January 10 2013

. January 10, 2013.
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Oscar announcements 

 

Who would have thought Lincoln would lead the pack in this year's Oscar nominations: oh yeah, everyone. But as Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone announced the race this morning, there were some surprises, like the super-hyped rom com Silver Linings Playbook — starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence — grabbing eight nominations. And deservingly Beasts of the Southern Wild — following a resilient 12-year-old girl in post-Katrina carnage — made the Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay pools. 

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Predicting the playoffs 

 

The NFL's coming to a close and this weekend, when you're arguing with your friends or talking trash to a stranger in the bar, let the guy's at Grantland — Bill Simmons' think-piece sport's website — prep you with facts and analysis. Below is their AFC Saturday selection and keep your eyes peeled for their NFC Sunday follow up.

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Flu wave 

 

Flu season is sweeping the nation earlier and quicker than expected, with 2,257 hospitalizations and 41 states — including Ohio — reporting widespread influenza thus far. So, wash your hands, eat right, get plenty of sleep and don't black out at the bar too much; you know, all the stuff your mom taught ya. 

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Laith Al-Saadi & Friends – Annual Birthday Bash

It goes without saying that Laith Al-Saadi is a treasure of the Ann Arbor music community. But if you haven’t yet experienced this bipedal force of nature with his signature beard, shredding guitar, and astonishing singing voice, then clear your schedule next Saturday… Laith Al-Saadi’s Annual Birthday Bash Sept 29 The Michigan Theater 8pm INFO

Grove Studios Grand Opening

If you’ve been following the pages (printed or online) of Current this past year, then you’ve probably heard a bit about Grove Studios already. Grove is a grassroots effort to provide musicians and artists from all around the Detroit metro area and western Washtenaw County a rehearsal and creative space for their work and development.

Audiotree Music Festival (Kalamazoo) – Sept 22/23

The Audiotree Music Festival returns to Kalamazoo’s Arcadia Creek Festival Place next Saturday and Sunday. The lineup features more than 20 artists, including Father John Misty, Khruangbin, Chicano Batman, Diet Cig, and many more! While the names we dropped in the previous paragraph are nationally renowned artists signed on to notable labels like Sub Pop or

saajtak featured among a genre defying lineup at blind pig – sept 13

  Genres are irrelevant. No one proves that assertion better than Detroit’s saajtak. Formed five years ago at U-M’s School of Music, saajtak’s made quite an impression with their stormy fusion of free jazz, noise experimentation, electronica, space-rock and opera. Their newest EP, Hectic, came out earlier this summer. Hectic EP by saajtak Thurs, Sept 13 saajtak