Frank Zappa was an undeniably talented yet wildly eccentric musician—most rockers would shrink from writing a song like “Yellow Snow.” He was, in kind, prolific: before his death in 1993, Zappa managed to release over 60 full-length albums both as a solo artist, as well as with his band, The Mothers of Invention. Zappa’s oldest son, Dweezil, an accomplished musician himself, has dedicated his career to keeping his father’s music alive. On Wednesday, February 19, Dweezil will bring his band of fusion-minded progressive rock musicians to the Michigan Theater for a night of tribute and reinvention of classic Frank Zappa songs. For a fee, guitar players can also attend the Dweezil Zappa Guitar Masterclass —players must bring their own guitars and arrive at 2:30pm.
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.