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Random International

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in events, Penny Stamps | Comments Off

Random International

Thursday, October 23 at 5:10 PM. Part of the UM Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series. Founded by Stuart Wood, Flo Ortkrass and Hannes Koch in 2005, Random International is a collaborative studio for experimental creative practice. Taking science as a means to develop a new material vocabulary, their work invites consideration of the man/machine relationship through explorations of behavior and natural phenomena — with the viewer an active participant. Rain Room, the work for which the studio is best known, was exhibited at MoMA following its...

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The Price of Life Invitational

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The Price of Life Invitational

Friday, October 24, 7:00 PM. Free admission. Presented by the UM InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. The Price of Life Invitational is a diverse coalition of over 30 organizations mobilizing people in the fight against human trafficking- one of the most tragic leading global issues of our day. The campaign runs from October 19-24th. The Finale Event at the Michigan Theater will include inspirational speakers, human trafficking experts, a concert, and a chance to respond and join the fight against human trafficking. For more information...

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Ryoji Ikeda

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Ryoji Ikeda

Thursday, October 30 at 5:10 PM. Part of the UM Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series. Japan’s leading electronic composer and visual artist, Ryoji Ikeda orchestrates sound, visuals, physical phenomena and mathematical notions into immersive live performances and installations. Ikeda’s projects include ‘datamatics’ using the moving image, sculpture, sound and new media to explore our perception of the data that permeates our world; and ‘spectra’ a large-scale installations employing intense white light as a sculptural...

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AACB: Overtures, Fanfares and Fantasies

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AACB: Overtures, Fanfares and Fantasies

Sunday, November 2 at 2 PM. Presented by the Ann Arbor Concert Band. Concert sponsored with the generous support of the Lisa Marie Tubbs Trust and Suzanne A. Beutler. The Ann Arbor Concert Band kicks off its 36th anniversary season with a program designed to please all wind ensemble aficionados, featuring Bernstein’s whimsical “Overture to Candide”, Saint-Saens energetic “Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah”, Sibelius’ poignant “Symphony No. 1 in E minor” and Alexander’s “Colossus of Columbia March”. University of Michigan...

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Inta Ruka

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Inta Ruka

Thursday, November 6 at 5:10 PM. Part of the UM Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series. For more than two decades, Latvian photographer Inta Ruka has photographed the people of Latvia to provide an undisguised view on the current state of flux in Latvia since its integration into the European Union.  From 1984 to 2000, she photographed primarily in the rural area of Balvi and, later on, increasingly in the capital of Riga. In the series “People I happened to meet”, she strikes up conversations with unknown people in order to ask them...

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Gov’t Mule

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Gov’t Mule

Saturday, November 8 at 8 PM. Tickets on at ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. Charge by phone at 800-745-3000. The leader of Gov’t Mule, Warren Haynes, should be well known to Allman Brothers fans for his stint in Southern rock’s most famous native sons. In 1989, Haynes became the second replacement for Duane Allman, providing a good foil for Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts on guitar and vocals. Five years after their debut, Haynes joined drummer Matt Abts in the side project Gov’t Mule, a band in which the Allman...

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Anab Jain, Superflux

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Anab Jain, Superflux

Thursday, November 13 at 5:10 PM. Part of the UM Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series. Design for Anxious Times.  Anab Jain is a designer, filmmaker and founder of the London-and-India-based design studio Superflux, which she runs in partnership with Jon Ardern. Through their work and approach, Anab helps shapes the studio’s vision as a new kind of design practice — one that is responsive to the unique challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.  Jain wants designers to adopt new roles as sense-makers, translators and agent...

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Tchaikovsky & Friends

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Tchaikovsky & Friends

Saturday, November 15 at 8 PM. Presented by the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.  Warm the November chill with an evening of gorgeous melodies. Sit back and enjoy Rossini’s delightful “Overture to La scala di seta” which reveals an explosion of sound, and Schumann’s majestic homage to Bach in his “Rhenish” Symphony. We welcome back by popular demand pianist Anton Nel to put his exquisite signature on Tchaikovsky’s most well-known Romantic piano concerto. Anton Nel’s playing will take your breath away. His deft combination of...

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Melissa Etheridge

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Melissa Etheridge

Sunday, November 16 at 7:30 PM. Presented by Live Nation. Tickets on at ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. Charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Etheridge’s latest studio album and 12th collection of new material, This Is M.E., is set for release on September 30, 2014. Recorded in New York and Los Angeles, she is not alone as a songwriter. For the vibrant collection she teamed with some of the most creative, inventive figures on the music scene: Jerrod Bettis (Adele, One Republic, Eric Hutchinson, Gavin DeGraw), Jon Levine (Nelly...

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Françoise Mouly

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Françoise Mouly

Thursday, November 20 at 5:10 PM. Part of the UM Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series. In Love with Art …and Comics Since 1993, when Françoise Mouly joined The New Yorker as art editor, she has been responsible for over 1,000 of the magazine’s signature covers, many of which were chosen by The American Society of Magazine Editors as ‘best cover of the year’. She is also the Publisher and Editorial Director of TOON Books, an imprint of comics and visual narratives for young readers. And she founded and coedited (with collaborator...

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Thanksgroovin’

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Thanksgroovin’

Friday, November 21 at 7:30 PM. Presented by Groove. Doors open at 7 PM. Tickets $8 adults, $5 students.  Tickets will be available at www.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. 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.    

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Michigan Pops Orchestra

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Michigan Pops Orchestra

Sunday, November 23 at 7 PM. Tickets $8 adults, $5 students. Tickets will be available at www.ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations, and at the Michigan Theater box office one hour before the show. Charge  by phone at 800-745-3000. For more information, visit www.umuac.org/mpo

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Seth Ellis

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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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Skippyjon Jones

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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

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Mike + The Mechanics

Saturday, March 14, 2015. Presented by Live Nation. Tickets on sale Friday at 10 AM 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...

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Click, Clack, Moo

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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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Absolut Russian

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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

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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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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

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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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