Contests http://michiganradio.org en Ask Me Another takes over Stateside! http://michiganradio.org/post/ask-me-another-takes-over-stateside <p></p><p>Ophira Eisenberg and Jonathan Coulton from NPR’s Ask Me Another, took over Stateside, pitting Cynthia Canty against Jack Lessenberry.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ask Me Another is an hour-long program where puzzles, word games, and trivia are played in front of and with live audiences at the Bell House in Brooklyn, N.Y.</span></p><p>Ask Me Another will be playing at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival Thursday, June 26 at 8 p.m. at the Power Center. Ticket information is at a2sf.org.</p><p><em>*Listen to full story above.&nbsp;</em></p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:37:08 +0000 Stateside Staff 18146 at http://michiganradio.org Ask Me Another takes over Stateside! Win a pair of tickets to NPR’s “Ask Me Another” http://michiganradio.org/post/win-pair-tickets-npr-s-ask-me-another <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">NPR’s “Ask Me Another”</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">|</strong><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;part of Ann Arbor Summer Festival</strong></p><p><strong><strong>June 26, 8 pm</strong><br /><strong>Power Center, Ann Arbor</strong></strong><br />121 Fletcher Street<br />Ann Arbor, MI 48109</p><p>Ann Arbor word nerds, unite! Rambunctious and hilarious, NPR’s <em>Ask Me Another</em> blends your local pub’s trivia night with brainteasers, sketch comedy, and live music. Flex your intellect and laugh out loud as host Ophira Eisenberg and house musician Jonathan Coulton question puzzle gurus, audience members, and special mystery guests with personalized trivia during a live recording session at the Power Center. The program airs locally on Michigan Radio, Saturdays at 4pm.</p><p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:01:52 +0000 Tony Brown 17969 at http://michiganradio.org Win a pair of tickets to NPR’s “Ask Me Another” Win a pair of tickets to: MOMIX: Botanica http://michiganradio.org/post/win-pair-tickets-momix-botanica <p></p><p><strong>MOMIX: Botanica | part of Ann Arbor Summer Festival<br />June 21, 8 pm<br />Power Center, Ann Arbor</strong><br />121 Fletcher Street<br />Ann Arbor, MI 48109</p><p>For 20 years, MOMIX has been celebrated for its ability to conjure up surrealistic worlds through breathtaking imagery, athletic dance, elaborate costumes, puppetry, projections, and riveting musical scores. These spectacular dancer-illusionists return to the festival to dazzle audiences in Botanica, a seamless celebration of nature’s changing forms set to a score ranging from birdsong to Vivaldi.</p><p>This is dance at its most organic and inventive. Returning for the company’s third Ann Arbor Summer Festival appearance, experiencing Botanica, the seasons will never be the same.</p><p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:07:12 +0000 Tony Brown 17912 at http://michiganradio.org Win a pair of tickets to: MOMIX: Botanica Win a pair of tickets to Michigan Modern: Design That Shaped America http://michiganradio.org/post/win-pair-tickets-michigan-modern-design-shaped-america <p><strong>Michigan Modern: Design That Shaped America</strong><br /><strong>Now through August 24<br />Grand Rapids Art Museum</strong><br />Grand Rapids Art Museum<br />101 Monroe Center NW<br />Grand Rapids, MI 49503</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Michigan’s industry and design intertwined, Michigan became an epicenter of modern design, with visionaries statewide turning from the simple generation of products to design that rippled throughout the country.</span></p><p>Detroit’s automobile manufacturers styled automobiles synonymous with the American dream. The state’s furniture designers revolutionized the look of the American office and home. Michigan architects Albert Kahn, Eero Saarinen, and Minoru Yamasaki defined an era. Michigan’s industry, prosperity, and educational institutions attracted the design talent that formed the foundation for modern American design.</p><p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:42:51 +0000 Tony Brown 17909 at http://michiganradio.org Win a pair of tickets to Michigan Modern: Design That Shaped America Michigan Radio selects winners of story-writing contest http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-radio-selects-winners-story-writing-contest <p></p><p><strong><em>Update: May 28, 2014</em></strong></p><p>The one-minute story-writing contest will be featured on <em>Stateside</em>. Listen to the audio by clicking the link above.&nbsp;</p><p>Michigan Radio has selected the winners of the station’s Great Michigan Read “One Minute” story-writing contest. The theme for the contest was “Hidden branches of your family tree: Unexpected stories that changed the way you think&nbsp;of yourself or your family.” Listeners were asked to submit a maximum 120-word story on the topic, and more than 175 stories were submitted.&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>The winners selected were:</strong><br /><br /><em>The Cracked Mirror</em>, by Christopher N.&nbsp;Blaker&nbsp;(<a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/michigan/files/201405/The_Cracked_Mirror.pdf?__utma=227721857.1473929738.1377781022.1400850685.1400854759.73&amp;__utmb=227721857.202.5.1400858139459&amp;__utmc=227721857&amp;__utmx=-&amp;__utmz=227721857.1400768849.70.5.utmcsr=radio.kalosal.com|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/&amp;__utmv=-&amp;__utmk=255071499" target="_blank">Click here to read the full story</a>)</p><p>Story read by Michael Arnold<br /><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/150922253&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe><br /><br /><em>The Revelation</em>, by Mary Seelhorst (<a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/michigan/files/201405/The_Revelation.pdf?__utma=227721857.1473929738.1377781022.1400850685.1400854759.73&amp;__utmb=227721857.217.5.1400858175619&amp;__utmc=227721857&amp;__utmx=-&amp;__utmz=227721857.1400768849.70.5.utmcsr=radio.kalosal.com|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/&amp;__utmv=-&amp;__utmk=192085289" target="_blank">Click here to read the full story</a>)</p><p>Story read by Kathleen Beardmore<iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/150923465&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe><br /><br /><em>Pen Pals</em>, by Jennifer Young (<a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/michigan/files/201405/Pen_Pals.pdf?__utma=227721857.1473929738.1377781022.1400850685.1400854759.73&amp;__utmb=227721857.237.5.1400858206690&amp;__utmc=227721857&amp;__utmx=-&amp;__utmz=227721857.1400768849.70.5.utmcsr=radio.kalosal.com|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/&amp;__utmv=-&amp;__utmk=258666505" target="_blank">Click here to read the full story</a>)</p><p>Story read by Adrienne Pisoni&nbsp;<iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/150923888&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><div><br />The story-writing contest was held in conjunction with the Michigan Humanities Council’s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.michiganhumanities.org/programs/tgmr/" target="_blank">Great Michigan Read</a>&nbsp;program.&nbsp;The Great Michigan Read aims to connect Michigan citizens by exploring our history, our present, and our future as discussed&nbsp;in a single literary title.&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 28 May 2014 21:46:43 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 17734 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Radio selects winners of story-writing contest Win a pair of tickets to Old Crow Medicine Show At the First Merit Bank Event Park Saginaw http://michiganradio.org/post/win-pair-tickets-old-crow-medicine-show-first-merit-bank-event-park-saginaw <p><strong>Old Crow Medicine Show</strong><br /><strong>Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.</strong><br />At the First Merit Bank Event Park (across from The Dow Event Center), Saginaw</p><p>Marrying classical string arrangements and punk attitude, Old Crow Medicine Show have become poster boys for a generation of Americana and roots revival musicians who are setting the bar ever higher with world-class musical ability and sheer love of playing.<br /><br />The band's live concerts are the thing of legend, treating ticket holders to a true folk and roots experience as the band sails through sets that are 100-plus minutes long.</p><p>For more information, <a href="http://bit.ly/1erFI7u" target="_blank">click here. </a> Thu, 15 May 2014 15:16:47 +0000 Tony Brown 17614 at http://michiganradio.org Win a pair of tickets to Old Crow Medicine Show At the First Merit Bank Event Park Saginaw Win a pair of tickets to Cinetopia International Film Festival in Ann Arbor or Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/win-pair-tickets-cinetopia-international-film-festival-ann-arbor-or-detroit <p>Win a pair of tickets good for any one screening of your choice in Ann Arbor or Detroit, at the Cinetopia International Film Festival<br />June 4-8, 2014<br />Detroit and Ann Arbor (various venues)</p><p>Created for the people of southeastern Michigan, the Cinetopia International Film Festival features the best feature-length dramas, comedies, and documentaries from the world’s best film festivals (e.g. Sundance, Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Berlin, SXSW, Tribeca, etc.).</p><p>The extensive festival program is selected exclusively for Cinetopia by a team that includes Indiewire Influencer Russ Collins (from the Michigan Theater) and the national “dean” of art house programming Elliot Wilhelm (from the Detroit Film Theatre).</p><p>For more information, <a href="http://www.cinetopiafestival.org/" target="_blank">click here.</a> | <a href="http://michiganradio.org/michigan-radio-contest-entry-rules" target="_blank">Contest rules</a></p><p>Entry Deadline: May 26, 2014</p><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 15:01:28 +0000 Tony Brown 17613 at http://michiganradio.org Win a pair of tickets to Cinetopia International Film Festival in Ann Arbor or Detroit Join the Great Michigan Read story-writing contest http://michiganradio.org/post/join-great-michigan-read-story-writing-contest <b>The Deadline for this contest has expired.</b><p>The Michigan Humanities Council’s <a href="http://www.michiganhumanities.org/programs/tgmr/" target="_blank">Great Michigan Read</a> program aims to connect Michigan citizens by exploring our history, our present, and our future as discussed in a single literary title. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:42:03 +0000 Tony Brown 17179 at http://michiganradio.org Join the Great Michigan Read story-writing contest Win a pair of tickets to see Veterans of SNL http://michiganradio.org/post/win-pair-tickets-see-veterans-snl <p>An evening of stand-up with hilarious former Saturday Night Live alumni, including Jon Lovitz, Tim Meadows, Victoria Jackson, and Jeff Richards! The years these comedians spent on SNL propelled them to fame, landing them on many roles on both the big and small screen.</p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:37:35 +0000 Tony Brown 17159 at http://michiganradio.org Win a pair of tickets to see Veterans of SNL Win a pair of tickets to: Grand Rapids Ballet: "A Midsummer Night's Dream" http://michiganradio.org/post/win-pair-tickets-grand-rapids-ballet-midsummer-nights-dream <p>Find yourself in a world where flowers exude love potions, youthful lovers court, politics change stripes, and magical fairies inject their perverse sense of humor into the mortal collage. A world-premiere by Olivier Wevers.</p><p>Win a pair of tickets to:<br /><strong>Grand Rapids Ballet: "A Midsummer Night's Dream" </strong><br />May 9-11 &amp; 16-18, 2014<br />Peter Martin Wege Theatre, Grand Rapids<br />A World Premiere by Olivier Wevers</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:16:05 +0000 Tony Brown 17157 at http://michiganradio.org Win a pair of tickets to: Grand Rapids Ballet: "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Win a pair of tickets to the 52nd Ann Arbor Film Festival! http://michiganradio.org/post/win-pair-tickets-52nd-ann-arbor-film-festival <p>Michigan Radio is giving away a pair of tickets good for any Film Festival screening at the <a href="http://aafilmfest.org/52/" target="_new">Michigan Theater</a>, March 25-30, 2014.</p><p>The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the longest-running independent and experimental film festival in North America, established in 1963. Internationally recognized as a premiere forum for independent filmmakers and artists, each year's festival engages audiences with remarkable cinematic experiences.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:53:22 +0000 Tony Brown 16912 at http://michiganradio.org Win a pair of tickets to the 52nd Ann Arbor Film Festival! Win a pair of tickets to The American Place Theatre’s adaptation of The Giver by Lois Lowry http://michiganradio.org/post/win-pair-tickets-american-place-theatre-s-adaptation-giver-lois-lowry <p>This Literature to Life® Award-winner was adapted in 2009 and marked the first young adult novel on the Literature to Life® roster. Newly adapted by American Place Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Elise Thoron, this piece features sixty minutes of solo-performance focusing on the relationship between the young Jonas and his mentor, The Giver.</p><p>As Jonas trains to become the Receiver of Memories, the buried truth about the world that he was born into becomes hauntingly clear to both Jonas and the audience. Enhanced by interactive discussion, this performance allows the audience to explore themes including individuality, ethics, and social constructs.</p><p><strong>The Giver by Lois Lowry<br />April 22, 2014,<br />The Whiting in Flint Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:06:02 +0000 Tony Brown 16760 at http://michiganradio.org Win a pair of tickets to The American Place Theatre’s adaptation of The Giver by Lois Lowry Win a pair of tickets to see comedian Mike Birbiglia at DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids http://michiganradio.org/post/win-pair-tickets-see-comedian-mike-birbiglia-devos-performance-hall-grand-rapids <p><b>Gilda’s Laughfest presents Mike Birbiglia<br />Sunday, March 9, 7:00pm<br />DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids</b></p><p>Entry deadline: Feb. 27, 2014</p><p>Over the past 12 years comedian Mike Birbiglia has developed a one-of-a-kind storytelling style in the world of standup comedy. Time Magazine calls him “master of the personal, embarrassing tale.” The New York Times describes him as a “supremely enjoyable monologist.”</p><p>Mike has made more than 40 network television appearances on shows including Letterman, Kimmel, Conan, Craig Ferguson, and Jimmy Fallon. He is a regular contributor to the Peabody Award winning radio show This American Life. Birbiglia has released four albums, and both The Onion and USA Today named My Secret Public Journal Live one of “The Best Comedy Albums of the Decade.” Currently Birbiglia is touring the country with his all-new show and planning his follow-up feature film. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:23:20 +0000 Tony Brown 16430 at http://michiganradio.org Win a pair of tickets to see comedian Mike Birbiglia at DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids Win a pair of tickets to see the Japanese performance ensemble TAO http://michiganradio.org/post/win-pair-tickets-see-japanese-performance-ensemble-tao <p><b>TAO: Phoenix Rising<br />Sunday, March 16, 3 PM<br />Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center, Lansing<br />Entry deadline: Tuesday, March 4</b></p><p>An athletic ensemble in dazzling costumes meets explosive Taiko drumming and innovative choreography. TAO has critics waxing lyrical about their extraordinary precision, energy, and stamina. The performers live and train in the mountains of Japan, reaching the highest level of virtuosity after years of intense study.</p><p>TAO combines the traditional art of Japanese drumming with spectacular modern effects and brings nontraditional flair to the group by drawing on members’ diverse backgrounds: one as a rock musician, another a gymnast, and yet another as a composer. They offer a young and vibrantly modern take on a traditional art form. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 15:53:52 +0000 Tony Brown 16429 at http://michiganradio.org Win a pair of tickets to see the Japanese performance ensemble TAO Win a pair of tickets to the Grand Rapids Auto Show! http://michiganradio.org/post/win-pair-tickets-grand-rapids-auto-show <p><strong>Michigan International Auto Show<br />Grand Rapids</strong></p><p>Feb. 6-9, 2014<br />DeVos Place<br />303 Monroe Ave NW<br />Grand Rapids, MI 49503<br /><br />Where the automotive world comes to you! Not only is the auto show a great place to shop and compare options for everyday vehicles, it's also the first opportunity for West Michigan residents to see many of the most recently released or "soon to be released" models! Don’t miss the “Million Dollar Motorway” and the Gilmore Historic Car Museum.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:01:00 +0000 Tony Brown 15997 at http://michiganradio.org Win a pair of tickets to the Grand Rapids Auto Show! Win Tickets to see Downton Abbey Season 4 - Preview Screening http://michiganradio.org/post/win-tickets-see-downton-abbey-season-4-preview-screening <p><strong>Downton Abbey Season 4 - Preview Screening</strong><br />Sunday, December 15 at 7 PM.<br />Michigan Theater<br />Ann Arbor, Michigan<br />Presented in partnership with Detroit Public Television.<br />&nbsp;</p><p>Win a pair of tickets to this <strong>SOLD OUT </strong>opportunity to see the first hour of <em>Downton Abbey Season 4</em> before it premieres on Detroit Public Television in January. <em>Downton Abbey</em> costume attire encouraged! Screening starts promptly at 7 PM and lasts approximately 50 minutes. Deadline is December 12, 2013</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 15:45:02 +0000 Tony Brown 15548 at http://michiganradio.org Win Tickets to see Downton Abbey Season 4 - Preview Screening Win Tickets to Lansing Symphony Orchestra - Tchaikovsky & Beyond http://michiganradio.org/post/win-tickets-lansing-symphony-orchestra-tchaikovsky-beyond <p><strong>&nbsp;Lansing Symphony Orchestra - Tchaikovsky &amp; Beyond </strong></p><p>Saturday, January 11, 2014 8:00 PM<br />Wharton Center for Performing Arts, Lansing</p><p>Drama, passion and romance are but a few words that express these emotionally-compelling works. This concert highlights his influence on two great Russian composers who followed him. First off this palette of musical colors is Tchaikovsky’s brilliant <em>Suite from “Sleeping Beauty</em>.” Following , cellist David Requiro, performs the virtuosic <em>Cello Concerto No. 1</em> by Shostakovich.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 15:06:01 +0000 Tony Brown 15546 at http://michiganradio.org Win Tickets to Lansing Symphony Orchestra - Tchaikovsky & Beyond Enter to win a pair of tickets to the production of the Jeff Daniels comedy, The Vast Difference http://michiganradio.org/post/enter-win-pair-tickets-production-jeff-daniels-comedy-vast-difference <p>Enter to win a pair of tickets* to the 20th anniversary production of the Jeff Daniels comedy, <strong>The Vast Difference</strong>, at The Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea.<br /><br />George Noonan is having a mid-life crisis. The father of five girls and a flight attendant for a small Midwestern airline, he is scheduled to have a vasectomy. As he works up the courage to go through with the procedure, George becomes reflective on his struggles with his career, living up to his father's expectations, and the nature of "being a man" in the modern world. Directed by Guy Sanville.<br /><br /><strong>The Vast Difference</strong> is at The Purple Rose Theatre through December 14, 2013. *Giveaway tickets valid for any Wednesday or Thursday 8pm show. Thu, 07 Nov 2013 17:40:06 +0000 Tony Brown 15178 at http://michiganradio.org Enter to win a pair of tickets to the production of the Jeff Daniels comedy, The Vast Difference