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Ypsi/Abor Exit Interview: Thomas Kula

When I think about the kind of people we need more of in Ypsi, there are probably five or six distinct archetypes that come to mind. If I ever went to the trouble of naming them, one would certainly be called “The Kula” in honor of the man we’re talking to here tonight. Thomas moved […]

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The abduction of Jambo Man

This last weekend, while I was enjoying myself in Milwaukee, folks here in Ypsi had themselves a big shindig under the moonlight on the banks of the Huron River. This now annual event, as you might recall, got off to a wobbly start a few years back, when it attempted to get off the ground […]

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Michigan Roots Jamboree, a preview

I had occasion last night to exchange a few emails with Erik Dotzauer, the Executive Director of the Depot Town CDC, on their upcoming event in Riverside Park. Here’s our very quick, three question interview. Mark: So, Erik, tell me about the upcoming Michigan Roots Jamboree and what you’ll be doing differently this year? Erik: […]

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Introducing Jamboman

It’s just come to my attention that the folks behind the Michigan Roots Jamboree (formerly known as the Ypsitucky Bluegrass Festival), have rolled out an official mascot. His name is Jamboman, and, according to Facebook, he wants desperately to be my friend. Here, on the origins of Jamboman, is a clip from the Ypsilanti Citizen: […]

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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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