2007 August

August at the Ark

As recently as six or seven years ago, the Ark would virtually shut down for the summer. Now it runs straight through, except for an Art Fair hiatus, and this summer the place seems to be trying out an unusual number of new...

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Patti Smith

Classic rock has always inspired Patti Smith, even in the 1970s punk years when she was defying and blaspheming the mainstream with her Beat-poetic visions. Her 1974 B-side "Piss Factory" included a character talking...

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The Robotics Club

I’m not an engineer or at all mechanical, but the Ypsilanti-Ann Arbor Area Robotics Club meetings are for hobbyists, not professionals, and are open to the public. Inside Corsa Instruments’ workshop, people are...

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Sea of Fools

Sea of Fools, at the Purple Rose through September 1, brings to life a watershed moment in the acting craft, dear to virtually every repertory actor in the United States today. Somewhere around 1950 powerful plays about...

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Tad Weed Freedom Ensemble

Versatility has been the hallmark of pianist Tad Weed's career. Raised in a family of professional musicians in Jackson, he studied the classics at Central Michigan University and eventually relocated to California. His...

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Return of the Watusies

On Saturday, August 25, one of Ann Arbor’s best-loved and most notorious bands will reunite for a show at the Blind Pig.Dan Mulholland, Ann Arbor’s ubiquitous frontman (or, as he will sometimes say, the world’s...

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