Tag Archives: Community Records

Discussing race, pushing back against the “greater Ann Arbor area” brand, singing our asses off, and exploring Civil War-era cures for chronic masturbation… on episode eleven of The Saturday Six Pack

“From an old converted barbershop inside the area’s largest all-nude strip club comes the eleventh episode of the Saturday Six Pack With Mark Maynard…” This past Saturday’s show, it seems to me, was probably our most musical one to date. While we covered a hell of a lot of ground, talking about everything from race […]

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Drag queens to raise money for Ypsi’s Ozone House this Friday night at Frenchie’s

One of the cool things about Ypsi is that you can count on people to rally to a good cause. In the coming weeks, for instance, there are going to be a few local fundraisers for our friends at Ozone House, who, as you might recall, just announced recently that, due to decreased grant funding, […]

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The new Director of Ypsilanti’s Heritage Festival, Andrew Clock, on the future of the event

As I believe most of you know, word went out a few months ago that the group of individuals behind Ypsilanti’s annual Heritage Festival were looking, after several years, to hand the reins off to a new generation of leaders. There were a few open meetings, that interested individuals were encouraged to attend, and, ultimately, […]

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The Occupation of small town America

For those of you who didn’t attend the Tournament of Roses Parade earlier this week in Pasadena, there was one good float. It took the form of a giant octopus. No footage of it was broadcast, as far as I know, as it wasn’t an officially-sanctioned, corporate-sponsored entry. If you want, though, you can find […]

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Interview with Community Records founder Jesse Morgan

We’re fortunate in the Ypsi/Arbor community in that we have several great non-profits serving kids. To name just a few that are actively working in the area of creative expression, we’ve got 826 Michigan (creative writing), The Wild Swan Theater (theatrical performance), FLY Children’s Art Center (visual arts), and Community Records (musical performance). I believe, […]

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