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Thanksgroovin’

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in events | Comments Off

Thanksgroovin’

Friday, November 21 at 7:30 PM. Presented by Groove. Doors open at 7 PM. This entertainment group performs using traditional and non-traditional instruments to blend comedy, energy, personality and choreography into performances on stage and on the street. Tickets $8 adults, $5 students.      

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Pop Goes to the Zoo!

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Pop Goes to the Zoo!

Sunday, November 23 at 7 PM. Presented by the Michigan Pops Orchestra. Tickets $8 adults, $5 students. Advance tickets available at ticketmaster.com, at all Ticketmaster outlets, and at the Michigan Theater box office one hour before the show. Charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Come for a fun-filled zoological adventure! We will be featuring music from King Kong, the Aristocats, the Lion King, and Chicken Run, along with some classical favorites by Rossini, Dvorak, and Copland. More details to be announced! For more information, visit...

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Seth Ellis

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in events, Penny Stamps | Comments Off

Seth Ellis

Thursday, December 4 at 5:10 PM. Part of the UM Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series. Holding Place Seth Ellis is an artist, and designer. He makes site-specific narratives that explore the stories inherent in material culture, place, and everyday objects. His work utilizes the mass-manufactured artifacts of Modernist industrial society as the loci of installations combining multimedia experience design, local history, and storytelling to trace the webs that connect local communities across time and space. Ellis’ work has shown in galleries,...

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Junie B. Jones

Posted by on Jun 8, 2014 in events, Not Just for Kids | Comments Off

Junie B. Jones

Saturday, December 6 at 1:30 PM. Sponsored by Clonlara School. Part of the Benard L. Maas Not Just For Kids Series presented by Toyota. Individual show tickets on sale now at ticketmaster.com and at Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor. The incomparable Junie B. Jones is back! Featuring new tales from her books First Grader (at Last!), Boss of Lunch, and One-Man Band, Junie B. meets new friends, helps the cafeteria lady, and puts on a half-time show. She says, “This is the bestest musical ever, I tell you! It’s got loads of funny...

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Ariel, Zoey, & Eli Benefit Concert

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Ariel, Zoey, & Eli Benefit Concert

Sunday, December 7 at 2 PM. Advance tickets at ticketweb.com. A benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County! Ariel, Zoey and Eli, the stars of the nationally syndicated television shows Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too and Steal the Show (www.azenation.com) take the Michigan Theater stage for a Holiday concert. This one-hour show will feature music from their five seasons on television, a surprise guest or two, and festive sing-alongs to get you in the Holiday...

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A Holiday Extravaganza: Dancing Through the Ages

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in events | Comments Off

A Holiday Extravaganza: Dancing Through the Ages

Saturday, December 13 at 12 PM. Presented by Arthur Murray Dance Studio. All tickets $15 and available in advance at ticketweb.com. Join us for a fun filled afternoon of ballroom dancing. Arthur Murray has been teaching the world to dance for over 100 years. We will be showcasing students and professionals as they demonstrate dancing through the decades with a holiday twist. Come join the fun at our Holiday Extravaganza! For more information, call (734)...

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Dobet Gnahore

Posted by on Nov 3, 2014 in events | Comments Off

Dobet Gnahore

Friday, January 16 at 8 PM. Presented by the Center for World Performance Studies. Tickets on sale at ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets; $20, students $10. “There are some voices that only need a couple of minutes to put the public under their spell. Dobet Gnahoré has one of those voices.” Dobet Gnahoré, a singer, dancer and percussionist from the Ivory Coast, inherited the force of the “Bété“ tradition from her father, Boni Gnahoré, a master percussionist who plays with the Abidjan-based Ki-Yi Mbock Company,...

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Skippyjon Jones

Posted by on Jun 8, 2014 in events, Not Just for Kids | Comments Off

Skippyjon Jones

Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 1:30 PM. Sponsored by Biggby Coffee [Liberty St. and Washtenaw Ave.] Part of the Benard L. Maas Not Just For Kids Series presented by Toyota. Individual show tickets on sale now at ticketmaster.com and at Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor. Skippyjon Jones is a kitten whose alter ego is Skippito Friskito, the greatest chihuahua sword fighter in old Mexico! But when the local pack of puppies is terrorized by a gigantic bee, will Skippyjon be a ‘fraidy-cat or the top dog? Based on the beloved kids’ book series,...

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Mozart Birthday Bash

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Mozart Birthday Bash

Saturday, January 31 at 8 PM. Presented by the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.  His name, one word, says it all. Mozart is a virtuoso composer in every genre –   symphonies, concertos, opera, sacred song, background music – and tonight we celebrate with a tasting of all those specialties. One of your A2SO’s own, Principal Oboist Timothy Michling, dazzles in Mozart’s only oboe concerto, one of the hallmarks of the literature. Its deft melding of playful and wistful melodies will make this one of your favorites. Your A2SO strings...

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The Campbell Brothers perform John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme

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The Campbell Brothers perform John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme

Friday, February 20, 2015 at 8 PM. Presented by UMS. 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of John Coltrane’s seminal recording “A Love Supreme”. He presented it as a spiritual declaration that his musical devotion had become intertwined with his religious faith. To mark the anniversary, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts commissioned the Campbell Brothers, whose unique sacred steel gospel music was created in African-American churches, to revisit the work on their signature slide guitars and with particular attention to its...

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Mike + The Mechanics

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in events, live events | Comments Off

Mike + The Mechanics

Saturday, March 14, 2015. Presented by Live Nation. Tickets on sale at ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. Charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Even inside Genesis, Mike Rutherford’s forte has always been his melodic songwriting. With the successful side project Mike + the Mechanics, the artist managed to find a further way to express himself working with other composers and different teams. Since 1985, Mechanics became a brand in their own, releasing seven albums, selling more than 10 million records, launching many hit singles and...

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Click, Clack, Moo

Posted by on Jun 8, 2014 in events, Not Just for Kids | Comments Off

Click, Clack, Moo

Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 1:30 PM.  Sponsored by Kerrytown Market & Shops. Part of the Benard L. Maas Not Just For Kids Series presented by Toyota. Individual show tickets on sale now at ticketmaster.com and at Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor. When Farmer Brown declares his farm a “tech-free zone,” the cows go on strike and the chickens join them in solidarity. No laptop means no milk and no eggs! Will Farmer Brown give in to the animals’ demands? Find out in this hilariously “mooooo-ving” new musical about negotiation...

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Buddy Guy

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in events | Comments Off

Buddy Guy

March 18 at 7:30 PM. Presented by the Ark. Reserved seats are $49.50 and $39.50 (limited Gold Circle also available); on sale at ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. Charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Media sponsorship provided by Metro Times. With Special Guest Ana Popovic. Buddy Guy‘s impressive resume includes: 5 Grammy Awards, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, more Blues Music Awards (formerly known as W.C. Handy Awards) than any other blues artist in history, and Rolling Stone magazine ranking him among the”100...

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Absolut Russian

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 in events | Comments Off

Absolut Russian

Saturday, March 21 at 8 PM. Presented by the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.  Why do we love Russian music? Is it the Romantic melodies that every listener can access? The raw emotion that moves us to tears? The way it comforts our unquiet hearts and souls? Whatever your reasons, this concert presents the triumphs, exhilaration, and jubilation that is the epitome of Russian music. Savor Borodin’s Prince Igor, performed as it was originally composed with chorus, and recognize the source for Stranger in Paradise. Tchaikovsky brings the...

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Disney In Concert: Magical Music from the Movies

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in events | Comments Off

Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 4 PM. Presented by the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. Magical music from the movies will transport the young and young-at-heart on a musical journey. Share in the magic of Disney with your family and friends, or come solo and discover anew why these timeless motion picture scores continue to enchant us all. Tickets will be available at...

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Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits

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Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits

Friday, April 17, 2015, at 8 PM. Presented by UMS.  Zimbabwe’s Afropop legend Oliver Mtukudzi is gifted with a deep and gutsy voice plus a talent for writing songs that reflect on the daily life and struggles of his people. “Tuku” began performing in 1977 and has earned a devoted following across Africa and beyond, all the while incorporating elements of different musical traditions. A member of Zimbabwe’s Korekore tribe, he incorporates South Africa mbaqanga, Zimbabwean pop, and traditional kateke drumming into his music. Recently...

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Rubber Soul & Magical Mystery Tour performed by the Fab Faux

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Rubber Soul & Magical Mystery Tour performed by the Fab Faux

Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 8 PM.  Tickets at ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Following their  successes in 2011, 12, 13  and 14, The Fab Faux will return to the Michigan Theater! This time they will perform both Rubber Soul AND Magical Mystery Tour in their entirety. The concert will include the rockers, the ballads, and everything in between. The group includes outstanding New York studio musicians – and lifelong Beatles fans - Will Lee (bassist in David Letterman’s...

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Fly Guy and Other Stories

Posted by on Jun 8, 2014 in events, Not Just for Kids | Comments Off

Fly Guy and Other Stories

Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 1:30 PM. Sponsored by Sponsored by Blue Care Network and Domino’s Pizza. Part of the Benard L. Maas Not Just For Kids Series presented by Toyota. Individual show 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...

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An Evening with Roger McGuinn

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in events | Comments Off

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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