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With the passing of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, a lot of people are grieving and sharing memories of her life changing music and career.

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry spoke to Kali Thiel, director of news and publications for Concordia University in Ann Arbor, where one of Aretha's prized concert pianos is located.


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On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we're recalling a visit the iconic civil rights leader made to the University of Michigan over fifty years ago.


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2017 was a special year for the University of Michigan--it was the school's 200th birthday!

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talked to the director of the Michigan bicentennial celebration, Gary Krenz, about the yearlong celebration which just recently wrapped up.


Civil rights leader, Congressman John Lewis is speaking in Ann Arbor tonight as part of the Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series.  Ypsilanti High School art teacher Lynne Settles is taking a group of 20 students to Hill Auditorium, including junior Deahja Tigner, who was pre-selected to ask the Georgia congressman a question at the event.

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry spoke to the art teacher and one of the students who will be addressing the civil rights leader.


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With Veterans Day coming up Saturday, there will be much focus on military veterans and those who served in the United States Armed Forces.  A special evening is planned November 8th at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor, where several veterans will tell their stories combined with other musical elements.

89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry talked to Daniel Patrick and Kathy Hay about the event.


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Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stopped by Ann Arbor last night to talk about her new book called "What Happened."  In it, she reflects about the 2016 election.  Listen to the story below. 


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J.T. Abernathy has been a potter for 71 years.  The 94 year-old Ann Arbor man hasn't missed an Ann Arbor Art Fair since it first began in 1960.  I visited him at the Ann Arbor Potters Guild to talk to him about his work and his Art Fair memories.


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There is a unique musical ensemble in Ann Arbor comprised of amateur musicians who all work and/or study in the science and medical fields.  I spoke to two members of the University of Michigan Life Sciences Orchestra.


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On this week's Art & Soul, Lisa Barry and Jenn McKee are joined by the conductor of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, Arie Lipsky, and talk about the symphony's upcoming season which begins Saturday September 10th at Hill Auditorium.

The Symphony will begin its performance with the Shostakovich Festive Overture, which will include a rarely-heard optional brass ensemble played by area high school students from Huron, Pioneer, and Skyline.

Musicians from across southeast Michigan will be in Ann Arbor tonight to pay tribute to the victims of Sunday's mass shooting in Orlando, Florida.   

89.1 WEMU's 50th Anniversary celebration continues tonight. A live taping of the news quiz show, 'Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!'  takes place at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor. As a little preview, and a little treat for those without tickets to the sold-out show, David Fair hosted  WWDTM host Peter Sagal on-air this morning. Hear the conversation below. 

  

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Platinum-selling rapper 2 Chainz is headlining a charity concert to raise money for a summer leadership camp for Detroit youth at the University of Michigan.  

100 Candles For Hill Auditorium

Jan 31, 2013

Hill Auditorium celebrates its centennial this year.  WEMU's Bob Eccles spoke with Facilities Manager Shannon Rice and Senior Performance Hall Operations Manager Barry LaRue about Hill's past, present and future.