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Michigan Theatre Events

The Michigan Theatre of Jackson has a busy week, according to guests Steve Tucker, Executive Director and Steven Tucker, volunteer.  Saturday, the CBS Final Four telecast will be presented and there is no admission charge.  "Jacktown" the documentary about the state's first prison will premiere on April 10.  Details at the website.  Other guests include Jackson County Board of Commissioners Chairman Steve Shotwell with Adam Brown, Deputy Administrator;  "Tax Talk" with Michael Bannasch from Willis & Jurasek;  Mike Shore with the Lingap Children's Foundation fundraiser Brunch of Hope (details here);  movie reviews with Dave DeBaker.

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Internship Opportunity Announced

Prospect Airport Services COO Jim Wajda announced a new summer internship opportunity with his company for JTV viewers.  Prospect Airport Services will be featured on next week's "Global Great Lakes" and Jim offered a preview along with details of the internships (see above video for details).  Other guests include:  MHSDA Director of Home Ownership Mary Townley;  Dr. Terri Pardee from Spring Arbor University with an autism conference (www.arbor.edu);  Singer Sandy Sykes promoting "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" Cabaret at the JSO Performance Hall on April 12;  Film Producer Doug Jones;  Amy Thomson, McDonald's Marketing Manager with the new McWraps.

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This week’s Jackson Show

  The Jackson Community Concert Band and The Jackson Community Chorale present their spring concert. Featuring classics like “Victory at Sea” and “Song for Democracy”

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Storyfest Returns for 26th Season

The 2013 Jackson Storyfest announced this year's lineup on today's show.  Committee members Theresa Runyan and Judee Royster outlined the schedule and presenters for May 2, 3 and 4, 2013 in Downtown Jackson.  Complete line-up and schedule here.  Other guests include:  Jackson Police Officer and Union President Shane LaPorte;  JCC Now with Dr. Steven Albee-Scott;  "Women in Leadership" Conference committee members Alyse Stucker and Margaret Barley from Spring Arbor University;  Executive Director of the Fitness Council of Jackson Scott TenBrink;  Pet of the Week with Kathy Brafford.  Be sure and tune in to Thursday's live show at 1pm for a chance to win tickets to Opening Weekend, Tigers vs. Yankees,  Sunday afternoon.

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Rotary Club Plans “Gong Show”

The Jackson Rotary Club is planning a "Gong Show" dinner and fundraiser at the Cascades Manor House on Saturday, April 13.  Jim Grose and Shelly Hendrick are looking for entertainment acts and also have tickets available at $100 per couple.  Attendees have a chance to win $3,000 in prizes.  Contact Dean Anderson for tickets at 517-740-4000.  Other guests today include Better Business Bureau of Eastern Michigan President and CEO Melanie Duquesnel;  Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 109's Bob Wilkinson and Dave Welihan;  Karyn Clow from Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists;  Timm Richardson with Center Stage Jackson's Beatles Cabaret.

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Fallen Officer Remembered

Three years ago, the Jackson Police Department lost Officer James Bonneau during the line of duty. Officer Bonneau, 26, was shot and killed  on March 9, 2010.   On today's show, Jackson Police Chief Matt Heins provided details of a Pancake Breakfast to honor Officer Bonneau on April 13, 2013.  The breakfast will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church. Suggested donations are $5 per adult and$3 per child. In addition to the pancake breakfast, there will be  silent auction items and a 50/50 raffle.  All proceeds from the event will go to the Bonneau Memorial Scholarship Fund.  For more information, please see the James Bonneau Memorial Pancake Breakfast Facebook event page.   Other guests include:  Rose Festival Chair Stephanie Riggs, Rose Queen Pageant Director Lynda Waldron and Rose Queen Kelly Gooch on Rose Pageant news;  Gerdia Crater promoting her brother Bobby Rush's concerts on April 6 at the PNA Hall;  Jackson Journey's Judith Gail Krasnow on the premiere of "Jacktown", the history of Michigan's first state prison;  Parkinson's Awareness Month with Carole Briggs and Marilyn Guidinger;  Cast and crew from The Fourth Wall's presentation of "The Great American Trailer Park Musical":  Gary Minix, Leslie Bradley and Carly Francis.

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