Arts

Arts
2:28 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Motown Site Considered For Historical Designation

Detroit City Council to seek historical designation for site of first Motown recording.
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The Detroit City Council is looking into whether a recording studio where Berry Gordy cut a record that led the way to the Motown music dynasty meets the criteria for historic designation. 

Councilman Scott Benson says the council on Tuesday will refer the United Sound Systems Recording Studio matter to a historic designation advisory board for study.

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Movies
8:19 am
Sat January 4, 2014

Theaters Hope Recliners Lure Homebodies Off Their Sofas

Originally published on Sat January 4, 2014 2:38 pm

Transcript

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

Movie theatres have tried different ways over the years to combat declining ticket sales. In this encore broadcast, Topher Forhecz reports on the latest attempt to bring in audience by recreating the comforts of home.

TOPHER FORHECZ, BYLINE: When I decided to see a movie at an AMC Theatre in upper Manhattan, the first change I noticed was I had to reserve my seat when I bought my ticket beforehand. So I just walked in and there are about nine rows of leather seats and I am in D6, so I've got to go find it.

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Music
3:13 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Mountain Stage at 30: A Radio Retrospective 12/31 at 8PM

The documentary explores the rich history of the longest-running live performance radio show on public radio.  Featuring interviews with the show's founders, band members and guest artists (including Tim O'Brien, Kathy Mattea, Jason Isbell, Billy Bragg, Bela Fleck and more), WV Public Broadcasting's Dave Mistich retraces the earliest steps of the show in 1983 all the way to the 30th anniversary in 2013.  In addition, this hour-long special also attempts to identify the multifaceted identity of the program and explores its reach and meaning to listeners all across the world.  

Arts and Culture
7:53 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Special Feature: The Ann Arbor Summer Festival

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival marks its 30th Anniversary this year. The annual celebration of music and entertainment is now in its final week for 2013. As this year's event winds down, we thought it a good time to look at the past, present and future of the festival. As WEMU's Wendy Wright discovered, the common thread has been, and will continue to be, a sense of community.

Music
10:43 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Sesi Motors 5:01 Jazz: FEB. 1st - Jake Reichbart Quartet

Jake Reichbart

WEMU 89.1 FM and Sesi Motors  present the 5:01 First Friday Series dedicated to the memory of the late Dr. Jan Winkelman.

Jake Reichbart at Rush Street.(Map)

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Cinema Chat
8:39 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Cinema Chat: Off to the Sundance Film Festival

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Scoring Amanda's Oscar picks;  Sundance Film Festival underway; new openings downtown and much more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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Movies and more
8:38 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Cinema Chat

It's the movie awards season and Michigan Theater Programming Director Amanda Bynum has the likely top picks on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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Cinema Chat
8:58 am
Thu January 3, 2013

Top Ten Films of 2012

Michigan Theater Program Director Amanda Bynum joins Russ Collins to discuss their picks for top-ten films of 2012 on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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Movies and more
10:24 am
Thu December 27, 2012

Best and Worst Films of 2012

The best and worst films of 2012 on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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Movies and more
8:37 am
Thu December 20, 2012

Cinema Chat

It's the holiday season at the theaters, with new releases, more special screenings downtown, and more about Sundance at the Michigan Theater on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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Movies and more
9:21 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Cinema Chat

Award nominations; Sundance at the Michigan Theater; new releases, special screenings and more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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Movies and more
9:13 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Cinema Chat

More Star Wars news; National Board of Review names top films; holiday movies, and more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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Movies and more
8:47 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Cinema Chat

Russ Collins is back from France and getting ready for the Sundance Film Festival on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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Movies and more
11:45 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Cinema Chat

Football at the Michigan Theater;  Russ is off to Paris; new releases,  a White Christmas sing-along, and more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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Movies and more
9:13 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Cinema Chat

Sleznick Award; Star Wars news; new releases; new openings downtown, and much more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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Movies and more
9:09 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Cinema Chat

More on the Disney purchase of Lucas Films;  Skyfall and other cineplex openings, plus new openings downtown, all on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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Movies and more
8:39 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Cinema Chat

Join us in celebrating Russ Collins' 30 year anniversary as Executive Director of the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor.

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Movies and more
9:50 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Cinema Chat

Red carpet roll-out for latest Bond film;  film world salutes Andrew

Sarris; new openings, and special screenings, all on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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Homegrown Food, Homegrown Music
9:23 am
Wed June 20, 2012

Rapping for Local Food

This week, David talks to Lucas DiGia (a.k.a. "Homegrown"), who has been rapping for a decade and also works with  Project Grow in Ann Arbor. www.rapforfood.org

Weekend Movies
11:02 am
Thu June 14, 2012

Weekend Box Office Preview

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David and Russ talk about Rock of Ages, Hysteria, and more movies showing this weekend on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

30 films, screened over four days
9:39 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Cinetopia International Film Festival at the Michigan Theater

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Cinetopia International Film Festival at the Michigan Theater

New movies and a Cinetopia wrap-up.

More than 30 films were screened over four days at Cinetopia. They were some of the brightest and the best of contemporary films playing the international festival circuit. Films were screened in the Michigan Theater’s historic auditorium, the State Theater and the University of Michigan’s Angell Hall; additional special 3D lecture was presented at the main branch of the Ann Arbor District Library.

Movies and Festival and Snow White, Oh My!
10:32 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Cinetopia and Snow White

Cinetopia International Film Festival at the Michigan Theater

David and Russ talk to Amanda Bynum, the director of Cinetopia International Film Festival at the Michigan Theater and discuss 'the year of Snow White' that seems to be sweeping through the theaters.

Cannes and Cinetopia
9:07 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Cannes Report Card

Cannes Film Festival

Russ and David talk today about the Cannes Film Festival. Also, Cinetopia is coming! Are you ready?

Upcoming Movies and Cinetopia
9:13 am
Thu April 26, 2012

News, News, and More News!

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This week David and Russ talk about movie news this week - To Rome with Love, Skyfall, and more! Also, Cinetopia news!

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