Ann Arbor Pride New Headliner Announcement: Brian Justin Crum

By | 2018-07-11T15:45:16+00:00 July 11th, 2018|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

ANN ARBOR - Although previously scheduled to headline Ann Arbor Pride, Ada Vox will not be able to perform at the event on Saturday, Aug. 4 due to a contractual obligation with talent TV show "American Idol." Pride organizers said that all meet & greet tickets that were purchased may be allowed refund, up to seven days before the event, which is ongoing from Aug. 3 through 5. In Vox's stead, Brian Justin Crum shall headline.

Arbor Opera Theater Names Austin Stewart as Artistic Director

By | 2018-07-11T15:45:16+00:00 July 11th, 2018|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

Arbor Opera Theater has announced the appointment of Austin Stewart as Artistic Director. The first under the artistic leadership of Stewart, AOT’s upcoming season will introduce three new productions to Michigan audiences, with performances at the Riverside Arts Center in Ypsilanti and the Arthur Miller Theatre in Ann Arbor, as well as new partnerships with ÆPEX Contemporary Performance and the Kerrytown Concert House.

Ypsi Pride Block Party Doubles Local Entertainment 2nd Year in a Row

By | 2018-05-29T16:04:32+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Ann Arbor, Guides, Pride Guide|

Ypsi Pride is set to host their second annual block party in Downtown Ypsilanti on Friday, June 1. Ypsi Pride, a program of First Fridays Ypsilanti, brings two stages of lively, family-friendly local entertainment, a children’s area, outdoor beer gardens, food trucks, vendors and organizations to the North and Sout Washington Street blocks in Ypsilanti.

Aepex Contemporary Performance and Kerrytown Concert House Push Boundaries with Transgender Opera ‘As One’

By | 2018-03-28T13:39:15+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Ann Arbor, Entertainment, Michigan, News, Theater|

Thinking of opera, one might imagine a knight in shining armor, a damsel in distress or Brunnhilde — a woman with a viking helmet and blonde braids belting out some massive vocal power. And, in many ways, opera is still representative of those traditional characters, but it's also an ever-changing medium that is growing with the times.

Ypsilanti to Host Queernival Prom 2018

By | 2018-03-28T13:26:07+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

For many, prom is considered to be a rite of passage from childhood to adulthood, and although greater amounts of LGBTQ people are able to experience it many students still attend schools that don't accommodate same-sex couples at their events.

Calling All Food Lovers

By | 2017-07-20T09:00:00+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

The YpsiTasty Grub Crawl - a joint venture and local food celebration to support the mission of the A2Y Chamber and Growing Hope - is a chance for food lovers to enjoy the best locally [...]

Celebrate Author Stephanie Heit

By | 2017-05-25T09:00:00+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

Stephanie Heit is a poet, dancer, and teacher of somatic writing, contemplative dance practice, and kundalini yoga. She lives with bipolar disorder and is a member of the Olimpias, an international disability-performance collective. She lives [...]

Mouths of Babes

By | 2017-04-27T09:00:00+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

With more than a dozen albums and over a thousand shows between them, Ty Greenstein and Ingrid Elizabeth of Mouths of Babes are no strangers to the modern folk music scene. For years, their respective [...]