The Ark to receive $10K grant to support Ann Arbor Folk Festival
Birds of Chicago perform at U-M's Hill Auditorium at the 41st Ann Arbor Folk Festival on Jan. 27, 2018. (Credit: Andrew Rogers)ANN ARBOR – The National Endowment for the Arts has approved a $10,000 Grants for Arts Projects award for The Ark to support the Ann Arbor Folk Festival. The Ark, an intimate folk music venue in downtown Ann Arbor, has been presenting, preserving and encouraging folk, ethnic and roots music for 55 years. Each year, The Ark presents the Ann Arbor Folk Festival at the end of January in the University of Michigan’s historic Hill Auditorium. “The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support this project from The Ark,” Arts Endowment Acting Chairman Ann Eilers said in a statement.
U-M Mens Glee Club to perform Fall Concert Saturday at Hill Auditorium
ANN ARBOR The University of Michigan Mens Glee Club Fall Concert returns to Hill Auditorium on Saturday -- and the event is celebrating 160 years. Composer and music director Aron Accurso composed three pieces for the Mens Glee Club Fall Concert, all of which are centered around the topic. The Mens Glee Club said in the post it hopes community members will join in on the conversation during its Fall Concert at Hill. Tickets:Main floor: $20Main floor (accessible): $20Mezzanine: $10Mezzanine (accessible): $10Balcony: $5To reserve a ticket, click here. To learn more about U-M Mens Glee Club, visit its Facebook page.
University Musical Society to host John Cameron Mitchell's 'The Origin of Love Tour' in Ann Arbor
John Cameron Mitchell performing during "The Origin of Love Tour." ANN ARBOR, Mich. -On Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. Ann Arbor audiences can see a celebration of music, hope and identity through John Cameron Mitchell's "The Origin of Love Tour" in Hill Auditorium. John Cameron Mitchell performing during "The Origin of Love Tour." Tickets for "The Origin of Love Tour" cost from $17 to $72, depending upon seat location within the auditorium. John Cameron Mitchell.
Bob Dylan to play Ann Arbor's Hill Auditorium Nov. 6
ANN ARBOR - Bob Dylan and his band just announced a new fall tour across the U.S. and the legendary artist will be making a stop in Ann Arbor. Dylan will perform at Hill Auditorium on Nov. 6. The 78-year-old singer-songwriter and Nobel Prize winner will be touring the states from Oct. 11 through Nov. 21 and is expected to announce additional dates. The last time Dylan was in the area was in 2017 when he performed at the Fox Theatre with Mavis Staples. Here is his full fall tour:Oct.11: Irvine, California, at UC Irvine Bren Events CenterOct. 12: Santa Barbara, California, at Santa Barbara BowlOct.14: Palo Alto, California, Frost Amphitheatre at Stanford UniversityOct. 17: Denver at The Mission BallroomOct. 19: Lincoln, Nebraska, at Pinnacle Bank ArenaOct. 20: Kansas City, Missouri, at Arvest Bank Theatre at the MidlandOct. 22: St. Louis, Missouri, at Stifel TheatreOct. 23: Ames, Iowa, C.Y.
Listen to 'Amadeus Live' with University Musical Society Choral Union in Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - On Sept. 15, immerse yourself in "Amadeus" through a University Musical Society performance live in downtown Ann Arbor. Conducted by Jeffrey Schindler and accompanied by Louis Nagel on the piano, the musicians and vocalists will debut the music of "Amadeus Live" for the first time to Ann Arbor audiences. Tickets range from $19 to $75, but students, children (ages 3 to 12), seniors and large groups are offered discounted prices. The performance and movie combination begins at 2 p.m. For more information visit the University Musical Society page. Hill Auditorium is located at 825 N. University Ave.All About Ann Arbor is powered by ClickOnDetroit/WDIV.
Jazz force Snarky Puppy to perform at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor Sept. 8
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Brooklyn-based jazz collective Snarky Puppy will perform at Hill Auditorium on Sept. 8 in downtown Ann Arbor. A mlange of musical styles blending American music cultures, Snarky Puppy has been a force within the world of jazz for over a decade. Snarky Puppy members also play professionally alongside artists like Erykah Badu and Kendrick Lamar, as well as music producers such as Kirk Franklin and David Crosby. For more information about the Sept. 8 performance, visit the University Musical Society event page. Hill Auditorium is at 825 N. University Ave.All About Ann Arbor is powered by ClickOnDetroit/WDIV.
Wilco to play at Ann Arbor's Hill Auditorium on Nov. 5
Wilco has announced a series of additional dates to its fall tour across North America -- and that includes a Nov. 5 performance at Hill Auditorium. Wilco's Ann Arbor show is presented by The Ark, AEG Live and ann arbor's 107one. Tickets will go on sale to the general public Tuesday at 10 a.m. via MUTO in the Michigan League Underground. During the tour, Wilco will be playing at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas and Boston's Wang Center. All About Ann Arbor is powered by ClickOnDetroit/WDIV.
In pictures: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. visits University of Michigan in 1962
ANN ARBOR – As the University of Michigan marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a symposium of events lasting through March, a visit from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. himself to the Ann Arbor campus was nearly forgotten. “It was almost exactly 50 years ago, and it was a time when Martin Luther King was a pretty controversial person. According to school records, King gave two lectures that day: "Moral Issues in Discrimination" and "The Future of Integration." King speaks with students at the Michigan Union (Photo: Media Resources Center records, the Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan)Dr. King attends a dinner on his Ann Arbor visit in 1962 (Photo: Media Resources Center records, the Bentley Historical Library, University of MichiganIn 1965, more than 4,000 students attended a lecture by King at Michigan State University. According to minutes from a university regent's meeting in April 1968, the university was "stunned" by his death.