Tony Rice may no longer sing, but he's as dynamic as ever; still mesmerizing crowds with wicked acoustic guitar skills that shift from ambient folk to blazing bluegrass in the blink of an eye. The 60-year-old Rice has a legendary career under his belt, always an integral part of the who's-who-of-bluegrass collaborations — pairing with the likes of Jerry Garcia, Ricky Skaggs and Dave Grisman over the years. He has always been no less than a pure virtuoso, but the contemporary, instrumentally-focused Rice is as airtight and explosive as ever — an adjustment, or maybe more accurately: an evolution, that shows exactly how wildly talented this guy is. $25. 8pm. 316 S. Main St. 734-761-1818. www.theark.com
Nevertheless Film Festival opens in mid July in Ann Arbor, and Current sat down with festival founder Meredith Finch to talk about what makes this film festival unique. The festival’s name is inspired by the phrase “Nevertheless, she persisted,” spoken by Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell when justifying his move to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren
“A vision of Now” is part of a line from the Go-Go’s song “Vision of Nowness”, featured in their new jukebox musical, Head Over Heels.
Ann Arbor Restaurant Week, a semiannual event starting Sunday, June 9, is the perfect time to try something new (or settle into your stand-by favorites with deep discounts).
Master printmaker and experimental artist Takeshi Takahara is a restless spirit. Rather than working comfortably within established print traditions, he prefers to skate near the edge of the unknown.