CONCERTS / EVENTS

NJFK: Anne of Green Gables

NJFK: Anne of Green Gables

Sunday, May 7 at 1:30 PM at the Michigan.

Based on Lucy Maud Montgomery’s beloved novels, this heartwarming musical follows vivacious orphan Anne on her unlikely journey to find the family she’s always wanted.

Part of the Benard L. Maas Foundation Not Just for Kids Series Presented by Toyota.

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Vulfpeck

Vulfpeck

Friday, May 12 at 8:30 PM.

Vulfpeck is an American rhythm section based in Los Angeles. Originally studio musicians at Vulf Records, Jack Stratton, Theo Katzman, Woody Goss & Joe Dart went independent in 2011.

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Vulfpeck – KIDS’ SHOW

Vulfpeck – KIDS’ SHOW

Saturday, May 13 at 4:30 PM.

This one-hour show provides an introduction to modular funk for children.

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Paula Hawkins

Paula Hawkins

Wednesday, May 17 at 7:30 PM.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The venue has changed! Paula Hawkins will now be at Nicola’s Book in the Westgate Shopping Center at 2513 Jackson Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 If you purchased a ticket through Ticketmaster or Nicola’s Books for the The Michigan Theater, please contact the store at 734-662-0600 for more information.

Nicola’s Books proudly presents author Paula Hawkins In Conversation with Author Nick Petrie on Wednesday, May 17 at 7:30 PM. Included in the evening Ms. Hawkins will read ex

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The Wild Kratts LIVE!

The Wild Kratts LIVE!

Friday, May 19 at 6:30 PM.

The wildly popular PBS KIDS® television show, WILD KRATTS, is coming to the live stage! Animated Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris, “come to real life” in a classically Wild Kratts story. Off “To the Creature Rescue!” the Emmy nominated Kratt Brothers activate some fan favorite Creature Power Suits to confront a comic villain. Through hilarious pratfalls and amazing animal ‘wow facts’ the Wild Kratts team rescues their favorite invention from Zach’s clutches so the animals of the

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NT Live: Hedda Gabler

NT Live: Hedda Gabler

Plays Sunday, May 21 at 7:00 PM.

“I’ve no talent for life.”

Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free…

Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.

Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece.

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David Gray

David Gray

Monday, May 22 at 8:00 PM.

Multi-platinum selling artist David Gray announces an exclusive run of solo select concerts across the United States set to kick off this May.

The energy behind David Gray’s live performances exemplifies his dynamic and heartfelt music. Throughout his 25-year long career, David Gray has established himself as one of the UK’s leading artists with critical praise and numerous accolades. David’s past includes the phenomenal success of “White Ladder” (seven million copies sold), one

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Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson

Saturday, June 17 at 8:00 PM.

The ever-restless songwriter Joe Jackson traveled the world to record ‘Fast Forward,’ his first collection of original songs in seven years, set for October 2 release via Work Song/Caroline. Originally conceived to be released as a series of EPs, the album was produced and arranged by Jackson, and features four sets of four songs recorded in four different cities — New York, New Orleans, Berlin and Amsterdam — each with a different set of first-call supporting musicians. The result

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TajMo: The Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band

TajMo: The Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band

Sunday, September 10 at 7:30 PM.

TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band sees Blues titans Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ share the stage with their band for an exciting night of music, performing songs from their long-anticipated collaborative album ‘TajMo’, coming May 5, 2017 on Concord Records.

While the two have known and influenced each other for decades, and Taj played a key role in Keb’s first record deal, ‘TajMo’ marks the first proper collaboration between Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’. The album was self-pro

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Zakir Hussain & Dave Holland

Zakir Hussain & Dave Holland

This special collaboration between Zakir Hussain, a living master of the 3,000-year-old tabla percussion tradition, and distinguished bassist and 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dave Holland demonstrates the many directions of inspiration between the idioms of jazz and Indian music.The influence of Indian classical music on jazz is widely known, but fewer people are aware of how jazz influenced the popular music of India. Jazz first came to India by way of the Hollywood musicals of the 1930s and ’40s and quickly influenced the music of India’s burg

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Tommy Emmanuel and David Grisman – CGP & Dawg Tour

Tommy Emmanuel and David Grisman – CGP & Dawg Tour

Wednesday, November 8 at 7:30 PM.

Two-time GRAMMY nominee and world-renowned “fingerstyle” guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel will once again be bringing his passionate and infectious live show to the United States starting November 2017, touring alongside renowned acoustic musician David “Dawg” Grisman. Together, they will astound audiences with their effortless compositions and improvisational skills with stops across the Midwest and Eastern United States. Throughout the night, they will perform together and solo, playing fan favo

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John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring

John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring

On this tour, guitarist John McLaughlin revisits the legacy of his legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra with his co-headliner, virtuoso guitarist Jimmy Herring. Over five decades, McLaughlin has become one of improvised music’s most influential guitarists, composers, and bandleaders. Herring has been at the creative forefront of the thriving American rock-jam band movement for 25 years as lead guitarist of Widespread Panic. After separate sets by the two headliners with their own bands, they join forces for an expansive closing jam, revisiting t

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Piedmont Blues: A Search For Salvation

Piedmont Blues: A  Search For Salvation

Ragtime rhythms, a unique finger-picking guitar style, and understated vocals are the hallmarks of the folk music style found in the Piedmont region, the area between the Atlantic Coastal Plain and the Appalachian Mountains covering central Georgia to central Virginia.
Jazz pianist and composer Gerald Clayton (who also holds down the piano chair in the Charles Lloyd Quartet) has captured the essence of this celebrated land, home to a unique culture and rapidly vanishing folkloric history, and preserved it in a multimedia project. This m

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The Jazz Epistles featuring Abdullah Ibrahim and Hugh Masekela

The Jazz Epistles featuring Abdullah Ibrahim and Hugh Masekela

The two iconic South African jazz legends Abdullah Ibrahim and Hugh Masekela reunite and perform as part of a tour that puts them on the same stage for the first time in 56 years.
They come together for a historic concert to tell the story of The Jazz Epistles, the first all-black jazz group in South Africa and arguably the most important jazz (bebop) recording in the country’s history. This music was almost lost forever — only 500 copies were pressed in 1959, buried, and rediscovered decades later after the tyranny of apartheid. Th

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Colin Stetson

Colin Stetson

Henryk Górecki’s iconic third symphony, often called “Symphony of Sorrowful Songs,” made a huge impact on listeners in the early 1990s and was a musical touchstone for virtuoso saxophonist Colin Stetson.
The original work’s three movements centered around three laments, each focused in some way about a child being taken away from a mother. Celebrated for the way he “demolishes clichés to unleash fresh, expected energies,” (Pitchfork) Stetson takes on the mammoth task of reimagining Górecki’s symphony for an expansive an

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