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Jeanice Kerr Swift, one of the finalists for the Seattle Schools superintendent's job, helped draw more students to Ann Arbor schools and saw test scores rise ... Last year, 39 percent of Native American/Alaska Native eighth-graders were proficient in English-language arts, compared with 83 percent of white ...
My Turn is managed by AAHOM in collaboration with community partners from the arts and culture community. ... University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Therapeutic Riding, Inc., and Leslie Science & Nature Center, “My Turn: ...

After a critically acclaimed East Coast Tour last month which included a Carnegie Hall debut on March 22, Apollo's Fire launches a new production of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo (Orpheus in the Underworld) starting on April 13 in Cleveland. Conducted by founding artistic director Jeannette Sorrell and directed by ...
If breakfast food were a major offered at the University, I'd have a 4.0. I wouldn't even need to re-subscribe to my Chegg account if I were taking classes like “Intro to How Do You Like Your Eggs” instead of Polisci 495. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. I go to bed thinking of it, and it's my first thought ...
"My favorite part of the remodel is really how these remodelers portray their work," Harvey said. "I'm always impressed that they go through this staging. ... It's really an art form." Design and remodeling professionals will be on hand at each home to answer questions and offer more insight on the remodel.
Residents can submit proposals to the city, which will select a finalist to represent Ann Arbor. Bloomberg will grant at least three cities across the country $1 million in funding for the public art installation. Under the tagline "transforming urban spaces with dynamic public art," Bloomberg aims to get mayors ...

ANN ARBOR, MI - The city of Ann Arbor is asking residents to help come up with creative ideas for a public art project. ... of the goals of the project and potential difference it will make for Ann Arbor, and key collaborators, including artists, arts organizations, city agencies, and private-sector groups. Proposals ...
"For 108 years, the Ann Arbor Art Center has been sparking creativity in people of all ages and artistic abilities. Our mission is to be a contemporary forum for the visual arts through education, exploration, and exhibition, and to expand perspectives and ignite growth in students, artists, and the community.
ANN ARBOR, MI - Artistic designs depicting trees, acorns, kayaking on the Huron River and the University of Michigan's Burton Memorial Tower will adorn Ann Arbor's future manhole covers. The Ann Arbor Art Center, which managed a manhole cover artwork-selection process for the city, has announced ...
"I'm so excited to present a concert that brings the artistic excellence of the musicians of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance to the broader audience of Ann Arbor," Hornpetrie said by email. "Additionally, I am ecstatic to present music by female composers of today, and to ...
ANN ARBOR, MI -- A 36-year-old Ann Arbor man accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of golf equipment from the University of Michigan took a plea ... The school's website says the center "provides the University of Michigan men's and women's golf teams an elite, state-of-the-art practice facility.
ANN ARBOR, MI - Former Michigan football legend and Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson will deliver the University of Michigan Spring ... Winner of the NFL Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award for his fair play, integrity in competition and respect for opponents, Woodson retired in 2015 and joined ...
Too often is the assertion made that a homosexual man's neutral is not believable as a romantic male lead. We constantly find that society's heteronormativity not only stunts potential in our everyday lives but also in our artistic development,” they said when asked about what ultimately inspired the event.
A major renovation and expansion of the Ann/Ashley garage in downtown Ann Arbor is just one of several big projects the Ann Arbor DDA is undertaking ... for Art Fair trolleys, $7,800 for spring cleanup, and $769,568 for alternative transportation, which includes the DDA's support for local transit services.
ANN ARBOR, MI - Former University of Michigan professor Farnam Jahanian has been named the president of Carnegie Mellon University, the school announced ... in those realms, but also in the fields that help humanity benefit from this revolution, from policy to ethics, business to the arts and humanities.
Ann Arbor resident and tattoo artist Carrie Metz-Caporusso is known for the colorful and artistic tattoos she designs and inks at Lucky Monkey Tattoo Parlor, 3024 Packard St., but has designed ... A survivor of molestation, Metz-Caporusso said in a statement she wants to help other survivors through her art.
More than 100 high school students from Greenhills School in Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor's Huron High School, Meadow Montessori in Monroe, Oak Park, Portage Northern, Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy, Saline High School, Washtenaw Technical Middle College and Washtenaw International High ...

Wanting to get more exposure for their bands, dance troupes, and other artistic projects, Patrick and a few other founders pulled together a proposal and won a grant to launch an interdisciplinary arts festival. They organized the event in just four months and hosted it at the Yellow Barn in Ann Arbor in 2016.
The opera will open at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin Ave., Ann Arbor. It will be repeated 7:30 p.m. March 10 and 11 at the Macomb Center for Performing Arts, 44575 Garfield Rd., Clinton Township, Michigan. Ticket are $30 (Ann Arbor) and $57 (Macomb) are ...
ANN ARBOR, MI - The Ann Arbor Art Center has launched public voting to decide three winners of a manhole cover art project. The public can vote for one submission of the six semifinalists. The top three will each receive a $1,000 stipend from the city of Ann Arbor, according to a press release. Each of the ...
The arts community around southeast Michigan is excited about new leadership in Lansing. Omari Rush has been named chair of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. Rush also serves as executive director of CultureSource after years as Vice President at the Ann Arbor Art Center.
More than 240 designs were submitted and were juried by an Advisory Committee comprised of local artists, arts educators and community and business leaders. The committee chose six designs to be decided by the public. "The interest in this project has been amazing” Marie Klopf, Ann Arbor Art Center ...
This week, I sat on the sidelines of the jury for the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, The Original and it was riveting. Executive director Maureen Riley ... According to Riley, works should be judged based on technique, design, originality and inventiveness, artistic merit, color and texture. The jurying process of each ...
Commonly defined as self-published mini-magazines (hence the name “zines”) with relatively small circulation, zines are popular in both artistic and social justice ... However, beyond the campus itself, the larger queer community of Ann Arbor is also consistently active, particularly when it comes to the arts.
ANN ARBOR - To many, the Ann Arbor Art Fair may seem like a massive free-for-all, but it is a thoughtfully curated event that takes months of planning to pull off. Thousands of artists apply for the coveted spots, and each artists' work must pass through a jury. The fair is divided into four sections, each ...
5, to approve a list of nearly two dozen possible artistic enhancements as part of city capital improvement projects planned through 2024. ... (City officials have said there may be no extra fee per cover for this, but the city did hire the Ann Arbor Art Center for $27,000 to coordinate a design-selection process.) ...
Every year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences selects what they feel are the very best in short films in the live action, animation and documentary categories. Take it ... The poster release party will be at the Ann Arbor Art Center from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Coffee and baked goods will be provided.
ANN ARBOR, MI - Ten years ago, Chico MacMurtrie came up with the idea to create large-scale robotic artwork that would invite people to rethink the notion of borders in a globalized world. His artistic vision was realized at the University of Michigan on Friday, Feb. 16, where he launched a 40-foot robotic ...
"First Date" Sneak Peek - Ann Arbor Civic Theatre will present a sneak peek of their upcoming production of the musical "First Date" at the Session Room, where actors and artistic staff will perform selections of music from the show. This original comedy musical questions the fears we face when meeting ...
Bentley's Pet Stuff, registered in Illinois as Pet Stuff Illinois LLC, made headway into the state's market after a late-January acquisition of Green Paws LLC, a pet store dba Green Pawz Pet Supply in Ann Arbor. The owners are seeking to open a total of eight stores across the state by year's end that could ...
ANN ARBOR, MI - The Ann Arbor Art Center has launched public voting to decide three winners of a manhole cover art project. The public can vote for one submission of the six semifinalists. The top three will each receive a $1,000 stipend from the city of Ann Arbor, according to a press release. Each of the ...
This week, I sat on the sidelines of the jury for the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, The Original and it was riveting. Executive director Maureen Riley ... According to Riley, works should be judged based on technique, design, originality and inventiveness, artistic merit, color and texture. The jurying process of each ...
The arts community around southeast Michigan is excited about new leadership in Lansing. Omari Rush has been named chair of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. Rush also serves as executive director of CultureSource after years as Vice President at the Ann Arbor Art Center.
More than 240 designs were submitted and were juried by an Advisory Committee comprised of local artists, arts educators and community and business leaders. The committee chose six designs to be decided by the public. "The interest in this project has been amazing” Marie Klopf, Ann Arbor Art Center ...
Commonly defined as self-published mini-magazines (hence the name “zines”) with relatively small circulation, zines are popular in both artistic and social justice ... However, beyond the campus itself, the larger queer community of Ann Arbor is also consistently active, particularly when it comes to the arts.
ANN ARBOR - To many, the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair may seem like a massive free-for-all, but it is a thoughtfully curated event that takes months of planning to pull off. Thousands of artists apply for the coveted spots, and each artists' work must pass through a jury. The fair is divided into four sections, ...
We do a lot of stuff in Boston in the public art realm, and here in Detroit and Flint we've done a lot of stuff on the ground with our community partners. In terms of how that relates to the film festival, I think our work has always been colorful and bold. When the Ann Arbor Film Festival began moving in a new ...
Joseph Keckler: "Dragon at the Edge of a Flat World" - Straddling the worlds of music, art and performance, Joseph Keckler has garnered acclaim for his rich, versatile voice and sharp wit. For this special speaker series event, Keckler will read from his latest book, "Dragon at the Edge of a Flat World." (5:30 ...
The food culture of Ann Arbor is just one of the small ways in which the current culture misrepresents the Latin culture. Food in Latin America is an art. Our entire culture surrounds our food. While that food does contain rice, beans and goya seasoned meat, it means so much more than just these ingredients ...
5, to approve a list of nearly two dozen possible artistic enhancements as part of city capital improvement projects planned through 2024. ... (City officials have said there may be no extra fee per cover for this, but the city did hire the Ann Arbor Art Center for $27,000 to coordinate a design-selection process.) ...
Pre-Fab/Post-Fab: Art in a Readymade Era pop-up exhibition - This exhibition showcases the works of Heidi Barlow, Shaina Kasztelan and Bailey Scieskza, three female artists based in Detroit. Their work, although varying in style and form, speaks to a generation growing up with the influences of mass ...
Nestled on Main Street, between Shinola and Da Vinci's Salon & Gallery lies Ten Thousand Villages. Carol Grafton, event coordinator and visual merchandiser for the shop, tells me she loves the location: in the heart of downtown, next to plenty of restaurants, bars and venues that can get crowded during ...
We live in an age where it's hard to find the soul of America. Much of American society is disheartened by the current administration, and if not that, the general state of the world as it is. There seems to be a new headline every day that could easily make one lose faith in his or her country — but even with all ...
26, Ann Arbor locals and residents from the far corners of the mitten state alike flocked to the University's own Hill Auditorium for the 41st Annual Ann Arbor ... of humor, stage hands and audio engineers prepared the stage for the next set with a degree of coordination that could qualify as art in and of itself.
David Sedaris laughs with the audience during a performance at the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, October 26, 2011. The show was ... ANN ARBOR, MI - Noted author and humorist David Sedaris is returning to Ann Arbor for an upcoming performance at the Michigan Theater.
ANN ARBOR, MI - A group of artists and human rights activists hope to bring a global street art project to Ann Arbor and Detroit. The project - called Education is Not a Crime, or #NotACrime - uses murals to draw attention to people who are denied access to education in Iran because of their Baha'i faith.
ANN ARBOR - Starting Friday, people of all ages can see the Burns Park Players perform Cole Porter's "Kiss Me, Kate," a musical comedy based on Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew." What you may not know about this particular production is that the proceeds will benefit the arts in Ann Arbor Public ...
HopCat Ann Arbor Beer Dinner - Join HopCat Ann Arbor in welcoming Brewery Vivant for an evening of barrel-aged sours and farmhouse ales paired with a food menu prepared by top-notch chefs. (7 p.m., HopCat). Tuesday Tango - How does an Argentine tango class at Studio of Movement Arts, right ...
ANN ARBOR, MI - A couple of months into her job as the director of the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Christina Olsen wants to hear your ideas. Olsen will host open office hours in the UMMA Commons in February, March and April. She is inviting visitors, community members and UM staff, faculty ...
"We presented the War and Treaty at this year's Ann Arbor Art Fair Stage on Main Street and they are fantastic," James said. "They're Michigan-based and it's great to have regional artists on the bill. We always try to give spots to people who are from Michigan. They've got (nowhere) but up to go, as all of ...


 

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