Thursday, August 21, 2014

Theo Katzman & Michelle Chamuel

Former bandmates in local band My Dear Disco (later known as Ella Riot), Theo Katzman and Michelle Chamuel returned to Ann Arbor on Thursday for a special Sonic Lunch concert in the middle of Liberty Street downtown. Lots of rock happened, and Michelle wowed a very large crowd with some new high-energy, booty-shaking material that hopefully will be available for download soon.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

15 Going On 51

Ann Arbor City Council Member Stephen Kunselman, one of four candidates competing for mayor in the Aug. 5 election, holds up a copy of The Ann Arbor News from Monday, April 23, 1979, featuring a story on him and his friends who had built a homemade skateboard ramp. The photo at top left is of Kunselman at 15 doing a trick. He's now 51 and still a major advocate for skateboarding in Ann Arbor. Read his profile.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

One Of These Things

One of these things is not like the others. That is, one of these four people is not a candidate for mayor of Ann Arbor. If you guessed Yousef Rabhi, that guy in the groovy hat and the fashionable sneakers on the far right, you are correct. Although, he almost entered the race.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Mayoral Morality

At the end of a two-hour forum on affordable housing and homelessness, Ann Arbor's four mayoral candidates each signed a pledge Tuesday night. "We pledge to commit financial and political capital to end homelessness in Ann Arbor by 2018," the pledge reads. Read the story.

Friday, June 20, 2014

This Is A Good Sign

Crews were out early Friday morning removing the historic bus depot sign from the Greyhound building in downtown Ann Arbor. The 1940s-era sign is being placed in storage while a new six-story, 110-room Residence Inn by Marriott is constructed where the bus depot now stands. Read the story.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Pondering The Plaza

Ann Arbor officials are once again talking about the possibility of a major redesign of Liberty Plaza. Read the story.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Fancy New Condos

Ann Arbor developer Tom Fitzsimmons is simultaneously undertaking two condo projects that back up to one another in Kerrytown. Read the story.