The proposed WALLY commuter rail between Howell and Ann Arbor is one step closer to becoming a reality. Transportation Authority officials are launching a major study in 2014 to completely assess what the project would entail. The study will allow the Transportation Authority to estimate costs, pin down station locations and figure ridership estimates. The study is being funded by a $650,000 grant from the Federal Highway Administration and could take up to 18 months to complete. The WALLY would utilize existing freight tracks to carry passengers from Howell into Ann Arbor in the morning and back to Howell at the end of the work day. Planned stops include Genoa Township, Whitmore Lake and Plymouth Road in Ann Arbor.
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