Pulp Bits: A Roundup of Washtenaw County Arts & Culture Stories

Pulp Bits

A round-up of arts and culture stories featuring people, places, and things in Washtenaw County, whether they're just passing through or Townies for life. Coverage includes music, visual art, film & video, theater & dance, written word, and Pulp life (food, fairs, and more). Sources this time are:

➥ a2books.org
➥ All About Ann Arbor
➥ Ann Arbor Observer
➥ Concentrate
➥ CTN Ann Arbor
➥ Current
➥ Detroit Free Press
➥ Detroit Metro Times
➥ Detroit News
➥ Encore Michigan
➥ Life in Michigan
➥ Lifting Up A2 Jazz
➥ MLive
➥ The Michigan Daily
➥ The Saline Post
➥ WCBN Local Music Show
➥ We Love Ann Arbor

MUSIC

➥ "Water Hill Music Fest returns to Ann Arbor on Sunday, plus Babe Island Fest" [MLive, May 2]
➥ "Here's who will be performing at Ann Arbor Summer Festival's 2019 Top of the Park" [All About Ann Arbor, May 2]
➥ "Photos from Vincent York Jazzistry's International Jazz Day concert at Kerrytown Concert House" [via Lifting Up A2 Jazz, May 2]
➥ "Singer-songwriter Matthew Milia returns to school for his solo debut" [Detroit Metro Times, May 1]
➥ "Russ Gibb talks rock stars and high times on the Detroit music scene" [Detroit Free Press, May 1]
➥ "How Russ Gibb (almost) killed Paul McCartney" [Detroit News, May 1]
➥ "Detroit rock scene mourns death of Grande Ballroom founder Russ Gibb, dead at 87" [Detroit Metro Times, May 1]
➥ "don't - live on WCBN Local Music Show" [WCBN Local Music Show Soundcloud, May 1]
➥ "U-M student launches new music venue in intimate Ann Arbor space" [Concentrate, May 1]
➥ "Stef Chura – 'They’ll Never' Video" [Stereogum, April 30]
➥ "Michigan is Bluegrass Country This Summer" [The Saline Post, April 27]
➥ "'Spirits & Chasers' by Fangs & Twang" [Life in Michigan, April 27]
➥ "Inaugural TREEVERB Music Festival to rock downtown Ann Arbor June 1" [All About Ann Arbor, April 25]
➥ "Virga - live on WCBN Local Music Show" [WCBN Local Music Show Soundcloud, April 24]
➥ "Let the good times roll with Darlingside" [The Michigan Daily, April 21]
➥ "A$AP Ferg tries his best at SpringFest 2019" [The Michigan Daily, April 18]
➥ "Orpheus Singers live up to their name" [The Michigan Daily, April 14]
➥ "Brandenburg Project: A youth ensemble plays Bach the way the composer heard it" [Ann Arbor Observer, April 2019]

VISUAL ART

➥ "Y-Fi social art movement challenges Ypsi high schoolers to amplify their voices" [Concentrate, May 1]
➥ "Helen Gotlib: A visit to the artist’s studio and her 'Secret Beaches'" [Current, April 30]
➥ "Our favorite Concentrate photos of the past nine years, and the stories behind them" [Concentrate, April 24]
➥ "Possessed: Artist Jaye Schlesinger is having a moment" [Ann Arbor Observer, April 2019]

FILM & VIDEO

➥ "FYI 894: Interview with Ariel Wan & Sarah Escalante for Cinetopia, CSA Day at the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market & Spring Eggstravaganza at Leslie Science & Nature Center" [CTN Ann Arbor, May 3]
➥ "Ann Arbor Film Festival to launch new monthly film series May 8" [All About Ann Arbor, May 2]
➥ "A critic’s picks for this year’s Cinetopia film festival" [Detroit Metro Times, May 1]
➥ "Q&A: Local Filmmaker Streaming In A New Direction With TV Series Pilot 'The Patron'” [We Love Ann Arbor, April 30]
➥ "WLAA Q&A: Local Filmmaker Christina Morales Hemenway On Her Latest Film Bride +1" [We Love Ann Arbor, April 26]

THEATER & DANCE

➥ "Wild Swan’s ‘Charlotte’s Web’ wonderful for all ages" [Encore Michigan, May 3]
➥ "David Kiley: His EncoreMichigan.com shines a spotlight on theaters struggling for attention and respect" [Ann Arbor Observer, May 2019]
➥ "The Encore Musical Theatre announces 2019-2020 season" [Encore Michigan, April 30]
➥ "Final Curtain Call: Pioneer Theatre Guild Presents 'FAME The Musical' May 3-4-5" [All About Ann Arbor, April 30]
➥ "Actor Jeff Daniels and Detroit's Dominique Morisseau receive Tony Award nominations" [Detroit Metro Times, April 30]
➥ "In Memoriam: Nancee Sanville, 57" [Encore Michigan, April 30]
➥ "Kickshaw kicks off preview of new season on 5/17" [Encore Michigan, April 28]
➥ "TheaterTalk on Michigan Radio’s Stateside" [Encore Michigan, April 24]
➥ "Every element of SMTD’s ‘Sweeney Todd’ performance impressed audiences this past weekend" [The Michigan Daily, April 22]
➥ "Encore Musical Theatre’s ‘Brigadoon’ is a flight of fancy" [Encore Michigan, April 21]
➥ "Arthur Miller’s ‘All My Sons’ crackles at Purple Rose" [Encore Michigan, April 13]

WRITTEN WORD

➥ "Ann Arbor Book Society May 2019 Newsletter" [a2books.org, May 1]
➥ "Vault of Midnight to celebrate International Tabletop Day June 1 in Ann Arbor" [All About Ann Arbor, May 1]

PULP LIFE

➥ "WLAA Exclusive: A Tour Inside The New – And Amazing – Museum Of Natural History At U-M" [We Love Ann Arbor, May 2]
➥ "Celebrate National Foodie Day with 9 mouth-watering, stomach-filling Ann Arbor eateries" [All About Ann Arbor, May 1]
➥ "Mingxian Pang: Owner/Chef, Chia Shiang" [Current, April 30]
➥ "Amadeus can sing with Central European Flavor" [Current, April 30] 
➥ "New Look for 2019 Saline Community Fair" [The Saline Post, April 30]
➥ "39th Huron River Day Festival to take place May 19 in Ann Arbor" [All About Ann Arbor, April 27]
➥ "Your 2019 guide to Washtenaw County farmers markets" [All About Ann Arbor, April 25]


Christopher Porter is a library technician and the editor of Pulp.


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