Pulp Bits: A roundup of Washtenaw County arts and culture stories


Pulp Bits 05-25-2022

Pulp Bits is an occasional round-up of Washtenaw County-related arts and culture stories from various publications and podcasts.

Some highlights include profiles of Ann Arbor's Third Place [MusicFest] (May 25-28), Ypsilanti's ÆPEX Fest (June 1-4), Ypsi's IFFY film festival (June 2-4), a pandemic-inspired exhibit at U-M's Museum of Natural History, a new children's book courtesy of Chelsea's Barn Sanctuary founder, Ann Arbor chalk artist David Zinn discussing his work, and upcoming events at Ann Arbor's Top of the Park festival and next season's UMS schedule.

All that and much more below:



➥ "Third Place [MusicFest] returns to unconventional Ann Arbor venues" [Concentrate, May 25, 2022]
➥ "‘It’s as local as you can get’: Roaming festival to fill Ann Arbor with music" [MLive, May 17, 2022]

➥ "New Ypsilanti festival will celebrate 20th- and 21st-century music by diverse composers" [Concentrate, May 18, 2022]

➥ "Chris Bathgate’s Musical Journey From Living in a Forest to Working for Tech Startup" [Sound & Vision podcast, May 19, 2022]

➥ "Ann Arbor Singer-Songwriter Hannah Baiardi: Organic Chemistry – Exploring Aura of Seduction on ‘How Do You Want Your Love’" [Current, May 17, 2022]

➥ "What it Takes to Be a Student (and) Musician: Alison Albrecht is studying healthcare at U-M and doubling efforts to pursue a creative path at the same time" [Current, April 30, 2022]



➥ "Independent Film Festival Ypsilanti returns to original vision with three days of movies" [Concentrate, May 25, 2022]

➥ "Michigan basketball signee Jett Howard to appear in LeBron James movie" [MLive, May 17, 2022]

➥ "Hollywood loved Ann Arbor a decade ago. Here are 10 films shot in the city" [MLive, April 27, 2022]



➥ "See what a $1.2M renovation has added to the Ann Arbor Art Center" [MLive, May 24, 2022]

➥ "Visual artist Carlos Jackson appointed as U-M Stamps dean" [UMich News, May 19, 2022]

➥ "Artist David Zinn explains how he finds beauty in the simplest things in life" {The Shift podcast, May 11, 2022]

➥ "Outdoor installations in Ann Arbor and Ypsi to feature local artists' meditations on diversity" [Concentrate, May 4, 2022]



➥ "Former Animal Planet star teaches kids compassion with new book" [Detroit News, May 20, 2022]

➥ "Everything old is new again" / "Two new books shed light on the library's collection of ancient Greek manuscripts and fragments that span the 4th to 19th centuries" [U-M Library, May 11, 2022]

➥ "New downtown Ann Arbor bookstore to focus on Beat Generation" [MLive, April 25, 2022]



➥ "These Ann Arbor students built a recording studio so they could tell their stories" [MLive, May 24, 2022]

➥ "Podcasts from Local Featuring Arts and Creatives" [Current, May 20, 2022]

➥ "U-M Museum of Natural History exhibit takes closer look at social, health inequities that fueled pandemic" [UMich News, May 18, 2022]

➥ "5 more Ann Arbor festivals bringing live music and fun back to city streets" [MLive, May 6, 2022]

➥ "The Ann Arbor Summer Festival’s Top of the Park returns" [Current, May 13, 2022]

➥ "All the things to do at Ann Arbor’s Top of the Park this year" [MLive, April 29, 2022]

➥ "Top of the Park announces Live Here Now artists, special attractions" [MLive, April 22, 2022]

➥ "New Ann Arbor store will feature collectible records, VHS tapes" [MLive, May 5, 2022]

➥ "Trevor Noah, Wynton Marsalis set to play Ann Arbor in University Musical Society series" [Detroit Free Press, April 21, 2022]