January 22 2013

. January 22, 2013.
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Sore Loser

Anna Burns Welker, wife of New England Patriots receiver Wes Welker, apologized this week for using Facebook to bash Ray Lewis, the Baltimore Ravens’ linebacker who murdered someone … allegedly. 

“Proud of my husband and the Pats,” Welker wrote. “By the way, if anyone is bored, please go to Ray Lewis’ Wikipedia page. 6 kids 4 wives. Acquitted for murder. Paid a family off. Yay. What a hall of fame player! A true role model!”

Unfortunately for Mr. Welker, his team is not going to the Super Bowl and his wife uses Facebook like a high school cheerleader. 

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Queen Beyonce’s Coronation

Leave it to Buzzfeed to give us yet another fantastic Beyonce list. Its the “22 Most Fabulous Beyonce Moments of the Inauguration.” 

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In other NFL News…

Despite the spotlight on Harbaugh vs. Harbaugh in the upcoming Super Bowl, another NFL coach is gearing up for his own big day. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reinstated New Orleans Saints’ head coach Sean Payton after a season-long suspension. Payton was penalized following the NFL’s bounty investigation in early 2012 when they concluded that monetary incentives for causing “cart-offs” is generally frowned upon. 

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Welcome back, hockey

Detroit Red Wings’ new guy Jordin Tootoo and Columbus Blue Jackets’ tough guy Jared Boll reminded the crowd at Nationwide Arena in Columbus Monday night why they really came to the game when they don’t know a penalty kill from a slap shot–sometimes fights start 3 seconds into the first period. 

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Thanksgiving Eve

The night before Thanksgiving is a notoriously busy bar night. Friends are back in town to see their families, but everyone really just wants to utilize a permissively late weeknight jamboree to blow off some much needed steam, before they have to behave themselves at the dinner tables tomorrow in front of grandparents and in-laws.

Mini Moog Fest at AADL

Two things from the get go: First: Your library can be (and always has been) a reliable source of cultural programming that can enrich the community. That can be author talks, it can be craft activities for kids, but it can ALSO engage the local music scene in very interesting ways…What I mean is, the

Discussing the Documentary Art Form with Local Filmmaker Scott Allen

Ann Arbor based filmmaker’s latest documentary features Michigan musician/horror novelist   Scott Allen spent a dozen years in the music scene, primarily with post-punk quartet Thunderbirds Are Now….but now…he’s getting into film. Documentary film, specifically. A Livonia native, Allen moved to Ann Arbor seven years ago to work for Automobile Magazine. While this fatefully aligned

Grove Studios Update

Local musician Rick Coughlin founded Grove Studios in late 2016 with the goal of establishing it as a community space for musicians—by musicians! The Grove team’s idea, with an architectural vision of Breck Crandell, was for a compound of individual artists’ rehearsal spaces comprised of a fleet of shipping containers. Coughlin’s efforts have been aided by the