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MICHIGAN HISTORY PROJECT NEWS

Michigan History Project Discovers Treasure-Trove of Historic Recordings  ANN ARBOR, MICH., July 16, 2018 

The non-profit Michigan History Project has recently discovered a treasure-trove of historic musical recordings made in Ann Arbor, Michigan during the 1960s by such artists as Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Tim Buckley, Doc Watson, Odetta, and others.

The recordings were made at Canterbury House, then and now home to the Episcopal student ministry at the University of Michigan. In the sixties, Canterbury House was an inclusive place of worship that also served as a countercultural nexus and hip music venue where top-name folk and blues acts would play.

The discovered 7-inch reel-to-reel audio tapes include a series of concerts by Joni Mitchell from 1968, a performance by Neil Young from that same year, and shows by other folk, blues, and bluegrass artists including Tim Buckley, Doc Watson, Odetta, Dave Van Ronk, David Ackles, Jim Kweskin (both solo and with the Jug Band), Len Chandler, Spider John Koerner, and the New Lost City Ramblers.

more at http://michiganhistoryproject.org/michigan-history-news.html

Ann Arbor Natives Half Japanese run the Shakemore Festival in Baltimore

The Baltimore Post-Examiner tells us:

Half Japanese may be the most famous band you’ve never heard of. Founded in the mid-seventies by Ann Arbor, Michigan brothers Jad and David Fair, the art punk rockers have released some 35 singles and albums over the course of their careers, while influencing the likes of Kurt Cobain and Smashing Pumpkins. A family relocation brought the Fairs to placid Union Mills, Maryland more than two decades ago, but the serenity of Carroll County didn’t stop them from continuing to set the underground world of music on fire. This weekend, that fire will manifest itself with smoke from a pool-side grill and sixteen hours of music at the semi-private event, lovingly christened by David Fair as Shakemore.

more at http://baltimorepostexaminer.com/shakemore-unites-seminal-band-half-japanese-with-fans-for-carroll-county-music-festival/2018/07/21

WCBN's Tiny Cage 3 with The Kelseys

WCBN's Third installment of the Tiny Cage Performance has been released! Check it out here!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3CdQWRBzXw

 

WCBN Sponsors the Ann Arbor Film Festival

WCBN is sponsoring the second group of films at this year's Ann Arbor Film Festival. These films are at 7:30PM on Wednesday, March 21st at the Michigan Theatre! You, our listener can get a special 15% discount if you use the code AAFF56_WCBN for tickets that you can purchase here. At WCBN we are big fans of the film festival and love to show our support every year!

 

WCBN 2018 Program Guide

Our 2018 winter semester program guide is here! You might be able to spot it in various locations on campus and around Ann Arbor. Or, just check out the full-color online version below.

 

The booklet contains the full schedule for this semester, as well as information about the station, our social media presence, DJ training, and our upcoming fundraiser. This year's edition was lovingly created with original artwork by the WCBN Design Team: Kara, Maggie, Lilli, Victoria, Jeremiah, and Sarah.

 

CLICK TO READ THE 2018 WINTER PROGRAM GUIDE

 

WCBN Presents: Everybody Loves WCBN

WCBN kicks off 2018 with a full day of music at Canterbury House on Saturday, January 20, featuring student groups and DJ's from across campus! The lineup includes Yandere, Puppet Shark, Stunt Doubles, Ossi Music, Satan Face, Eight Carl, Cool Socks, and WCBN's very own Crush Collision DJ's. Admission is FREE and more information including set-times can be found on our Facebook event. We hope to see you there!

Special Event: Live Broadcast of Congressman John Lewis 11/27 7:00pm

John Lewis is a civil rights leader and an American politician, serving Georgia’s 5th district since 1987. A member of the Democratic party leadership, Lewis has served as Senior Chief Deputy Whip since 2003. Born the son of Alabama sharecroppers, Lewis’s childhood was filled with deeply inspirational moments, including the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the words of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. heard on radio broadcasts. As a college student, Lewis’s inspiration fueled his commitment to end legalized racial segregation; he was chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and was one of the “Big Six” leaders of groups who organized the 1963 March on Washington. His dedication to the highest ethical standards and moral principles has won Lewis the admiration of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle in the United States Congress. Lewis has dedicated his life to protecting human rights, securing civil liberties, and building what he calls “The Beloved Community” in America. Lewis co-wrote his story with his then-Congressional Aid, now Digital Director and Policy Advisor, Andrew Aydin, in the form of the graphic novel trilogy, MARCH (2013). The collaborative work is illustrated by New York Times best-selling graphic novelist Nate Powell.

Join us on Monday, November 27 at 7:00pm, right here on 88.3 WCBN-FM.

Above the Static Newsletter: November

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