Category: Arts & Entertainment

Is ’13 Reasons Why’ taking its toll on mental health?

Is ’13 Reasons Why’ taking its toll on mental health?

By Erik Hopkins, staff reporter. By now, we’ve all heard of Netflix’s new show, “13 Reasons Why.” Based off Jay Asher’s 2007 novel, “13 Reasons Why” tells the story of postmortem Hannah Baker, a high-school student who took her own life due to a slew of reasons. Before her death, Hannah recorded a set of 13 tapes, each one descriptively […]

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Electric Kitsch located at 917 Washington Avenue Bay City, Michigan 48708 prepares for Record Store Day on April 22, 2017. (Delta Collegiate/ Allie Keenan)

Local shops prepare for Record Store Day

By Allie Keenan, staff reporter. As technology progresses, the nostalgia of some items keep the memories of the past alive. Sound was a major turning point in history and it continues to improve to the point that inspires people to seek out the album’s most desired. Today, people long to keep the music alive and well as long as relive […]

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Scott Baker Band premieres first album, ‘Community Aspire’

By Brynna Henika, reporter. ESSEXVILLE, MI – Musician Scott Baker teams up with local artists to put together his most recent album, “Community Aspire.” Baker has been singing and playing music since 1999, and has collaborated over the years with many artists, such as Larry McCray, Adam Levy, Shar Molina and Brandon Calhoon. In 2005, Baker released his first solo record. […]

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This Is Art: The Importance of Representation

This Is Art: The Importance of Representation

By Jack Rechsteiner, page editor.   Representation is an important thing to talk about, not because of what we do notice, but because of what we don’t. Art is a monumentally important influence in all of our lives. It’s something that we all take part in, whether it’s making the art or music we choose to listen to, or the […]

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“Beauty and the Beast” hits the Midland stage

“Beauty and the Beast” hits the Midland stage

By Jessica Sierocki, photo editor. The cast of “Beauty and the Beast” dance into the audience’s hearts during the group number “Be Our Guest.” (Photo Courtesy/Midland Center for the Arts)   The iconic live-action adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast” had just hit theaters, so there was no better time for Midland Center for the Arts (MCFTA) to put on its […]

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Saginaw kills fascists with saxophone and speeches

Saginaw kills fascists with saxophone and speeches

4/17/2017 – Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this article had misspellings of de Dionyso’s name and inaccurate information regarding the event.    By Jack Rechsteiner, page editor. Protest music has had a long and colorful history. Saginaw got to play a part in this history with its event “Resist! This Saxophone Kills Fascists.” Counter Culture hosted a night of political activism […]

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A tale as old as time hits the big screen

A tale as old as time hits the big screen

By Jessica Sierocki, photo editor. If you haven’t seen the live-action adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast” in theaters yet, my only question for you is why not? While I was anxiously standing in line, waiting for the buttery, artery-clogging popcorn that is essential to all movie outings, I got a little nervous because of my extremely high hopes for the […]

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Paradise lost: ‘Of Mice and Men’ on Pit and Balcony’s stage

By Josie Norris, editor-in-chief. SAGINAW – Pit and Balcony has brought the classic story of paradise lost in “Of Mice and Men” to its stage – and the story is still relevant to audiences today. It is the midst of the Great Depression, migrant workers George, the quick-witted friend and guardian of Lennie, a large man with the mind of a […]

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Alex Mixter laughes in his work space in his home March 20, 2017. Mister's first documentary, "Re: Saginaw," will be premiering in May at Patchwork Art and Music Festival. The film looks at the city of Saginaw and tells the story of a city where people are doing what they can to make it a better place. (Delta Collegiate/Josie Norris)

This Is Art with Alex Mixter

By Jack Rechsteiner, page editor. The closest Alex Mixter came to throwing up during the three years of making a documentary about Saginaw is when someone said to him, “I wish Washington Street looked more like Tittabawsee.” The backyard of the Saginaw house Alex Mixter calls his home and work space can be described as quintessentially Saginaw. This expansive space, […]

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Palomino Witchcraft unveils new album, “Dark Places”

Palomino Witchcraft unveils new album, “Dark Places”

By Brynna Henika, reporter. BAY CITY– Local band, Palomino Witchcraft, enchanted the audience of Bemo’s Bar with the release of their first full-length LP, “Dark Places.” The premiere, held Saturday, March 25, consisted of a three-band showcase hosted by Bay City’s Hell’s Half Mile Film & Music Festival. The show kicked off with opening performances by Detroit-based bands, Prude Boys and […]

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