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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.


Michigan Theater
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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.


City of Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor's City Council has postponed its vote on a new immigration ordinance.

Citizens Climate Lobby, Ann Arbor Chapter

Concerns about federal leadership and proposed rollbacks in environmental protections have led to increased levels of activism.  In this week’s edition of "Issues of the Environment," WEMU’s David Fair talks with Ginny Rogers, leader of the Ann Arbor chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby, about the challenges ahead. 


Ann Arbor Public Schools

The Ann Arbor Public School District is taking additional steps to address parent and student concerns about immigration.

The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor

The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor is celebrating its 100th anniversary with an exhibit at the Ann Arbor Downtown Public Library.


Organissimo
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5:01 Jazz on Friday, March 3rd will be a spectacular jazz, blues, and pop music party when Organissimo presents their Ann Arbor CD release party for “B3tles – A Soulful Tribute to the Fab Four.” Get to the usual location, Rush Street Nightclub – 314 South Main Street – by 5 PM to grab a great seat for the free show. 

President
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Michigan receives frequent visits from presidential candidates, and the state has a storied relationship with many who have won the nation’s highest office. 


Jelly Bean
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Jelly Bean lived a long, full life. When the Corgi passed away in 2015 she was 17-years old.  Jelly Bean spent a lot of time running with her human. Those experiences, and memories, have inspired  a future of service work in her honor. This month marks the 2nd annual 'Jelly Bean Jump Up!' 


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A local environmental organization has planned a climate change awareness and action event in Ann Arbor this weekend.   


Railroad
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A plan to provide rail service between Ann Arbor and Northern Michigan is on track, now that funding has been obtained to conduct a feasibility study on the proposal.


Ann Arbor
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Ann Arbor's city council could soon call a session to continue discussing the future of the controversial city-owned property known as the Library Lot.  But those who oppose its sale for a high-rise development are still hopeful it could be used for a park.  


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Catch a flick with that special someone this Valentine's Day weekend!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the movie business and all of the films heading to the big screen this weekend.


The Ann Arbor Summer Festival has announced Diana Krall will return to Ann Arbor to open the 34th season of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival’s Mainstage series on June 6th.

Ann Arbor
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Safety improvements around schools will be a main topic of discussion at tonight's Ann Arbor City Council meeting.  


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The state Attorney General has derailed Ann Arbor’s attempt to raise the age for legally buying tobacco.

Michigan Theater
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WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater executive director and CEO Russ Collins discuss this weekend's feature movie offerings.  Additionally, listen for announcement of of a significant award presentation given the leader of Ann Arbor's movie palace! 


Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice
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The Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice in Ann Arbor is preparing to help those who may be affected by President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration. 


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The city of Ann Arbor will roll out  the lethal portion of its deer management plan today. As sharpshooters take to city parks and nature areas, and a few selected sites on the University of Michigan campus, the group Friends of Ann Arbor Wildlife in Nature, or FAAWN,  will march and protest.


The Arts Alliance of Washtenaw County is have a special ceremony and celebration next Sunday and awarding three medals for Arts, Science and Humanities and two 21st Century Awards. Ann Arbor musician and recent finalist on the TV show "The Voice," Laith Al-Saadi is winning the Spotlight Artist Award, and I spoke to him about that and the importance of the arts in our community as well as what life is like since his TV show experience.  

Michigan Theater
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The 2017 Oscar nominations have been announced, and the Sundance Film Festival is in full swing!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater executive director and CEO Russ Collins about the movie business and the films available to you this weekend.


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