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Stella! on SoundWave

This week on SoundWave, host Victor McDermott welcomes Stella!, an all-female roots Americana quartet hailing from Southeast Michigan. And Hakim Crampton provides an inspirational spoken word performance on Art Beat.

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On the Road to St. Joseph

The Bart Hawley Show begins a week of shows featuring St. Joseph, Michigan today.  Julia Gourley, Executive Director of The Krasl Art Center offers a tour of the grounds and gallery located on the bluff overlooking Lake Michigan.  In-studio guests include:  64th District State Representative Earl Poleski;  Lee Hampton with JCC's Juneteenth Celebration, June 15th at 6:30 pm at the Riverwalk Amphitheatre;  The Green Market at Allegiance Health's Travis Fojtasek;  Movie reviews with Dave DeBaker and weekend plans with Ric Walton.

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Grand River Marketplace Opening Nears

The owner of Grand River Marketplace, John Burtka, along with manager Jennifer Kennedy update viewers on the plans for opening the new brewery, winery and deli in downtown Jackson.  While a date has not been announced, the grand opening is still targeted for late June.  The Grand River Marketplace will include a craft brewery, winery, lunch deli and restaurant.  Entertainment will be featured both inside and outside during evening hours.  Watch Facebook for further updates.  Other guests:  Monica Moser, President and CEO of the Jackson Community Foundation;  Melissa Peters from the Jackson District Library, with the Summer Reading Kick-off Saturday, June 15 at the Carnegie branch;  Assistant Athletic Director Ryan Frost from Spring Arbor University's summer sports camps;  American 1 Credit Union's "Kids Fest" with Jessica Lutz.

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Legs for Legacy Fundraiser Returns

The Legs for Legacy fundraising walk and run returns for the second year at Cascades Falls.  The event, organized by JAYO members Jacob Inosencio, Preston Christoff and Lexi Shupbach is a fundraiser for the Legacy Scholarship Program.  It will be held on Saturday, June 15 starting at 8:30 am.  Registration information available here.  Other guests today include:  Brad Hamilton, Superintendent of Grass Lake Community Schools;  JCC Now with Tina Matz and Debbie Johnson;  Ann Green, Arts & Cultural Alliance of Jackson County and local artist Jane Robinson;  Shop Rat Foundation's Kelly Burr;  Pet of the Week with Kathy Brafford, Cascades Humane Society.

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Flowering Tree Project Breaks Ground

The Northwest Kiwanis Club Flowering Tree Project kicked off with a groundbreaking ceremony and the planting of the first tree at Sparks Foundation County Park.  The club is taking on the initiative of beautifying the local park system through the planting of hundreds of flowering trees.  Film coverage of the ceremony on today's show.  Studio guests include:  Jackson Public Schools Superintendent Dan Evans;  Ella Sharp Museum Executive Director Amy Reimann with Kyle Liechty, Art, Beer and Wine Festival (Saturday, June 8, Noon to 5pm);  Chad Kennedy, Jackson Friendly Home board trustee, Polka Dance Fundraiser (Friday, June 7, Bone Island Grill, 6 to 11pm, tickets: 812-7526);  Steven Briggs, Sylvan Learning Center Director;  Jackson Symphony Orchestra Community String Ensemble members Clyde McKaney, Linda Rockwell and Matthew Polson with the Spring Concert, Saturday, June 8, 7pm, JSO Performing Arts Center;  Jackson Coffee Company Drawings of the Month with Brian Surgener.

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Summer Concert Series Begins in Brooklyn

"Arts in the Park" begins this Friday, June 7 at Swains Park in Brooklyn.  "The Village Square Acoustics", Bob Elrod, Frank Helton and Ralph Mullins performed on the show today as a preview of their August concert.  Mallard Brothers and a movie kick off the season this Friday.  Other show guests:  Shawn Dowling, Program Coordinator, Healthcare for Homeless Veterans, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System;  a tour of  Auto-Lab of Jackson;  Tony Krupa, Addison Awning;  Susan Vandercook and Dave Geisen, Big Brothers Big Sisters "Golf for Kids Sake;  Stan Mazur and Jeff Mazur, Jackson Northwest Kiwanis tree planting project.

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