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The 42nd Annual Earth Day Festival

Since 1970, Earth day has aimed to raise awareness about the natural environment. Luckily, it can be both fun and informative thanks to the annual Ann Arbor Earth Day Festival, hosted by the Leslie Science Nature Center.

Be a fool

The most free-wheeling and fun display of moving art of the year, Festifools brings a lighthearted European tradition to Main Street Ann Arbor. On April 1, the Festifools procession of papier-mâché forms one of the most unique and quirky parades in the entire nation.

Charles Lloyd's Journey Towards Love

I was 11 years old in 1966. It would be four more years before I appreciated what happened at the Monterey Jazz Festival that pivotal year. Charles Lloyd's Atlantic Records release "Forest Flower" was the first jazz record I remember hearing.

Memorized epiphanies – Frontier Ruckus’s new psychic overload

Singer/songwriter Matthew Milia had no reservations making something epic, monumental, or even oceanic, in scope; an album from which “thoughtful and patient listeners” could “encounter a really rich experience” that they could return to “frequently and interact with in new ways each time.”

Don't go quietly

Bela Fleck brings a whole new meaning to the word virtuoso; no doubt he meets the qualifying factor with outstanding technical skill, but through a storied career, he has risen above being a raw talent, changing the rules of bluegrass — a couple of times, actually.

Performance art prodigy in our midst

My readers and fans know that I’m a sucker for performance art. For me it’s the combination of live performance and the ephemeral, no-two-shows-the-same aesthetic, the closest we come now to what used to be called a “happening.” It’s my favorite part of our annual Ann Arbor Summerfest.

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