Spring is the season when migratory birds head back to Michigan from their warm winter vacations down south. Their already arduous journey hits new obstacles when buildings impede their airway, especially when so many species migrate at night. The State of Michigan has followed suit with other regions in the country by implementing Safe Passage Great Lakes Days. From March 15-May 31 and August 15-October 31 landowners with buildings five stories or higher are encouraged to turn off their lights or close blinds or curtains from 11pm-6am, to avoid disorienting migrating flocks. The tactic also helps conserve energy as well as protecting the many species of birds that help make Michigan's wildlife so vibrant. For more information on Safe Passage Great Lakes Days, visit www.a2gov.org.
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
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