The history of twentieth century popular music in America is as diverse as it is unpredictable — the striking artistic differences between genres as created and subsequent evolutions has shaped the musical landscape of today. With that concept in mind, the Ann Arbor District Library presents America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway, an eight week series featuring documentary film screenings and discussions led by University of Michigan Professor of Musicology and Director of Research Mark Clague. Throughout the series, concerts performed by some of Ann Arbor’s most talented musicians will be presented at both the Library and at the Kerrytown Concert House. With genre topics ranging from rock music to bluegrass to swing and latin jazz, America’s Music series offers an interesting perspective on musical history for fans of all genres. Wednesdays through April 24. 6:30pm. Free. Downtown Library, 343 S. Fifth St. 734-327-4200. Visit www.aadl.org for information about specific documentaries. —GMK
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As part of their Play of the Month series, Theatre NOVA is excited to announce ‘4 Genres’ by Ron Reikki. Here’s how to check out the upcoming play and more!
Theatre NOVA’s “Whatcha Doin?” Raises Thoughtful Questions About Fame, Beauty, and Post-Pandemic LifeFebruary 9, 2021
‘Whatcha Doin’?’ is the first play Theatre NOVA’s Play of the Month Series. Check out our review of the performance and how you can catch a replay of the show.
We lost folk music legend John Prine in 2020. As part of the Ann Arbor Folk Festival, some of Michigan’s most celebrated artists came together virtually to pay tribute.