Maestro Robb Woulfe always includes performance art as part of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival. This year it’s the latest wild-ride happening by the incredible Taylor Mac: Comparison is Violence, or The Ziggy Stardust Meets Tiny Tim Songbook. (Saturday, July 2, 8:00 pm at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater in the Michigan League.) Technically, performance art is any situation that involves four elements: time, space, the performer’s body and a relationship between the performer and an audience. It’s close to the performing arts, but has been called the “antithesis of theater” in that it cannot be repeated and generally has conceptual, content-based meaning. To see videos of some of the songs from this show, and from other of his performances www.annarborsummerfestival.org. 734-678-7976.
Halloween parties will be dominating the weekend after this one… Bands in costumes taking on high-energy sets from myriad rock icons. This weekend, I’d like to put the spotlight towards three unique presentations, each featuring local singer/songwriters. Their respective realms of style include the blues, gypsy jazz, and Americana-pop. 1.) Mike Gentry at Crazy Wisdom Gentry’s
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