Arts & Culture

Threads Festival Returns

Second iteration commits to being Ypsi-artist friendly

“First Date” Fine-Tooth-Combs Romantic Fears

2012 musical plumbs perils of contemporary courtship

Ann Arbor Film Festival hits 56

Volunteer screeners help festival push limits

Threads All Arts Festival

There’s no need for genius to go unappreciated. There’s a way to avoid someone being “ahead of their time.” The opportunity to appreciate artists IN their time, in the here and now, can be utilized with an amount of curiosity and follow-through–that is, to follow, or encounter, or discover, if you will, the local arts scene. Threads wants to


Takedown Wrestles with Ann Arbor’s Dark Secrets

Thriller explores big-money dangers of for-profit education

Borderline Aerial Dance Soars into Power Center

Husband and wife creative partners Sebastien Ramirez and Honji Wang bring their divergent cultural and dance backgrounds together.

Cue This Comedy, Audience-Inspired Improv

A host brings a volunteer on stage to spin the Genre Wheel which determines the style of the show. Audience volunteers select crucial sound and lighting cues.

Ron “Tater-Salad” White heads to the Michigan Theater

White, one of the top three grossing US-touring comedians each of the past five years, has earned a Grammy nomination, a Gold Record, and 3 of the highest-rated one-hour specials in Comedy Central history.


Ann Arbor Film Festival hits 56

Volunteer screeners help festival push limits

Filmmaker Sultan Sharrief on the Importance of Giving Back

Sultan Sharrief is currently in Boston and doing work in the Comparative Media Studies program, connected to the MIT Media Lab. He also won a Knight Grant to build a curriculum to bring communities together and create restorative justice plans, which he’s working on with Allied Media Projects in Detroit.