In response to the ongoing conversation about race, diversity, and representation in higher education, the University of Michigan has pledged $10 million to build a new multicultural center on State St., near the heart of campus to replace the current off- campus William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center, the location of which makes it difficult for some students to access its resources. A push for a new space was led by the Black Student Union and came about after multiple meetings with the school’s administration and student leaders. The new center, to be designed by Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company, is set to open in 2018.
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