Tag Archives: The Savoy

Anthony Gentile on YpsiFest

I had the occasion a few days ago to chat with Anthony Gentile, the organizer of YpsiFest, which is scheduled to take place at Woodruff’s October 12 – 15. Here’s what he had to say… MARK: When was the first YpsiFest? ANTHONY: Well, YpsiFest started in 2003, back when Leighton Mann was booking at the […]

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Doing Business in Ypsi…. February 12 on Dreamland Tonight

The next episode of Dreamland Tonight, assuming we can get the script written, the guests lined up, and the video segments edited by then, is schedule for Saturday, February 12. The theme of the show, to the extent that there really are themes to these things, is Doing Business in Ypsilanti. My friend Chris and […]

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The closing of the Savoy, and the launch of Woodruff’s

As most of you know by now, the Savoy – the Washington Street club managed by Andy “tight pants” Garris – has closed its doors. As I understand it, there were a number of issues, but, in the end, it was the building owner’s non-payment of electrical bills that did them in. But, downtown’s loss […]

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Krampus posters will be going into production soon

Thanks to the hard work and vision of Melissa Dettloff, Ryan Groendyk, and Chris Sandon, the posters for the December 11 Krampus event are now completed. With any luck, they’ll go into production at VG Kids in the next few days, and we’ll be getting them up around Ypsi/Arbor soon… Aren’t they beautiful? [If you […]

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WARNING… Krampus to attack Ypsi on Dec. 11…

OK, now that all the cyber chatter has died down a bit, I thought that I’d come out from my hole and explain what happened, and why there isn’t going to be a winter Shadow Art Fair this year. First, though, before I do that, I just want to say, for the record, that our […]

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