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The Rides

The Rides

Friday, May 6 at 8:00 PM at the Michigan.

Separated in age by a musical generation but bonded by a mutual love of classic cars and the blues, two time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Stephen Stills and five-time Grammy nominated singer, guitarist and songwriter Kenny Wayne Shepherd draw fire from their extraordinary collective histories–and join forces with famed Chicago rock/blues keyboardist Barry Goldberg–to blaze a fresh trail for the historical American art form in the 21st Century.

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NJFK: Seussical

NJFK: Seussical

Saturday, May 7 at 1:30 PM at the Michigan. Part of the Benard L. Maas Not Just for Kids Series presented by Toyota. Tickets available 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 TheatreworksUSA’ biggest show

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Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper

Saturday, May 14 at 8:00 PM at the Michigan.

A Grammy, Emmy and Tony award winning artist with 30 sterling years and global record sales in excess of 50 million, Cyndi Lauper has proven that she has the heart and soul to keep her legion of fans compelled by her every creative move. Lauper recently became a New York Times Best Selling author with her autobiography – Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir, and wrote the original score for the Tony award winning best musical Kinky Boots.

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Ann Arbor Concert Band: Pure-ly Michigan

Ann Arbor Concert Band: Pure-ly Michigan

This special concert features Mitchell Luttermoser, winner of the 2016 Andrew J. Lum and David R. Juilett Young Artist Scholarship Competition, on Alto Saxophone, and special guest conductors Jerry Bilik, Scott Boerma, and John Stout. The band will also be performing the world Premiere of “The Four Winds” by Evan Hause.

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NT Live: The Hangmen

NT Live: The Hangmen

Plays May 15 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan.

Following a sell-out run at London’s Royal Court Theatre, Olivier and Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh (The Pillowman, The Cripple of Inishmaan, In Bruges) returns to the West End with Matthew Dunster’s award-winning production of his deeply funny new play Hangmen, broadcast live to cinemas by National Theatre Live.

In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry (David Morrissey – The Walking Dead, State of Play) is something of a local celebrity. But what

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An Evening with Lesley Stahl

An Evening with Lesley Stahl

Monday, May 16 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan. Free and open to the public!

Lesley Stahl will discuss her new book “Becoming Grandma: The Joys and Science of the New Grandparenting.” After four decades as a reporter, Lesley Stahl’s most vivid and transformative experience of her life was not covering the White House, interviewing heads of state, or researching stories at 60 Minutes. It was becoming a grandmother. She was hit with a jolt of joy so intense and unexpected, she wanted to “investigate” it-as though it were a news fl

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The Journey Within book launch with Radhanath Swami

The Journey Within book launch with Radhanath Swami

Best-selling author Radhanath Swami inspires readers once more in this long-awaited follow-up to The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami. Intimate stories from his decades of experience as a guru illustrate the basic tenets of bhakti yoga, and illuminating references to Western religions and ideologies make this ancient philosophy more accessible than ever. The Journey Within invites readers from all backgrounds to delve into their hearts and discover the simple truths that unite us all.

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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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