Ann Arbor has joined a growing list of cities across the nation committed to using all-renewable energy for municipal operations within the next two decades. City Council unanimously approved the resolution in December, directing the city to power 100% of municipal government operations with wind, solar or other clean energy alternatives by 2035 or sooner. “I’m delighted that this is moving forward,” said Mayor Chris Taylor. “Ann Arbor has a very ambitious Climate Action Plan. And while the municipal load is small, the work that we’re doing here, I think, will have a tangible effect.” The city’s municipal operations currently account for roughly 1.3 percent of Ann Arbor’s total community-wide greenhouse gas emissions.
By K.A. Letts We expect public art— all those fountains, sculptures and murals— to express our civic soul, our collective values and our aspirations, providing visual relief from right angles and concrete. Ann Arbor’s PowerArt!, an ongoing project sponsored by the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority, the Ann Arbor Public Art Commission, The Arts Alliance
by Jeff Milo Music forges connections. And with an artist like Tyler Duncan spending the last 15 years in the producer’s chair for albums by Michigan-based artists, music cultivates versatility. Ann Arbor-based Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist composer/producer, Tyler Duncan’s fall/winter slate of production/writing-contribution credits include the forthcoming debut album by singer/songwriter Madeline Grant, followed by new releases
Swizzille Trip will take Ann Arbor on a dreamy, unhinged sonic ride Friday night. The Detroit psych-rock trio will host “Psychedelic Friday” with Detroit Trouble, The Kenny Hill Group, Frame 42 and XLR8 at The Blind Pig. It will be a far-out musical journey filled with trippy, poppy and down-home blues-rock fitting for a Labor