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By Jan Worth-Nelson Ted McClellan, author of the regionally hot-selling How to Speak Midwestern from Belt Publishing can utter accents from Buffalo to Minneapolis and dissect how those accents came to be.  He can also spell out origins of dozens of…

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By Jan Worth-Nelson If an undocumented person is accused of a crime in Flint or elsewhere,  he or she likely would be deported soon thereafter, even if he or she is found not guilty. In other words, simply being accused of a crime is enough to get an…

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

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By Meghan Christian Thursday, May 11 Needle in a Haystack: the Story of the Velvelettes 7 p.m. The New McCree Theatre, 2040 W. Carpenter Rd. Admission: $7 – $50  The world premiere event of the original musical telling the story of the Velvelettes. The…

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By Jan Worth-Nelson A roomful of bronze sculptures by the famed artist Auguste Rodin might suggest to viewers that the human condition is full of muscular beauty and also struggle. In a city where toxic water has taken politics right into our bodies, it…

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By Jan Worth-Nelson The Pierce hoop house is back.  First a sign of hope, then a sign of despair after vandalism, the structure was rescued back to its hopeful role at Pierce Creative Arts Elementary School Saturday.  A work day drew neighbors, community…

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by Harold C. Ford Residents of Flint’s Central Park Neighborhood Association (CPNA) are seeking to meet with Flint Schools Superintendent Bilal Tawwab about the district’s plan to open a new Flint high school at the location of the now-abandoned Flint…

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by Harold C. Ford A new, $17 million, residential-commercial project is being planned at the site of the old YWCA in downtown Flint according to Kyle McCree, director of Core Initiatives for the Flint and Genesee County Chamber of Commerce. The project is…

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By Teddy Robertson Tuesday night in downtown Flint and that means jazz at Soggy Bottom.  On this cool April evening a gust of wind propels people through the front door just as the smiling drummer John Hill grabs the mic and announces, “We’re going to do…

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Oh, what’ll you do now, my blue-eyed son? Oh, what’ll you do now, my darling young one? … I’ll walk to the depths of the deepest black forest… Where the pellets of poison are flooding their waters… And it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard…
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