Performance Network Theatre prepares to relaunch

June 19, 2014
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Performance Network Theatre prepares to relaunch

Employees of Ann Arbor’s Performance Network Theatre were thrown into a different kind of drama last month when the theater unexpectedly closed in the middle of a run of Richard III. Today, the theater’s Board of Directors announced that they voted to support a new production model and management structure under newly installed John  Manfredi. Manfredi,...
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Lily Tomlin coming to Ann Arbor

April 23, 2014
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Lily Tomlin coming to Ann Arbor

Detroit home-girl Lily Tomlin will perform at the Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor on Saturday, June 14. A press release reads, “Get together with Lily Tomlin for an unforgettable night of fun and sidesplitting laughter. “Tomlin is amazing” The NY Times and “as always a revelation.” The New Yorker This unique comic artist takes...
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A brief chat with the Eric Burdon of the Animals

March 12, 2014
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A brief chat with the Eric Burdon of the Animals

So here’s the deal. We were offered an interview with Eric Burdon of the Animals fame (“House of the Rising Sun” and all that), and of course we leapt at the chance. However, we were then told that Mr. Burdon doesn’t do interviews with print publications face-to-face or on the phone, only via email....
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City Slang: Iggy Pop thanks the BBC for saving his love of music

February 24, 2014
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City Slang: Iggy Pop thanks the BBC for saving his love of music

According to Classic Rock Magazine, our man Iggy Pop has thanked the BBC for “helping rescue his love of music.” “Sorry, but what the fuck?” you might ask. Well, bless his heart, Iggy made a one-off appearance hosting a show on the BBC’s 6 Music radio station over Christmas, and he’s been confirmed as...
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Cardamom spices up Ann Arbor

June 25, 2013
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Cardamom spices up Ann Arbor

Buzz is building about Ann Arbor’s newest Indian restaurant. Named after the popular Indian spice, Cardamom, which opened in April, is already making a name for itself with an affordably priced menu that offers a fusion of modern and traditional dishes from all over the subcontinent. In other words, this is more than just...
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Lambchop is a band. A band that you should go see on Monday.

April 18, 2012
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Lambchop is a band. A band that you should go see on Monday.

Nashville’s Lambchop have been making amazing, weird, beautiful country-tinged compositions since forever (well, more like the early 90′s) and they’re making a rare Detroit-area appearance on Monday night at the Ark in Ann Arbor. There are a million reasons you should go – not the least of which being Lambchop is one of the...
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Ann Arbor’s Buff1 Goes to New Zealand

January 6, 2011
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Ann Arbor’s Buff1 Goes to New Zealand

Ann Arbor’s Buff1 is grinding it out hard these days. He recently dropped an album with turntable legend DJ Rhettmatic called Crown Royale that’s being received well nationally. And considering the way he’s hovering around longtime friend Mayer Hawthorne in Los Angeles and touring regularly, one gets the impression that 2011 ought to be...
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New Jack Swing Gets a Michigan Hip-Hop Remix

October 6, 2010
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New Jack Swing Gets a Michigan Hip-Hop Remix

If you’re a fan of New Jack Swing, the oft-loved late ’80s-through-mid-’90 sub genre of R&B that gave us artists like New Edition, Wreckx-n-Effects, Teddy Riley, Keith Sweat and others, but you also happen to be a fan of new school hip hop, then you’ll probably love the New Jack Kings. They’re a new...
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Cope: One of the summer’s best mixtapes

August 20, 2010
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21-The-Mixtape

Few emcees display as much charisma on the mic early in their careers as Jonathan “Cope” Copeland did in his debut mixtape, 21, which dropped June 24. The 23-year-old Ann Arbor native raps in a confident, conversational tone on his tracks, making the effort one of Michigan’s best this summer.
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