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Republican candidate for Michigan Governor permanently banned from YouTube

MATTAWAN, MI (WKZO AM/FM) — Kalamazoo-area Republican candidate for Michigan Governor Garrett Soldano has been permanently banned from YouTube. The video-sharing platform reportedly emailed him on Monday and said his channel was being removed due to multiple violations of the site’s community guidelines. Soldano had been using the platform often...
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Michael J. Thorp Would Like to Introduce You to Some Pretty Cool Michiganians

You probably know Michael J. Thorp from his days as a news anchor at WJRT TV-12 or as a Flint radio host. But did you know he's also an author? Thorp's latest book has just been released and there's a few cool Michiganians he thinks you might enjoy getting to know. The book is called 'Michiganians You Should Know (Plus Some You Do and Don't Know Why)' and it's available here.

Whose Live Anyway Tour Includes Five Michigan Dates

I think most people are aware of the television show Who's Line Is It Anyway? If you are not, it is a improvisational show that aired on ABC from 1998 to 2007. The show was first hosted by Drew Cary and later Aisha Tyler. Apparently it will be returning to TV next month. I had no idea until I started researching the Whose Live Anyway Tour.

Michigan Opera Theatre to Present 12-Hour ‘Bliss’

Michigan Opera Theatre is set to open the Michigan Building Theatre with Ragnar Kjartansson’s “Bliss” on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. The 12-hour performance piece, which is being staged in a production by Yuval Sharon, will feature Corey Mckern (Count Almaviva), Nicole Joseph (Countess Almaviva), Grace Wipfli (Susanna), Robert Wesley Mason (Figaro), Jennifer Cresswell (Cherubino), Diane Rae Schoff (Marcellina), Tyrese Byrd (Don Basilio), Lucia Helgren (Barbarina), and Jake Surzyn (Antonio) as they perform a three minute excerpt from Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” on loop. The scene in question is the opera’s grand finale when the Count asks for the Countess’ forgiveness.
Detroit News

Michigan Republican candidate for governor banned by YouTube

Michigan Republican gubernatorial hopeful Garrett Soldano says he's been permanently banned from YouTube, a social media platform he's used to build a following by questioning the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. YouTube said in an email to Soldano early Monday that his channel included "severe or repeated violations" of...
Detroit Free Press

A Michigan family confronts police injustice, drugs and gender identity in 'North By Current'

Some of the most compelling documentaries begin as one thing and end up something else entirely. Just ask Angelo Madsen Minax, whose “North By Current” began as an investigation surrounding the death of his 2-year-old niece. The feature, which plays Thursday at the Detroit Film Theatre as part of the Freep Film Festival, eventually turned into a portrait of his family, himself included, over nearly five years.