Venue Spotlight, Studio Edition: Big Sky Recordings

This series has focused on music venues that have been unable to host performances due to the closures for COVID-19. But there’s one “venue” that’s actually been able to remotely continue its work, and that’s Big Sky Recordings. Geoff Michael is the owner/founder of this renowned recording space, located just a few clicks south of

Venue Spotlight: The Ann Arbor District Library

The Ann Arbor District Library’s staff observed the progressing spread of COVID-19 with a keen eye towards optimal safety measures. Like all libraries, it remained closed for the duration of the three-month period of Michigan’s shelter-at-home executive order, to curtail the spread of the virus. But Sherlonya Turner says that while their staff certainly considered

Rally Cry – Hannah Baiardi Advocates for Youth, Future on New ‘What Will Our Children Say’ Single

Hannah Baiardi’s latest single speaks volumes about the nation’s turbulent present and its potentially devastating impact on future generations. The Ann Arbor jazz-soul composer, pianist, and vocalist eloquently addresses this lingering notion amidst elections, pandemics, racial injustices, and environmental and political crises on her latest thoughtful piano ballad, “What Will Our Children Say,” which is

Making Theatre in Uncertain Times

Michigan theatre companies reinvent themselves in a time of change Despite obstacles and limitations, people have responded to current events by making art. With COVID-19 making live theatre impossible, and amid protests over police brutality, Michigan theater companies are redefining theatre. “Challenges can prove opportunities for continuing to reflect, inform, and promote change,” says Lee