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

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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). If you're reading this in the future and a story link is dead, look up the URL on web.archive.org; we've cached every post there.

Featuring articles on what's happening at UMMA this summer, the Nevertheless Film Festival, the latest episode of Ann Arbor Tonight with Bob Ufer's son, a rare video of the grindcore band Repulsion playing Schoolkids Records in 1991, and many more.


➥ "Iggy Pop now has a coffee with notes of nutmeg and it's punk AF" [Metro Times, June 17]
➥ "Meet The Ann Arbor Symphony's 2019 Young Artist: Shuheng Zhang of Canton claimed the top spot in the 2019 Young Artist Competition" [Plymouth-Canton Patch, June 17]
➥ "Dave Sharp, Getting snazzy and jazzy on Main Street" [Listen In, Michigan, June 13]
➥ "Denae, 'Sleep Junkie' video [Soundcloud, June 12]
➥ "Dre Dav, 'C.O.T.' video" [YouTube, June 1]
➥ "Current's Public Playlists (Fuzz Fest, Ann Arbor Summer Festival, Best of Washtenaw)" [Spotify, June 2019]
➥ "Repulsion - live at Schoolkids Records (record store), Ann Arbor 6-9-1991" [YouTube, January 29, 2019]


➥ "This U-M grad started a gallery and artist residency program – in her own apartment" [Concentrate, June 19]
➥ "creative:impact - Art For The Love Of Art And Infused With A Social Conscience" [WEMU, June 18]
➥ "Contrasts, controversy take over University of Michigan Museum of Art in Ann Arbor" [All About Ann Arbor, June 17]
➥ "Living in the moment: U-M art professor works to shatter the stigma that comes with memory loss" [Michigan News, June 14]
➥ "Art & Soul: The Visual Arts - Ann Arbor Artist Creates Historic Negro League Baseball Player Art" [WEMU, June 13]
➥ "U-M faculty win competition to reimagine Detroit’s cultural district" [The University Record, June 10]
➥ "Call and Response" [Stamps Gallery, June 2019]
➥ "'Takeshi Takahara:  poems to the winds' interview" [WSG Gallery, June 2019]
➥ "'Francesc Burgos: 2D/3D' interview" [WSG Gallery, June 2019]
➥ "Helen Gotlieb: Natural Abstractions" [U-M Art & Environmental Gallery, June 2019]


➥ "Inaugural Nevertheless Film Festival to kick off July 11 in Ann Arbor" [All About Ann Arbor, June 17]
➥ "For Nevertheless Film Festival, female film directors are just the beginning" [Current, June 17]
➥ "Access Ann Arbor: 2020 The Musical" [CTN Ann Arbor YouTube, June 17]
➥ "FYI 898: Interview with Mike Michelon for the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, Ya’ssoo Greek Festival & A2 Tech Trek" [CTN Ann Arbor YouTube, June 14]
➥ "Cinema Chat: Oscar Broadcast News, 'Late Night,' 'Men In Black: International,' And More" [WEMU, June 13]
➥ "Ann Arbor Tonight Episode 18: Tom Ufer on his dad, Bob Ufer (The Voice of Michigan Football), and the new documentary 'Football’s Valhalla, The Bob Ufer Story.' Musical Guest DJ Cataclysmic as well as a stand up performance by comedian Brandi Alexander" [Zach Damon YouTube, June 12]
➥ "FYI 897: Interview with Mayor Christopher Taylor on the Green Fair, Therapeutic Riding & the Public Safety Open House" [CTN Ann Arbor YouTube, June 7]
➥ "FYI 896: Interview with Mary Johanson & Kate Melcher on Adaptive Skatefest, Ann Arbor Water Lantern Festival & Huron River Day" [CTN Ann Arbor YouTube, May 31]


➥ "Brian Love, a professor of biomedical engineering and materials science at the University of Michigan, and Michael Burns, a physician who lectures in anesthesiology at U-M, talk about their new Fifth Avenue Press book, Corked: Tales of Advantage in Competitive Sports" [Michigan Radio, June 13]
➥ "creative:impact - Building Literacy And Confidence Through The Art Of Comic Books" [WEMU, June 11]
➥ "Grown Folks Story Time: Just clucking around" [Ann Arbor Observer, June 2019]


➥ "The 2019 Wilde Award Nominations" [Encore Michigan, June 15]
➥ "The 2019 Wilde Award Nominations Podcast" [Encore Michigan, June 15]
➥ "Podcast #3: JET Opens at New Space in Walled Lake" [Encore Michigan, June 13]
➥ "Horizon Performing Arts Staging Four Major Events This Summer" [The Saline Post, June 9]
➥ "Theatre NOVA Presents Michigan Premiere Of  'Stargazers' By Reina Hardy July 12 – Aug. 4" [The Saline Post, June 7]
➥ "UMMA: Upcoming Exhibitions And Events In July" [The Saline Post, June 5]
➥ "Purple Rose’s new season has four world premieres" [Encore Michigan, June 7]
➥ "TheaterTalkPlus: Podcast #2" [Encore Michigan, June 1]
➥ "Michigan Humanities 2019 awards includes Wild Swan" [Encore Michigan, June 1]
➥ "Sreyashi Dey: A powerful woman of the arts" [Current, May 31]


➥ "Top of the Park kicks off in Ann Arbor" [MLive, June 17]
➥ "New recording studio at Ypsi's Parkridge Community Center aims to promote youth as cultural leaders" [Concentrate, June 5]
➥ "The Master List Of Game Development Studios Of Michigan" [Chronicle Press, May 23]

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

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