by Grace Jensen The eight-time Academy Award-winning 1984 motion picture Amadeus will be projected on the big screen at Hill Auditorium with Mozart’s famous pieces performed live by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the UMS Choral Union. Amadeus, adapted from Sir Peter Shaffer’s original stage play, tells the story of the frustrated Vienna composer Antonio
by Grace Jensen New Jersey-born Matt Mondanile brings his indie-pop musical project Ducktails to Ann Arbor. His newest album, Watercolors, is “the best album of the musician and perhaps one of the best of the season,” according to French music review site Section-26. Although disgraced by harassment allegations in 2017, Mondanile has continued to create
Hailing from California, Michael Franti seems like an Ann Arbor native, with his love of blending music and social justice activism. He and his band Spearhead have been making music that spans genres from hip hop to reggae to funk since 1994. Their most recent album, “Stay Human, Vol. II,” the soundtrack to Franti’s documentary,
Canadian Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan, best known for emotionally-charged anthems such as “Adia”, “Angel”, and “Building a Mystery,” will bring her soulful sound to Rochester Hills, with accompaniment from the local Meadow Brook Festival Orchestra. McLachlan’s 2014 album, Shine On, inspired by the death of her father, hit No. 4 on the U.S. Billboard
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Ann Arbor Blues Festival will “Make Ann Arbor Gyrate Again.” Regarded as the first “electric” blues festival in North America, the Blues Fest has brought together iconic musicians, from the likes of Miles Davis and Etta James, since 1969. This year’s three-day lineup features slightly lesser-known but still well-loved local
An alternative rock band from Boston, Guster has recently topped the charts with its energetic, unconventional style of witty lyrics paired with acoustic guitar and unique percussion beats.