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.
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
While Ypsilanti’s beloved Ziggy’s isn’t quite ready to open, we talk to David Jeffries about the recent bit of good news about reopening when the timing’s right.
There’s a solid likelihood one of your favorite bands stopped through this 400-capacity venue on 1st. St. on their way to their higher-tier status. Nirvana was at the Blind Pig in 1989 (opening for the Flaming Lips). Pearl Jam and the Smashing Pumpkins came through on respective tours in 1991. A few other names to
Social justice songwriters Heather Mae and Crys Matthews take their 2020 tour online. Here’s one way to stay positive during these trying times.