Tag Archives: James Marks

After a long, successful run, Ypsilanti’s SPUR Studios to close in July

It just became official that SPUR Studios would be closing on July 31, after six years in operation. Launched during the summer of 2009 by James Marks, the founder of Ypsilanti screen printing shop VG Kids, the constantly buzzing hive of interconnected studio spaces has served as home for dozens, if not hundreds, of local […]

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Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Josh Chamberlain

Tonight’s interviewee is Josh Chamberlain. I first met Josh when he was about eleven years old. If I’m not mistaken, it was at his sister Amelia’s first birthday party, probably right around the time that the black and white photo of them to the right was taken. Josh turned out to be a pretty incredible […]

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Patrick Elkins breaks in, sings song

A few nights ago, we got a text message from Berkeley. The former-Ypsilantian on the other end wanted to know if we’d be home at 7:00. I told him that we would. And, a little while later, the doorbell rang. It was Patrick Elkins in gin-soaked top hat. We talked through the door. He said […]

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SPUR Studios Ann Arbor open house on Saturday

By now you’ve probably heard that our friends at SPUR Studios are opening an Ann Arbor satellite location. What you might not have heard, though, is that they’re having an open house tomorrow, Saturday, February 12, so that people can see the new studio spaces for themselves. Here’s a quick video tour. If you want […]

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Just a reminder to come and see my puppet talk show on Saturday

I like making posters that make no sense, promoting bands that don’t exist. I just made this one, and now I really want to start a band called Young Lovers Must Die. As for Saturday’s show, which is mainly going to be about doing business in Ypsi, I’m still working on the script. I should […]

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