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“From the Publisher” – March 2015

Dear Readers, So, I have to state the obvious … this cover rocks! Who is hotter right now than Flint native, Terry Crews? As a magazine publisher of nearly two decades, it’s still thrilling to have a truly exciting story materialize and be able to share it with our readers. Our team got in touch…

March 2, 2015

My Haps

MY Can’t Miss List March 2015

MY Can’t Miss List March 2015

Art a la Carte Wednesdays 12:15 – 1:15pm FIA “Bud, Not Buddy” Flint Youth Theatre Through March 15 “Macbeth” March 13 ♦ 7pm The Whiting Flint Camper & RV Show March 19 – 22 Perani Arena & Event Center The Whiting After Dark – Karaoke March 19 The Whiting Lobby FSO Classical Concert with Ida…

March 2, 2015

Web Exclusive

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More with Terry Crews

MCM: How did growing up in Flint shape the person you are today? TC: It’s good things and bad things that make you who you are. I remember when my family moved from Flint Park Boulevard over to Winona Street, which was in the northern part of town. We were the first black family on…

March 2, 2015

My Hobby

Let’s Dance! Great Lakes Swing Dance Club

Let’s Dance! Great Lakes Swing Dance Club

  Anyone can dance – just ask Leo Brennan, a member of the Great Lakes Swing Dance Club, which he says is “Genesee County’s best-kept secret.” Before joining the club in 2009, Leo wasn’t much of a dancer, unabashedly describing himself as having two left feet. But he and his wife Marge had enjoyed watching…

March 2, 2015

My Thoughts

Music to My Ears

Music to My Ears

  Music has always been a big part of my life. I started taking piano lessons when I was seven years old and continued until I was 17. Once a week, my teacher Mr. Harris would come to our home and for one hour not only teach me the fundamentals of music, but also about…

March 2, 2015

My Musings

Looking for inspiration? It’s everywhere.

Looking for inspiration? It’s everywhere.

  I troll Pinterest for cute pictures of animals sleeping. Sometimes I will post them on other social media sites and when I do, these are inevitably the most shared posts. This is not a “how to bolster your online popularity” tip. It’s a simple fact. Apparently I am not the only person who needs…

March 2, 2015

My Community

What’s next for CFI? Oak School Project Huge Success

What’s next for CFI? Oak School Project Huge Success

Not many organizations leave the starting gate with a whopping $5 million project. But that is exactly what Communities First, Inc. did with their Oak School Project. The project involved converting an old school building into apartments for low-income senior citizens. CFI is a mission-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that started in 2010 and has been…

March 2, 2015

My Arts

James Perry Walker The Preacher and His Congregation

James Perry Walker The Preacher and His Congregation

This exhibition features photographs that tell the tale of Reverend Louis Cole and his congregation during the 1970s. It is a story of people, their habits and beliefs, and the time and place in which they lived. The works also shed light on the unique relationship between the photographer James Perry Walker and the subject….

March 2, 2015

My Day

Davin Pierson Torre, Director Flint School of Performing Arts

Davin Pierson Torre, Director Flint School of Performing Arts

When Davin Pierson Torre began playing viola with the Flint Symphony as a 20-year-old University of Michigan music student years ago, she recognized the potential for the arts in Flint and wanted to do something about it. “Fairly quickly, I abandoned the ambition to be a professional musician,” she recalled. Now in her 20th year…

March 2, 2015