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Art & Soul: The Performing Arts - From The Symphony To CatVideoFest, There's A Lot To Choose From

Feb 28, 2019

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the local performing arts scene.  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry and local writer and reviewer Jenn McKee talk about the many different performing arts activities, which includes a wide variety of performances!


Upcoming Comedy Performances:

Lewis Black - The Joke's On Us World Tour @ The Michigan Theater, Saturday March 2 @ 8 PM

Randy Rainbow Live @ The Michigan Theater, Friday March 22 @ 8 PM

Upcoming Musical Performances:

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra: Scottish Fantasy @ The Michigan Theater, Saturday March 9 @ 8 PM

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Pops: The Music of Harry Potter @ The Michigan Theater, Saturday, March 16 @ 8 PM

London Philharmonia (Courtesy of UMS) @ Hill Auditorium, Tuesday, March 12 @ 7:30 PM and Wednesday, March 13 @ 7:30 PM

An Evening with Lunasa @ The Ark, Monday March 4 @ 8 PM

Choir! Choir! Choir! @ The Ark, Friday, March 8 @ 8 PM

Pokey LaFarge @ The Ark, Friday, March 15 @ 8 PM

Sonny Landreth & Marcia Ball @ The Ark, Thursday, March 7 @ 8 PM

Upcoming Theatre Performances:

Theatre NOVA's Michigan Playwrights Festival, March 6-10

"Mazel Tov, John Lennon" @ Theatre NOVA, Playing March 22-April 14

"Never Not Once"--Playing @ The Purple Rose Theatre, Now through March 16

Other Upcoming Events:

Wallace House Presents an Evening with Ronan Farrow and Ken Auletta--Tuesday, March 16, 6-7:30 PM @ Rackham Auditorium

"CatVideoFest 2019"--Coming to the Michigan Theater, Sunday, March 10 @ 4 PM

Special Announcement:

Jenn McKee
Credit Jenn McKee

This month's edition of "Art & Soul: The Performing Arts" will be the last featuring Jenn McKee.  Jenn is moving on to pursue other opportunities, so everyone at WEMU wishes her the very best.  Fortunately, we didn't have to look too far for her replacement.  

Wendy Wright

WEMU's own Wendy Wright will be our new performing arts expert for this segment.  Wendy is a graduate of the University of Michigan's theatre and arts program, has studied arts management at Eastern Michigan University, and has nearly 30 years of experience in acting and directing on stage.  Of course, you can always catch every Saturday afternoon from 1-4 PM on "From Memphis to Motown."

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— Lisa Barry is the host of All Things Considered on WEMU. You can contact Lisa at 734.487.3363, on Twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her at lbarryma@emich.edu