michigan theater http://michiganradio.org en Broadway dame and Detroit native Elaine Stritch dies at the age of 89 http://michiganradio.org/post/broadway-dame-and-detroit-native-elaine-stritch-dies-age-89 <p>Let's all raise a strong drink and take off our pants in honor of the one and only Elaine Stritch.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 89-year-old Broadway legend died today in Birmingham, Michigan, according to media reports.</span></p><p>A native Detroiter with unabashed talent, humor, and a love of good booze, she gained new fame in her 80's for playing Alec Baldwin's mom on "30 Rock."</p><p>You only have to hear a snippet of that wry voice to picture her: the white pouf of hair, the bowler cap, the silk shirt over black stockings - and only black stockings.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:30:14 +0000 Kate Wells 18422 at http://michiganradio.org Broadway dame and Detroit native Elaine Stritch dies at the age of 89 Ann Arbor's Michigan Theater marquee to run on sun power http://michiganradio.org/post/ann-arbors-michigan-theater-marquee-run-sun-power <p>ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Ann Arbor's historic Michigan Theater is going solar. Or at least its marquee is.<br><br>The Ann Arbor News reports that the solar energy installation marks the first renewable energy project by XSeed Energy. The U.S. Department of Energy's Solar America Cities program provided initial funding for XSeed.<br><br>The project is expected to generate enough electricity to power the marquee when light-emitting diode lamps are installed. The LEDs will replace incandescent bulbs and should use up to 95 percent less energy.<br> Sat, 14 Sep 2013 17:18:00 +0000 The Associated Press 14425 at http://michiganradio.org Ann Arbor's Michigan Theater marquee to run on sun power Michigan Theater to host new, international film fest http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-theater-host-new-international-film-fest <p>The <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/ann-arbor-film-fest-celebrates-50th-anniversary">Ann Arbor Film Festival wrapped up</a> less than a month ago&hellip;they&rsquo;ve barely packed up their film reels. &nbsp;And already the Michigan Theater is prepping for yet another festival to open next month called Cinetopia.</p><p>This new, international festival will feature more traditional narrative film and documentaries, rather than the experimental films that dominate the Ann Arbor Film Fest.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 19:39:15 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 7056 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Theater to host new, international film fest Utah's Sundance Film Festival comes to Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/utahs-sundance-film-festival-comes-michigan <p>Michigan film buffs won’t have to fly to Utah to experience this month’s <a href="http://www.sundance.org/">Sundance Film Festival</a>. That’s because Sundance is bringing part of the festival to Ann Arbor.</p><p>This is the <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/michigan/news.newsmain?action=article&amp;ARTICLE_ID=1595081">second year</a> in a row that the <a href="http://michtheater.org">Michigan Theater</a> in Ann Arbor has been tapped to premiere a Sundance Film during the actual festival in Utah.</p><p>Last year, the Michigan Theater premiered <a href="http://www.foxsearchlight.com/cyrus/">Cyrus</a>, a movie by the Duplass brothers. This year, filmmaker Tom McCarthy will fly to Ann Arbor to premiere his movie <a href="http://sundance.slated.com/2011/films/winwin_sundance2011">Win Win</a> on January 27. Fri, 31 Dec 2010 17:54:24 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 713 at http://michiganradio.org Utah's Sundance Film Festival comes to Michigan