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Anthony Brown

Issues & Ale: Moving the Needle on Poverty – A State of Opportunity Re-cap
Tues, April 11, 6:30-8:00 PM
Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery

720 Norris Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48198
- Free Admission –

Host: Michigan Radio Senior Editor Sarah Hulett

The Who 2017: Tommy & More
Tuesday, July 25, 7:30 pm
Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids

The Who visits Grand Rapids in July for one of only four US gigs this summer beyond their Las Vegas residency. Don’t miss this chance to see Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey play all your Who favorites live!

Tickets for the show go on sale to the public on Friday, March 24.

More information click here.

Hall & Oates, with Tears for Fears
Wednesday, May 17
Joe Louis Arena, Detroit

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, Daryl Hall & John Oates, are partnering with international multi-platinum selling band, Tears For Fears, for a 29-city North American tour that will visit the Joe Louis Arena on Wednesday, May 17 at 7 p.m. as part of the “Farewell Season at The Joe”. The summer arena tour will also feature a special acoustic performance by opening act, Allen Stone.

This contest has ended. Winners were notified March 17, 2017

The 55th Ann Arbor Film Festival
March 21-26, 2017
The Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor

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.

Vino Veritas
8:00 PM, Friday, April 28, 2017
Purple Rose Theatre, Chelsea, Mich.

On Halloween night, two couples prepare to attend an annual costume party. Though the evening begins as usual, familiar traditions unravel when the foursome shares a bottle of South American ceremonial wine made from the skin of blue dart tree frogs. 

Under the influence of this tribal truth serum, the couples experience an unpredictable night of unbridled honesty that stretches the bounds of their friendship forever.

Michigan Radio is looking for a determined and persuasive sales person to meet, and work with businesses and organizations around Michigan.  If you are goal oriented, a motivated self-starter with a high sense of accountability, able to organize your time effectively, while maintaining a winning attitude, and you love public radio, then contact us.

This contest has ended. Grand Rapids winners were notified on March 15, 2017. Novi winners were notified on February 21, 2017.

Win tickets to the Cottage & Lakefront Living Show
February 23-26, 2017
Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi

March 24-26, 2017
DeVos Place, Grand Rapids

The annual Cottage & Lakefront Living Show is a preseason destination for property and vacation homeowners or those looking to buy, build, rent or maintain cottage and lakefront property. Show goers will find plenty of exhibits for building or renting a cottage, replacing a dock or seawall and adding cottage furnishings or water toys. 

Issues & Ale: That’s What They Say
Mon, Feb 20, 7:00-8:30 PM
Pretzel Bell – Captain’s Room
226 S. Main St,
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Does it drive you crazy when someone uses "literally" to mean "figuratively," or "impact" as a verb, or "they" as a singular pronoun? And how did "YOLO", "bracketology," and "ginormous" become actual words?  

Issues & Ale: The State of Journalism
Mon, Feb. 13, 6:30-8:00 PM
HopCat, 4265 Woodward Ave,
Detroit, MI 48201
Free Admission

Host: Zoe Clark
Panelists: Rick Pluta: Michigan Public Radio Network
Chad Livengood: Crain’s Detroit Business
Chastity Pratt Dawsey: Bridge Magazine
Lee Wilkins: Department of Communication, Wayne State University  

America’s news media landscape has changed dramatically over the past several years. Newspaper circulation continues to decline and many newsrooms of all types are cutting reporting staff. 

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on February 3, 2017. 

Masterworks 4: From Spain to the Americas
Saturday, February 11 at 8PM, Wharton Center

Multiple Grammy Award winner Sharon Isbin joins the Lansing Symphony for a flavorful evening of music with Rodrigo’s sultry Concierto de Aranjuez. Traveling musically from Spain to the Americas, prepare yourself for a splashy and energetic night, full of exotic rhythms and rich harmonies!

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on February 3, 2017. 

Grand Rapids Boat Show
February 15-19, 2017
DeVos Place, Grand Rapids

In its 72nd year, the Grand Rapids Boat Show will be showing its broadest array of power boats ever…almost 5 acres of them, especially for the Great Lakes. All summer long you marvel at the new boats you see on the water…now is your chance to board them and check them out. Plus, enjoy a performance by Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel; peruse the Antique and Classic Boat Display presented by the Water Wonderland Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society; and suit up at the Dive Tank.

For more information, click here Entry deadline: Thursday, February 2, 2017.

Contest rules

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on February 3, 2017. 

Friday, February 17, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Macomb Center for the Performing Arts in Clinton Township, Michigan

“A triumph of ingenuity.”—Huffington Post

Michigan International Auto Show

Michigan International Auto Show in Grand Rapids
February 2-5, 2017
DeVos Place, Grand Rapids

Issues & Ale: Pundit Summit
Monday, Nov 21, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Lansing Brewing Company
518 E. Shiawasee
Lansing, MI 48912
Register here

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on November 29, 2016.

Snap Judgment
Friday, December 9
Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak

SNAP JUDGMENT LIVE!  See the hit storytelling show from WNYC hosted by Glynn Washington. Featuring amazing performances by the nation's top storytellers -- backed by the Snap Playaz. Snap Judgment mixes dramatic tales, killer beats and the edgiest new talent in storytelling to deliver a raw, intimate, musical brand of narrative.

Entry deadline: November 28, 2016

Learn more about the event click here Contest Rules click here

This contest has ended. Winner was notified on December 2, 2016.

Paula Poundstone
Saturday, December 17
Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak

Issues & Ale: Election Night Viewing Party
Tues, Nov. 8, 8:00-11:00 PM
Fraser’s Pub
2045 Packard Street,
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

- Free Admission –

Political junkies, unite! Join Michigan Radio and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy for a night of fun and politics at our Election Night Viewing Party. 

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on November 8, 2016.

Grand Rapids Wine, Beer and Food Festival
Thursday – Saturday, November 17-19, 2016
DeVos Place, Grand Rapids

The Grand Rapids Wine Beer and Food Festival is the largest wine and beer tasting event in the Midwest. Now in its 9th year, this festival has established itself as Michigan’s premier tasting event, measured by 1,600 wines, beers, ciders and spirits.

Tuesday, Nov 1, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

HopCat
4265 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
Host: Jack Lessenberry
Register for this event here

Join Michigan Radio political commentator Jack Lessenberry, political junkie Zoe Clark and other political experts for a fast-paced spin around Michigan politics and a look ahead to prospects for the November election.

Stop by, have a drink, and join in the discussion.

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on October 19, 2016

The Book of Mormon
Tuesday, November 1 at 8:00 PM – Opening Night!
Fisher Theatre, Detroit

This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, The Book of Mormon has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language.

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on August 31, 2016.

John Ford Coley
Friday, September 9 at 8:00 PM
Green Wood Coffee House
1001 Green Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

John Ford Coley, a Dallas native, is best known as half of the Grammy nominated duo England Dan & John Ford Coley.  Active throughout the 1970s, they released 11 albums and nine singles in their career and are best known for their 1976 single, "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight", a No. 2 pop hit and No. 1 Adult Contemporary hit.

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on August 30, 2016.

Tour de Troit Bike Ride
Saturday, September 17, 9:00 AM
Downtown Detroit

The 15th Annual Tour de Troit is a bike ride that explores some of the city's historic areas, takes in many of its most breathtaking sights, and provides bicyclists a unique opportunity to legally “take over” the streets of Motown.

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on October 4, 2016.

Enter to win a pair of tickets to see The Avett Brothers in concert at Grand Rapids’ DeVos Performance Hall, November 12.

The Avett Brothers
November 12, 2016
DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids

The Avett Brothers released their recent new live album, Live, Vol. Four [American Recordings/Republic Records, in December 2015.

From Youtube

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on August 15 2016.

One-Man Circus (L’homme Cirque)
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 or Friday, August 26, 2016
Burns Park, Ann Arbor

Just imagine an entire circus show performed by one man only!

Creating what he calls "a unique magic" in the intimate setting of a tent in Burns Park, David Dimitri’s “L'homme Cirque” balances dramatic feats like high wire flips and a human cannon launch with humor, poetry, and serenades on the accordion. “L’HOMME CIRQUE” is an innovative combination of acrobatics, music and dance.

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on August 1, 2016. 

Moth StorySLAM
Tuesday, August 2, 7:30 PM (doors open at 6 PM)
Circus Bar, Ann Arbor

The Moth’s wildly popular, local, open-mic storytelling competition. Open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night’s theme. Come tell a story, or just enjoy the show!

The evening’s theme is BEG BORROW STEAL: Stories about need, desire, and greed. Extraordinary measures. Swindles, heists and deals with the devil, Robin Hood or hood-winked. Making “it” happen by any means necessary.

Photo credit: www.terryforohio.com

Issues & Ale: The role of guns in politics
Tue, July 12, 6:30-8:00 PM

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
2 Fulton St W.,
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

- Free Admission -

  Few things are as polarizing in American society as the debate between gun control and gun rights activists. These arguments often play out in national and state legislatures, with many gun control advocates feeling the National Rifle Association has undue influence over politicians. Join Michigan Radio’s Vincent Duffy as he hosts this panel discussion on the role that guns play in politics and elections.

This contest has ended. Winners were selected on June 24, 2016.

The Capitol Steps
Monday, July 4 at 7 PM
The Power Center, Ann Arbor

 Perfectly timed for an election year, America’s foremost political satirists make their annual Fourth of July appearance at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival!

These former Congressional staffers “mock the vote,” poking fun at both sides of the aisle with up-to-the-minute song parodies like “Deleter of the Facts” and “All About the Base.” If you are sick of hearing about the candidates, Bill Cosby, and Brian Williams, you’ve come to the wrong place.

This contest has ended. Winners were selected on June 15, 2016.

Billy Elliot
June 11 – 26
Croswell Opera House
129 E. Maumee St.
Adrian, MI 49221

 Set during the British coal miners’ strike in the 1980s, Billy Elliot is the inspiring story of a boy who defies all odds to fulfill his dream of becoming a ballet dancer. See why reviewers called Billy Elliot “electrifying,” “triumphant,” and “as good as it gets”!

With a powerful story, catchy tunes by Elton John, and spectacular show-stopping dance numbers, this is a musical that simply must be seen to be believed!

Tuesday, June 28, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
One Well Brewing

4213 Portage St., Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Host: Zoe Clark
Register for this event here
 

 

 The State of the State Survey reveals trust in state government is low in Michigan. The Flint water crisis, cities run by emergency managers, gerrymandered political districts and election campaigns influenced by “dark” money… these things and more have contributed to eroding trust in our elected officials. 

SCIO RESIDENTS FOR SAFE WATER

Thursday, June 2, 6:30-8:00 PM (*Event originally scheduled for June 1 has been postponed)
Bill's Beer Garden

218 S. Ashley
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Free Admission

The industrial solvent 1,4-dioxane started polluting the soil and groundwater near Gelman Science’s Scio Township facility, west of Ann Arbor, more than forty years ago. That dioxane plume has been spreading in the groundwater under the city and may pose a threat to the Huron River, Ann Arbor’s main drinking water supply.

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