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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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About 13 years ago, a prodigal daughter returned to Ann Arbor.  Singer Joan Bow grew up in Ann Arbor but decided to make her musical mark in Los Angeles.  She returned to our community and immediately impressed us with her vocal prowess and poise.  One of those most impressed was Detroit trumpet legend, Marcus Belgrave.  Today we know her as Joan Belgrave.  The two married about 11 years ago and were a dynamic musical presence in Ann Arbor, Detroit, and New York City.  

Any discussion of African-American culture and history in Ann Arbor should reference the revered vocalist and educator Dr. Willis C. Patterson.  WEMU was honored to host Dr. Patterson as he talked about natural gifts as a singer, his passions for African-American Art Song and sacred music as well his legacy as an educator in public schools, community centers and at The University of Michigan.  After his retirement from the university, he continued to lead the all-volunteer community choir that he founded, The Our Own Thing Chorale.  As he will be stepping down from leading the chorale later this year, it was most timely that Dr. Patterson visited WEMU.

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Governor Rick Snyder says the state will wait until May at the earliest to decide whether to close any of the state’s lowest-performing schools. 


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Every parcel slated for development comes with a host of environmental considerations, from stormwater control to cleanup of soil contamination.  Two of the considerations most hotly debated in the Ann Arbor area are greenspace and density.  In this month’s “Green Room” segment we look at the question, “How does density impact our quality of life, and the health of our environment?”  


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On this week's Art & Soul, I am joined by local journalist and blogger Jenn McKee and the Executive Director of the 55th Ann Arbor Film Festival, Leslie Raymond.


Residents and city officials are on alert in Ypsilanti. Today, Ypsilanti's expanded human rights ordinance takes effect. Among other things, it offers more protections to undocumented immigrants. Meantime, several residents have reached out to city officials, and WEMU, reporting sightings of federal immigration enforcement officials working in the area.  CLICK THROUGH FOR UPDATE:


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The 2017 Academy Awards are just a few days away.  Who will be the big winners, and what will be the big surprises?  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater spokesperson Amanda Bynum about the movie business and the films coming to your local movie theaters this weekend.


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The City of Ypsilanti's expanded human rights ordinance now protects immigration and gender identity.  


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There won’t be an income tax cut anytime soon in Michigan. 

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A former sports doctor for Michigan State University and the US Olympics gymnastics team faces 22 more felony sexual assault charges, as levied by Michigan Attorney General, Bill Schuette. 


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