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Matrix:Midland Presents Kevin Cole: One Night Only (2010)

Pianist Kevin Cole performs in a concert special recorded live at Dow Gardens in June 2010. A Bay City native and acclaimed Gershwin interpreter, Cole and his trio perform the music of the legendary songwriters George and Ira Gershwin.

Michigan Jazz Trail Festival 2010

The debut of the Michigan Jazz Trail, a concert featuring mid-Michigan talent, was captured live in the summer of 2010. Several known mid-Michigan artists performed, including Mike Brush and Julie Mulady, Molly McFadden and the Bistro Boys, Mary Gilbert, Mr. Abbott, and the Michigan Jazz Trail Big Band.

Hard Times, Hard Choices: How Will Mid-Michigan Recover? (2010)

Andy Rapp, the host of Q-TV’s Currently Speaking, hosts Hard Times, Hard Choices: How Will Mid-Michigan Recover?, a two-hour special where you voiced your views on the economy in mid-Michigan and asked questions to a panel of guests.

Gift of Music: From Our Family to Yours (2009)

Pianist and composer Catherine McMichael, violinist Rod Bieber and their two children, Nathan (violin) and Meredith (piano and violin), perform selections of classical music and lighter fare, including original compositions by well-known local composer Catherine McMichael. Long time friends of the Biebers, Marlene and Hannah Moses from Cleveland, join the musical family during this special hour.

Trinket or Treasure: Bay County's Hidden Gems (2009)

Trinket or Treasure showcases fascinating local antiques found in Bay County. Filmed at the Bay County Historical Society’s annual appraisal fair, this program examines ship plans, toys, furniture, and art pieces to find their value not just in dollars, but also in local history. Trinket or Treasure features item appraisals as well as segments highlighting different eras in Mid-Michigan history to give some of those items historical conext. Eric Jylha hosts.

A Conversation with Vicente Fox (2008)

As part of their speaker series for the Center for Responsible Leadership, Alma College welcomed Vicente Fox, president of Mexico from 2000 to 2006. When he was elected president of Mexico in 2000, Fox became the first Mexican president in 71 years not to belong to the Institutional Revolutionary Party. His government was credited with shaping a true Mexican democracy that supported the rights of free speech and access to information.

From Manhattan to Midland at Molly's (2008)

Jazz vocalist Molly McFaden, her band, and guest trumpeter Joe Wilder perform an evening of jazz selections taken from the great American songbook. Joe Wilder is a New York jazz legend who was awarded jazz's highest honor in 2008: the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master's Award. This concert, filmed at Molly's Bistro in Midland, builds a musical bridge from Manhattan to Midland.

Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra: 70th Anniversary Concert (2006)

Maestro Patrick Flynn and the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra celebrate their 70th anniversary with an exciting concert featuring Anton Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World,” and the premiere performance of Saginaw composer Catherine McMichael’s “A Joyful Noise."

A Conversation with Bob Dole & George McGovern (2006)

In 2006, Alma College hosted the premiere event for their Center for Responsible Leadership: a conversation between former U.S. senators Bob Dole and George McGovern. Between them, these senior politicians have served almost 60 years in the U.S. Congress and both men have been nominated for the presidency. They sat across the aisle from each other in the Senate for 12 years, but worked together in their retirement to promote school feeding for poor children across the world.

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