater Shots Pro-Stock Shootout. The Speedway is located at 10945 Dixie Hwy., Birch Run. For more information please call 989-6249778 or visit www.dixiemotorspeedway.com.
ROG’S BAR, 2350 S. Michigan, Saginaw. 989791-4409. New Owner! New Bartenders! New Attitudes! Three New HD Flat Screens with Premier Sports Package. New Security Inside & Out. Beer on Ice 24/7. Mondays: 16 oz. Drafts $1.00; Tuesdays – Bike Night (Owner Rides) $1.75 Domestic Bottle Beer; Wednesdays: Happy Hour All Day; Thursdays: Domestic Beer $1.75; Fridays – Ladies $2.00 Well Drinks; Sunday – Bloody Mary’s $3.00. NASCAR
Aug 13: 2nd Annual “Hoove’s” Cat�ish Derby See if you can catch the biggest cat�ish in Sanford! Check in is at Verity Shores, Sanford, from 9-10 Nightclubs Dining am, with a shotgun&start at 10 am. Entry fee is $15 per angler, and kids under a certain age can enter for free. Included is a hot dog lunch at check-in, angler welcome packages, a Cat�ish Derby t-shirt, door prizes, BBQ dinner and a cash prize for the largest cat�ish! Located at Verity Shores, Sanford.
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Aug 13: 1st Annual Java Dog Dash-5K Run/ Walk - All are welcome for this �irst annual event...serious runners, pleasure walkers, and leashed pets, so plan on bringing your dog for a morning of �itness, coffee & refreshments! Late pick up and Art race registration is at 7:30 am at ‘dawn of a new day” coffeehouse. 9 am the 5K run/walk begins on the Saginaw River Walk, (an out & back course). The race start is one block from the coffee house. Enjoy awards and refreshments at the coffeehouse following the race. $20 registration feeArt through July 30th, $25 fee July 31st through race day and includes coffee cup, participant refreshments and pet clean up! Auditions Please call 989-284-3549 for the registration form and further information. Held at ‘dawn of a new day’ coffee house, 210 S. Washington, Saginaw.
Aug 20 - Aug 21: Motocross Racing - Bring the Auditionsracing! Held at family out for exciting Motocross the Birch Cinema Run Expo Center, 11600 N. Beyer Rd., Birch Run. For more information please call (989) 871-3356 or (989) 624-4665. You may also visit www.bajaacres.com.
Aug 15 - Aug 29: Monday Morning Movies Spend a little relaxing family time during the Nightclubs & Dining summer with a “Monday Morning Movie” at the Theatre Zauel Library, every Monday morning through August 29th! Movie will begin at 11 am! For titles and more information please call the library 7925359 or (989) 755-9833. You may also contact the Public Libraries of Saginaw at (989) 755-0904.
Aug 26: Friday Outdoor Movie Night - Watch a great movie on a giant screen with the kids in the Auditions setting of beautiful Dow Gardens! Movie starts at dusk so bring your blanket to watch a �ilm under the stars! Before the �ilm begins you can stroll through the gardens and see �lowers, trees, rivers, waterfalls and perhaps a critter or two! You and your children will love it! Admission is $5 for a daily pass, (free for kids 5 and under), or purchase an annual admissionCinema pass-good for the 2011 season! Dow Gardens is located at 1809 Eastman Ave., Midland, next to the Midland Center for the Arts. For more information please call (989) 6312677 or visit www.dowgardens.org.
14: Lawnchair Film Festival presents Aug 14 “Ghost World - Bring your own seating and enjoy live music at 8 pm with FREE �ilm shown at dusk. Movie and entertainment will be located Informational at the corner of North Hamilton & Ames Street in Old Town, (City), Saginaw. Nightclubs & Dining Concessions will be available. In case of rain, the �ilm will be shown on Monday at the same time and same location. For a description or question please visit www. lawnchair�ilmfestival.com.
Aug 18: “Written in the Wind” - Classic movie lovers can come out to the Temple Theatre of Saginaw for their Classic Film Series. “Written in the Wind” is a classic story in which Kyle marries the woman secretly loved by his best friend Mitch. Mitch is pursued by Kyle’s Art self-destructive sister, Marylee. After Kyle’s accidental death, Marylee vows to implicate Mitch, whom she believes was involved. Film starts at 12:15 pm. For more info., call 1-877-754-SHOW or visit www. templetheatre.com.
Aug 11 - Aug 25: Eco Club-Wild Science Thursdays - Designed for children ages 5 and up! Come out to Dow Gardens of Midland for Wild Science Thursdays and learn about science with the kids! A great setting for you and your family! Nightclubs & Dining Join the Eco Club from August 11-25, 1-2pm. Drop-ins welcome! Admission is $5 for a daily pass, (children 5 and under are free), or purchase an annual pass at $10 to enjoy the gardens at any time-good for the 2011 season! Dow Gardens is located at 1809 Eastman Ave., Midland, next Theatre to the Midland Center for the Arts. For more information please call (989) 631-2677 or visit www.dowgardens.org. Aug 12 - Aug 26: Preschool Story Times - Join in for storytime for children ages 3-5 years of
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age featuring stories, songs, �ingerplays and lots of fun for all! Children must be accompanied by a loving adult. Held on Fridays at 10:30 am at the Zaul Library, 3100 N. Center. For any questions regarding the story times please contact the library at (989) 799-2771. Aug 12 - Sep 30: Dow Gardens Childrens Story Time - Come out to beautiful Dow Gardens in Midland and help your children the importance of reading! Set among �lowers, trees, rivers and more, your child will love to read! Story time is every Friday from August 12-September 30th at 10 am. You may purchase a day pass for $5, (children under 5 are free!), or purchase an annual pass for $10-good throughout the 2011 season! For more information regarding story time please contact Dow Gardens at (989) 631-2677. Dow Gardens is located at 1809 Eastman Ave., Midland, next to the Center for the Arts. Aug 13: Learn to Row Days - Learn basic sweep rowing and safety instructions. Includes machine rowing and rowing on the water...weather permitting. There will be two sessions: 10 am or 1 pm. For people ages 14 and up. Located at the Bay City Rowing Club, 350 Lafayette Ave., Bay City. For more info., contact www.baycityrowing.org.
Thru Aug 17: Team Rowing/Learn to Row Attend the Bay City Rowing Club members workout sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 pm to build skills in sweep rowing. NEW ROWERS ARE ACCEPTED THROUGHOUT THE SEASON! Just $5 per person to try us out! This season of Team Rowing/Learning to Row will run through October 31st. Location is the Bay City Rowing Club, 350 W. Lafayette Ave., Bay City. To learn more about this program please visit www.baycityrowing.org. Thru Aug 16: “IT’S A GAS!”-The Bright Side of Science - Explore the vital role gases play in our lives, from ensuring our survival to making our world a little brighter. Over a dozen interactive activities provide visitors of all ages with a better understanding of these important elements from the Periodic Table. Tickets are $8 adults and $5 for children 14 and under. This instructional exhibit will be featured from 10 am-4 pm through September 18th at the Midland Center for the Arts,
1801 W. St. Andrews Road, Midland. For more information please visit www.mcfta.org.
Aug 16: The History of Saginaw’s Tea House - A Castle Museum Celebrates Culture event featuring The History of Saginaw’s Japanese Cultural Center and Tea House. Held at the Castle Museum, 500 Federal, Saginaw. For more information please call (989) 752-2861 or visit www.castlemuseum.org.
Aug 16: Castle Museum Celebrates Culture Learn how to make Origami at the Castle Museum of Saginaw as they celebrate culture! For time and more information please call (989) 752-2861 or visit www.castlemuseum.org.
Aug 16 - Aug 19: Art Try-Its - Create fantastic art with sculpture, paint, string, and even recyclables at the Saginaw Art Museum. For ages 12-15 starting from 10 am until noon. Cost will be $40 for members or $50 for non-members. The program will run from August 16th through August 19th. To register or for more info., call (989) 754-2491 or visit www.saginawartmuseum.org.
Aug 17 - Aug 24: “Crafty Wednesdays” at Dow Gardens - Designed for children ages 5 and up! Make fun arts and crafts with your children at beautiful Dow Gardens! “Crafty Wednesdays” will run every Wednesday, August 17-24, from 1-2 pm. Admission is $5 for adults for a day pass and free for children Cinema under 5. Drop-ins are welcome! You may purchase an annual admission pass, good for the 2011 season, which you can use the gardens anytime you want! Dow Gardens is located at 1809 Eastman Ave., Midland, next to the Midland Center for the Arts. To learn more about this program call (989) 631-2677.
Aug 17 - Aug 31: ArtGuided Tours of the Children’s Informational Garden - Bring the kids out for an instructional and creative tour of the Children’s Garden at Dow Gardens of Midland. Held every Wednesday in August from 1:30-2:30 pm. Admission is $5 for a daily pass, (kids 5 and under are free), or purchase an annual admission pass which is good for the 2011 season! You’ll want to bring the kids and YOU back to this lovely setting. Dow Gardens is located Nightclubs & Dining Auditions at 1809 Eastman Ave., Midland, next to the Midland Center for the Arts. For any questions please phone (989) 631-2677 or visit www.dowgardens.org.
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Aug 18: Preschool Story Hour: “Bat Loves the Night” - Come and spend an hour learning about nature! The hour will include a story and may include songs, art, rhymes and other ageappropriate activities. Free admission! Good for ages 3-5 with an adult. Story Hour will run from 9:30-10:30 am at the Chippewa Nature Center, 400 Badour Road, Midland. For more info., call (989) 631-0830.
Aug 18: Community Literature Series - Discuss the book “The Girl Who Fell from the Sky” by Heidi W. Durrow. Anyone interested in reading and discussing books is welcome! The Literature Series will be held Butman-Fish Library, 1716 Hancock, Art at 2 pm. Copies of the Saginaw. Discussion will start book are available by calling the library at (989) 799-9160.
Aug 18: Free Business Start-up Class - This is a free program for anyone who wants to start their own business or learn about community resources for small businesses. Topic covered include: what it takes to be in business,Auditions where to go for information and assistance, the business plan and why you need one, licenses and permits, funding and the myth of “Free Money”. Library resources are available to help you set up your business. REGISTRATION PREFERRED! To register call the contact number (989) 686-9597 or visit www.misbtdc.org/ region5 and click on training. The class will be Cinema held at Hoyt Library, 505 Janes, Saginaw, starting at 6 pm. For more information call (989) 755-0904. Presented by MI-SBTDC Entrepreneurial Series. Aug 26 - Sep 30: Preschool Story Times at Butman-Fish Library - Storytime for children ages 3-5 featuring stories, songs, �ingerplays and lots of fun for all. This series Artwill run on Fridays Informational from August 26-September 30. Children must be accompanied by a loving adult. Held on Fridays at 10:30 AM at the Butman-Fish Library, 1716 Hancock, Saginaw. For any questions on story times please contact the library at (989) 799-9160.
Auditions Nightclubs & Dining Aug. 11: The Great American Trailer Park. Bad perms, tacky out�its, murderous ex-boyfriends – this comedy about Florida women in a trailer park Theatre covers all the bases. Roles available for 2 adult Cinema males and 5 adult females Performance dates are Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 2, 7-9th, 2011. Pit & Balcony Theatre, Saginaw. 7 PM. 805 N. Hamilton St. Phone 754-6587 for more info.
Aug 11: Taste of Downtown-Midland - Back by popular demand! Downtown Midland will host the 2nd Annual Taste of Downtown, August 11th, as restaurants, retailersSports and pubs welcome event participants with the unique food, beverages and & Dining atmosphere ofNightclubs Downtown Midland. For more information regarding times and more, visit www. downtownmidland.com.
Thru Aug 13: Frankenmuth Summer Music Fest - Enjoy a variety of the Concerts nation’s �inest polka bands-a celebration of Polish, German and Slovenian ethnicTheatre style music. Dance in the pavilion to great polka music and taste some favorite German foods and drinks! There will be an admission charge. For more information please call 989-652-3378 or visit www.frankenmuthfestivals.com. The Festival will be held at Heritage Park, 601 Weiss Street, Frankenmuth.
Thru Aug 13: Bay County Fair & Youth Exposition - Held at the Bay County Fairgrounds, 800 Livingston Ave., Bay City, from August 9th through the 13th. Some of the daily events will be free entertainment, car race events, livestock & horse shows, vendors & merchants, food concessions, craft exhibits, a youth activities tent and carnival rides from Sports 2 pm-10 pm. For more information please visit www.baycountyfair.com or call 989-895-3744. Aug 12: “Wee” Stroll - This program is designed for parents to take a guided walk with their child, learn about the outdoors and learn ways to introduce children toConcerts the natural word around them. FREE admission and is geared for children ages 6 months to 2 years with an adult. Held from 9:30 am-10: 30 am at the Chippewa
Nature Center, 400 Badour Road, Midland. For more info., call (989) 631-0830 or visit www. chippewanaturecenter.org.
Aug 12 - Aug 14: 43rd Annual Saginaw African Cultural Festival - Take the whole family out to the African Cultural Festival. African exhibits, visual arts, music, dance, food vendors & workshops will be offered! Held at Morley School Park, 2601 Lapeer Street, Saginaw. For more information please call (989) 753-7742.
Aug 13: Formal Japanese Tea Ceremony Experience an authentic formal Japanese tea ceremony amid the peaceful setting of the SaginawTokushima Friendship Garden. Each guest will be served Japanese matcha tea and sweets. The ceremony starts at 2 pm with admission charge of $8. Reservations required by calling 989-759-1648 or visit www.japaneseculturalcenter.org. The Japanese Cultural Center Tea House & Gardens is located at 527 Ezra Rust Dr., Saginaw. Aug 13: Guided Bicycle Tour - Enjoy a 2-hour bike ride with Park Ranger John Anderson on the Woodland Trail of the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge. Tour begins at 9 am! For more information please call (989) 759-1669. Aug 13: 2nd Saturday: “Mickey’s Big Bop Teen Club” - Bay City’s �irst teen dance club opened in 1957 at a time when rock-and-roll was characterized by many adults as ‘immoral’ and leading to juvenile delinquency. Learn the Big Bop Club’s link to American Bandstand and the reasons for its controversial closing in 1959. Held in Bay City at 321 Washington Ave., from 1-2:30 pm.
Aug 13 - Aug 20: Midland County Fair - Held from August 13-20 at the Midland County Fairgrounds, 6905 Eastman Ave., Midland. Just some of the entertainment will be: “Elephant Encounter”-Bring the peanuts! The Encounter is an all-day attraction in a tropical setting. Audiences are guided through an up-close and personal encounter with the world’s largest land animals. Open daily at 1 pm, Monday-Saturday. On August 13th there will be a Community Free Stage featuring “Fair Royalty” Contest where the Midland Fair King, Queen & Princess will be crowned at 5 pm. August 14: Opening Day! The Fair will of�icially open at Noon-no Midway today. August 15: Merchant’s Day-Pay One Price Midway. August 15: Children’s Day Midway-Pay One Price Midway. August 16: Children’s Day Midway-Pay One Price Midway; Children’s Pedal Pull at 2 pm with registration at 12:30 pm. It’s kid power on mini-tractors and FREE for kids 4-11 years. August 17: Agriculture Day-Pay One Price to ride all day on the Midway; Midway Seniors park FREE until 4 pm-6:30 pm; Small Animal Auction, (Livestock Arena); Community Free Stage. August 18: Family Day-Pay One Price Midway; Community Free Stage; Large Animal Auction, (Livestock Arena). August 19: 4-H Day-Pay One Price and ride all day Midway; Midland County Fair Pole Vault Competition at Noon; Community Free Stage. August 20: Industrial Day-Pay One Price Midway. Gates to the Fair open daily at 10 am, (except Sunday will be Noon). Merchant Buildings open 10 am-10 pm, (except Saturday which will be 10 am-8 pm. For more info., call (989) 835-7901. Aug 13: Breakfast With the Animals - Enjoy our second all-you-can-eat pancake & sausage breakfast of the summer and learn about the foods that make our animals rise and shine each day! Ticket price includes zoo admission, breakfast, rise and shine each day! Advance tickets are $6, $8 at the gate. Held from 8 am-10 am at the Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square, 1730 S. Washington, Saginaw. For more information please call 989759-1408. Aug 15: Back to School Bingo - Take the kids to the Butman Fish Library, 1716 Hancock, Saginaw, for some fun bingo! The fun starts at 3 pm! For more information please contact (989) 799-9160 or (989) 791-3889.
Aug 16: Children’s Fun Day - Play games and make crafts at this back to school event, 5-7:30 pm, held at Haithco Recreation Area, Saginaw. The �irst 200 participants will receive a free backpack! Event and parking are FREE!
Aug 18 - Aug 21: Mid-Michigan Old Gas Tractor Show - See an antique tractor show, 1,700 exhibits, tractor pulls, parades, �lea markets, arts & crafts, live music, food, camping and live demonstrations. The fun starts at 7 am daily and runs from August 18-21. Located 17180 W. Ferden Road in Oakley. For more information please call (989) 780-1295 or visit www.mmogta.org.
Aug 19 - Aug 21: Linwood National Pickle Festival - The Linwood National Pickle Festival celebrates 35 years at Bicentennial Park. Softball tournaments, bingo, great food, adult entertainment tent with music, drinks and games, �ireworks and a Saturday parade are just a few of the offerings. A Sunday children’s day delights many with a tractor pull, pie-eating contest, coin dive and lots of FREE PICKLES!!! Small-town fun set in a jewel of rural America! The Festival will run from August 19-21 and is located at 565 W. Center Road in Linwood. For more information please call (989) 239-4861. Aug 19: Apple Mt. Summer Dance - Enjoy music and dancing under the Pavilion with live entertainment provided by CEYX. Have dinner at Putter’s Pointe Cafe or Kathleen’s and see a classic car show! All will be held at Apple Mountain Pavilion, 4519 N. River Road, Freeland. Call for more info.
Aug 19 - Aug 21: Great Lakes Rendezvous - The public is invited to see an encampment where participants are wearing period dress, see muzzle loader events, children’s events, hawk & knife events, range activities, blacksmithing and more! It’s a fun, yet educational event held from 9 am-4 pm at Tittabawassee Township Park, 9200 Midland Road, Freeland, from August 19 through August 21. For more info., call (989) 754-2928. Donation will be greatly accepted!! Aug 20: Frankenmuth Farmer’s Market Annual Pig Roast - Enjoy food at the market, sponsored by Zehnder’s Restaurant, plus locally grown produce & special events in downtown Frankenmuth! The Market is located near Cass & Main Streets, between Harvest Coffe Haus & the Kite Kraft Toy Company. For more information regarding times and admission please call (989) 295-9766 or visit www.frankenmuthfarmersmarket.org. Aug 20: Rendezvous at the Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum - Put on your dancing shoes and move to the sounds of a base �iddle, accordion, violin, guitar and other great instruments played by the music group Rendezvous. Visit the MidMichigan Children’s Museum from 1-3 pm and enjoy the entertainment! You may enter with
regular paid admission and MMCM members are free. The Museum is located at 315 W. Genesee Ave., Saginaw. For more information please call (989) 399-6626 or check out the website at www. midmicm.org. Aug 21: Sunday Stroll - Take the whole family out for a “Sunday Stroll” at the Green Point Environmental Learning Center, 3010 Maple, Saginaw. The stroll begins at 1 pm. For more information please call (989) 759-1669.
Aug 23: Back to School Bingo - Bring the kids out for a special “Back to School” bingo, held at Wickes Library of Saginaw starting at 4 pm. You just may win a prize!
Aug 23: Books & Ice Cream Social - The fun starts at 1:30 pm at the Claytor Library, 1410 N. 12th Street in Saginaw. Enjoy books plus an ice cream social! For more information call (989) 755-5591. Jun 22 - Aug 24: “Bark in the Park” - Join Midland Parks and Recreation, SOS Animal Rescue, other dogs and owners for an evening of fun and friendship. There will be prizes, games, and a doggone good time in Chippewassee Park, across the Tridge, near the doggie run in Midland. “Bark in the Park” will run from 6:30 PM-8 PM. Held every 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from June to August. For more information please contact www. downtownmidland.com, or call (989) 837-3330.
Aug 24: Exploring Little Forks Conservancy Team up with Little Forks Conservancy and hike on their beautiful Riverview Natural Area property. Karen Breternitz will be the guide from 9:30 am to 1 pm as you explore Riverview’s north trails. You can meet Elan at the Little Forks Conservancy’s of�ice at 105 Post Street or Karen at the Chippewa Nature Center Visitor Center, (whichever is more convenient for you), and you will caravan to the property. FREE ADMISSION-ALL AGES! The Chippewa Nature Center is located at 400 Badour Road in Midland. Any questions call (989) 6310830. Aug 25: End-Of-Summer Teen Fest - It’s a party in the street from 4-6:30 pm at Hoyt Library of Saginaw! Teens in grades 6th-12th can join in some end-of-summer fun as they try their skills
at different activities such as water balloon toss, gaming, relay races, or try some new dance moves while listening to music brought to you by Rusch Entertainment! This event is “just for teens” and will feature booths, plenty of prizes, food and entertainment. It’s sure to be an end-of-summer blast! *Note-Teens wearing their 2011 Summer Reading Program T-shirt will receive a special prize! This event will be held in the parking lot between the Library & Museum. Hoyt Library is located at 505 Janes Steet, Saginaw. For any questions please call Hoyt Library at (989) 7550904.
Aug 26: Purely Michigan Dinner - Enjoy a gourmet dinner featuring four courses and four accompanying wines or beers. The special menu will feature locally sourced produce and meats and will begin at 6:30 pm at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant, 713 S. Main Street in Frankenmuth. Cost is $50 per person. If you have any questions regarding this event please contact 800-228-2742.
Aug 27 - Aug 28: Railroad Days at JVRR - See how railroads operate with four trains that will operating both days, August 27-28. Ride the tour train to the roundhouse and shop where the train and equipment are built. Tickets are only $10 per person for all ages and your ticket includes unlimited riding on all four trains. Also, the playground and picnic area is available for plenty of fun for all! Junction Valley Railroad is located at 7065 Dixie Hwy., Bridgeport. For more information please call (989) 777-3480 or visit their website at www.jvrailroad.com. Aug 27: Super Mom 2 Mom Sale - Shop gently used baby/children’s clothing, toys, baby gear, baby furniture, maternity clothing...all at garage sale prices! 9 am-1 pm. Cost is $3 and for children under 12 are free! Held at the Birch Run Expo Center, 11600 N. Beyer Rd., Birch Run.
Aug 27: Community Canvas - The Community Canvas is a multi-faceted celebration of Midland’s artistic, musical, theatrical and scienti�ic diversity. The event is aimed to bring the community together by transforming downtown Midland into a canvas where talented individuals can share their skills with many different demographics over
the course of a day. Artists will line the Farmer’s Market displaying their talents. Musicians and street performers will be entertaining all day long from 2-11 pm. The Midland Farmer’s Market is located by the Tridge in downtown Midland. For any questions regarding this event please call (517) 392-3571.
Aug 27: Back to School at the Zoo - Get ready for school with activities and prizes! Kids can win school supplies! Event runs from 10 am-2 pm with regular admission. Zoo members are free. Located at Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square, 1730 S. Washington Ave., Saginaw. For more info., call (989) 759-1408. Aug 28: “Circus Extravaganza” - In conjunction with the art exhibit, “Under the Big Top”, the Castle Museum is holding a “Circus Extravaganza” from 1-3pm! Free with museum admission, this event will offer activities for the entire family, including games, entertainment and treats! For more information please visit www.castlemuseum.org or phone (989) 752-2861. The Castle Museum is located at 500 Federal, Saginaw. Also, be sure to see the exhibit, “Under the Big Top”, held at the Castle Museum until October 30th. *Note-for description of exhibit look under the listing of “Art” in this issue of the Review Magazine!
Aug 11 - Aug 13: 13 “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” - Come out to the Midland Center of the Arts to see this Teenage Musicals, Inc. production of “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”. It’s the story of a man named Adam who goes to town looking for a bride. He �inds Milly working in a restaurant and convinces her to marry him. Milly’s excitement turns to dismay when she �inds that she is to take care of Adam’s six unkempt, burly brothers! Milly forms a plan to marry off the brothers, including teaching them how to court women. Zany events follows! There will be singing, dancing and gaiety for this TMI production which runs from August 11-13. All shows will begin at 7pm with tickets $12 for adults and $8 for students. The Midland Center for the Arts is located at 1801 W. St. Andrews in
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Midland. Tickets can be obtained by calling the MCFTA box of�ice at (989) 631-8250 or 800-523-7649. You may also purchase online at www.mcfta.org.
Aug 12 - Sep 15: Lorenzetti Photography - The photography of Marco Lorenzetti will be on display in the galleries of the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art, located in the Midland Center for the Arts. Exhibition dates are now through September 18th. His photographs have been characterized as “forceful and compelling” by the late Robert Sobieszek, curator of photography at George Eastman House in New York and later, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. While living in Chicago his work was shown at the Chicago Historical Society, the Field Museum, the Chicago Cultural Center, the Terra Museum of American Art and Edwynn Houk Gallery. His work is part of the permanent collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Admission is $8 adults and $5 children 4-14. For current museum hours please visit www.mcfta.org or phone (989) 631-8250.
Art Aug 12 - Sep 08: A Catalogue of Lesser Saints - View, “A Catalogue of Lesser Saints” by Steven Magstadt, which will run through September 9th, at the Andersen Enrichment Center, 120 Ezra Rust Drive, Saginaw. For more information on this exhibit please call (989) 759-1363.
Aug 12 - Oct 28: “Under the Big Top”-Circus Exhibit Runs Until Oct. 30 - This exhibit showcasing the circus, will be held at the Castle Museum of Saginaw now until October 30th. The centerpiece is a 1,200-piece miniature circus, hand-carved by John Mackay of Syracuse, N.Y. The exhibit will also feature Mackay’s workbench and his tools, posters, and circus act props. A companion exhibit developed by Castle Museum staff will feature some of Saginaw’s circus greats such as William Hulme, known as “The Flying Zeno, Fred Jenks, “The Flying Melzoras and much more! Photographs and artifacts will be on display, including a video of the Melzora family performing in a circus. The Castle Museum is located at 500 Federal in Saginaw. For information on museum hours and admission please phone (989) 752-2861 or visit www.castlemuseum.org. *Note-See “Circus Extravaganza” event, happening on August 28th, under the listing of “Happenings” in this issue of The Review!!
Aug 13 - Aug 14: 5th Annual Frankenmuth Art Fair - The FAFAC will be hosting it’s 5th Annual Art Fair on Main Street. This event is located in Zehnder Park, Frankenmuth on Main Street. 50 Plus Juried Artists will be on view along with demonstrations. The FAFAC is also looking for artists for their 2011 Art Fair on main. Anyone interested can contact us at email@example.com or contact Calista at 989239-6719.
Aug 13: “From the Street”...Art & Graf�iti Fest. - Watch artists create graf�iti and street art live on the lawn during this one-of-a-kind event! Artists will create their work on 8’ X 4” boards, and even on an old car! *Note-The boards will be on display in the Gallery for an exhibit that runs from August 17th through September 27th. The gallery will be open during this event with other works by each artist. No charge but donations are always accepted. Held at the Creative 360, 1517 Bayliss Street, Midland. For more info., call (989) 837-1885 or visit www.becreative360.org. Artists interested in participating can email Colleen Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thru Sept. 7: Saginaw Illustrated - Elegant images capture 19th Century Saginaw in this new museum exhibit held at the Castle Museum of Saginaw. The 12 images in this exhibition are from Saginaw Illustrated, which was published in 1888 by the International Publishing Company. The publication contained 94 views of the cities of East Saginaw and Saginaw City and was issued in nine separate paper-bound folios and included a text by the assistant editor of The Saginaw Evening News, William F. Goldie. The photos, about a quarter of which were taken by the Goodridge Brothers, capture the two Saginaw’s still reveling in their power and glory as the lumber capital of the world. While the peak years have passed the wealth gleaned from the forest is evident in every view. In addition, the exhibit will include artifacts from the buildings featured in the photos including a rare stained glass window from the Potter Street Depot. This exhibit will run through September 8th at the Castle Museum of Saginaw County History, 500 Federal, Saginaw. For more information please phone 989-752-2861 or visit www.castlemuseum.org. Thru Oct 27: “VOICES”-Extraordinary Women of Midland CountyRuns Thru Oct. 29 - Two galleries of powerful stories, engaging photographs and videotapes, and interesting personal artifacts of hundreds of Midland women, past and present. Held at the Herbert D. Doan Midland County History Center, 3417 W. Main Street, Heritage Park, Midland. Exhibit hours are Wednesday-Saturday from 11 am-4 pm. Closed Sunday-Tuesday. Admission is $5 adults and $3 for children ages 14 and under. For more information regarding this important exhibit please phone (989) 631-5930 ext. 1310. Aug 18 - Sep 1: Saginaw Art Museum Regional Artists - View the artwork of Patrick Humphreys, Linda Kreager, Pat Merewether, and Julie Rhode. Held at the Saginaw Art Museum, 1126 N. Michigan Ave., Saginaw, through September 11th. For more information please contact www.saginawartmuseum.org. Museum hours are 10 am-5 pm on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Thursday hours are 10 am-7 pm; Closed Sundays & Tuesdays. Page 12 • Review Magazine • August 11 - 24, 2011
Aug 11 - Aug 13: Frankenmuth Summer Music Fest. - Held at the Harvey Kern pavilion in Heritage Park, Freeland. This is a FREE concert featuring the bands Squeeze Box, Rhythm Playboys, Hank Haller, Fred Ziwich, Polka Family and more! Concerts will be held August 11-13th starting at 7 pm. Aug 12: Stewart Francke CD Release Party - Stewart will present his newest CD release party for “Heartless World”, at Pit and Balcony Theatre, located in Saginaw. For more information on this special show please call (989) 754-2085 or visit www. pitandbalconytheatre.com.
Aug 12 - Aug 14: Great Lakes Folk Festival - Will be held in downtown East Lansing. For tickets and more information please visit www.greatlakesfolksfest.com. Aug 12: PRIDE’s Friday Night Live: Variety Night - Bring your own seating, sit back and enjoy a FREE concert featuring Toppermost, (a Beatles tribute band), Riptide and Kramer Dance Studio performances. Also, try some great food from area vendors, children’s games and fun! *NOTE-As with ALL OF THE PRIDE’s FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE CONCERTS, non-perishable food items & toiletries will be collected FOR LOCAL FOOD PANTTRIES!!! This event will be held in Morley Plaza on Washington Street, (M-13), between Johnson & Genesee Streets, in downtown Saginaw, from 5:30-9 pm. Aug 12: Kid Rock wsg Sammy Hagar & the Wabos - Appearing at Comerica Park, Detroit. Ticketmaster
Aug 12: The Identity Tour - Appearing at DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston. For tickets visit www.palacenet.com. Aug 13: Dirt Fest - Enjoy an outdoor concert festival beginning at Noon at the Birch Run Expo Center located at 11600 N. Beyer Road, Birch Run. There will be an admission charge. For more information please check the website at www.dirtfest.com. You may also call 810715-4166 or 989-624-4665. Aug 13: Lyle Lovett and His Large Band - Appearing at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, Mt. Pleasant. For tickets visit www. soaringeaglecasino.com/entertainers.
Aug 14: Blake Shelton - Don’t miss your chance to be entertained by Blake Shelton, Country Music’s hottest hit maker, and a special guest yet to be announced. He will be appearing at the Midland County Fairgrounds, 6905 Eastman Ave., Midland, at 7 pm. Tickets begin as low as $24.50, (plus service charge). For tickets and more info., call (989) 835-7901. Aug 14: Michael W. Smith wsg Third Day & Chris Augus Appearing at DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston. For tickets visit www.palacenet.com.
Incubus: “If Not Now, When” Tour - Appearing at DTE Energy Music Theatre on August 24th Aug 16: Lewis Black - Appearing at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, Mt. Pleasant. For tickets visit www.soaringeaglecasino.com/ entertainers.htm Aug 16 : Janet Jackson - Performing at The Fox Theatre, Detroit. Ticketmaster outlets.
Aug 16: Tuesdays in the Park Concert - Entertainment by Marianne Murphy who is a singer/songwriter. Bring a lawn chair or blanket out to Do Letch�ield Park, M-13, at the Lion’s Club Pavilion, Pinconning. Concert starts at 7pm. For more info., visit www.pinconninglinwood. com. Aug 16: My Morning Jacket wsg Neko Case - Appearing at Meadow Brook Music Festival. For tickets visit www.palacenet.com.
Aug 16: Picnic in the Park Concert Series - Come and rock out to the Toppermost Beatles Band at Roethke Park, 400 Leddy Road. Bring a picnic and enjoy this FREE concert from 6:30 pm-9 pm. Aug 17: Def Leppard wsg Heart - Appearing at DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston. For tickets visit www.palacenet.com. Aug 17: Britiney Spears - Appearing at Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids. For tickets visit www.vanandelarena.com.
Aug 17: Lunchtime Concert feat. Jazz & Blues - Bring a picnic lunch and join us in the shade of the birch grove at Dow Gardens from Noon to 1:30 pm. A FREE concert will be held by The Groove Project which features Jazz & Blues. Box lunches are available in the information center at a cost of $5.25 or you can bring your own! Daily pass to Dow Gardens is $5 or you can purchase an annual pass for $10 which is
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Aug 14: Concerts in the Park feat. Stayin’ Alive - Come out to the Palmer Schau Platz in Memorial Park, Frankenmuth, to be entertained by Stayin’ Alive, a Bee Gees Tribute band. Concert starts at 7:30 pm.
Aug 14: The Frankenmuth Women’s Club Concert Series Bring your chair or blanket to the Palmer Schau Platz in Memorial Park, Park Rd., Frankenmuth, at 7 pm for a free concert featuring Bee Gees Stayin’ Alive Tribute. Concert will be held rain or shine! For more information please phone 989-652-4958. Aug 15: Ronnie Dunn - Ronnie Dunn, former lead singer of country music duo, Brooks & Dunn, will perform his hits from Brooks & Dunn, along with a selection of new material from his new album. Colt Ford, known for his style of rhythmic sing-speak, will open for Ronnie at this year’s Midland County Fair. Tickets are on sale at any Star Ticket location, www.startickets.com, all Meijer locations, the Midland County Fair box of�ice or by phone at (989) 835-7901. The Fairgounds are located at 6905 Eastman Ave., Midland. Aug 16: Two-and-a-Half Men Concert - Presented by the Historical Society of Bridgeport and held at the Gazebo in Bridgeport starting at 7 pm. For more info., call (989)777-5230 or visit www.bridgeporthistorical. org.
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BLIGHT continued from page 3 Critical residents also ask why penalties are not harsher, especially during times of such severe penalties for failure to pay a home mortgage bill, a car note, a utility payment, a medical fee or even a rent-to-own charge. If debt collectors can enforce these costs so rigidly, why do owners of abandoned properties get off the hook for demolition costs and then the subsequent mowing costs? “People will ﬁgure the property already is abandoned and worthless, so they often just let it go for taxes,” Klopcic notes. City Attorney Tom Fancher explains the steps that his ofﬁce is able to take. “There are two common ways to pursue nuisance abatement compliance. They are tickets or special assessments,” Fancher says. “They have their pluses and minuses. With tickets (whether Citations or Notices of Violation and whether misdemeanor or municipal civil infraction) you serve the owner and go to court. There will be a delay before the issue comes up. This does not work so well with tall grass or garbage left at the curb on a non-garbage day. We don’t want the delay. It works better with abandoned vehicles in driveways or junk in the front yard, or some permanent problem. We can get a ﬁne and a continuing court order.” “On the other hand, with a special assessment, we do that cutting or clean up and bill the owner. If they don’t pay, we put it on the taxes. If they don’t pay the taxes, they lose the property. If the owner does not care about losing the property, we have less leverage. We can pursue a civil suit, but the amount at issue is often only about $100.” In a way, this explanation is similar to an automobile being repossessed. “This hypothetical situation would probably involve a bigger debt that was reduced to Judgment,” Fancher says. “A creditor cannot garnish wages or levy against assets until after he gets a Judgment. That would involve ﬁling in court, and getting service on the person. Then we could locate any assets and recover against them. All of this is possible, but probably not cost effective. If not out of state, the owner is sometimes deceased or judgment proof.” Marv Hare says the county established the self-funded land bank, which does not receive general fund tax support, in a quest to tackle bad conditions in both the city and in the suburbs. Revenue comes from late tax-payment penalties and sales of properties that the county acquires, he says.
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consider. One of the reasons that I have the cute story about Military Science and college is that my historically military family didn’t want me to go into the service. The combination of Vietnam and the ﬁrst hand experience with the waste and pretty power plays that are endemic to the services did it for us. And that’s part of the problem. Over time, there have been a fairly limited number of families that have consistently been there when duty called. With each ill advised intervention, each fail result, we are shrinking this population – in part through mortal sacriﬁces like those described in my college class and in part due to those that just give up on the whole thing, getting tired of acting as a pawn in the public / private venture we call war. We are going to need these guys at some point and we can’t keep using up their esprit de corps in pointless police actions. The ﬁrst time around, President Obama was elected on an anti-war platform. It’s time for him to put our money where his mouth is. Quit funding the wars. Roll back military spending. If we have to build schools and hospitals to keep our allies friendly, let’s do it on ﬂat ground and not in a bomb crater. It’s cheaper in the long run. President Obama, the conclusion should be obvious. Forget your brieﬁng papers for a minute and just steal a paraphrase from one of the prophets of 1980’s college rock. “There’s real money in peace, love and understanding.” It might not be exactly what Elvis Costello said, but it is what my neighbor said. And my mom. And my students. And pretty much every other reasonable person with which I’ve broached the subject. We’d really like you to ﬁnally retire George Washington and Ulysses S Grant from military service. Because we’d really like to put those old codgers to work on our roads, schools and sewers. Is that a promise you can make? A peace promise – it just might catch on.
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Concerts in Review:
S R C Looking Back in the Rear-View Mirror Letting Go of the Past
An aged man is but a paltry thing, A tattered coat upon a stick, unless Soul clap its hands and sing, and louder sing For every tatter in its mortal dress -W.B. Yeats Three hundred fans can’t be wrong. SRC’s 40 Year Reunion Concert on July 30th was a transcendent masterpiece. Not that it was a perfect performance - far from it - but just the sight of our former heroes, now draped in the age of time, reached us in a deep soulful way. It’s hard to explain to the uninitiated, someone who wasn’t there in 1969 and never heard the music in its raw youthful glory. SRC represents a marker of time when music was warmed up over an analogue ﬁre. It was more than notes; it was all about sound, awareness, and the potential of the human spirit to love. We were soul-deep into the message. We wanted to express ourselves in a different way - through creative living and experimentation, expanding the boundaries of our minds and bodies through music, poetry, dance, and literature. We embraced the arts as a means to create our own generation of scholars, lovers and outcasts. SRC were part of a psychedelic network that included some of the greatest and most inﬂuential misﬁts in Michigan history – politicos such as John Sinclair and Pun Plamondon; tribal managers like Jeep Holland, Russ Gibb; our beloved and lionized musicians - Iggy Pop, Rob Tyner, Scott Morgan, Bob Seger; and poster artists Gary Grimshaw and Carl Lundgren. These young radicalized insurgents offered themselves up as our counter cultural heroes, hoping to remake our decaying society through the promotion of peace, love and human rights. As their hair grew longer and their clothes became more colorful, our sixties icons freed themselves from the unseen shackles that paralyzed our elders and narrowed their perspective. It was their doorway into passion. SRC were our contemporary druids, lifting the veil of hypocrisy and creating their very own Stonehenge with enduring works of art and music. SRC took the stage a little after 8pm, looking more like founding members of AARP than the Dionysian gods they once resembled. Gone is the long hair and lean physiques. They used to be beautiful in androgynous way, but now they have big bellies, spindly legs, and receding hairlines. These old geezers are more pug dog grumpy than pop star pretty. But beauty is only skin deep. A slight rain delayed the show and as it subsided a multi-colored rainbow appeared behind the stage - a strange and wonderful sign. It was time…rebirth of the
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SRC opened the show with the funky rock & roll of Badazz, a great instrumental in which the Quackenbush brothers – Gary on guitar and Glen on keyboards – ﬂexed their musical muscle memory, trading off licks like swatting a ﬂy. Pete Woodman the legendary and ageless drummer (formerly of the Bossmen with Dick Wagner and Popcorn Blizzard with Meatloaf) pounded those skins like a 15-year-old boy fantasizing about his best friend’s girlfriend. WICKED. The second tune Checkmate is a love song from their superb LP Milestones. The lyrics reveal more than a little of Richardson’s sexual frustration using a game of chess as the metaphor. Great tune.
SRC is… Scott Richardson - singer/poet Gary Quackenbush - guitar/keyboards Steve Lyman - guitar/vocals Ray Goodman - guitar Pete Woodman - drums Ralph McKee - bass
The old Motown chestnut Heatwave got the SRC treatment.- screaming organ and economical guitar. What it lacks in soul is made up by a gritty performance and vocal help from Steve Lyman. The next song I’m So Glad was SRC’s 1967 version of Cream’s version of an old Skip James blues song. The ﬁrst time I heard it played on WKNX, the DJ was doing a giveaway contest. The listener who could identify the actual number of times Scott Richardson sang the word “Glad” won tickets to a concert. I’m So Glad was one of SRC’s earliest recordings and it was a minor hit in Saginaw. Richardson and the band nailed it good! Glad’s B-side Who is that Girl followed. It’s a decent hook-laden rocker that initiated a trifecta of early pop songs that also included Get the Picture and After Your Heart. The music combined Richardson’s poetry and streamlined playing that nonetheless allowed guitarist Gary Quackenbush to tear it up in the intro and again at the coda. Once again Lyman provided excellent vocal support to Richardson’s unsteady pitch. Onesimpletask from the LP SRC is a musically complex monolithic dirge that is difﬁcult to sing and contains obscure lyrics. There are several tempo changes that are quite daunting but the band manages it all with good humor and aplomb. Gary Quackenbush’s phenomenal guitar work with the use of feedback, sustain and tremolo and brother Glen’s solid organ trills saves this brontosaurus from a dishonorable discharge. Pete Woodman’s powerful Bo Diddley beat opens Eye of the Storm. Quakenbush’s guitar is prominent on the bridge and helps cover Richardson’s off pitch notes and allows Lyman to assist with vocal harmonies. Even with the vocal snafus this song is still a winner.
The next song Up All Night has always been a sexy fan favorite with many a nubile young lass dreaming to be up all night and doing it with SRC. Richardson hits his stride with this song. It rocks and rolls and recalls a time when we stayed out late and discovered a different world ﬁlled with shadowed night people. It was breathtaking and exciting; beckoning and foreboding. Life was ﬁlled with new and exciting highs. SRC were one of those highs. Nowadays we are in bed by eight and asleep by nine, unless House is on the tube.
Then we get up and go to work and something in the back of our mind recalls a time when we thought that automation would make the 40 hour work week obsolete and we would need to cultivate leisure activities. It was a lie, it always was a lie.
Midnight Fever from SRC’s last LP Travelers Tale makes a rare public performance. This is a funky soulful rocker with Motown bass and prominent organ accents that scream and moan in orgasmic spurts. This song has Ray Goodman’s stamp all over it, the economical use of notes, ﬁlling spaces and adding trills and runs – masterful, one of the best songs of the evening. But the night belonged to the back-to-back luster of SRC’s two totally realized songs. Black Sheep was written about and for all the outcasts and forgotten people who live a life of quiet desperation. The biblical reference to Ishmael gives the lyrics a deep spiritual foundation. This is one of the best coming of age songs ever written. It is a time when we discover that our parents are not perfect and all powerful and that people can be dishonest and hurtful. It is a time of discovery; a search for love and spiritual connection. Richardson’s masterpiece. He sings his ass off, obviously inspired by the truth of the song. It is ageless. The Hall Of The Mountain King/Bolero was a centerpiece of their late sixties performances and it is tonight. Not too many bands were doing Grieg back then (or now). It starts out nice and slow…percolating that syncopated rhythm, setting up the tension between the percussive cymbals, bass, and prominent organ trills. The excitement mounts as the ancient familiar music slowly builds momentum. The sound is hot and loud and louder yet. The tempo picks up…then Richardson screams, creating a space that segues to Bolero. The guitars join in creating a wall of sound with Quackenbush’s guitar soaring over top of it all. A second scream prompts another shift in tempo that brings it all back around to the beginning of Grieg’s indelible musical statement. SRC ﬁnished the night with a well deserved encore with Gypsy Eyes and Eliza Green (The Shimmie Queen), a fairly obscure yet delicious taste of the soulful pop/rock from the unfairly overlooked Lost Masters LP. It ended on a high note. Many of us smiled silently, inwardly - knowing that our heroes pulled it off. It was a glorious dream; a lesson in love. And in the aftermath of SRC’s luminous, loving show I’m ﬂooded with all those sacred musical experiences from 1967 onward and I’m holding them gently in one symbolic memory. For love…is the blood of life, the power of reunion in the separated -Paul Tillich
Peace & Love, Bo White
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true. He had eclectic musical tastes and would listen to everything from Reggae to Folk to Classical music to Led Zeppelin, and he would sing along to everything. Even if he didn’t know a song, he’d pretend that he did and sing along. He also learned saxophone and so did I. I found a trophy that he won playing sax from going to the Nationals in high
EVENTS continued from page 12 good throughout the 2011 season. Enjoy the many �lower exhibits, streams, wildlife and more all year at Dow Gardens, located at 1809 Eastman Ave., Midland. For more info., call (989) 631-2677.
Aug 17: Concerts in the Park feat. Paisley Fox - Enjoy a night of rock music starting at 7 pm at Tittabawassee Township Park. This is a FREE concert! Contact (989) 695-9512 for more information. Aug 18: Jimmie Fortune Country Show - The DARE Annual Summertime Country Music Show will feature Jimmie Fortune, the youngest member of the Statler Brothers, at Beaverton High School. Beaverton’s Amanda Karl will open the show. For tickets call 1-800205-7174. Aug 19: J. Geils Band wsg The Chris Robinson Brotherhood Appearing at DTE Energy Music Theatre on August 19th. For ticket information, please visit www.palacenet.com.
that I would learn how to ﬁx it with him.” “But my strongest memories will always be of his sense of humor,” concludes Sage. “He would take these sophisticated pictures and then do something goofy in one of them that would crack me up. I remember once we sat on a big tree trunk and he got brown tree sap on his pants, so we went along and he started picking at his butt pretending that he had an accident,” she laughs. “He was just a funny guy. He got to his stage of ‘old guy-ness’ where he didn’t care what people thought. Actions spoke louder than appearances and all that mattered was that he got a smile out of me.” When it comes to the ‘Religion of a Sailor’, perhaps William Butler Yeats summed it up best: “A sea captain when he stands upon the bridge, or looks out from his deck-house, thinks much about God and about the world. Away in the valley yonder among the corn and the poppies men may well forget all things except the warmth of the sun upon the face, and the kind shadow under the hedge; but he who journeys through storm and darkness must need think and think. As is the way with sailors, speaking in queer sea manner of God and the world, and up through all his words broke the hard energy of his calling.”
Aug 19 : Friday Night Live-Motown Night - Sit back and enjoy the LAST FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE CONCERT of the season featuring a Motown theme. Tonight’s entertainment will be KGB and “The Thriller Show” featuring a Michael Jackson Tribute! Make sure to try some delicious food from one of our area vendors. Held at Morley Plaza, Saginaw, from 5:30 pm-9 pm. FREE admission-bring your own seating.
Aug 23: Chicago - Appearing at the Fox Theatre, Detroit. All Ticketmaster.
So how does Sage hope that people remember her father? “A lot of different ways,” she reﬂects. “He had so many different aspects to him. Sailors will remember him as a sailor, business people as the Renaissance man that could do anything, the community for all that he did for it, and I will remember him for his storytelling and his goofy laugh. What’s interesting is there is so many aspects people didn’t know about – the sailors didn’t know what he did at The Morley Foundation, and the Foundation probably didn’t know what a ﬁne artist he was himself. He also made the most remarkable jewelry.” “The last time I saw him was the day before he left for the Mackinac race. I was supposed to go back to Chicago to start the school year and he picked me up to get my car ﬁxed because he wanted to get it as safe as possible before he left for the race.” “Now I’m thinking, who’s going to ﬁx my cars? Who’s going to ﬁx everything? He has an MG Midget Convertible that he built out of a box when he was 14-years old. When I turned 16 he gave it to me when I graduated on the condition
Aug 19: Terry Fator wsg Michael Grimm & Kevin Skinner Appear at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, Mt. Pleasant. For tickets visit www.soaringeaglecasino.com/entertainers.htm. Aug 19: Queensryche - Appearing at The Fillmore, Detroit.
Aug 19: “Return to Forever” with Zappa Plays Zappa - Appearing at Meadow Brook Music Festival. For tickets visit www.palacenet. com. Aug 19: Stevie Nicks - Appearing at The Huntington Center, (formerly Lucas County Arena).
Aug 20: Lil Wayne wsg Rick Ross, Keri Hilson, Far East Movement & Lloyd - DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston. For tickets visit www.palacenet.com. Aug 20: Kenny Chesney will appear at Ford Field in Detroit. For info. regarding tickets, prices and times, please visit www. kennychesney.com.
Aug 21: Train & Maroon 5 will appear at DTE Energy Music Theatre on August 21st. For more information on tickets, please visit www.thepalacenet.com. Aug 23: Picnic in the Park Concert Series - Join the Laurie Middlebrook Band at Roethke Park, 400 Leddy, from 6:30-9 pm. Bring a picnic and enjoy this FREE concert!
Michael W. Smith wsg Third Day & Chris Augus at DTE Energy Music Theatre on August 14th
Aug 23 : The Baytones - Enjoy a concert presented by the Historical Society of Bridgeport. Concert will be located at the Gazebo in Bridgeport starting at 7 pm. For info., call (989) 777-5230 or visit www.bridgeporthistorical.org. Aug 23: Kings of Leon wsg Band of Horses - Appearing at DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston. For tickets visit www.palacenet. com.
Aug 23: Tuesdays in the Park Concert - Come out and listen to Divided Highway, a country band who will perform at Doc Letch�ield Park, M-13, at the Lion’s Club Pavilion, Pinconning. Bring your lawn chair or blanket for this 7 pm concert! Aug 24: Tony Bennett - The ever-delightful and distinguished Mr. Bennett will perform at the historic Fox Theatre of Detroit.
Aug 24: Concerts in the Park feat. The Mysterians - Enjoy some rock and oldies music at Tittabawassee Township Park. Concert begins at 7 pm and is FREE! For more information call (989) 6959512.
Aug 24: Incubus: “If Not Now, When” Tour - Appearing at DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston. For tickets visit www.palacenet. com.
Aug 26: Ke$ha Presents The “Get $leazy” Tour wsg LMFAO & Spank Rock - Appearing at DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston. For tickets visit www.palacenet.com. Aug 27: Alice Cooper - Appearing at DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston. For tickets visit www.palacenet.com. Aug 27: Whitesnake, Tesla & Lita Ford - Appearing at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, Mt. Pleasant. For tickets visit www. soaringeaglecasino.com/entertainers.htm.
Aug 29: Frankentrost Band - Concert presented by the Historical Society of Bridgeport and held at the Gazebo, located in Bridgeport, at 7 pm. For more info., call (989) 777-5230.
Aug 31: Haithco Music in the Park presenting Jammin’ Dulcimers - Join us at Haithco Recreation Area, 2121 Schust Rd., Saginaw, from 7-9 pm. Tonight’s featured performers will be the Jammin’ Dulcimers. Concert is FREE but there may be an admission charge to enter the park. For questions please phone 989-790-5280. SEE
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