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Totally Awesome Fest 12 begins tomorrow, and, if you’re too scared to experience it in person, you can catch some of it on this weekend’s Saturday Six Pack

Every year, in late April, a free, all-ages, multi-venue festival of weirdness called Totally Awesome Fest descends upon the sleepy little midwestern hamlet of Ypsilanti. There’s no escape from it. No one is immune. Like it or not, you will experience beauty and magic. It permeates every element of village life. Walking through town, one […]

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Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Charlie Slick

I don’t know how to break this to you, so I’ll just come right out and say it… It looks as though beloved local pop idol Charlie Slick will soon be joining the ranks of those leaving our community. Following is his official exit interview. MARK: I’m thinking of requiring everyone who wants to leave […]

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What do people really think of Ypsilanti, how might those opinions be reinforced by Ann Arbor media, and what can we do about it?

A week or so ago, we had a post here in which I noted the differences between the Water Hill Music Festival in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti’s Totally Awesome Fest. In the comments that followed, as some of you might recall, things finally came around to AnnArbor.com and how they cover Ypsilanti. Along those lines, […]

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Totally Awesome Fest 7

40-some bands played over the course of last weekend’s Totally Awesome Fest in Ypsilanti. I believe something like half a dozen venues were involved, but, sadly, I only made it to one. I was able to shoot a little video, though, which you’ll see below. The quality isn’t great, but hopefully it gives you a […]

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