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State Rep. Dave Rutledge takes your calls, monster songs with Fangs and Twang, and a Totally Awesome Fest recap… on this weekend’s edition of The Saturday Six Pack

In the wake of yesterday’s positive coverage in Concentrate, the phone hasn’t stopped ringing. Strip club owners from around the country have been calling, asking how they too can get on the microwatt AM bandwagon. One would have thought that operating a strip club would bring in enough money to pay the bills, but apparently […]

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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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Ypsilanti Immigration Interview: Erika Hess

A few weeks ago, I received an email from a young woman who’d just moved to Ypsi from Brooklyn, after a brief layover in Ann Arbor. She was looking for studio space, and thought, I guess, that I might be able to help. I couldn’t. But, one thing led to another, and I ended up […]

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Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Zach Pollock

A few days ago, I posted an interview I did with an author by the name of Ted McClelland, who has written extensively about the emmigration of young professionals from Michigan to Chicago. To sum up our conversation in one sentence, McClelland believes that we have little hope of keeping bright, young people here in […]

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Mary Ayling, on immigrating to Ypsilanti from Chicago, and opening an art gallery in her home

Late last year, I received a cryptic note from the wife of an old friend in Seattle, alerting me to the fact that a woman was moving from Chicago to Ypsilanti with the intention of opening an art gallery in her apartment. As Linette was just about to give birth, I didn’t do anything with […]

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