King’s Keyboard House in Ann Arbor sells everything “piano,” from nine-foot grands to Shostakovich sheet music. (And if you don’t know who Shostakovich is, the eager staff sure does.) Since 1961, when Richard King focused his passion into starting his own piano company, they have been avid supporters of local music education, supplying teachers, students, and performers with instruments and lessons. “We’re a rich serving community,” says owner Jim King, Richard’s son, who runs the shop with his sister Julie. They recently expanded the business, adding sheet music to their ever-increasing inventory this past December. June 2-5 celebrate their 50th anniversary with a tent sale and entertainment by local pianists. King’s Keyboard House, at 2363 E Stadium Blvd. 734-663-3381.
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.