Tag Archives: The Jamboree

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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AnnArbor.com covering Ypsi, like it or not

The person who covers Ypsi for AnnArbor.com is a guy by the name of Tom Perkins, and he’s been stirring up quite a bit of shit lately. In this past week, he’s broken stories on both the crumbling of Dave Curtis’s Washington Street empire and the decision by the Depot Town CDC to end their […]

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Day one of the Ypsi Jamboree goes off without a hitch

I wasn’t able to stay too long, but, from what I could tell, the first night of the Jamboree was a huge success. I’m not a very good judge of numbers, but I’d say there were about ten thousand people. And, I guess it was just fate that, as I was walking into the park, […]

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Get photographed, and do some good in Ypsilanti

Remember how I told you a while ago about an ambitious undertaking by local photographer Erica Hampton called The Ypsi Project? Well, she’s still at it. Her goal, as you’ll recall, was to take 365 portraits in the city over the course of the year. I don’t know how many she’s done thus far, but, […]

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“The Jamboree”

Remember how, a week or so ago, I told you that the Depot Town CDC, having been told by a few people in the community that the name “Ypsitucky Jamboree” was horribly offensive, were charged with coming up with a new name for their summer music festival? Well, they came up with one. After soliciting […]

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