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The Second City's Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue

The Second City’s Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue captures all the magic, mystery, and mayhem of the season with original songs, brand-new sketches, and some classic favorites. The Second City’s Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue will have you and yours laughing all the way through this festive season. Don't miss The Second City’s Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue this holiday!
The Second City's Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue is a terrific setting for holiday celebrations and perfect antidote to the traditional office party. Bring your boss, your teenager and your best friend – The Second City's Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue is a great addition to your list of holiday traditions.

Mazzy Star Make an Appearance at The Majestic

When Mazzy Star last released an album, 1996′s Among My Swan, Bill Clinton was still president. Seventeen years later, the duo of David Roback and Hope Sandoval are set to return with the forthcoming Seasons of Your Day.Roback tells Rolling Stone the impetus for finally releasing new music was simple: an upcoming tour that will kick off in November. “We just decided to release a collection of songs,” he says. “We’re going to be doing more concerts in the future, so we thought it would be exciting to perform some of our unreleased newer songs.” Mazzy Star was widely believed to be on hiatus for some time, but Roback and Sandoval say they have continued to make music all these years. “We’re always recording music, writing songs,” Sandoval says. WSG: Psychic Ills
Nov. 15th at the Majestic in Detroit. Tix $25

Is Traverse City All Festival-ed Out?

adapted from Detroit Free Press
Traverse City - A resort community in hard-pressed Michigan is debating so-called “festival fatigue.”
Traverse City is located on a Lake Michigan bay about 250 miles northwest of Detroit. It’s known for beautiful beaches, wineries, top-notch restaurants and a thriving arts scene.
It also has lots of festivals. Some residents say they cause too much noise, litter and traffic. The critics also say the events monopolize a popular waterfront park called the “Open Space.”
But others say it’s ironic to hear such complaints in a city that depends on tourism, especially with young families struggling to find good-paying jobs.
Mayor Michael Estes says the city commission is reconsidering its policy on using city parks for festivals and will try to find a happy medium.  By John Flesher - The Associated Press

What are your thoughts about this?  Is TC over saturated with too much "Festivus" or are we demanding more?  Can TC handle it?  Sounds to me like we should have a festival celebrating the glory of having a festival.  I'll say one thing, they better not get rid of the Cherry-T Ball Drop. ;)

Bring it Back a Notch

Today is the night we set our clocks back to conform to the Daylight Savings Time (DST) method.  So, keeping it in the spirit of the political season, we listed the controversy between the Proponents and the Opponents, as found in the Wikipedia:

  • Proponents of DST generally argue that it saves energy, promotes outdoor leisure activity in the evening, and is therefore good for physical and psychological health, reduces traffic accidents, reduces crime, or is good for business. Groups that tend to support DST are urban workers or professionals, retail businesses, outdoor sports enthusiasts and businesses, tourism operators, and others who benefit from increased light during the evening.
  • Opponents argue that actual energy savings are inconclusive, that DST can disrupt morning activities, and that the act of changing clocks twice a year is economically and socially disruptive and cancels out any benefit. Groups that have tended to oppose DST are farmers, transportation companies, and the indoor entertainment business.

  • Either way, ya gotta do it.  Yeeeaaaahhhh Boi!

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