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Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in events | Comments Off on Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

Tuesday, August 4 at 7:30 PM. Presented by the Ark. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 1 at ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at 800-745-3000.  Lyle Lovett is one of the most revered and original musicians of our time. Is his music country? Singer-songwriter folk? Big-band western swing? All of the above and more, all woven into a fascinating American musical tapestry that’s equal parts wry humor, dark and edgy critique, and charming cowboy Romanticism. The depth of Lyle’s accomplishment comes through...

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Rosie The Riveter Revisited

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Rosie The Riveter Revisited

Thursday, August 13 at 6:00 PM. Hors d’Oeuvres will be served at 6 PM; the presentation will begin at 6:30. Free and open to the public! Celebrate the kickoff of the Homefront Victory Celebration with a “riveting” lecture by Dr. Charles Hyde, Professor Emeritus at Wayne State University! The topic for the evening is “Rosie the Riveter: Revisited,” as explored in Dr. Hyde’s new book, The Arsenal of Democracy. This monumental work covers wartime Detroit in detail and explores the real-life travails and triumphs of the women...

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International Stars of Ballet Gala

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in events | Comments Off on International Stars of Ballet Gala

International Stars of Ballet Gala

Saturday August 15 at 7 PM. Presented by the Academy of Russian Classical Ballet. Tickets $35, $45, $60 and $75.  Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.com. This evening with the stars features a collection of beloved classical ballet and contemporary dances performed by professional ballet dancers from around the world.   For more information visit www.russianclassicalballet.com.   Share...

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National Theatre Live: A View from the Bridge

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National Theatre Live: A View from the Bridge

Sunday, August 30, 7:00 pm. Presented in partnership with UMS. High-Definition Broadcasts from the National Theatre, London.  Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) in the Young Vic’s “magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold” production of A View from the Bridge – the Evening Standard, Guardian, and Independent‘s top theatre pick of 2014. The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn,...

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John Hiatt & The Combo and the Taj Mahal Trio

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John Hiatt & The Combo and the Taj Mahal Trio

Thursday, September 3 at 7:30 PM. Presented by the Ark.Tickets available at ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. Forty years into his recording career, John Hiatt has chosen to title his 22nd studio album, Terms of My Surrender. With his longtime guitarist Doug Lancio taking the producer reins, John Hiatt set out to bring the songs’ character (and characters) into intimate focus. There’s a close-up, patina-festooned bluesy quality tying the tales together. But it’s blues in the knotty backwoods sense, as if sprung from the...

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National Theatre Live: Man and Superman

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National Theatre Live: Man and Superman

Wednesday, September 16, 7:30 pm. Presented in partnership with UMS. High-Definition Broadcasts from the National Theatre, London.    Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List, Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of George Bernard Shaw‘s witty, provocative classic. Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite...

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Punch Brothers

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in events | Comments Off on Punch Brothers

Punch Brothers

Wednesday, September 23 at 8 PM. Presented by Live Nation. Tickets $35, $30 and $25; limited Gold Circle seating $40. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 5 at 10 AM at Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. Punch Brothers’ latest album, the T Bone Burnett–produced The Phosphorescent Blues, addresses with straight-up poignancy and subversive humor the power and the pitfalls of our super-connected era. Digitally fueled isolation may be a theme, but this virtuosic acoustic quintet offers its warmest, most emotive and elegantly melodic...

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Dog Loves Books

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in events, Not Just for Kids | Comments Off on Dog Loves Books

Dog Loves Books

Saturday, October 3 at 1:30 PM. Part of the Benard L. Maas Not Just For Kids Series presented by Toyota. Tickets will be available beginning Monday, August 17 at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available at Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor. Louise Yates’ New York Times Best Seller comes to life in ArtsPower’s newest musical about the irresistible Dog who loves everything about books. In fact, he loves books SO much that he decides to open up his own bookstore. Once the store opens for business, no customers come. Dog is...

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An Evening with Mark Knopfler and Band

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in events | Comments Off on An Evening with Mark Knopfler and Band

An Evening with Mark Knopfler and Band

Sunday, October 4 at 7:30 PM. Presented by Live Nation. Tickets on sale at ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. Charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Special offer! A CD copy of Mark Knopfler’s new album, Tracker, is included with every pair of tickets you order for this show. You will receive an email with instructions on how to receive your album following your purchase.  Legendary musician and songwriter Mark Knopfler will celebrate the release of his new record, Tracker, due March 17 on Verve Records, with a 36-city North...

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The Gloaming

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in events, UMS | Comments Off on The Gloaming

The Gloaming

Wednesday, October 7 at 7:30 PM. Presented by UMS. Tickets available at tickets.ums.org. Evocative of the spare serenity of the Irish countryside, the music of The Gloaming is both deeply familiar and consistently surprising. The traditional Irish backgrounds of fiddle master Martin Hayes, hardanger innovator Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, and Irish singer Iarla Ó Lionáird anchor the group, with New York pianist Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman, better known as a colleague of Antony and the Johnsons, The National, and Nico Muhly) and Chicago...

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Bill Maher

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Bill Maher

Sunday, October 11 at 7:30 PM. Presented by Live Nation. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 20 at ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets.  Charge by phone at 800-745-3000. For the last 22 years, Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television. First on “Politically Incorrect” (Comedy Central, ABC, 1993-2002), and for the last 12 years on HBO’s “Real Time,” Maher’s combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him 33 Emmy nominations. In October of 2008, this...

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RSC in HD: Shakespeare’s Othello

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RSC in HD: Shakespeare’s Othello

Sunday, October 18 at 7pm. Presented in partnership with UMS. Tickets on sale at ums.org.  RSC Live in HD is a program of high-definition broadcasts captured live and screened at cinemas around the world from Shakespeare’s home town. Othello is the greatest general of his age. A fearsome warrior, loving husband and revered defender of Venice against its enemies. But he is also an outsider whose victories have created enemies of his own, men driven by prejudice and jealousy to destroy him. As they plot in the shadows, Othello realises too...

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Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in events, UMS | Comments Off on Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya

Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya

Wednesday, October 21 at 7:30 PM. Presented by UMS. Tickets available at tickets.ums.org. Nelson Mandela has referred to Abdullah Ibrahim as “South Africa’s Mozart,” and few would disagree. Born in 1934 in Cape Town, Abdullah Ibrahim was influenced as a child by spiritual hymns, traditional African music, carnival and minstrel music, and American jazz, swing, and boogie woogie. He earned the nickname “Dollar” from American soldiers for his spirited efforts to buy American LPs, which could be found for one dollar. The nickname stuck,...

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An Evening with David Sedaris

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in events | Comments Off on An Evening with David Sedaris

An Evening with David Sedaris

Monday October 26 at 7:30 PM. Presented by Michigan Radio. Tickets available at ticketmaster.com Books on sale now and at the event, courtesy of  With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. David Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as...

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Chucho Valdés: Irakere 40

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Chucho Valdés: Irakere 40

Sunday, November 8 at 4 PM. Presented by UMS. Tickets available at tickets.ums.org. Winner of five Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards, the Cuban pianist, composer, arranger, and bandleader Chucho Valdés has been a key figure in the evolution of Afro-Cuban jazz for the past 50 years. Born in 1941, his musical education includes formal studies and countless nights on the hottest stages in Cuba as the pianist with his legendary father, Bebo Valdés, his orchestra Sabor de Cuba, and also the seminal Orquesta Cubana de Música Moderna....

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Arlo Guthrie

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in events | Comments Off on Arlo Guthrie

Arlo Guthrie

Monday, November 9, 2015 at 7:30 PM. Presented by the Ark. Tickets available beginning Friday, June 26 at 10 AM at Ticketmaster.com and Ticketmaster charge by phone at 800.845.3000. ALICE’S RESTAURANT 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR! This show is a break from his normal solo appearance and will feature a band including Terry Hall (drums), Bobby Sweet (guitar, vocals), Darren Todd (guitar) and his son, Abe Guthrie (keyboards). Along with “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree,” the tour will feature songs pulled from all studio albums in...

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Guster

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in events | Comments Off on Guster

Guster

Wednesday, November 18 at 8 PM at the Michigan. Tickets available at Ticketmaster.com beginning Friday, July 31 at 10 AM as well as all Ticketmaster outlets. Order by phone at 800-745-3000. Since forming at Tufts University in 1992, Guster has become one of the leading indie/alternative bands, releasing seven critically acclaimed albums in 20 years, starting with Parachute in 1995. Evermotion (to be released on their own Ocho Mule label through Nettwerk Records) is the follow-up to 2010’s Easy Wonderful, which earned the band its...

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Ariel, Zoey & Eli

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in events, Not Just for Kids | Comments Off on Ariel, Zoey & Eli

Ariel, Zoey & Eli

Saturday, Dcember 12, 2015 at 1:30 PM. Part of the Benard L. Maas Not Just For Kids Series presented by Toyota. Tickets will be available beginning Monday, August 17 at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available at Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor. Emmy Nominees Ariel, Zoey & Eli (AZE) have spent most of their young lives performing either on stage or in front of the camera. With two national television shows, their focus has always been on music, empowering their peers and enjoying those they meet along the way. This special...

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RSC in HD: Shakespeare’s Henry V

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RSC in HD: Shakespeare’s Henry V

Sunday, December 13 at 7PM. Presented in partnership with UMS. Tickets on sale at ums.org.  RSC Live is a program of high-definition broadcasts captured live and screened at cinemas around the world from Shakespeare’s home town. Henry IV is dead and Hal is King. With England in a state of unrest, he must leave his rebellious youth behind, striving to gain the respect of his nobility and people. Laying claim to parts of France and following an insult from the French Dauphin, Henry gathers his troops and prepares for a war that he hopes...

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Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in events, UMS | Comments Off on Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton

Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton

Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 7:30 pm. Presented by UMS. Tickets available at tickets.ums.org. By any measure of talent and accomplishment, Lisa Fischer is a superstar. Yet, if you do not know her name, it’s likely because she has spent the past 20 years as a backup singer for the Rolling Stones, Sting, Chris Botti, and countless others. Her name may not be on the marquee, but she doesn’t care. Her astonishing range, spot-on intonation, mastery of the stage, and infectious sweet smile make her the go-to singer for the likes of Tina Turner,...

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Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in events, Not Just for Kids | Comments Off on Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School

Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School

Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 1:30 PM. Part of the Benard L. Maas Not Just For Kids Series presented by Toyota. Tickets will be available beginning Monday, August 17 at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available at Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor. Now that JUNIE B. JONES has been going to school for over one-and-a-half years, who better to write the book on EVERYTHING you need to know? From bus rules to band-aids, carpools to cookies, Junie B. and friends deliver the definitive word on surviving and thriving in style. With a...

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The Triplets of Belleville

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in events, UMS | Comments Off on The Triplets of Belleville

The Triplets of Belleville

Friday, February 19, 2016 at 8 PM. Presented by UMS. Tickets available at tickets.ums.org. A decade after it was first brought to the screen, Benoît Charest revives the music of the Oscar-nominated film The Triplets of Belleville with a remarkable cast of musicians in this silent movie-live concert event. Kidnapped by mysterious, square-shouldered henchmen, a Tour de France cyclist named Champion is spirited across the ocean to the teeming metropolis of Belleville. His near-sighted grandmother and faithful dog follow his trail and are taken...

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Alexander, Who’s Not Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move

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Alexander, Who’s Not Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move

Sunday, April 10 at 1:30. Part of the Benard L. Maas Not Just For Kids Series presented by Toyota. Alexander has just found out that his family is moving to a new town and that he must leave all his friends and schoolmates behind. How can he bear to leave the place he loves and the life he has there? Join Alexander as he learns that home is “where your family is” and that change can be exciting. (recommended for grades K – 4. Produced by TheatreWorks USA) Sponsored by Share...

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Zafir: Musical Winds from North Africa to Andalucía

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Zafir: Musical Winds from North Africa to Andalucía

Friday, April 15, 2016, 8 PM. Presented by UMS. Tickets available at tickets.ums.org. Simon Shaheen brings to life the Arab music of Al-Andalus and blends it with the ubiquitous art of flamenco in Zafir, a program of instrumental and vocal music and dance that renews a relationship with music from a thousand years ago. Zafir explores the commonalities of music born in the cultural centers of Iraq and Syria that blew like the wind (zafir) across the waters of the Mediterranean to Al-Andalus, where it blended with elements of Spanish music,...

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The Bad Plus Joshua Redman

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in events, UMS | Comments Off on The Bad Plus Joshua Redman

The Bad Plus Joshua Redman

Saturday, April 23, 2016, 8 PM. Presented by UMS. Tickets available at tickets.ums.org. On paper, the partnership of Joshua Redman and the Bad Plus seems unlikely. The saxophonist was embraced by the jazz mainstream on the release of 1994’s Moodswing, and he’s been both a critical and commercial favorite ever since. The Bad Plus, by contrast, have courted controversy since the release of their 2003 major label debut, These Are the Vistas. But when Joshua Redman joined the idiosyncratic trio as a special guest a few years back, a...

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Seussical

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Seussical

Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 1:30 PM. Part of the Benard L. Maas Not Just For Kids Series presented by Toyota. Tickets will be available beginning Monday, August 17 at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available at Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor. “Oh, the thinks you can think” when Dr. Seuss’s best-loved stories collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper! Adapted from the Broadway version, this adaptation especially for young audiences features thirteen actors and enhanced production values. Seussical is...

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An Evening With Graham Nash

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in events | Comments Off on An Evening With Graham Nash

An Evening With Graham Nash

Wednesday, July 29 at 8 PM at the Michigan. Presented by Live Nation. Tickets available through Ticketmaster . Legendary singer-songwriter Graham Nash will perform at the Michigan Theater as part of a series of “An Evening With” concerts throughout the United States in July and August 2015. Shane Fontayne (guitar, vocals) will be accompanying Graham Nash on the road.  “I’m really looking forward to an evening of music, stretching back 50 years, and coming round to today with all it’s blessings and problems,” says Nash, “a...

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