For all his intricate and ambiguous passages, Shakespeare's plots were relatively simple, applying the basic elements of love, lust, greed and revenge to the human condition. And with that they have been re-applied, through theater, in every time period since, including one almost 300 years and half a world away — the American West of the 19th century. The Ann Arbor Civic Theater takes that approach in their rendition of Much Ado About Nothing from January 26 – 29, with Don John up to his same head-game love tricks — but this time cowboys are involved. $8-$20. 8pm Th-Sat, 2pm Sun. Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin Ave.
Love is bliss. Love is pain. Love is catharsis and it’s messy and it’s marvelous. Love is the greatest and worst thing, ever. Love has inspired more songs than anything else in the history of humans making music to express their feelings. Whether you have it in abundance or if its just freshly fallen apart,
Singer/songwriter Seth Bernard is as well known for his music as he is for his community advocacy. The Earthwork Music founder recently released his third album in almost as many years, Eggtones for Fun, a break of brief levity spiced with a blend of sweet folk songs, strummy waltzes and some headier/heavier rock dirges,