A family housing project proposed for the Water Street re-development area would bring with it roads and other infrastructure improvements that could lead to mroe development. But Water Street Flats is still about a million-and-a-half dollars short of the state funding it needs to break ground.
In 2008 Michigan lawmakers approved a requirement for 10 percent of the state's power to come from renewable sources by the end of 2015. Utilities are on pace to likely hit that target, but it's unclear what the state's energy policy will be going forward. A bipartisan group of lawmakers hope the upcoming energy policy discussion will led to fewer barriers for individuals and small groups to produce and sell green power.
EMU was led on the ground by Bronson Hill (Grand Rapids, Mich.-Catholic Central) and Darius Jackson (Sparta, Ill.-Sparta), who combined for 187 yards rushing. Hill surpassed the century mark for the 10th time in his career, going 114 yards on 19 carries. Jackson notched a career high in rushing with 73 yards on 17 carries and also set a career mark in receiving yards, pulling in five catches for 22 yards. Reginald Bell, Jr. (Los Angeles, Calif.-Susan Miller Dorsey) led the offense, making a start in the first game of his collegiate career and throwing 11-for-16 with a total of 59 yards.
EMU's football team kicked off its 123rd season on the brand new "EMU Gray" turf at Rynearson Stadium with a neck-and-neck, 31-28, victory over Morgan State University Saturday, Aug. 30. The Eagles had to wait through a 57-minute rain delay along with a last-second field goal attempt by the Bears to give Head Coach Chris Creighton his first win as an FBS Head Coach.
The future of the Water Street Flats affordable housing project is very much in doubt. It has received a little over half of the state funding needed to make it happen. On Tuesday, developer Herman & Kittle will ask city council for more time to secure the additional funding.
Music and conversation from 89.1 Jazz with Linda Yohn. Our guest is jazz saxophonist Chris Collins - artistic director of the Detroit Jazz Festival which starts tonight (Friday) featuring artist-in-residence Joshua Redman.
After years of industrial contamination and economic stagnation, things may be turning around in Ann Arbor’s Lower Town, thanks to a new recreational feature in the Huron River, and the soon-to-be-announced DTE proposal to develop the Mich-Con property across the river. Community responses are mixed, ranging from cautious optimism to elation.
Most college students will be back in the classroom next week, and many have been moving into their dorm rooms over the last few days.Even before that, the Resident Assistants who'll be watching over students in Eastern Michigan University's dorms were on campus, getting ready. Part of the preparation involved fire safety training, and the Ypsilanti Fire Department was on campus Thursday to help with that.
The cause was complications of multiple myeloma, said Charlotte Blake Alston, his sister.Mr. Blake was highly regarded for the energy and clarity of his playing, and for carving out a space for the violin in the realms of post-bop and jazz-funk.
Labor Day weekend is not generally considered an optimum time to release a new record, but for Detroit jazz musicians; there is no better time to showcase your new music than at The Detroit Jazz Festival which starts this Friday, August 29th. Trumpeter Walter White has taken advantage of this auspicious time to release and celebrate his latest offering Most Triumphant on Summit Records. His CD release concert will be Sunday, August 31st at 2PM on the Waterfront Stage.
Walter White is held in highest regard worldwide for his early work with Bob James, Maynard Ferguson, Woody Herman, The White-Margitza Quintet and The Mingus Big Band. After making significant musical marks in New York City and Miami, Walter White returned to his home state of Michigan where he remains incredibly musically active. He performs in shows at The Fisher Theater, leads international clinics and master classes, teaches at Oakland University and now records for Summit Records.
Walter joined Linda Yohn at WEMU to talk about Most Triumphant which boasts a trio Detroit jazz luminaries: pianist Gary Schunk, bassist Miles Brown and drummer Sean Dobbins. Walter shared insight about his early musical life in Ferndale Michigan, his love of Maynard Ferguson, his formative years at The Julliard School Of Music, his philosophy of musical practice and his early association with The Detroit Jazz Festival 35 years ago.
With most schools opening next week a group of parents, teachers, and other supporters of public education are holding a rally Thursday night in Ann Arbor's Liberty Plaza. The rally is designed to focus on the positives public schools bring to communities and the need for additional funding.
It's still summer but some in Washtenaw County are already looking ahead to the challenges winter poses for the homeless community. The Washtenaw Housing Alliance and the county's Office of Community and Economic Development are trying to find a location suitable to serve as a warming center for homeless people.
The 35th annual Detroit Jazz Festival, which runs Friday through Monday on four downtown stages stretching from Hart Plaza to Cadillac Square, promises to illustrate Parker’s truism at every turn. Among the roughly 65 groups on the bill of the largest free jazz festival in the world are some of the great individualists in jazz — musicians of vast experience who effectively tell their life stories every time they step on the bandstand.
JP Morgan Chase Main Stage 7 p.m. The Bad Plus & Joshua Redman Redman, the festival's artist-in-residence and a fluent contemporary tenor saxophonist who makes it all look easy, makes the first of his three weekend appearances by teaming with the Bad Plus, an acoustic power trio whose eclectic mind-set and taste for adventure promise to push the saxophonist down paths he doesn't often travel - and vice versa.