King’s Keyboard House in Ann Arbor sells everything “piano,” from nine-foot grands to Shostakovich sheet music. (And if you don’t know who Shostakovich is, the eager staff sure does.) Since 1961, when Richard King focused his passion into starting his own piano company, they have been avid supporters of local music education, supplying teachers, students, and performers with instruments and lessons. “We’re a rich serving community,” says owner Jim King, Richard’s son, who runs the shop with his sister Julie. They recently expanded the business, adding sheet music to their ever-increasing inventory this past December. June 2-5 celebrate their 50th anniversary with a tent sale and entertainment by local pianists. King’s Keyboard House, at 2363 E Stadium Blvd. 734-663-3381.
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.