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Amanda Sari Perez on winning this month’s A2Awesome grant, and the geodesic dome she’s built with the money

Today, the trustees of A2Awesome handed over $1,000 to Amanda Sari Perez for the creation of an enormous geodesic dome, which she hopes will serve as a platform on which others in the community can express their creativity. Following is my interview with her. MARK: To start out, could you tell us a bit about […]

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Naia Venturi on the Dreamland Theater’s Shadow Arts Grant

Naia Venturi of Ypsilanti’s Dreamland Theater, the recipient of this year’s Shadow Arts Grant, talks to me about the incredibly cool puppet show they’ll be developing with the funds. For those unwilling to watch the video, the $750 they’ve received will be spent creating an ambitious traveling puppet show on the history of Ypsilanti that […]

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Shadow Art Fair live blog

11:00 Super busy. No time to write…. Someone must have smuggled in a cello or something. I can hear it coming from across the room, and it sounds great. 8:44 I’ve got great videos that I want to post, but it looks like my camera battery has died… I’m pissed off. 6:20 The special Shadow […]

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All over the radio, promoting the Shadow Art Fair

I was apparently on WEMU this morning, talking about the Shadow Art Fair. I still haven’t heard it, but, having talked with the guy producing the piece, it sounds like it should be interesting. For the most part, from what I understand, it’s going to focus on the legacy of the now 50 year old […]

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Buy car, meet David Cross

thursday Shit. It’s been a busy day. I bought the new hybrid car and Linette and I got to meet David Cross, one of the two guys behind the HBO cult hit “Mr Show.” The interview went OK. It didn’t go well, but it didn’t go horribly. I didn’t vomit and Linette didn’t cry, but […]

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