Ann Arbor’s own Paul Sagniaw, Co-founder and Chief Spiritual Officer (CSO) of Zingerman’s Community of Businesses has acheived national renown direct from the White House as a 2014 Raise the Wage Champion of Change. What has Saginaw championed? A forward-thinking, employee-oriented, supporitve and enriching work environment. Zingerman’s employees are rewarded for their hard work with good wages, health benefits, paid time-off, classes on open book finance and access to the Community Chest— a fund that aids employees during financial emergencies. Kudos to Sagniaw, and to Zingerman’s, for this remarkable acheivement, and to the Ann Arbor community, for nurturing this equal-parts economic and humanistic success.
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