An Evening With Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist and Host of “Cosmos”

March 23, 2016 

Hill Auditorium 

Ann Arbor

7:30pm

“I’ve put together an engaging multi-media presentation that brings the expanses of modern science directly to audience members. Fans love the Q & A sessions that rival the event itself….These are family-friendly events. I’ll frequently take questions from children since I’m fascinated with young ones who are interested in science.”

Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

For tickets go to: neildegrassetysonlive.com

Joshua Redman & The Bad Plus Jazz Concert

bad plus trio and joshua redman

 

UMS Jazz Series

Joshua Redman & The Bad Plus

Reid Anderson, bass
Ethan Iverson, piano
Dave King, drums
Joshua Redman, tenor saxophone

Saturday, April 23, 2016,

8:00 pm

Michigan Theater

- See more at: http://ums.org/performance/the-bad-plus-joshua-redman/#sthash.XBnMXLbV.dpuf

“On paper, the partnership of Joshua Redman and the Bad Plus seems unlikely. The saxophonist was embraced by the jazz mainstream on the release of 1994’s Moodswing, and he’s been both a critical and commercial favorite ever since. The Bad Plus, by contrast, have courted controversy since the release of their 2003 major label debut, These Are the Vistas. But when Joshua Redman joined the idiosyncratic trio as a special guest a few years back, a brilliant collaboration was born. Redman’s melodic prowess blends seamlessly with the “avant-garde populism” of The Bad Plus, pushing the boundaries of jazz beyond all imagination. Metroland describes this new all-star quartet best: “It’s as though Redman is the long-lost fourth member of the group, just waiting to be snapped snugly into place. Imagine if the Beatles had spent the first decade of their career as a trio before adding Paul. It’s like that.”  ums.org

Also see
The Bad Plus Joshua Redman website

 

Eastern Michigan University ‘Skate Night’

Mon Feb 15, 2016

Campus Life Roller Rink

From 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Eastern Michigan University

Student Center – Ballroom

345 Student Center, 900 Oakwood Dr.,

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

734.487.3045

 campuslife@emich.edu

Cost: Free

Open to the public

Have a skate date on our very own roller rink at the Student Center! This event is free. Skates are provided.

NAAPID at Night

 

 

NAAPID AT NIGHT 2016 jpeg flyerJoin us for a Special 20th Anniversary Celebration of NAAPID: National African American Parent Involvement Day….at Night.

February 8, 2016 – 6 P.M.

Ypsilanti Community Middle School Auditorium

235 Spencer Lane, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48198

Featuring Keynote Speaker: Ayinde Jean Baptiste Gifted orator, writer, and strategist, Ayinde Jean Baptiste gained national attention as a 12-year old speaker at the 1995 Million Man March. His speech was the motivating factor for Joseph Dulin to launch National African American Parent Involvement Day. At 14-years old, Ayinde was invited to and spoke at Pioneer H.S. for the 1998 NAAPID kickoff event. Now, 18 years later he returns as the keynote speaker for “NAAPID at Night” to reflect, remind, and renew the call to action. You won’t want to miss this 20th anniversary of NAPPID and hear Mr. Baptiste’s spellbinding message of truth and hope.

There will be a student talent showcase and a reception following to meet Mr. Baptiste. Light refreshments will be served.

“The Bear Truth” starring Djuana Morton

The Bear Truth-Agape Family Entertainment

Tickets are available at the door

Lisa Fischer “Twenty Feet From Stardom” Breakout Star Coming to UMS

 

Lisa Fischer & Baton

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton

 

Lisa Fischer is best known for her Grammy award-winning, number 1 hit single, “How Can I Ease The Pain.” She also won the Grammy for “Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female,” an honor she shared with Patti LaBelle. She’s a legendary background singer, who’s been mentored by Luther Vandross and is cherished by Mick Jagger. Her career is captured in the 2013, Oscar-winning documentary, “2o Feet From Stardom.”

Grand Baton describes their genre as: Caribbean Beats & Heavy Rock / Dubstep / Noises / Bit-crushed Guitars

- “By any measure of talent and accomplishment, Lisa Fischer is a superstar. Yet, if you do not know her name, it’s likely because she has spent the vast majority of her professional career as a backup singer for Luther Vandross, the Rolling Stones, Sting, Chris Botti, and countless others. As one of the top session and backup singers, she’s featured in the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom and also celebrated for her live concert duets of “Gimme Shelter” with Mick Jagger, which have received millions of hits on YouTube. Her astonishing range, spot-on intonation, mastery of the stage, and infectious sweet smile make her the go-to singer for the likes of Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, Beyoncé, Bobby McFerrin, Lou Reed, Dionne Warwick, and Aretha Franklin. After winning Grammy Awards for “Best Female R&B Performance” (1992) and “Best Music Film,” she is putting together her own band and claiming her well-deserved place center stage.” ums.org/performances

Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 7:30 pm
Michigan Theater  

 

Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

Jazz At The Lincoln Center Orchestra

Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra 

Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis

Jazz in the Key of Life

“The JLCO with Wynton Marsalis performs jazz in the Key of Life, a concert featuring the most skillfully crafted and sophisticated songs in popular music from the 1960′s to today, revisiting the hits of Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway, among others. “ 

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra w/Wynton Marsalis

January 20, 2016

7:30pm

Hill Auditorium

John E. Lawrence presents the “Magic of Christmas” Holiday Concert

image.jpg“Magic of Christmas” is a holiday concert presented by master guitarist, John E Lawrence, and featuring the Power Band, with special guests. Tickets are $25.00. The show runs from 7-9pm in the Towsley Auditorium, at the Morris Lawrence Building, of Washtenaw Community College. All proceeds benefit the children’s programming of *All Things Artistic Ministries, Inc.     
This Saturday’s concert will be a homecoming of sorts for Lawrence, who retired last year as the former Director of Music Performance, at Washtenaw Community College. Come out and catch up with John E. Lawrence and his Power Band!

*ATAMI produces “Standing On The Shoulders of Giants,” a yearly, children’s theatrical production, based on the lives of different, local, African American leaders. 

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“Comedy, Humor, and Laughter” with Actor-Comedian Tatanka Means

Tatanka Means Actor

Tatanka Means
Actor

 

Tatanka Means Actor & Comedian

Tatanka Means
Comedian

“Comedy, Humor, and Laughter: The Traditional Way”

Actor-Comedian Tatanka Means will discuss his life and career as an award-winning actor, stand-up comedian, entrepreneur, and motivational speaker. Means represents the Oglala Lakota, Omaha and Navajo Nations. 

“His most recent movie credits include feature films “The Host,” “A Million Ways To Die In The West,”  and “Tiger Eyes.” Means has also guest starred on “Banshee,” “The Night Shift,” and “Killer Women by Executive Producer Sofia Vergara.

The free talk is Tuesday, November 3rd, in the Eastern Michigan University Student Center Auditorium, 900 Oakwood Street, Ypsilanti.”  The Ann Arbor News

Chucho Valdes and the Afro-Cuban Messengers to debut at the University Musical Society

Chucho Valdes

Chucho Valdes-Photo Courtesy of Francis Vernhet

Courtesy: Francis Vernhet

Chucho Valdes and the Afro-Cuban Messengers-Photos Courtesy of: Francis Vernhet

“For the last five decades, Chucho Valdés has been a key figure in the evolution of Afro-Cuban music, performing on the hottest stages in Cuba and developing his own distinct sound. During his career, he has won five Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards. We are thrilled to welcome Chucho Valdés for his UMS debut.

Valdés along with his band, the Afro-Cuban Messengers, will be celebrating his historically innovative ensemble Irakere, which was founded 40 years ago and included Cuban greats such as Arturo Sandoval and Paquito D’Rivera. This performance will celebrate Irakere while introducing audiences to a blazing new generation of Cuban talent.”

University Musical Society

Chucho Valdés website

November 8th

4:00 p.m.

Michigan Theater

 

 

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