It’s hard for any musician to stay relevant 50 years after busting onto the scene, let alone racking up a handful of recent well-deserved Grammys, but the Southern drummer boy from the famed Dylan-backers and Woodstock residers The Band can still play Americana as well as anyone. His howl and drawl still breathe life through the gritty stories he tells about his beloved Dixie Land. And maybe that’s why his music has stayed strong throughout the years; he’s a man of conviction, playing on his own terms. For those of you who have seen the Last Waltz, you know what I’m talking about. 7:30pm. $45-$85. Michigan Theater, East Liberty St. 734-668-8463. 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.