Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 9:58pm

Years ago, Hawthorne got himself a stage name, assumed his suave, worldly stage persona and started making music here in Ann Arbor. Timed to coincide with the release of his fourth studio album, this tour featured the best of his smooth, upbeat crooning.

Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 6:57pm

From Iran-Contra to the Lewinsky Scandal, Sarah Palin to Obamacare, the Capitol Steps never falls short on material.

Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 8:32pm

Newcomers to the festival may have been disoriented by the tumult of activity, movement and music that heralds the start of summer in Ann Arbor. But with any luck, soon they’ll be dancing with the townies under a starry sky.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 1:12pm

Nichols Arboretum is always teeming with visitors during the summer — among them are picnickers camped out near the Huron River, tanners stretched out on sun-bleached towels and kayakers trying, and failing, to avoid the boulder everyone seems to get stuck on. On weekend evenings in June, though, the Arb will take on a decidedly more romantic tone as the sunlight dims and Shakespearean lovers scatter throughout the shadowy woods.

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 11:33pm

The Midwest Literary Walk, which began eight years ago, has grown into one of the region's most unique and anticipated arts events.

Monday, April 4, 2016 - 6:57pm
Mani Osteria

As you walk into the sleek, modern restaurant space at Mani, the heat from the wood-fired oven slowly radiates out, and you know you’ve found good pizza. This isn’t the kind of pizza you order at two in the morning with a side of cinnamon stix, destined to accompany a late night Netflix binge. This is the kind of pizza you savor, slowly, poring over the menu for 20 minutes beforehand like any self-respecting foodie. 

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 12:10am

For the 25th anniversary of the University Musical Society’s lauded dance series, something special was in order.

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 12:23pm

As the sky turned purple and gray on Monday evening, the Power Center’s cavernous lobby was eerily silent, so empty that for once, its tinted glass walls had nothing to reflect or distort. One half expected to see a tumbleweed blow by on an air-conditioned breeze in this concert hall ghost town.

Monday, March 14, 2016 - 4:44pm
Eastern Market

Your step-by-step guide to making the most out of two days in the Motor City.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 5:18pm

Flournoy's extensive research and intuitive understanding of the city's varied perspectives enriches her writing.