An annual conference of Underground Railroad scholars and enthusiasts is coming to Detroit. The Detroit News reports the event coordinated by the National Park Service will explore the roles women played as leaders along the secret network for runaway slaves. Detroit was the last stop on the Underground Railroad before the Civil War.
After several requests from station supporters to give The Roots Music Projectmore time on the 89.1 WEMU airwaves, management has decided to move the program to a new time and expand it from two hours to three. Starting Saturday, July 19, the popular show and its host, Jeremy Baldwin, can be heard starting at 4:00pm.
"Jeremy has a great following in this community," said Patrick Campion, WEMU Program Director. "Moving the program to a little later time on Saturday opens it up to an even larger potential audience and lets us more easily expand it to an additional hour. This also gives us a chance to move some other local programs around that pair up well with The Roots Music Project."
"Wendy's blues selections are a great lead in to the rest of our new Saturday lineup," Campion continues. "Again, this gives her an opportunity to be exposed to a new and wider audience with a program we believe has a lot of potential for growth."
Very sad news: It is with deep sorrow that we announce that Charlie Haden, born August 6, 1937 in Shenandoah, Iowa, passed away today at 10:11 Pacific time in Los Angeles after a prolonged illness. Ruth Cameron, his wife of 30 years, and his children Josh Haden, Tanya Haden, Rachel Haden and Petra Haden were all by his side.
YPSILANTI, Mich. (EMUEagles.com) - The 2014 Eastern Michigan University football season is just 50 days away opening "The Factory." The Eagles take to the new "EMU Gray" Rynearson Stadium FieldTurf to battle the Morgan State University Bears, Aug. 30 at 6:00 p.m.
The Ann Arbor Art Fair hits downtown Ann Arbor this July 16th-19th. With the work of 1,000 artists on display, there is a lot of ground to cover if you want to see it all! Maricat Eggenberger of Pure Michigan provides some helpful tips for navigating the fair.
This July 16-19, the Ann Arbor downtown will be transformed with over 1,000 juried artists featuring their artwork from all over the country. If you have ever attended the Ann Arbor Fair, you understand the diversity of art work represented and the lively atmosphere of Ann Arbor’s downtown and campus streets. If you haven’t attended before, we hope you’ll make a trip to see what the Ann Arbor Art Fair is all about.
It may be 35 years since his death, but Elvis fans still flock to a wide variety of events celebrating the "King." Outside of Graceland the place to be this weekend is the 15th annual Michigan Elvisfest in Ypsilanti's Riverside Park.