Tag Archives: Music

Momix dancers bringing their magic to the Ann Arbor Summer Festival

Susan Nisbett Ann Arbor, Mich. (June 19, 2014) What Moses Pendleton, founder of the deliriously imaginative dance company Momix, really wants is for you to see his garden in Connecticut – eye-popping acres of deep orange Moonsong marigolds, iris rearing … Continue reading

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Familiar faces: You may be sorry if you miss out on these top-tier musical talents

Ann Arbor, Mich (May 28, 2014) By ROGER LeLIEVRE Veteran acts who’ve played here before, a relative newcomer with Ann Arbor ties, and even star of stage and screen are all ahead on Ann Arbor music stages this summer. These … Continue reading

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Hot town: Ann Arbor’s entertainment scene heats up along with the weather

By Roger LeLievre Ann Arbor, Mich. (Apr. 22, 2014) In some locales it might be natural to think that with the arrival of spring and summer comes a slowing of the arts scene. Not so Ann Arbor. There’s plenty coming … Continue reading

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Old blues is good news when Eric Burdon brings rockin’ Animals to town

By Roger LeLievre ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Mar. 14, 2014) Sometimes you have to make allowances for age or infirmity when older rock and rollers revisit their glory days. Not so with 1960s-70s blues-rocker Eric Burdon, who put on a masterful show … Continue reading

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And now, please welcome to the stage…Guest Blogger Roger LeLievre !

Roger LeLievre and I have been colleagues just about forever. We’ve been co-workers, boss and employee and employee and boss and just plain old friends and freelancers over our careers in journalism. Roger has more than 30 years experience in … Continue reading

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Conductor Zubin Mehta and Israel Philharmonic bring Bruckner’s No. 8 to American audiences

Israel Philharmonic (Oded Antman) ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Mar. 12, 2014) Something old, something new, something ideal. In a nutshell, that’s how Zubin Mehta, 77, the renowned music director for life of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, might sum up his upcoming … Continue reading

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Welcome to The Downbeat

Notepad in hand, I’ve been recording the pulse of the arts in Ann Arbor and southeastern Michigan for almost 40 years: for the Ann Arbor News, annarbor.com and the Ann Arbor News resurgent; for the Detroit News; and in broadcasts, … Continue reading

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