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Lake Street Dive

Lake Street Dive

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 8:00 PM.

The members of Lake Street Dive—named after an avenue of seedy bars in guitarist and trumpeter Michael “McDuck” Olson’s native Minneapolis—met in 2004 as students at Boston’s New England Conservatory of Music. Powerhouse singer Rachael Price fronts the quartet while bassist Bridget Kearney and drummer Michael Calabrese comprise the rhythm section.

Lake Street Dive’s major label debut, Side Pony, was released in February 2016. A side pony, for Lake Street Dive, is really a metap

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PENNY STAMPS: Andrew Logan

PENNY STAMPS: Andrew Logan

Thursday, March 9 at 5:10 PM.

Andrew Logan’s work spans the fields of sculpture, theater, pageants, jewelry, and interior design. As a scene-maker Logan is the mastermind behind London’s long-running Alternative Miss World pageant. A celebration of transformation, creative free-reign, and the ordinary turned extraordinary, the pageant features a countercultural parade of freaks, fops, show offs, and drag queens. From his early fame amongst London’s fashionable and artistic crowd, who have variously dubbed him ‘Faberge for the

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NJFK: Pete the Cat

NJFK: Pete the Cat

Sunday, March 12 at 1:30 PM and 4:00 at the Michigan. SECOND SHOW JUST ADDED! SEATING IS EXTREMELY LIMITED FOR THE 1:30 SHOW!

When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners – and boy are they square! But for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up.

Part of the Benard L. Maas Foundation Not Just for Kids Series Presented by Toyota.

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PENNY STAMPS: Saya Woofalk

PENNY STAMPS: Saya Woofalk

Thursday, March 16 at 5:10 PM.

According to The Huffington Post, Saya Woolfalk “doesn’t create artworks, she creates worlds.” A New York-based artist who uses science fiction and fantasy to re-imagine societies and manufacture immersive, multimedia environments, Woolfalk’s work is highly narrative in nature. Daughter of a Japanese mother and an African American father, Woolfalk explores themes of ambiguity, difference, and cooperation. Her work is highly collaborative, and her captivating installations include projects with d

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A2SO: Firebird

A2SO: Firebird

Saturday, March 18 at 8:00 at the Michigan.

Schachter Freylekhe Tanzen
Grieg Piano Concerto
Debussy Nocturnes
Stravinsky Firebird Suite

special guests
Anton Nel
UMS Choral Union Women

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Ann Arbor Concert Band: Mountains Rising

Ann Arbor Concert Band: Mountains Rising

Sunday, March 19 at 2:00 PM.

Concert selections include:

Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain

Ticheli Vesuvius

Hovhannes Symphony No. 20 “Three Journeys to a Holy Mountain”

Boerma Cityscape

Rodgers Sound of Music

Tickets $10 adults, $5 seniors/students; free for children under 12. Tickets currently available from band members or may be purchased at the Michigan Theater box office one hour before the show

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PENNY STAMPS: New Negress Film Society

PENNY STAMPS: New Negress Film Society

Thursday, March 23 at 5:10 PM.

Originally formed to create community in an industry where black female voices and stories are often suppressed, the New Negress Film Society (NNFS) is a collective of five filmmakers — Frances Bodomo, Ja’Tovia Gary, Kumi James, Stefani Saintonge, and Chanelle Aponte Pearson — who are dedicated to exhibiting, supporting, and raising consciousness around work by marginalized filmmakers. The group’s primary focus is on works and perspectives that break boundaries in film — both politically and a

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DakhaBrakha

DakhaBrakha

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, Dakh

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Michigan Pops Orchestra presents Drop It Like It’s Pops!

Michigan Pops Orchestra presents Drop It Like It’s Pops!

Sunday, April 2 at 7:00 PM.

The Michigan Pops Orchestra is the country’s oldest collegiate Pops orchestra. We are composed of students from the University of Michigan who are dedicated to serving the entire Ann Arbor community.

The Michigan Pops Orchestra prides itself in providing opportunities for U-M students to continue playing their instruments. Pops believes that making music is much more fun when orchestra members know each other and encourages a fun and social atmosphere through frequent social events. Pops is com

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A2SO: Peter and the Wolf

A2SO: Peter and the Wolf

Sunday, April 9 at 4:00 PM at the Michigan.

pre-concert activities: 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Platypus Theatre brings Prokofiev’s masterpiece to life with spirited choreography, colorful sets and larger-than-life masks.

Featuring:

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 (4th movement)
Schumann: “Traumerei” from Kinderszenen
Grieg: “In the Hall of the Mountain King” from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
Beethoven: Prometheus Overture
Rimsky-Korsakov: Fl

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King Sunny Adé – CANCELED

King Sunny Adé – CANCELED

Please note: We regret to inform you that last week we received the news that King Sunny Adé canceled his North American tour.

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. S

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The Fab Faux Perform Abbey Road

The Fab Faux Perform Abbey Road

Get ready for the Beatles concert that never happened – until now. The Fab Faux are to the Beatles what the Vienna Philharmonic is to Beethoven: the best interpreters in the business. Following their successes of the last six years, The Fab Faux will return to the Michigan Theater on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8 PM to perform Abbey Road in its entirety, plus a set of other late era Beatles classics.

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NJFK: Anne of Green Gables

NJFK: Anne of Green Gables

Sunday, May 7 at 1:30 PM at the Michigan.

Based on Lucy Maud Montgomery’s beloved novels, this heartwarming musical follows vivacious orphan Anne on her unlikely journey to find the family she’s always wanted.

Part of the Benard L. Maas Foundation Not Just for Kids Series Presented by Toyota.

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Vulfpeck

Vulfpeck

Friday, May 12 at 8:30 PM.

Vulfpeck is an American rhythm section based in Los Angeles. Originally studio musicians at Vulf Records, Jack Stratton, Theo Katzman, Woody Goss & Joe Dart went independent in 2011.

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The Wild Kratts LIVE!

The Wild Kratts LIVE!

Friday, May 19 at 6:30 PM.

The wildly popular PBS KIDS® television show, WILD KRATTS, is coming to the live stage! Animated Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris, “come to real life” in a classically Wild Kratts story. Off “To the Creature Rescue!” the Emmy nominated Kratt Brothers activate some fan favorite Creature Power Suits to confront a comic villain. Through hilarious pratfalls and amazing animal ‘wow facts’ the Wild Kratts team rescues their favorite invention from Zach’s clutches so the animals of the

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NT Live: Hedda Gabler

NT Live: Hedda Gabler

Plays Sunday, May 21 at 7:00 PM.

“I’ve no talent for life.”

Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free…

Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.

Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece.

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