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June 26, 2017

In its 34th season, the Ann Arbor Summer Festival is in full swing, with free programs that include live music, art exhibitions, wellness events, local cuisine and outdoor film screenings running through the first weekend of July. 

Referred to by NPR as “the best party band in years,” the Brooklyn, New York based, and critically-acclaimed brass band, Red Baraat, is one of the festival’s final acts, performing July 1st at 10:15pm on the Rackham Stage. While Red Baraat’s blaring horns and ability to transition between multiple genres resemble a New Orleans style brass band, the group also draws heavily from Southeast Asian instrumentation and popular bhangra beats. 

June 15, 2017

Frontier Ruckus plays the Rackham Stage at 8:30pm on Thursday, June 22nd as part of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival. Over the last 10 years, the band has released five full-length albums and has toured the world multiple times. Driven by strong lyricism and vivid storytelling, Frontier Ruckus is an electric-folk group with ‘90s pop-rock tendencies and a potent live show. 

June 13, 2017

With summer in full swing, it’s time for another Ann Arbor Summer Festival (A2SF). In its 34th season, the festival is back with a quality slate of programs that include live music, art exhibitions, wellness events, local cuisine and outdoor film screenings. With the city of Ann Arbor as the backdrop, there is something for everyone to enjoy. 

June 5, 2017

When Detroit-based electronic producer, Shigeto, performs as a part of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) Mix @ The Max Concert Series on Wednesday, June 7th, you will have the opportunity to hear a part of Detroit’s electronic music scene first-hand.

June 1, 2017

With the start of summer comes festival season, and June begins with outdoor music and films from Detroit to Ann Arbor.

May 25, 2017

In our increasingly consumer-driven culture, making your product stand out is critical to a company’s bottom line. Billions of development dollars are spent every year in an effort to create recognizable brands, all of which would be logistically and aesthetically impossible without fonts, the most common form of visualized language in our digital age. 

May 12, 2017

Straight from The Source, a regular interview series taking you behind-the-scenes to Southeast Michigan’s cultural destinations to hear from the curators, programmers, leaders, doers and makers.

May 11, 2017

The ancient art of storytelling is alive and well at Wild Swan Theater. Their most recent original production, Marketplace Stories: Folktales from the Arab World, debuted at their home venue of Towsley Auditorium in Ann Arbor, and will be performed this Saturday, May 13th, at the Arab American National Museum (AANM) in Dearborn. 

May 3, 2017

Straight from The Source, a regular interview series taking you behind-the-scenes to Southeast Michigan’s cultural destinations to hear from the curators, programmers, leaders, doers and makers.

May 2, 2017

This May, we embrace classical music as we send a farewell to Dr. David DiChiera at Michigan Opera Theatre, and see the first of several community exhibitions surrounding the 1967 civil unrest at the Detroit Artists Market.