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Porterhouse Productions Presents...

West Michigan's The Crane Wives' indie-folk-rock style defies musical stereotypes. Using three-part vocal harmonies, eclectic instrumentation and a knack for dynamics, they create organic music that is both accessible and innovative.
Bigger, darker, and unapologetic -- the long-awaited follow up to their debut album, "Safe Ship, Harbored," drives the listener on a harrowing journey through barren roads and lonely deserts to a place where inner strength is prized. The Crane Wives come out swinging on this album, using the platform afforded to them by the local success of "Safe Ship" to stretch their legs musically and demonstrate their growth as artists within the West Michigan community. Produced by Ben Zito & Dan Rickabus, and mastered by the legendary Glenn Brown (whose musical engineering skills have won him a variety of industry nominations and awards, including two Emmy Awards), "The Fool In Her Wedding Gown" promises to deliver twelve tracks of emotionally-charged themes with the Crane Wives' female-driven vocals, signature three-part harmonies, and bolder accompaniment. THIS FRIDAY, September 28, 2012

Doors 7PM, Show 8PM
$15, $25 with CD

3rd Annual Acme Fall Fest & Classic Car Show

Pancake Breakfast - begins at 7:00am
Craft Show and Farmers Market Kids Activities including Pumpkin Coloring, Pony Rides and MORE! Wings of Wonder Live Raptor Show Car and Tractor Show—Men’s, Women’s & Kid’s Divisions

Kids 12 and under bring your jazzed-up wagon, bike, skate board, etc. and enter to win! Chicken BBQ and other yummy treats Bake Sale and Apple Dessert Contest Silent Auction Live Entertainment AND MORE!  Saturday 29th of September.

An APB Has Been Put Out on Stolen Silver @ USS, TC

Stolen Silver is the musical culmination of a decade-long friendship between songwriters Levi Britton and Dan Myers. It's a union that dates back to their days as roomates in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood, one that entails a history as previous touring bandmates, collaborators, and, most importantly, singers. Their voices are instruments, effortless and vital to their mutual craft. On their ...
self-titled EP co-produced with John Ovnik, their styles swerve along a spectrum that spans from Indie-Folk to Americana, from Pop-Rock to more explorative soundtrack moments where the space in the songs are equally important to their narrative, undoubtedly due to Myer's work as a film composer. This new chapter takes them into unfamiliar territory both in the studio and on the stage, where ideas are fresh and nothing is left unattempted. Their sound is quickly evolving, as is their lineup. Since their initial vision of a folk duo, they've expanded to a full six-piece assembly, a determined collection of seasoned multi-instrumentalists and drummers. Half the band resides in Chicago while the other hails from Traverse City, Michigan- a circumstance that forces them out on the road yet leaves plenty of room for both immediacy and intimacy to take shape.

The new Indie-Folk band from sensitive troubadours Dan Myers and Levi Britton.
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You'll be able to enjoy the spectacular creativity of these guys this Friday, Sept. 21 @ Union St. Station, Traverse City, MI

100 Women Who Care Contribute Over $19,000

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – September 18, 2012 – The Fresh Food Partnership announced today over $19,000 in cash donations from the Grand Traverse and Leelanau County chapter of 100 Women Who Care, boosting efforts to fight hunger and support local agriculture in northwest Michigan.
The Fresh Food Partnership is a coalition of nonprofit organizations and volunteers with a two-fold mission: to provide locally grown fresh food to people in need, and to support local agriculture. For each of the past nine years, the Fresh Food Partnership has purchased fruits, vegetables and other produce from area farmers at fair market value and delivered this healthful food to pantries, shelters and community meals programs. Last year alone, the FFP and its volunteers distributed nearly 70,000 pounds of fresh food to people in need while reinvesting more than $52,000 back into the local agricultural economy.
The Grand Traverse and Leelanau County chapter of 100 Women Who Care launched in December of 2011, joining a national philanthropic movement of women who pool individual resources in support of their community. One hundred (or more) women commit to attend four one-hour meetings a year, pledging $100 each per meeting. Three of the women are selected by random drawing at each meeting to give a five-minute explanation of a local charity of their choice. The group then votes on the choices, and the charity with the most votes receives the donations from that meeting.
The Fresh Food Partnership was nominated at the group’s June meeting by Judy Reinhardt, co-owner of Sweeter Song Farm in Cedar and an active participant in the Fresh Food Partnership. The group awarded a total of 196 checks, or $19,600. The funding will enable the Fresh Food Partnership to purchase approximately 24,500 pounds of fresh, nutritious, locally grown food for families in need.
Reinhardt and Fresh Food Partnership Program Coordinator Karen Fulkerson will give a presentation and thanks at the next meeting of the 100 Women Who Care on Thursday, September 27, 5:30 p.m. at the Traverse City Golf and Country Club. For more information on the 100 Women Who Care, please email 100WWCTC@gmail.com.
For more information on the Fresh Food Partnership, including volunteer opportunities and ways to support its mission, visit www.freshfoodpartnership.org.
About the Fresh Food Partnership
Founded in 2003, the Fresh Food Partnership (FFP) is a coalition of nonprofit organizations and volunteers in northwest lower Michigan with a two-fold mission: to provide access to locally grown, healthy and fresh food to people in need through area food pantries, shelters and community meal programs; and to support local agriculture by purchasing that fresh food from area farms at fair market prices. This past year, the FFP distributed nearly 70,000 pounds of fresh food to people in need while reinvesting more than $52,000 back into the local agricultural economy.
Partners in the FFP include the Land Information Access Association (LIAA), the Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency, Michigan State University Extension, the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce, and the United Way of Northwest Michigan.
To learn more about the Fresh Food Partnership and to support its mission, please visit www.freshfoodpartnership.org.

Rockin' Kilkenny's Friday & Saturday, TC

They drop hot, hot dance music on the masses with bass like butta, beats that induce baby making, and vocal hooks as catchy as a pandemic breakout. Be ready.
The group formed in late 2011 with the goal taking the local scene by storm. Comprised of a roster of Traverse City rock veterans and a up and coming local Diva, much like Voltron, these individuals joined together to form One Hot Robot. They are here to make you dance, rock and party your face off! …and defend the galaxy from evil.

WTCM Loyal Listener Party @ Ground Zero

WTCM Country Jam
Featuring Scarletta, Tommy Steele, and Tammy Sundelius
Saturday September 22nd
Red Solo Cup Party!
WTCM Loyal Listener Cards get in for $1.035
Advance Tickets $5 + Handling
$1 Drafts with purchase of your Red Solo Cup
Doors at 7, Show at 8
Must be 18+ W/Valid Photo ID

Great Cause for Paws @ Culver's

Culver's Restaurant is hosting it's annual benefit for H.O.P.E. (Helping owners with pet expenses).  Hope is an all volunteer non-profit that provides temporary food and vet care for pet owners who are going through financially tough times.  C'mon in to Culver's on 31 between 5PM and 8PM, get some great food and meet a few H.O.P.E. volunteers and a portion of every dollar spent goes to helping the animals!ATTN:  No Tickets Needed!

A Weekend Gathering Full of Fun

The Earthwork Harvest Gathering is a celebration of food and music, featuring the freshest of local ingredients and fine imported specialties. A family-friendly Gathering bringing us into contact with the abundance of our community, the Earthwork Harvest Gathering has ripened Michigan’s artisan culture for 11 years and running, and hosts 2000+ attendees, who camp in the mixed hardwood forests and open meadows of Earthwork Farm every third weekend in September, annually.

Earthwork Farm is a 181 acre working farm in Missaukee County, Michigan. The Bernard family purchased the property in 1977 and it has since been a diverse working farm and a thriving center for hands-on experiential education in agriculture, the arts, and a variety of artisan crafts and trades. From hosting thousands of public school kids on field trips, to providing workshops, festivals, retreats and camps for the public, Earthwork Farm has cultivated a treasured nurturing environment, with great respect and reverence for the natural world.

For more info please visit http://earthworkharvestgathering.com/

The Hot Spot This Weekend in TC

Dj CDX and Shimmers Nightclub take it to the next level with 4Square!

Featuring:Dj CDX
Dj Jr
Dj DomiNate
Dj Sweet & Low

4 of Traverse City's best party-rockin Dj's will take the stage for a night of Top 40 remixes and EDM not to be missed.

Dj CDX, Dj Jr, Dominate and Dj Sweet And Low will face off in 15 minute rotating sets that will switch order hourly, So the audience and Djs wil constantly be on their toes as to who and what they'll be hearing next!

We also will be featuring the "Request Bucket" as each Dj takes his place on stage, He will draw a ticket from the bucket and will have to feature that track in his set!

The Shimmers stage will be packed with Dj Gear, extra lights, sound reinforcement and...

The whole show is going to be broadcast LIVE! on AbstraktTv.com

For a complete BIO on each DJ please click on link: http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/465558410141431/

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