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The Moth Mainstage

Posted by on Apr 14, 2015 in events | Comments Off on The Moth Mainstage

The Moth Mainstage

Tuesday, June 30 at 8 PM. Part of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival.  The Moth — “New York’s hottest and hippest literary ticket” (The Wall Street Journal) and an acclaimed nonprofit dedicated to old-fashioned storytelling on thoroughly modern themes — is back by popular demand with an all-star line-up as part of The Moth Mainstage national tour. Prior seasons of The Moth Mainstage have featured comedians Dan Kennedy and Horace H.B. Sanders, New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik, Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me’s Tom Bodett, and an astronaut, a...

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Rickie Lee Jones

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Rickie Lee Jones

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 8 PM. Presented by Live Nation. Tickets are $29.50 – $75.00 and go on sale Friday, May 8 at 10 AM at Ticketmaster. Charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Two-time Grammy winner Rickie Lee Jones exploded onto the pop scene in 1978 and has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound and persona over 15 critically acclaimed albums.  A cultural phenomenon, Rolling Stone magazine put her on its cover twice in two years, and Saturday Night Live gave her an unprecedented three songs for her second...

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An Evening With Graham Nash

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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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Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

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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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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 go on sale April 24 at 10 AM 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...

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An Evening with Mark Knopfler and Band

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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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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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An Evening with David Sedaris

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An Evening with David Sedaris

Monday October 26 at 7:30 PM. Presented by Michigan Radio. Tickets available at ticketmaster.com 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 well as collections of personal essays, Naked, Me...

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An Evening with Roger McGuinn

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An Evening with Roger McGuinn

Saturday, May 16 at 8 PM. Presented by the Ark. Tickets on sale at ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. Charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Reserved seats are $39.50 and $25 (limited Gold Circle also available).  A founding member of the pioneering 1960’s folk-rock band, The Byrds, Roger McGuinn was inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991, along with fellow band members David Crosby and Chris Hillman. His distinguished vocals and rich, melodic guitar style turned songs like “Turn Turn Turn,” “Eight Miles High”...

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Fly Guy and Other Stories

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Fly Guy and Other Stories

Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 1:30 PM. Sponsored by Blue Care Network and Domino’s Pizza. Part of the Benard L. Maas Not Just For Kids Series presented by Toyota. Tickets on sale now at ticketmaster.com and at Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor. A chock-full musical revue featuring a wide variety of contemporary and classic children’s book favorites, including Fly Guy Meets Fly Girl, Diary of a Worm, Fluffy the Classroom Guinea Pig, Horace & Morris But Mostly Dolores, Kitten’s First Full Moon, Lilly’s Big Day, and Paper...

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Jeff Beck

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Jeff Beck

THURSDAY, MAY 14 at 7:30 PM.  Tickets go on sale Friday, April 17 at 10 AM. Tickets will be available at ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. Charge by phone at 800-745-3000.  Legendary rock guitarist Jeff Beck has had one of the least flashy yet most influential careers in rock history. Universally acknowledged as one of the most talented and influential guitarists in the world, Beck has played alongside some of the greatest artists of rock, blues and jazz,during his 40-plus years in the music industry. Now 70, he arose from...

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Let’s Travel! – Ann Arbor Concert Band

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Let’s Travel! – Ann Arbor Concert Band

Sunday, May 17 at 2 PM. Concert presented with the generous support of the Lisa Marie Tubbs Trust. The Ann Arbor Concert Band concludes its 36th anniversary season with “Let’s Travel”, featuring Curnow’s festive “Fanfare and Flourishes”, Copland’s dynamic “El Salon Mexico”,  Gershwin’s lyrical “Prelude No. 2”, Kabalevsky’s energetic “Colas Breugnon Overture”, Ellerby’s poignant “Paris Sketches” ,  Nissen’s powerful “From Far Away” and more! Concert highlight will be our 2015 Andrew J. Lum &...

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Los Lobos

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Los Lobos

Friday, May 22 at 8:00 PM. Presented by the Ark. Part of the Legends of Rock & Roll series. Tickets are on sale at ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. Charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Grammy Award winners Los Lobos are known for the Mexican-influenced rock that burst them to stardom in 1987, when their covers of “Come On Let’s Go” and the titular track for the Ritchie Valens biopic La Bamba took over the airwaves. The band is far more musically versatile than that, however, with a sound the reflects their...

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