Art & Soul: The Performing Arts - Lots Of Live, Local Theater And Music Performances Coming Up

Jan 24, 2019

The Pinckney Players
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This week, "Art and Soul" is about the local performing arts scene. 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry is joined by writer and reviewer Jenn McKee and guests from the Encore Musical Theatre Company to talk about the many local performance arts events taking place locally.


"Company," Pinckney Players Community Theater, Feb. 15, 16 and 22 at 6 PM and Feb. 23 at 12:30 PM.  Food and beverages will be served.

"Next to Normal" Cast Announcement
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"Company" Logo
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“Next to Normal,” Encore Theatre, Jan. 31-Feb. 24.  Tickets can be purchased here.  Following Sunday performances, there will be discussions with representatives from the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program.

“Never Not Once,” by Carey Crim, world premiere now at the Purple Rose Theatre, through March 16.


Madeleine Albright

Friday, February, 8, 2019 at 7:30 PM, Michigan Theater Michigan Theater and Nicola’s Books will host a conversation with Secretary Albright on the threat of fascism and how we can avoid repeating the tragic errors of the past, in connection with her newest book "Fascism: A Warning."  The conversation will be followed by a Q & A and an opportunity to have your book personalized.  All tickets will include a signed copy of the book.


Ann Arbor Folk Fest

Friday and Saturday, 6:30 p.m., Jan. 25th and 26th, Hill Auditorium - Brandi Carlisle headlining Friday night, Rufus Wainwright on Saturday (and Pokey Lafarge!!)

Wine, Women, & Song

Jan. 25-27, Feb. 1-2

Kerrytown Concert House, 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 4 pm Sunday

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Wednesday, Feb 20, 8 p.m., The Ark

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