“Uplifting Spirits”: a humanitarian journey with UM-Flint jazz combo to Maria-torn Puerto Rico
Jul18

“Uplifting Spirits”: a humanitarian journey with UM-Flint jazz combo to Maria-torn Puerto Rico

“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.”    –Plato By Harold C. Ford Note: East Village Magazine writer Harold Ford has been visiting Puerto Rico since 1995.  He’s walked the streets, eaten the food, visited the museums, studied the language, and swum in the waters that splash on its beautiful beaches.  But he...

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Review:  Hot Friday the 13th downtown ARTWALK a feast of stellar art and music
Jul15

Review: Hot Friday the 13th downtown ARTWALK a feast of stellar art and music

By Patsy Isenberg A lot of people came to downtown Flint on Friday the 13th for ARTWALK,  which takes place the second Friday of every month. ARTWALK is sponsored by The Greater Flint Arts Council (GFAC) and includes many galleries, bars and restaurants along and near Saginaw Street. It was hot that night. But at least it wasn’t raining or windy. It was actually a perfect night for the event and it did not disappoint the festival...

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As two big endorsements back county-wide arts millage for Aug. 7 vote, advocates address citizen concerns
Jul11

As two big endorsements back county-wide arts millage for Aug. 7 vote, advocates address citizen concerns

By Jan Worth-Nelson The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce  (FGCC) and the Board of Education of the Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) both endorsed the proposed Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment millage proposal up for a county-wide vote Aug. 7 in statements issued this week. The .96 mill, 10-year proposal, estimated to yield about $8.7 million per year for the Flint Cultural Center organizations,...

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Commentary:  Arts millage advocates need to answer basic questions to help voters decide
Jul09

Commentary: Arts millage advocates need to answer basic questions to help voters decide

By Linda Pohly The Genesee County ballot for  Aug. 7 will include a proposal for an Arts Education & Cultural Enrichment Millage.  If the millage passes, according to Citizens for a Better Genesee County, the group behind the millage campaign, the County–through its taxpayers–would pay an estimated $8.2 million per year for 10 years to the Flint Cultural Center Foundation for division among three Cultural Center...

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Masters of the macabre:  Flint Horror Collective brings entertainment and love of the scary to town
Jul07

Masters of the macabre: Flint Horror Collective brings entertainment and love of the scary to town

By Jeffery L Carey, Jr. As a kid Paul Counelis was obsessed with the book Christine by Stephen King.  He liked the atmosphere, the characters, and how much he could relate to King’s obsession. “It made me want to be a writer,” he said. Years later, Counelis, now a father of nine, started writing horror fiction because of a scary bedtime story he told his kids about a girl named Kendall Kingsley. His kids liked it. “They urged me...

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East Village Magazine – July 2018
Jul07

East Village Magazine – July 2018

The latest issue of the East Village Magazine is available for download here:...

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