ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Nearly half of Michigan's largest local governments feel they have little staff capacity for land use planning and zoning, according to a survey from University of Michigan researchers.
ANN ARBOR, Mich — The Ann Arbor Summer Festival has announced its free outdoor KidZone event series at Top of the Park for the 2018 season. From recycled puppet-making to explorations of light, live insect [...]
Addiction recovery is by no means an easy feat, but understanding that one might need help is one way to get treatment started. Dr. Amy R. Krentzman is hosting a free presentation that focuses on gratitude and how understanding it can aid with one's recovery.
ANN ARBOR, Mich – Ann Arbor’s Theatre Nova has announced an extension of its smash hit “The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith” by Angelo Parra. The show was slated to run through April 22 but has been extended through April 29 due to full houses, glowing audience response and critical acclaim.
Aepex Contemporary Performance and Kerrytown Concert House Push Boundaries with Transgender Opera ‘As One’
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.
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.
YPSINLANTI, Mich. — Bingo by itself can be fun, but add drag queens into the mix and it can turn into a party. That's why Boylesque Bitchy Bingo is hosting a fundraiser for this year's Ann Arbor Pride.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Theatre NOVA is Ann Arbor’s professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights. Now, coming to its stage is “The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith” by Angelo Parra and Miche Braden.
Going out of one's comfort zone is never easy. Sometimes, it can even be difficult to find a productive way of doing that in daily life, but what is true about the process, is that [...]
Nicole Dennis-Benn's debut novel was lauded as one of the best books of 2016 by NPR, Buzzfeed the New York Times and more, as well as a winner of the Lambda Literary Award for its [...]
Theatre Nova Presents ‘The Year Without a Panto Claus’ BY ENCORE MICHIGAN STAFF Theatre NOVA presents the world premiere of "The Year Without a Panto Claus" by Carla Milarch and R. MacKenzie Lewis, running now [...]
BY BTL STAFF photo: S2_CC_Ozone_2545.jpg The Ozone House in Ann Arbor has appointed Krista Girty as new executive director of the community organization that supports youth across Washtenaw County. Girty will start her new role [...]
BY BTL STAFF photo: S2_CC_RockinForHungry_2545.jpg One in seven people in Washtenaw County will have to choose between paying for medicine, gas or electricity and buying food to celebrate the holidays. In an effort to help [...]
Input from the LGBTQIA community is needed to help Kate E H Vallerand, a social worker at the University of Michigan Hospital to help countless medical and mental health practitioners provide better service to LGBTQIA [...]
BY BTL STAFF ANN ARBOR - Ready for a behind-the-scenes look at Hillary Clinton's campaign and the November 2016 loss to Republican Donald Trump for the presidency? The former first lady, U.S. senator, secretary of [...]
There will be several opportunities in August for volunteers to help protect and restore Ann Arbor's natural areas and to foster an environmental ethic among its citizens. During stewardship workdays, volunteers will conduct plant and [...]
When the school year ends, many children are left food insecure. For close to ten thousand Washtenaw County children, summer spells hunger. Throughout the school year, free and reduced price meals are offered to low-income [...]
One of the biggest names in modern jazz music is returning to Ann Arbor to kick off the 34th annual Ann Arbor Summer Festival. Jazz vocalist and pianist Diana Krall, Billboard's Jazz Artist of the [...]
Around 2,000 guests will gather from 3-8 p.m. on June 11 for a community picnic at Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor Saline Road in Ann Arbor. In its 28th year, Grillin' is an [...]
The Ann Arbor City Council is considering a resolution reaffirming the city's position against cooperating with the feds and instead providing more protections for undocumented immigrants. The resolution is expected to easily pass when it [...]
OUTFest 2017 is searching for local artists for this year's festival. OUTFest will be held August 4-5 this year with the annual Pride Picnic on August 6. OUTFest boasts two stages for entertainment this year. [...]
Ann Arbor's State Theatre celebrated its 75th birthday on March 18, having opened to the public on that date in 1942 as one of renowned architect C. Howard Crane's many iconic movie palace masterpieces. There [...]
BY JESSICA HAYNES FROM MLIVE.COM A Sanctuary Restaurant sign hangs on the door of Zingerman's Delicatessen at 422 Detroit St. in Ann Arbor. Photo courtesy of Hunter Dyke, The Ann Arbor News A movement [...]
The Ann Arbor Public Schools board of education is calling on U.S. senators to reject Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education, based on what one trustee described as DeVos' "open hostility to the students [...]
The Ann Arbor News has won the Newspaper of the Year award in its circulation category in the Michigan Press Association's 2016 Better Newspaper Contest. The newspaper competed against papers with circulations from 11,001 to [...]
ANN ARBOR - Theatre Nova, at the "edge" of theater in downtown Ann Arbor since 2014, welcomes Ellipsis Theatre to share performance space at The Yellow Barn at 410 West Huron St. The 2,500 square-foot [...]