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Night and Day

By Megan O'Neil

Published: 10/6/2010

Types: Arts

WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY OCTOBER 6-9 Hay Fever SOCIAL SNAFUS Noel Coward's 1925 comedy of manners takes place on the country estate of the Bohemian Bliss family. At center stage is Judith Bliss, the mother and retired actress who takes every opportunity to live life as theatrically as possible. She, he...[MORE]

Night and Day

By Megan O'Neil

Published: 9/29/2010

Types: Arts

WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29 - OCTOBER 2 Edge Fest: Edged in Brass FOUR DAYS OF WAY-OUT It isn't that you can't hear cutting-edge jazz (and beyond-the-edge stuff that may or may not be jazz) a night here and night there in our neck of the woods, but four intense days and nights of Edgefest (no...[MORE]

Night and Day

By Megan O'Neil

Published: 9/22/2010

Types: Arts

THURSDAY-SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 23-25 Harvest Moon Celebration THE SEASONS ARE A-CHANGING Farmington's sixth annual autumnal festival welcomes the changing of the seasons with harvest-themed fun. The fest kicks off Thursday with a beer and wine tasting featuring craft beers from the Great Lakes regio...[MORE]

Night and Day

By Megan O'Neil

Published: 9/15/2010

Types: Arts

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 16 Lost Detroit Book Release BUILDING MEMORIES Lost Detroit: Stories Behind the Motor City's Majestic Ruins returns 12 crumbling, historic buildings to the glory of their former years, not through wistful descriptions of their former architectural splendor, but by telling the s...[MORE]

Night and Day

By Megan O'Neil

Published: 9/8/2010

Types: Arts

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 9 Susurrus THE BOTANY OF DRAMA Susurrus strips away the traditional trappings of theater — actors, sets, even the very stage itself — to provide an unorthodox theater experience, both sensually intimate and baldly exposed. Audience members, armed with a map and an a...[MORE]

Night and Day

By Megan O'Neil

Published: 9/1/2010

Types: Arts

THURSDAY-FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 2-3 Eminem & Jay-Z IDOLS OF RHYME Local hip-hop hero Eminem and rap's reigning cross-promotional kingpin Jay-Z team up for a pair of stadium concerts in their respective hometowns. New York gets sloppy seconds with a Sept. 13 concert at Yankee Stadium. The duo's debu...[MORE]

Night and Day

By Megan O'Neil

Published: 8/25/2010

Types: Arts

THURSDAY AUGUST 26 Louis SOUND FOR SILENCE The New Yorker recently dropped by a studio where Wynton Marsalis, his all-star 10-piece band and classical pianist Cecile Licad were recording a CD of the music that they'll be playing live only in Detroit and four other cities. It's the accompaniment t...[MORE]

Night and Day

By Megan O'Neil

Published: 8/18/2010

Types: Arts

WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY AUGUST 18-21 Wendell Harrison's Detroit Swings BEYOND THE TRIBE We wrote about Wendell Harrison a bit ago in the context of Detroiters whose stars shine more brightly abroad than here. Indeed, the group Tribe, an outgrowth of the magazine and label that Harrison instigated near...[MORE]

Night and Day

By Megan O'neil

Published: 8/11/2010

Types: Arts

THURSDAY AUGUST 12 Spelling Bee S-P-E-L-L T-H-I-S! Flex your orthographic muscles at this unorthodox version of an elementary school spelling bee where spelling under the influence is the true challenge. Prove to everyone that you can still spell onomatopoeia after downing five PBRs and you may e...[MORE]

Night and Day

By Megan O'Neil

Published: 8/4/2010

Types: Arts

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 4 Powerhouse Sound JAZZ-ROCK FOR PITCHFORKERS Reviewing their 2007 Pitchfork Festival show, Chicago Tribune music critic Greg Kot said Powerhouse Sound "blew away most of the other bands on the bill." Not bad for what's usually considered a jazz-rock group — albei...[MORE]

Night and Day

By Megan O'Neil

Published: 7/28/2010

Types: Arts

WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY JULY 28-31 Forth From Its Hinges EXPOSING ART'S FUTURE Housed in a large warehouse, Forth From Its Hinges is a yearly showcase of experimental art and music by young, local talent. Expect large-scale installations and unusual performances, thanks to the site's roomy dimensions ...[MORE]

Night and Day

By Megan O'Neil

Published: 7/21/2010

Types: Arts

WEDNESDAY JULY 21 Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti TALES FROM THE BEDROOM The legend of Ariel Pink should be well known to anyone who flits in experimental indie circles and is familiar with "chillwave," a subgenre that Pink inadvertently spearheaded. For the uninitiated: Pink was a bedroo...[MORE]

Night and Day

By Megan O'Neil

Published: 7/14/2010

Types: Arts

WEDNESDAY JULY 14 Springfed Arts in the Park POETRY EN PLEIN AIR This new weekly event celebrates the literary arts and the literati who love and practice them. Springfed Arts hosts these outdoor performances that feature poets, writers, singers, spoken word artists and more. It kicks off with M....[MORE]

Night and Day

By Megan O'Neil

Published: 7/7/2010

Types: Arts

WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY JULY 7-10 Wyandotte Street Art Fair ART FOR FOLKS More than 250 fine artists peddle their wares at this annual event, one of Michigan's oldest juried art fairs. Besides art in a variety of media — from fiber and metal to jewelry and paintings — the four-day fest als...[MORE]

Night and Day

By Megan O'Neil

Published: 6/30/2010

Types: Culture

THURSDAY JULY 1 The Summer Pledge SPACE GAZING One of the trio of bands now signed to Woodbridge Records, the Summer Pledge creates an atmospheric din with throbbing drums, swirling guitars and vocals that never quite take center stage. The prog rock-meets-indie sound frequently shifts between op...[MORE]

Night and Day

By Megan O'Neil

Published: 6/23/2010

Types: Arts

WEDNESDAY JUNE 23 Excel TWIST THE FOCUS KNOB This special exhibit, Excel: Teen Reflections on a Photographic Journey, features photos snapped by students from Focus: HOPE's Excel Photography Program, a yearlong course that offered high school students the chance to learn technical and aesthetic p...[MORE]

Night and Day

By Megan O'Neil

Published: 6/16/2010

Types: Arts

THURSDAY JUNE 17 CocoRosie THE SISTERS WEIRD With CocoRosie, sisters Bianca and Sierra Casady have managed to achieve a cultish success while still retaining their fringe cred. The sisters' unwavering commitment to eccentricity — toy instruments, distorted vocals, hip-hop beats and atmosphe...[MORE]

Night and Day

By Megan O'Neil

Published: 6/9/2010

Types: Arts

THURSDAY JUNE 10 Will Hoge TRUE BLUE Nashville singer-songwriter Will Hoge is the embodiment of a tried-and-true musician – indie and uncompromising. For a decade-plus, he has built a following with a relentless touring schedule that sees him playing his gritty Americana and heartfelt Southern ro...[MORE]

Night and Day

By Megan O'Neil

Published: 6/2/2010

Types: Arts

FRIDAY JUNE 4 BravoBravo! OPERA CHIC Now in its 11th year, BravoBravo! delivers the stylish and swank to raise beaucoup bucks for the Michigan Opera Theatre. This year's fête sports a fashion theme, showcasing Detroit's most underappreciated artistic industry. Besides the see-and-be-scene cachet,...[MORE]

Night and Day

By Megan O'Neil

Published: 5/26/2010

Types: Arts

THURSDAY MAY 27 MOCAD Opening Night KICK OFF THE ART PARTY The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit celebrates three fresh-to-the-walls exhibitions with an opening reception featuring performance, music and, well, art, of course! Exhibits include Woodward Avenue, a Detroit-specific installation by ...[MORE]

Night and Day

By Megan O'Neil

Published: 5/19/2010

Types: Arts

WEDNESDAY MAY 19 The Ride of Silence MAKING NOISE QUIETLY At the risk of scaring people by highlighting the potential dangers of traveling on two wheels, cycling advocates have organized this annual event to honor riders injured or killed while biking. It's also to raise awareness among motorists...[MORE]

Night and Day

By Megan O'Neil

Published: 5/12/2010

Types: Arts

THURSDAY-SUNDAY MAY 13-16 The Secret Garden MAGICAL MYSTERY EDEN A stage adaptation of the classic children's novel, The Secret Garden tells the story of mischievous Mary Lennox, a wealthy orphan sent to live with her reclusive uncle at his country estate. While exploring the grounds of her new h...[MORE]

Night and Day

By Megan O'Neil

Published: 5/5/2010

Types: Arts

WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY MAY 5-8 Bill Charlap Trio and Fred Hersch  STANDARD-BEARERS Bill Charlap has been called the heir to Tommy Flanagan's place among piano royalty, a pianist with a way of caressing a standard without fawning over it, and a stunning repertoire of those gems to work from. And just ...[MORE]

Night and Day

By Megan O'Neil

Published: 4/28/2010

Types: Arts

WEDNESDAY APRIL 28 The Apples in Stereo HEY, JEFF LYNNE ... One of the foremost ensembles of the Elephant 6 collective, the Apples in Stereo are revivalists and revisionists (in the best way) of sunny '60s pop and psychedelia, creating joyful hook-heavy tunes that are both ambitious and accessibl...[MORE]

Night and Day

By Megan O'Neil

Published: 4/21/2010

Types: Arts

THURSDAY APRIL 22 John Telford  Running and Run-ins  Back 19 years ago, John Telford's maverick efforts promoting social justice and racial diversity in Rochester Schools made him an MT cover story. Hate mail, death threats, bullets fired at his home and his resignation were all noted along with ...[MORE]

Night and Day

By Megan O'Neil

Published: 4/14/2010

Types: Arts

WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY APRIL 14-17 Jason Marsalis BROTHERLY GROOVSTER It's not entirely fair that Wynton and Branford are so often referred to as the Marsalis Brothers and Delfeayo and Jason are the other brothers. But such are the vagaries of birth orders and fame. That said, the percussionist Jason...[MORE]

Night and Day

By Megan O'Neil

Published: 4/7/2010

Types: Arts

THURSDAY APRIL 8 An Evening with Sarah Vowell MAKING PURITANISM POP! In her latest book, The Wordy Shipmates, writer, humorist and frequent This American Life contributor Sarah Vowell explores America's Puritan beginnings, focusing on such illustrious residents of the Massachusetts's Bay Colony a...[MORE]

Night and Day

By Megan O'Neil

Published: 3/31/2010

Types: Arts

THURSDAY APRIL 1 Beach House DREAM A LITTLE DREAM The Baltimore duo of guitarist-keyboardist Alex Scally and singer-organist Victoria Legrand debuted in 2006 with a self-titled disc of blurry, ethereal dream-pop that instantly made waves in indie music circles thanks to Legrand's hushed, almost s...[MORE]

Night and Day

By Megan O'Neil

Published: 3/24/2010

Types: Arts

THURSDAY MARCH 25 Movie Night Alleycat Benefit LOOKING FOR LANCE ARMSTRONG! This two-part benefit for the HUB (recently named Michigan's first gold-level bicycle-friendly business by the League of American Bicyclists) features an Alleycat race through the nooks and crannies of the Cass Corridor t...[MORE]

Night and Day

By Megan O'Neil

Published: 3/17/2010

Types: Arts

THURSDAY MARCH 18 Sarah Jones KARMA CHAMELEON An elderly Russian man, a Jewish grandmother, a young African-American rapper, a Pakistani immigrant — Tony Award-winning actress, playwright and spoken-word poet Sarah Jones has played them all. Jones' multicharacter, multicultural one-woman sh...[MORE]

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