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We are officially into summer, and a wide range of movies are hitting the theaters! WEMU's David Fair checked in with Michigan Theater Foundation executive director Russ Collins to get the lowdown on all you need to know for the Fourth of July weekend.


Michigan Theater
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It's another Thursday loaded with movie news, but one of the voices you'll hear is a little different. For this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's Michael Jewett steps in for David Fair to talk about all things movies with Michigan Theater Foundation executive director Russ Collins.


Michigan Theater
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Plenty of movies are on the way this weekend, including the highly-anticipated musical from "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda! WEMU's David Fair touched base with Michigan Theater Foundation executive director Russ Collins about when and where that is playing and about the other film options available to you. 

Michigan Theater
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Summer is nearly here, and movie theaters around the country and here at home are getting warmed up! WEMU's David Fair connected with Michigan Theater Foundation executive director Russ Collins to discuss the latest movie openings and news from Hollywood.  


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Ann Arbor Summer Festival executive director Mike Michelon shared more information about opportunities for live performances for the upcoming Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Michelon about the opportunities created this year, which are different from a typical Summer Festival due to the ongoing pandemic.


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Whether it was performing on the virtual stage or via Zoom, Ypsilanti area theatre groups have had to be even more creative than usual during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lisa Barry and Sarah Rigg talk with Kristin Danko from Ypsilanti's Neighborhood Theatre Group about how they responded to the global health crisis and still kept the shows going.

UMS
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After a year of no in-person performances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Michigan Musical Society, known as UMS, is announcing its next season, which will include some live events.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with UMS president Matthew VanBesien about what is being offered for the 2021-22 UMS season.


State Theatre
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There's so much to talk about in the movie world, and we have two of the biggest movie fans around to do it.  For this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's Michael Jewett fills in for David Fair to talk about this week's cinematic releases with Michigan Theater Foundation executive director Russ Collins.


Oscar
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The 93rd Academy Awards ceremony is now in the books.  On "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Foundation executive director Russ Collins reviewed this year's winners and surprises and discussed the new movies and special events coming your way here in town! 


UMGASS
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The University of Michigan Gilbert and Sullivan Society, also known as UMGASS, is the oldest student-run Gilbert and Sullivan Society in the United States, established in 1947.

Lisa Barry speaks with two of this season’s directors, Lori Gould and Addy Geenen, about what it has been like to put together two upcoming productions virtually.


Michigan Theater
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This year's Oscars will be handed out in just a few days, and we've got the movies to go with them.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair and the Michigan Theater Foundation executive director, Russ Collins, discuss Sunday's Academy Awards and the rest of the movie news from Hollywood and in our area. 

Michigan Theater
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The Oscars are inching ever closer, and Ann Arbor's downtown theaters can help prepare you.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks about the latest movie news and films becoming available for your viewing pleasure with Michigan Theater Foundation executive director Russ Collins.


Michigan Theater
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The Oscars are just a few weeks away, and the box office seems to be coming back to life.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Foundation executive director Russ Collins talk about the latest movie news and all of the flicks coming your way in the theaters and online this weekend.


Michigan Theater
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It's no April Fool!  WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Foundation Russ Collins are together again for this week's "Cinema Chat!"  They'll be talking about all of the latest films that you can check out at the theaters downtown or at home online this weekend.


State Theatre
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David Fair is away this week, but, as they say, the show must go on.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's Michael Jewett chats with Michigan Theater Foundation executive director Russ Collins about the latest movie news and all of the new flicks you can check out at Ann Arbor's downtown theaters this weekend.


Ann Arbor Film Fest
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In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Foundation executive director Russ Collins discuss the celebration surrounding the  79th Anniversary of the State Theatre in Ann Arbor and all of the Oscar-nominated films playing downtown.  Plus, they welcome Ann Arbor Film Festival executive director Leslie Raymond to discuss this year's virtual event that begins next week! 


State Theatre
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The weather is starting to look good, and the movie world is, too.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair connects with Michigan Theater Foundation executive director, Russ Collins, to discuss the latest movie news and the new flicks now available at your favorite downtown Ann Arbor theater.


Golden Globe
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The 2021 Golden Globes have been handed out, which means Oscars season is approaching fast.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater Foundation executive director Russ Collins about the latest film news and all of the new flicks coming to downtown Ann Arbor and the Michigan Theater's Virtual Movie Palace.


Golden Globe
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The Golden Globes award ceremony will be held this weekend. There are some favorites but there are always surprises to! In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair connects with Michigan Theater Foundation executive director Russ Collins to discuss the latest movie news and the films now showing in Ann Arbor and online. 


Michigan Theater
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After a week apart, WEMU's top movie-loving duo is back together.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater Foundation executive director Russ Collins discuss the latest movie news and all of the new films available both downtown in Ann Arbor at through the Michigan Theater's Virtual Movie Palace.


Michigan Theater
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It's that exciting, cinematic part of your Thursday, but it's just a little different.  For this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's Michael Jewett fills in to talk about the latest movie news and offerings with the Michigan Theater Foundation's executive director, Russ Collins.


Michigan Theater
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In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater Foundation executive director Russ Collins about the latest films now available to view online in the comfort of own home.  Plus, the Michigan Theater Foundation's director of programming and communications, Sarah Escalante, joins the chat to share her experiences with this year's virtual Sundance Film Festival.


Kerrytown Concert House
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Despite the nearly year-long pandemic, Ann Arbor's Kerrytown Concert House has continued to provide a variety of online performances to keep local artists working and music lovers an opportunity to enjoy the music they miss seeing in person.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Monica Swartout-Bebow, artistic and executive director of the venue, about how they have been able to do that and their dedication to bringing fulfillment and the joy of music to people at this time.


Michigan Theater
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It's cold outside right now, so stay warm with a good flick.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater Foundation executive director Russ Collins about the latest developments at Ann Arbor's Michigan Theater and State Theatre, as well as the newest films for your online viewing pleasure.


Michigan Theater
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The Michigan Theater and State Theatre still need more time to open their doors, but there's still plenty going on in the movie world.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Foundation executive director Russ Collins talk about the theaters' latest plans and the new films becoming available online for your viewing pleasure.


Michigan Theater
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A New Year has arrived, and the Michigan Theater and State Theatre plan on reopening their doors to the public.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater Foundation executive director Russ Collins about the reopening plans and the new flicks you can check out through the Michigan Theater's Virtual Movie Palace.


Film
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The year 2020 is almost behind us, and the movie industry is among those looking to a fresh start.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater Foundation executive director Russ Collins about what industry trends are likely to continue after a pandemic year and the changes it could bring to how we receive and consume movies. 


Film
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The coronavirus pandemic proved to be devastating for numerous businesses, including the movie industry.  Theaters across the nation, including the Michigan Theater and State Theatre in Ann Arbor, had to shut down.  Plus, studios and distributors had to rethink how to share their films with the public.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Foundation executive director Russ Collins reexamine this year's cinematic events and trends, as well as discuss this year's highlights in film.


Michigan Theater
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The Michigan Theater and State Theatre will have to stay closed for a little while longer, but there are plenty of movies to check out at home.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair catches up with Michigan Theater Foundation executive director Russ Collins to discuss the films available online through the Michigan Theater's Virtual Movie Palace.


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