Rodger Despres has been fascinated with trains since he was a child, and that fascination has inspired a lifetime of work. “We didn’t have the money to buy a model train for me when I was little, so I decided to make one of my own from paper,” Rodger says. From there he began making paper folded trains and 50 years later his models now inspire others. Without the use of any adhesives, Despres engineers his trains and tracks entirely of calculated folds and interlocking paper tabs to create intricate designs that must be seen to be believed. Despres’s Folded Paper Trains are a part of The University of Michigan Health System’s Gifts of Art program and are on display through April 9. Open Daily 8am-8pm. Taubman Health Center South Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. 734-936-ARTS. www.med.umich.edu/goa
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.