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Art & Soul - The Performing Arts: A2SO Conductor Speaks Of 'Goosebump Moments Of Beautiful Music'

On this week's Art & Soul, Lisa Barry and Jenn McKee are joined by the conductor of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, Arie Lipsky, and talk about the symphony's upcoming season which begins Saturday September 10th at Hill auditorium. The Symphony will begin it's performance with the Shostakovich Festive Overture which will include a rarely-heard optional brass ensemble played by area high school students from Huron, Pioneer and Skyline. Internationally known Pianist Jon Kimura Parker will be playing with the A2SO for a performance of Brahms 2nd concerto. Lipsky says its considered the king of piano concertos because its difficulty, which will make it an exciting showcase for Parker and the orchestra. We also discuss a number of other upcoming activities in our area, including "Dear Elizabeth" at Theatre Nova and "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" at the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

Art & Soul - The Performing Arts: A2SO Conductor Speaks Of 'Goosebump Moments Of Beautiful Music'

Cinema Chat: 'Southside With You,' 'The Innocents,' 'Hands Of Stone,' And More

August can still bring hot and wet weather, so why not spend it in a nice, cool movie theater? In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair speaks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the movie business and all the films heading to the big screen this weekend.

Cinema Chat: 'Southside With You,' 'The Innocents,' 'Hands Of Stone,' And More

Celebrating The History Of Ypsilanti With The Annual Heritage Festival Happening This Weekend

The Ypsilanti Heritage Festival is happening this coming Friday through Sunday in Riverside park and includes a wide range of activities from historic building tours to the annual duck drop. Former Ypsilanti Mayor, and festival committee member Cheryl Farmer explains the festival began in the late 70's... There will be tours of Ypsilanti's historic freight house which has been closed for several years for renovations. Several historic Ypsilanti buildings will be available for tours over the weekend and there will be two special presentations about Ypsilanti's African American history.

Celebrating The History Of Ypsilanti With The Annual Heritage Festival Happening This Weekend

Local Governments Show Decline In Feelings About Economic Health

More local government leaders are feeling insecure about their fiscal health than in years past. A new study shows the first decline in feelings about fiscal health since the end of the Great Recession in 2010.

Clinton Promises Investment In Small Businesses In Michigan

Small businesses are a priority. That's the message Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is sending to Michigan voters. Clinton released a plan for small businesses Tuesday.

'Thunder Over Michigan' Air Show At Willow Run Airprt This Weekend

Over forty thousand people are expected to attend the Thunder Over Michigan air show this weekend. In addition to providing entertainment, it will also help the local economy.

Overhaul In The Works For Michigan's Opioid Tracking System

Opioid tracking in Michigan is getting an overhaul in the future. A state task force has been working on using millions of dollars to put a dent in Michigan's opioid drug problem. A big portion of the money and resources will go toward a new opioid tracking system.

The Green Room: The Ann Arbor Area's 1,4 Dioxane Plume-Part 18

When considering the expanding 1,4 dioxane plume in groundwater in the Ann Arbor area, money plays a significant role. Further determinations need to be made on how best to clean up the pollution. In this 18th installment on the dioxane plume, Barbara Lucas explores what the clean-up goals should be, how much money is needed and who should pay.

Art & Soul: The Art Of Better Living - "There is Power In Your Beliefs" A New Book By Ari Weinzweig

This week on Art and Soul: The Art of Better Living, I speak with the co-founder of Zingerman's, and the publisher of several books, Ari Weinzweig. He has a new book out titled "The Power of Beliefs in Business," but the lengthy book has information and insights that can be applied to everyone's every day life as well. Weinzweig says the way to create a self-fulfilling positive cycle in our lives starts with our beliefs. Our beliefs come from a lot of different places but ultimately they should lead to creating something meaningful that impacts people in a positive way. "Our beliefs are aligned to where we want to go in life," says Weinzweig, who adds "based on what we believe we take action." He also suggests we should "choose beliefs that are aligned with where we want to go in our lives."

Art & Soul: The Art Of Better Living - "There is Power In Your Beliefs" A New Book By Ari Weinzweig

Cinema Chat: 'Indignation,' 'Life, Animated,' 'War Dogs,' And More

The summer may be winding down, but there's still a lot going on at your local movie theater. In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the movie business and all the flicks heading to the big screen this weekend.

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