Tag Archives: Arts & Culture

ETM: Electronic Tap Music

Michelle Dorrance opines that tap dancing is not just dancing, but also music. The former STOMP member and 2015 MacArthur “Genius” grant awardee brings her Dorrance Dance company to the Power Center, performing excerpts from two shows—one of which includes computer connected, responsive wooden platforms in ETM:Double Down creating Electronic Tap Music. The Thursday performance

The Moth Story SLAM at Circus Bar and Billiards

From the annual storytelling festival to the storytelling guild, Ann Arbor has a long history of performers telling a yarn on stage. The Moth Story SLAM, presented by Michigan Radio, gives non-performers a chance to share their stories with the rest of the world. This month, two different storytimes take place: Haunted tales, stories about

Revisiting the Classics with Elvis Costello and The Imposters

In a career that’s spanned over four decades, Elvis Costello has had plenty of hit records, but 1982’s Imperial Bedroom — critically celebrated at the time — didn’t chart with a huge impact. Costello and his backing band, The Imposters, revisit the classic on tour, performing tracks framed with other selections from his iconic discography.

Morning After Grace Presented by the Purple Rose Theatre

It’s a world premiere at the Purple Rose Theatre about a man and a woman — Angus and Abigail — who wake up together after a drunken evening. For Abigail, it might be the start of something truly memorable, and a chance to reconnect with someone, her first since her husband left her for a

Fred Tomaselli at the Taubman Gallery

Here at Current, we have an obvious and vested interest in the status of print journalism. It’s a survival instinct. Artist Fred Tomaselli has an ongoing love with print as well, specifically the front page of The New York Times. Powered by his lifelong appreciation of the the paper and the gradual erosion of civility

Rifftrax Live at Quality 16

From the mouths and minds that perfected the art of making fun of movies in the cult show Mystery Science Theater 3000 comes Rifftrax Live. Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett are all former MST3K writers and performers who make watching bad movies better than catching any new-fangled blockbuster. During the show, the guys