Pearl Jam is one of the most peculiar bands in rock history. They came into the spotlight in the early 90s, became famous, were called sellouts, then spent the next few years trying to ruin their own reputation. To mark the incredible 20-year journey through success and chaos, Director Cameron Crow whittled down more than 1,200 hours of footage into 120 minutes of live footage and interviews in the documentary Pearl Jam 20, which is at the Michigan Theater on September 20. $9. 7 and 9:45pm. 603 E. Liberty St. 734-668-8397. www.michtheater.org.
I’ve been writing for The Current for almost 10 years now…, which is crazy to think about. But I’ve known musician Jeffrey Freer for longer than that, from previous bands as well as some of his solo material. He was an Ypsilanti and an Ann Arbor regular for years, but moved away for a spell.
Terry Holbrook heads home from downtown Ann Arbor to Dexter after working his shift as a video editor. It’s a winter night. The highway is icy. The car ahead skids, then crashes. Terry, the everyman in author Mark Beyer’s new page-turner crime thriller, Hired Man, pulls over and rushes to the aid of the injured
“Heathers”, the 2014 musical based on the 1989 movie starring Winona Ryder, will be presented by Ann Arbor Civic Theatre from June 7th-10th at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.