He lay on the floor with four bullets in his body only minutes after making a call to police. Six minutes after Colin Goddard, a 21-year Virginia Tech senior, made the call, police arrived, probably saving dozens of lives. The sad news — 32 were already dead, 17 more wounded. Goddard hasn’t wasted his four years since a legally mentally ill student armed with two handguns and 400 rounds of ammo tore apart hundreds of lives — he’s made an amazing recovery, and waged a war against gun violence. The documentary Living For 32 — which screens at the Michigan Theater on Thursday, November 10 at 7:30pm — follows Goddard volunteering for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and trying to prove how easy it is to buy a gun. Hard proof. Proof you can only get by walking into a gun show with a wad of cash and no ID. $9. Michigan Theater, 603 Liberty St. 734-668-8463.
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.