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Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis In Ann Arbor

Join WEMU jazz hosts and other WEMU donors for a very special evening with Wynton Marsalis and the entire Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra Saturday, March 4th at Hill Auditorium. Get two concert tickets plus admission to the exclusive afterparty with Wynton and the band.

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Celebrating 40 Years of Jazz

Help WEMU celebrate our 40th anniversary of jazz

Gala evening and reception with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis in Hill Auditorium on March 4th.

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Legislation that would give companies building on blighted and undesirable land a tax break is swiftly making its way through the Senate.  But it could be headed for a roadblock.  


The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor

The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor is celebrating its 100th anniversary with an exhibit at the Ann Arbor Downtown Public Library.


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5:01 Jazz on Friday, March 3rd will be a spectacular jazz, blues, and pop music party when Organissimo presents their Ann Arbor CD release party for “B3tles – A Soulful Tribute to the Fab Four.” Get to the usual location, Rush Street Nightclub – 314 South Main Street – by 5 PM to grab a great seat for the free show. 

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Michigan receives frequent visits from presidential candidates, and the state has a storied relationship with many who have won the nation’s highest office. 


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Governor Rick Snyder is making a push toward fixing Michigan’s infrastructure.  One statewide construction agency is trying to figure out the most cost effective way to fix the roads, bridges, and sewers. 


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Jelly Bean lived a long, full life. When the Corgi passed away in 2015 she was 17-years old.  Jelly Bean spent a lot of time running with her human. Those experiences, and memories, have inspired  a future of service work in her honor. This month marks the 2nd annual 'Jelly Bean Jump Up!' 


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A local environmental organization has planned a climate change awareness and action event in Ann Arbor this weekend.   


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More residents in our area are now eligible to receive services at the Washtenaw County Dental Clinic in Ypsilanti.  


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An income tax rollback, a more transparent government, and reducing auto insurance rates - those are some of the main priorities for House Republicans during this session.  They rolled out the plan Thursday.


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This week on Art & Soul, I am joined by internationally recognized author, speaker, therapist, and professor at Oakland University and a research professor at the University of Michigan, Dr. Terry Orbuch, to talk about love and relationships.


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