Review:  “The Rep” performs energetic “Assassins” to packed house
Nov11

Review: “The Rep” performs energetic “Assassins” to packed house

By Patsy Isenberg On Friday night, Nov. 9, the talented and energetic cast of “Assassins” opened a timely musical at The Rep. With inspired direction from Michael Luberes, producing artistic director of the company, this show takes the audience on a wild ride revisiting nine presidential assassinations or attempted assassinations in U.S. history. Time is scrambled because the assassins interact with each other and share their unique...

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Review:  “Beautiful Decay” sculptures featured at MCC through Oct. 30
Oct25

Review: “Beautiful Decay” sculptures featured at MCC through Oct. 30

By Patsy Isenberg “Beautiful Decay” is the theme of a mixed media sculpture exhibit by Cara O’Brien, showing through Oct. 30 at Mott Community College’s Fine Arts Gallery in the Visual Arts and Design Center. The show is a 16-piece collection of abstract sculptures made from both natural found materials and porcelain pieces. O’Brien’s works are  sleek and modern but also rustic, because the pieces reflect...

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Review:  Chilly Artwalk brings witches, quilts, music, and “South of the Border” to warm up downtown scene
Oct15

Review: Chilly Artwalk brings witches, quilts, music, and “South of the Border” to warm up downtown scene

By Patsy Isenberg On a chilly Oct. 12, Artwalk brought not only great art but quilts, music and witches.  The nip in the air didn’t discourage lots of people from walking around in downtown Flint for sensory experiences found at several galleries and many other businesses that night. At GFAC the Genesee Star Quilters (GSQ) took over the entire space.  Very large handmade quilts created by members adorned  the walls.  The larger quilts...

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Review/Commentary:  Foreboding “Fahrenheit 11/9” a jumbled jeremiad, but we still need it
Sep12

Review/Commentary: Foreboding “Fahrenheit 11/9” a jumbled jeremiad, but we still need it

By Jan Worth-Nelson In his opening remarks to a crowd of about 1,000 at the screening of his new movie “Fahrenheit 11/9” Monday night at Whiting Auditorium in Flint,  Michael Moore said he was trying to do his part to save the movies. Movie theaters,  he said, are “the last place that people can go to be with other people to feel, to laugh, to be angry, to be thoughtful.”  His movies have often created just...

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Review:  Summer Osborne sings the way with call for “spiritual revolution,” peace and love
Jul24

Review: Summer Osborne sings the way with call for “spiritual revolution,” peace and love

by Harold Ford “You’re going to make the difference between loving and resistance/So hear me when I say you’re able, you’re willing and strong/This is your call.”  …lyrics from This Is Your Call by Summer Osborne These are indelicate times for Earthlings of any persuasion, no matter the spot they occupy along the socio-political spectrum.  From Pussy Riot(ers) who crashed the World Cup in Russia to bring attention to that government’s...

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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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