The struggle for labor rights has shaped politics and society for most of the last century and early into this one, especially here in Michigan. But in the early 1900's the rise and fall of Butte, Montana was directly correlated to the assassination of union organizer Frank Little. Former Ann Arbor resident, Travis Wilkerson takes a profound glimpse of life in and around this mysterious murder and the aftermath for this beleaguered town in his 2002 documentary, An Injury to One. Corporate exploitation, environmentalism and detective novel intrigue are woven seamlessly with stark "Big Sky" landscapes and a traditional mining song soundtrack performed by contemporary artists. An Injury to One will be screened on Monday, January 23 as a part of Café Ambrosia's monthly free Docu Fest series. 7pm. Free. 326 Maynard St. 734-929-9979.
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.