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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. For more information, visit a2sf.org 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...

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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 available 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 sprung from the...

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Punch Brothers

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Punch Brothers

Wednesday, September 23 at 8 PM. Presented by Live Nation. Tickets $35, $30 and $25; limited Gold Circle seating $40. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 5 at 10 AM at Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. Punch Brothers’ latest album, the T Bone Burnett–produced The Phosphorescent Blues, addresses with straight-up poignancy and subversive humor the power and the pitfalls of our super-connected era. Digitally fueled isolation may be a theme, but this virtuosic acoustic quintet offers its warmest, most emotive and elegantly melodic...

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Dog Loves Books

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in events, Not Just for Kids | Comments Off on Dog Loves Books

Dog Loves Books

Saturday, October 3 at 1:30 PM. Part of the Benard L. Maas Not Just For Kids Series presented by Toyota. Tickets will be available beginning Monday, August 17 at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available at Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor. Louise Yates’ New York Times Best Seller comes to life in ArtsPower’s newest musical about the irresistible Dog who loves everything about books. In fact, he loves books SO much that he decides to open up his own bookstore. Once the store opens for business, no customers come. Dog is...

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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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The Gloaming

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in events, UMS | Comments Off on The Gloaming

The Gloaming

Wednesday, October 7 at 7:30 PM. Presented by UMS. Tickets available at tickets.ums.org. Evocative of the spare serenity of the Irish countryside, the music of The Gloaming is both deeply familiar and consistently surprising. The traditional Irish backgrounds of fiddle master Martin Hayes, hardanger innovator Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, and Irish singer Iarla Ó Lionáird anchor the group, with New York pianist Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman, better known as a colleague of Antony and the Johnsons, The National, and Nico Muhly) and Chicago...

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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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Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya

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Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya

Wednesday, October 21 at 7:30 PM. Presented by UMS. Tickets available at tickets.ums.org. Nelson Mandela has referred to Abdullah Ibrahim as “South Africa’s Mozart,” and few would disagree. Born in 1934 in Cape Town, Abdullah Ibrahim was influenced as a child by spiritual hymns, traditional African music, carnival and minstrel music, and American jazz, swing, and boogie woogie. He earned the nickname “Dollar” from American soldiers for his spirited efforts to buy American LPs, which could be found for one dollar. The nickname stuck,...

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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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Chucho Valdés: Irakere 40

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Chucho Valdés: Irakere 40

Sunday, November 8 at 4 PM. Presented by UMS. Tickets available at tickets.ums.org. Winner of five Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards, the Cuban pianist, composer, arranger, and bandleader Chucho Valdés has been a key figure in the evolution of Afro-Cuban jazz for the past 50 years. Born in 1941, his musical education includes formal studies and countless nights on the hottest stages in Cuba as the pianist with his legendary father, Bebo Valdés, his orchestra Sabor de Cuba, and also the seminal Orquesta Cubana de Música Moderna....

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Arlo Guthrie

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Arlo Guthrie

Monday, November 9, 2015 at 7:30 PM. Presented by the Ark. Tickets available beginning Friday, June 26 at 10 AM at Ticketmaster.com and Ticketmaster charge by phone at 800.845.3000. ALICE’S RESTAURANT 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR! This show is a break from his normal solo appearance and will feature a band including Terry Hall (drums), Bobby Sweet (guitar, vocals), Darren Todd (guitar) and his son, Abe Guthrie (keyboards). Along with “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree,” the tour will feature songs pulled from all studio albums in...

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Ariel, Zoey & Eli

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Ariel, Zoey & Eli

Saturday, Dcember 12, 2015 at 1:30 PM. Part of the Benard L. Maas Not Just For Kids Series presented by Toyota. Tickets will be available beginning Monday, August 17 at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available at Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor. Emmy Nominees Ariel, Zoey & Eli (AZE) have spent most of their young lives performing either on stage or in front of the camera. With two national television shows, their focus has always been on music, empowering their peers and enjoying those they meet along the way. This special...

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Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School

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Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School

Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 1:30 PM. Part of the Benard L. Maas Not Just For Kids Series presented by Toyota. Tickets will be available beginning Monday, August 17 at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available at Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor. Now that JUNIE B. JONES has been going to school for over one-and-a-half years, who better to write the book on EVERYTHING you need to know? From bus rules to band-aids, carpools to cookies, Junie B. and friends deliver the definitive word on surviving and thriving in style. With a...

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The Triplets of Belleville

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in events, UMS | Comments Off on The Triplets of Belleville

The Triplets of Belleville

Friday, February 19, 2016 at 8 PM. Presented by UMS. Tickets available at tickets.ums.org. A decade after it was first brought to the screen, Benoît Charest revives the music of the Oscar-nominated film The Triplets of Belleville with a remarkable cast of musicians in this silent movie-live concert event. Kidnapped by mysterious, square-shouldered henchmen, a Tour de France cyclist named Champion is spirited across the ocean to the teeming metropolis of Belleville. His near-sighted grandmother and faithful dog follow his trail and are taken...

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Alexander, Who’s Not Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move

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Alexander, Who’s Not Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move

Sunday, April 10 at 1:30. Part of the Benard L. Maas Not Just For Kids Series presented by Toyota. Alexander has just found out that his family is moving to a new town and that he must leave all his friends and schoolmates behind. How can he bear to leave the place he loves and the life he has there? Join Alexander as he learns that home is “where your family is” and that change can be exciting. (recommended for grades K – 4. Produced by TheatreWorks USA) Share...

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Zafir: Musical Winds from North Africa to Andalucía

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Zafir: Musical Winds from North Africa to Andalucía

Friday, April 15, 2016, 8 PM. Presented by UMS. Tickets available at tickets.ums.org. Simon Shaheen brings to life the Arab music of Al-Andalus and blends it with the ubiquitous art of flamenco in Zafir, a program of instrumental and vocal music and dance that renews a relationship with music from a thousand years ago. Zafir explores the commonalities of music born in the cultural centers of Iraq and Syria that blew like the wind (zafir) across the waters of the Mediterranean to Al-Andalus, where it blended with elements of Spanish music,...

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The Bad Plus Joshua Redman

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in events, UMS | Comments Off on The Bad Plus Joshua Redman

The Bad Plus Joshua Redman

Saturday, April 23, 2016, 8 PM. Presented by UMS. Tickets available at tickets.ums.org. On paper, the partnership of Joshua Redman and the Bad Plus seems unlikely. The saxophonist was embraced by the jazz mainstream on the release of 1994’s Moodswing, and he’s been both a critical and commercial favorite ever since. The Bad Plus, by contrast, have courted controversy since the release of their 2003 major label debut, These Are the Vistas. But when Joshua Redman joined the idiosyncratic trio as a special guest a few years back, a...

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Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in events, UMS | Comments Off on Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton

Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton

Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 7:30 pm. Presented by UMS. Tickets available at tickets.ums.org. By any measure of talent and accomplishment, Lisa Fischer is a superstar. Yet, if you do not know her name, it’s likely because she has spent the past 20 years as a backup singer for the Rolling Stones, Sting, Chris Botti, and countless others. Her name may not be on the marquee, but she doesn’t care. Her astonishing range, spot-on intonation, mastery of the stage, and infectious sweet smile make her the go-to singer for the likes of Tina Turner,...

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Seussical

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in events, Not Just for Kids | Comments Off on Seussical

Seussical

Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 1:30 PM. Part of the Benard L. Maas Not Just For Kids Series presented by Toyota. Tickets will be available beginning Monday, August 17 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...

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