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The Decemberists

The Decemberists

Tuesday, July 12 at 7:30 PM.

“In some ways, this album was four years in the making,” says Colin Meloy, frontman and primary songwriter of the Decemberists. “We were on hiatus, so we had all the time we could want, no schedule or tour, no expectations.”

With the ability to work at their own pace, the resulting record, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, is the band’s most varied and dynamic work, both musically and emotionally. Since their earliest recordings more than a decade ago, the Decemberists have al

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Lindsey Stirling

Lindsey Stirling

Friday, July 29 at 8:00 PM at the Michigan.

Lindsey Stirling is one of the biggest artist development breakthrough stories in recent years. A classically trained violinist from Gilbert, AZ, Lindsey has entered a futurist world of electronic big beats and animation, leaping through the music industry with over 675 million views on YouTube, Billboard chart-topping hits and sold out tours worldwide.

Lindsey’s self-titled debut album featured twelve original tracks; including the viral smash “Crystallize,” which has racked u

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Lewis Black

Lewis Black

Friday, September 16 at 8:00 PM at the Michigan.

Lewis Black is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author, and performs over 200 nights a year to sold out audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and The United States.
Lewis’ live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. Lewis yells so they don’t have to. A passionate performer who is more pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited

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Glen Hansard

Glen Hansard

Plays Saturday, September 17 at 7:30 PM.

Glen Hansard is the celebrated principal songwriter and vocalist/guitarist for the influential Irish group The Frames. Whether busking the streets of Dublin, where he got his start, or headlining a gig, Hansard has garnered a reputation as an unparalleled frontman. Hansard is also one half of the acclaimed duo The Swell Season. In 2007, he and Czech songstress Markéta Irglová took home the Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Falling Slowly” off the Once soundtrack. In 2013,

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Kamasi Washington and the Next Step

Kamasi Washington and the Next Step

“The 35-year-old tenor saxophonist Kamasi Washington has emerged as “the most-talked-about jazz musician since Wynton Marsalis arrived on the New York scene three decades ago.” (New York Times)

Born into a musical family, he recently collaborated and appeared on rapper Kendrick Lamar’s platinum album To Pimp a Butterfly and has also performed with the likes of Snoop Dogg, Gerald Wilson, Mos Def, Quincy Jones, and Chaka Khan. But while Washington and the other members of his coalition of musicians turned to hip-hop and R&B

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Loreena McKennitt

Loreena McKennitt

Wednesday, October 12 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan.

Loreena McKennitt is a Canadian musician that specializes in world music with Celtic and Middle Eastern themes. McKennitt is known for her refined and clear dramatic soprano vocals. She has sold more than 14 million albums worldwide,

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Jelly and George: Aaron Diehl & Cecile McLorin Salvant

Jelly and George: Aaron Diehl & Cecile McLorin Salvant

Plays Sunday February 19, 2017 at 4 PM.

Timeless classics are elevated by modern masters when gifted jazz pianist and arranger Aaron Diehl and 26-year-old vocalist extraordinaire Cécile McLorin Salvant join forces to revisit and revitalize the works of George Gershwin and Jelly Roll Morton.
Combining lesser-known pieces with new arrangements, this project celebrates the past while tracing a musical lineage that spans a century. Aaron Diehl, a leading force in today’s generation of jazz contemporaries, was the 2014 Monterey Jaz

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DakhaBrakha

DakhaBrakha

Plays Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 7:30 PM.

Drones and beats, crimson beads, and towering black lambswool hats all serve as a striking backdrop for an unexpected, refreshingly novel vision of Eastern European roots music.

This hit Ukrainian folk-punk quartet stirs up a mesmerizing sound that melds traditional Ukrainian folk music, African grooves, Eastern colors, and a contemporary, trans-national sensibility that the band calls “ethno-chaos.” With one foot in the urban avant-garde and the other in Ukrainian village culture

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King Sunny Adé

King Sunny Adé

Plays Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8 PM.

Since the evolution of jùjú music in Nigeria in the 1930s, no one has made a more lasting impact in the genre than King Sunny Adé.
As a singer, composer, and guitarist, this pioneer of modern world music has succeeded in taking Nigerian social music to international heights. Adé formed his first band in 1967 and has been in the limelight in Nigeria ever since. Singing in his native Yorùbá language, Adé went on to define the terms “Afropop” and “World Beat” and to open the door

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