It is difficult to identify a solid definition of American culture with such an eclectic mix of American experiences, yet there is a perceived inherent right to the “American Dream,” which classifies a certain level of success and ability to rise in social rank, that is apart of the very fabric of every citizen. The Gallery Project’s latest endeavor, American Dream, is a introspective multimedia exhibit featuring over 25 local, regional and national artists exploring the ever changing myths surrounding the great pursuit of happiness for which both native born and immigrated Americans alike strive. The exhibit requires viewers to redefine their own conception of the American Dream and what has become success in America as the country dives into 2012. The Exhibition runs through Sunday, March 4. Gallery Project, at 215 South Fourth Ave. 734-997-7012. www.thegalleryproject.com
The night before Thanksgiving is a notoriously busy bar night. Friends are back in town to see their families, but everyone really just wants to utilize a permissively late weeknight jamboree to blow off some much needed steam, before they have to behave themselves at the dinner tables tomorrow in front of grandparents and in-laws.
Two things from the get go: First: Your library can be (and always has been) a reliable source of cultural programming that can enrich the community. That can be author talks, it can be craft activities for kids, but it can ALSO engage the local music scene in very interesting ways…What I mean is, the
Ann Arbor based filmmaker’s latest documentary features Michigan musician/horror novelist Scott Allen spent a dozen years in the music scene, primarily with post-punk quartet Thunderbirds Are Now….but now…he’s getting into film. Documentary film, specifically. A Livonia native, Allen moved to Ann Arbor seven years ago to work for Automobile Magazine. While this fatefully aligned
Local musician Rick Coughlin founded Grove Studios in late 2016 with the goal of establishing it as a community space for musicians—by musicians! The Grove team’s idea, with an architectural vision of Breck Crandell, was for a compound of individual artists’ rehearsal spaces comprised of a fleet of shipping containers. Coughlin’s efforts have been aided by the