Preview: Frank Vignola & The Hot (Hot, Hot, Hot) Club Of Detroit

Perhaps never again will there be a Django Reinhardt.  However, tomorrow evening at The Ark, Frank Vignola and the Hot Club of Detroit will attempt to reincarnate the man himself – or at least his very distinct style of gypsy jazz music.  The band, hailing from our neighbor down the block, currently consists of Shannon … Continue reading Preview: Frank Vignola & The Hot (Hot, Hot, Hot) Club Of Detroit

REVIEW: When the Berliners held us captive

It is a pleasure to be in Ann Arbor (thank you,UMS) which enjoys such exclusivity that it is often a stop along with the “other music capitals”   on the tours that the best and the brilliant artists make. The pleasure turned into pure bliss when the Berliner Philharmoniker was in town yesterday. The Berliner Philharmoniker, … Continue reading REVIEW: When the Berliners held us captive

Preview: Bill Harley is coming to town

Ok, so who is Bill Harley and what’s so special about him? Bill Harley is a two-time Grammy Award winning storyteller and musician. This Massachusetts-based performer is famed for his use of song and story to describe the joys of growing up and family life. He is especially known for his wit and wisdom and … Continue reading Preview: Bill Harley is coming to town

REVIEW: The Boondock Saints II – All Saints Day

So in case you didn’t read my review about The Boondock Saints II, I was so pumped for this movie! My biggest problem, though? Not knowing when, where, or how to get a ticket. The State Theater website said, “Passes are available all over campus,” but that’s so vague! I literally skipped on doing a … Continue reading REVIEW: The Boondock Saints II – All Saints Day

PREVIEW: Berliner Philharmoniker

Berliner Philharmoniker Sir Simon Rattle, conductor Tuesday, November 17, 8 pm Hill Auditorium This is THE perfect orchestra experience you have been looking for. Founded during UMS’s third season in 1882, the Berliner Philharmoniker has long been considered one of the world’s finest orchestras. To quote from the UMS website:- <start quote> Sir Simon Rattle,  … Continue reading PREVIEW: Berliner Philharmoniker