Tag Archives: Naia Venturi

Ypsi Immigration Interview: Misha Tuesday

After fleeing Ypsilanti for Chicago several years ago to pursue fame and fortune in the lucrative field of birthday party entertainment, the man who now calls himself Misha Tuesday has returned home to Michigan. This is his formal re-entry interview. MARK: What’s your name? MISHA: For me, that’s a complicated question. I used to change […]

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Wagering beers with Ypsi’s new superintendent, fighting with my daughter, and talking about Blackbeard with a young radical …on episode 22 of The Saturday Six Pack

We tried something new this past episode of the Saturday Six Pack. We cranked the heat in the studio to 120-degrees, nailed the door shut, and watched as our guests slowly melted into their chairs… If you listen closely, you can hear it happening. What starts with tiny droplets of sweat falling gently onto our […]

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Jackson Hole, Wyoming, having won the bid to host Monkey Power 18, exceeds expectations

I’ve been in Wyoming these past few days, at the annual meeting of my one-day-a-year band, the Monkey Power Trio. This, I believe, was our 18th session. It was neither the worst, nor the best. All things considered, I’d say that it was positive. Many laughs were had. No one cried. No one screamed. No […]

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Ypsilanti’s Dreamland Theater

The folks at Ypsilanti’s Dreamland Theater will premiere their new production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream this Saturday. In advance of that, I thought that I’d ask our friend Naia Venturi a few questions. MARK: Would it be an exaggeration to say that you’ve been working on your puppet version of A Midsummer Night’s […]

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Shadow Art Fair 2013

As usual, Emi Slade killed it at this year’s Shadow Art Fair. She calls this one Captain Beefheart. I don’t know how well he did sales-wise, but it looked like our friend Marty “the lighthearted sadist” Flint was having fun introducing young and old alike to the world of bondage. Bearded local librarian Ben Miller […]

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