Events

Contests
1:27 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Win Tickets to The Ark's 27th Annual Storytelling Festival

Enter here to win a pair of tickets to see The Ark's 27th Annual Storytelling Festival on Saturday February 15.

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Eastern Michigan University
7:47 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

'Gamers for Giving' Charity Gaming Tournament comes to EMU

Between 600 and 800 video game enthusiasts will take over the Eastern Michigan University Student Center Ballroom this weekend for "Gamers for Giving", a charity gaming tournament. WEMU's Bob Eccles spoke with event founder Zach Wigal about the event. 

Listen below for the interview:

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Events
4:23 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Weekend Watch: Heather Black Project, Moving Pictures, Jimmy Heath and More!

Upcoming Events for this weekend, February 7 - 9

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Events
1:34 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Make it up to your Valentine: For the Love of WEMU

Grab your sweetheart and join us Saturday, February 15 from 7am to 3pm as the staff of 89.1 WEMU take over the Northside Grill for “the love of WEMU.”

 Meet your favorite on-air personalities as we show you to your table, pour your coffee, and collect all the tips for the day (don’t worry though — we’ll leave the cooking to the Northside).  Broadcast your love of WEMU online by confirming your attendance on Facebook! 

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Live
2:33 pm
Sat January 25, 2014

89.1 WEMU Presents: The Revelers In-Studio

The Revelers

The Revelers appeared live on the Roots Music Project with Jeremy Baldwin ahead of their shows at Centeral Michigan University and The Ark in Ann Arbor this weekend.

Music
3:24 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

WEMU Music Director, Linda Yohn on Fred Hersch [Video]

Credit W. Streety

Ahead of Fred Hersch's performance at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, 89.1 WEMU's Linda Yohn shares her praise for pianist Fred Hersch. Presented by University Musical Society, Thursday January, 30 (7:30pm and 9:30pm)

Video produced by UMS Video Production Specialist, Jess Meria

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2:39 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Fred Hersch Trio 1/30 (7:30)

Lead in text: 
Proclaimed by Vanity Fair as “the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade,” Fred Hersch balances his internationally recognized instrumental and improvisational skills with significant achievements as a composer, bandleader, and theatrical conceptualist. A 2014 Grammy Nominee, Hersch has fully lived up to the approbation of The New York Times, which praised him as “singular among the trailblazers of their art, a largely unsung innovator of this borderless, individualistic jazz — a jazz for the 21st century.” Two different sets.
  • Source: Ums
  • | Via: University Musical Society
Proclaimed by Vanity Fair as "the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade," Fred Hersch balances his internationally recognized instrumental and improvisational skills with significant achievements as a composer, bandleader, and theatrical conceptualist.
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2:37 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Fred Hersch Trio 1/30 (9:30)

Lead in text: 
Proclaimed by Vanity Fair as “the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade,” Fred Hersch balances his internationally recognized instrumental and improvisational skills with significant achievements as a composer, bandleader, and theatrical conceptualist. A 2014 Grammy Nominee, Hersch has fully lived up to the approbation of The New York Times, which praised him as “singular among the trailblazers of their art, a largely unsung innovator of this borderless, individualistic jazz — a jazz for the 21st century.” Two different sets.
  • Source: Ums
  • | Via: University Musical Society
Proclaimed by Vanity Fair as "the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade," Fred Hersch balances his internationally recognized instrumental and improvisational skills with significant achievements as a composer, bandleader, and theatrical conceptualist.
Read More: http://ums.org
1:40 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

EMU to honor Senator Carl Levin and former Clinton cabinet member Rodney Slater with Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award

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EMU annually presents The Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award to a member of the University community or of the broader community who exemplifies the values and ideals of King, specifically in the areas of leadership and service, or to someone who has made a significant contribution to the University and/or broader community.
  • Source: Emich
  • | Via: Geoff Larcom
Carl Levin, the longest-serving U.S. senator in Michigan history, and Rodney Slater, a former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation and an Eastern Michigan University graduate, will receive EMU’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award.The awards will be presented at the University’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. luncheon, to be held at 11:45 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20 in the EMU Student Center Ballroom.
Arts & Culture
12:11 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Cinema Chat Sundance Edition: Hitchcock on the Big Screen

James Stewart and Kim Novak star in Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 masterpiece "Vertigo."
Credit Associated Press

  Listen to Amanda Bynum and David Fair on 89.1 WEMU’s Cinema Chat:

Each week, Cinema Chat host David Fair, sits down with Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins for a most entertaining conversation on movies, culture and live events to be experienced downtown and around town. However, this week, The Michigan Theater's Program Director, Amanda Bynum fills in for Russ while they are away for the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

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Events
5:54 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Weekend Watch: Seth Glier, Kronos Quartet, MLK Events and more

Soul singer, Laura Rain and The Caesars perfom at Local Blues, Local Brews at Guy Hollerins this Saturday
Credit Ingo Rautenberg/ Courtesy of the Artist

Upcoming Events for  this weekend, January 17 - 20

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Events
11:33 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Weekend Watch: January 10th - 12th

Upcoming Events for January 10th-12th

Friday, January 10th

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Arts & Culture
1:33 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Ann Arbor Events Planned for New Year's Eve and Prior to Winter Classic

 Over 100,000 hockey fans are expected for the Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium on New Year's Day when the Detroit Red Wings take on the Toronto Maple Leafs.  Plenty of excitement is also scheduled in Ann Arbor leading up to the New Year and the big game. 

SEE ALSO: Ann Arbor to Put Proceeds from Sale of Y Lot In Affordable Housing Fund

 

While Ann Arbor is often a sleepy town New Year's Day, the Winter Classic game at Michigan Stadium is bringing thousands to the city.  This has many restaurants and businesses that would typically remain closed planning to be open January 1st.

There also are some extra events scheduled on New Year's Eve.

Main Street will be closed all day December 31st, from Huron to William in preparation for the Puck Drops Here event.  The event starts at 8pm  when a 10 foot wide metal Hockey puck that will be dropped at midnight is lit.  There will also be live music from eight until two, including former Ann Arbor resident, Michelle Chamuel who appeared on The Voice.

Earlier in the day Noon Year's Eve events are planned at the Farmers Market and Briarwood Mall so kids can celebrate the New Year's without staying up until midnight.

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Arts
11:31 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Cinema Chat: Saving Mr. Banks, American Hustle, It’s A Wonderful Life, and more!

Credit Michtheater.org

 In this week's installment of Cinema Chat,WEMU's Bob Eccles and Michigan Theater Director Russ Collins look into what's playing downtown and around town.

 

Cinema Chat is a regular feature heard each Thursday during Morning Edition on 89.1 WEMU.

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Community
7:01 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Mittenfest VIII to Benefit 826Michigan

MIttenfest will be held December 27th - 31st
Credit Mittenfest

Mittenfest, a massive three-day music festival featuring 40 state and local bands, benefits 826Michigan.  WEMU's Bob Eccles spoke with 826Michigan Executive Director Amanda Uhle about her organization and what the December 27th-31st event means to it.

ABOUT MITTENFEST

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Arts
1:43 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Cinema Chat: 'Frozen,' 'Black Nativity' and more

Credit Michtheater.org

Every Thursday is movie day on WEMU's Morning Edition. David Fair is  joined by The Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins for the weekly feature, Cinema Chat.

Cinema Chat for 12/5/13

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Arts
7:13 am
Fri November 29, 2013

Cinema Chat: Independent Spirit Awards, Frozen, Homefront and More

Credit Michtheater.org

In a special Wednesday, holiday edition, Cinema Chat covered a lot of ground this week! WEMU's David Fair spoke with Michigan Theater Program Director Amanda Bynum about the Independent Spirit Awards, the movies "Frozen",  "Homefront", "A Christmas Story" and the Sing-a-long version of "White Christmas."

Cinema Chat 11/28/13

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-Cinema Chat
9:53 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Cinema Chat: Pilot Error on EMU Campus, Dallas Buyers Club, Philomena, The Hunger Games and More

Credit Michtheater.org

Every Thursday is movie day on WEMU's Morning Edition. David Fair is typically joined by Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins for the weekly feature, Cinema Chat. Russ is away this week, so instead, David spoke with Michigan Theater Program Director Amanda Bynum! 

David and Amanda cover a lot of ground, including a movie shooting on the Eastern Michigan University Campus, the political ramifications of screening movies in the White House, and of course, discussion of the movies available to you over the coming weekend.  You can listen to the entire conversation below.

Cinema Chat for 11/21/2013

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Live Music
4:48 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Sesi Motors 5:01 Jazz - Ron Brooks Trio at Rush Street

Ron Brooks plays @ Rush Street, Friday, December 7th - 5:01 pm to 7 pm.

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

 Join us for a 5:01 celebration of music with Sunny Wilkinson, Sven Anderson on keys, and George Davidson on the drums, and Ron Brooks on bass.

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Arts
11:18 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Cinema Chat: The Michigan Theater Book, A Miles Davis Movie, Blue is the Warmest Color and More

Russ Collins displays EMU professor Dr. Henry Aldridge's book on the history of the Michigan Theater
David Fair WEMU-FM

Click below to listen to "Cinema Chat" with WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins.

Cinema Chat for 11/14/2013

The Michigan Theater Book -- goes on sale Tuesday, November 19 at Michigan Theater

The Michigan Theater has been featured in commercials, billboards, films, and even a music LP from the 1960s, but has never had its own book – until now. Dr. Henry Aldridge, an Eastern Michigan University film professor emeritus and theater scholar, has written a new full-color, photo-illustrated book that explores the first 80 years of the theater’s life and how it ties into the histories of Ann Arbor and film. He also includes key local figures from along the way: manager Gerry Hoag, organist Paul Tompkins, Ann Arbor mayor Lou Belcher, philanthropist Margaret Towsley and her daughter Judy Rumelhart, and the theater’s staff and volunteers.  Aldridge has a deep connection to the Michigan Theater. In 1979, he and a group of other concerned citizens helped rescue the theater and its rare Barton organ from the wrecking ball. He continues to lead the theater’s organ program, give visitor tours, and teach a film appreciation course. Despite his extensive knowledge of the theater, Aldridge still spent three years immersed in the University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library archives, Michigan Theater Foundation meeting minutes, Ann Arbor News articles, and interviews with past and present staff members. “Unlike most histories of individual theaters,” Aldridge says, “this book is thoroughly researched, carefully documented, lavishly illustrated, but written in a style that general readers will find interesting and colorful.”  A paperback edition of the book will be available for purchase starting the week of November 19 at the Michigan Theater, Nicola’s Books, Literati Bookstore, Bookbound Bookstore, Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tearoom, and Kaleidoscope Books & Collectibles. The Michigan Theater will also carry a limited edition hardcover and provide a discounted price to Michigan Theater members for both versions.

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Music
12:06 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

An Interview with Jeff Haas: The New Jazz Archive, Building Bridges with Music, and more!

Jeff Haas of the New Jazz Archive stops by the WEMU studios ahead of the 100th anniversary of  his father, broadcasting legend,  Karl Haas' birth.  And to talk about a few new programs spearheaded by Jeff to advance the legacy of jazz to new generations. 

Listen to the full interview here: 

Linda Yohn interviews Jeff Haas 11/11/13

  

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Arts
10:43 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Cinema Chat: Sing-A-Long White Christmas, All Is Lost, Muscle Shoals, Thor and More

Credit Michtheater.org

It's a busy weekend in Washtenaw County. Among other things, both Eastern Michigan and Michigan have home football games. And, of course, there are new and returning movies available to you. 

In this week's installment of WEMU's "Cinema Chat", David Fair and Russ Collins cover your options. First, the conversation begins with the possibility the State Theater will soon morph into a different kind of business. For details, listen below, and say "good morning" to Russ Collins!
 

Cinema Chat 11/7/13

Education
10:51 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Graduate School Open House Planned At EMU

Credit Eastern Michigan University

This press release comes from Eastern Michigan University:

Eastern Michigan University to host Graduate Open House for prospective students on Nov. 16 Great chance to learn about graduate school programs and opportunities for advancement at Eastern

 

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Events
1:18 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Roy Blount, Jr. in conversation with WEMU's Bob Eccles

Author and humorist Roy Blount, Jr. is a frequent guest on NPR's "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" and "A Prairie Home Companion." His one-man show at the American Place Theatre was described by the New Yorker as "the most humorous and engaging 50 minutes in town." 

Don't miss the man "known to the critics as the next Mark Twain" on stage with WEMU's own Bob Eccles!

 

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