Albion Michigan Arts Group Events and Posts

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Hi! My name is Lauren Bergeron. I am a third year history student and a student worker at the Albion College Archives and Special Collections. Hi! My name is Akaiia Ridley. I am also a third year history student and I am assisting Lauren in the Albion College Archives and Special Collections.

Together we are working to create an exhibit that will highlight the Black history of Albion College. Black students are a big part of the Albion College community and we have noticed that there is not a lot of coverage of the experiences that Black students have had on this campus. We want to hear from you. The purpose of this exhibit is to bring to light the experience of being a Black student on Albion College’s campus and/or a member of the Albion community. This exhibit will act as an opportunity for Black alumni and current students to share their experiences in forms that can be preserved in the archive for years to come, so that future generations can see what came before them.

If you would like to participate in any way, such as providing oral histories, or photos that you are willing to share, please contact Lauren Bergeron at LDB12@albion.edu or Akaiia Ridley at ADR12@albion.edu.
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Monday October 26th, 2020 - 11:16 am

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Sunday October 25th, 2020 - 11:44 am

Fundraiser for The Davis Center - Home of the Bohm coming up on November 12. Get your tickets now and enjoy a catered dinner also!Tickets are now live for our 2020 Toast to the Bohm 🎉🎊
Check out our website for information on the event and how to book your spot today!

bohmtheatre.org/event/a-toast-to-the-bohm-presents-raiders-of-the-lost-ark/
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Friday October 23rd, 2020 - 3:01 pm

Fundraiser for The Davis Center - Home of the Bohm coming up on November 12.  Get your tickets now and enjoy a catered dinner also!

Word UP is an upcoming concert series with a kick-off talent show highlighting local rap, R&B, and poetry artists. Submit your video at www.bohmtheatre.org

UPDATE!! Word UP at the Bohm will now take place on November 21st 2020. NEW submission deadline: October 24th!

Check out the flyer below, which highlights the requirements for the initial talent search (a $25 entry fee for artists to enter their audition tape for and a $10 cover charge for guests).
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Wednesday October 21st, 2020 - 6:03 pm

Sketching on the Stage with Mr. WashingtonIf you missed Art Hop & Shop 2020 there’s still a chance to get your sketch done by Jerome Washington on the stage of The Historic Bohm Theatre! October 24th 2020 between 1pm-2pm be sure to sign up for your 10 minute slot! Families can provide pictures or Mr. Washington will be able to snap a photo, sketch the photo and we will then ask families to pick up their sketch at a later date. Each sketch will help raise money in continuing the support of local artistry.

Cost

$25 for individual profile sketch

$40 for family frontal sketch

Can’t wait to see you on stage!”

For more information contact dbrewer@bohmtheatre.org
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Wednesday October 21st, 2020 - 2:06 pm

Sketching on the Stage with Mr. Washington

Stirling Books & Brew

Fall Poetry Contest
Location: Stirling Books And Brew
October 31, 2020 at 12:30PM
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Friday October 16th, 2020 - 5:09 am

This idea was brought before Albion City Council not that long ago. It's a good idea that should be discussed again. What do you think?I realized today was a federal holiday. I have the day off... So, I rolled back into bed.

Curious though, why hasn’t the left in Congress attempted to cancelled this holiday? As a conservative, even I can recognize this is an awkward day to celebrate.

I’ve read of others wanting to change the holiday to ‘Indigenous People’s Day.’ Which seems to makes more sense than celebrating the beginning of genocide, slavery, and epidemic.

Welcome to being a federal employee.

Should Columbus Day be changed to something more enjoyable to celebrate for most people?

I know a large amount of non-people-of-color Catholics would be upset if the day was changed or removed.

So... Columbus Day, Indigenous People’s Day, or another alternative?

What say you?
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Monday October 12th, 2020 - 8:08 am

This idea was brought before Albion City Council not that long ago.  Its a good idea that should be discussed again.  What do you think?

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In Michigan, the name has changed by a decree from the Governor.

This would be good to research more. I know it was voted down narrowly in Albion. Here is what I found out so far about Michigan. www.michiganradio.org/post/bon-voyage-christopher-columbus-bill-would-have-michigan-celebrate-ind...

If you have a strong stomach, read the White House version of Columbus Day. www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-columbus-day-2020/?fbclid=IwAR3D1b6QShvl82Wl...

what about those of Italian descent? Do there feelings enter into this??? asking for a friend....

As a state employee, we haven't observed Columbus Day in years.

Petoskey celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day......it is a wiser choice, in my opinion.

We don't get U.S. Mail today so we will notice that it's a holiday. I wish I could recall how the vote in Albion went. I know I was upset about it. It was so close. Albion is more of a melting pot than most cities our size anywhere in the U.S. Why glorify colonization in this city of all places?

S.O.S is open today so no State Holiday

The Anti-Racism Daily newsletter today has some really awesome information. Sign up and learn! www.antiracismdaily.com/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=share

Thank you, Janice. I did sign up and I started to read it. I see that the newsletter is created by an individual, so possibly less peer-reviewed than some other sources. She mentions, for example, that the state of Michigan celebrates Indigenous People's Day. But on Wikipedia, that has many editors, Michigan is not mentioned as having approved that. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigenous_Peoples'_Day This is probably due to our Governor's proclamation that was not voted into law. One idea the Anti-Racism editor had that I will do a bit of work on today, is to research local indigenous people. I will look for links to articles that we posted about that topic today and make them easier to find. This is similar to the statues honoring Confederates, at least worth examining a bit more closely. This year is new for all that. History has two sides. or more.

The City of Albion passed a resolution on April 1, 2019 declaring the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day within the City of Albion. cms.revize.com/revize/albion/document_center/BoardsCommissions/2019-11.pdf

I am so glad it passed! Is this on the City's website? I would like to point to the official source. It's too bad it wasn't unanimous. Interesting who was the one dissent.

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Arts and Eats Tour has been Canceled for 2020

TOUR CANCELLATION
After much discussion with Arts and Eats staff and participants both past and present, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Arts and Eats 2020. We make this announcement with heavy hearts but with the firm belief that it is the best choice available to us.

The 2020 tour was to be our 10th anniversary event. Though we are disappointed to instead be facing a year without the tour, we remain grateful for the artists, artisans, farmers, and restaurateurs who make up the tour, the sponsors who make the tour possible, and the visitors who come out each year to celebrate Southwest Michigan. We thank you for your patience as we figure out our next steps, and we look forward to seeing you for Arts and Eats again in 2021.

The 2020 Arts and Eats Team

Arts and Eats is a free self-driving tour of rural regions in Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, and Van Buren counties and the surrounding rural region. Partner organizations collaborate to bring you quality experiences in art, local food, and agriculture in those little out-of-the-way places that beg to be discovered.

www.artsandeats.org/
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Sunday October 11th, 2020 - 8:41 pm

OMG! This is crazy! We were riding down Music Row in Nashville, TN with our brother. He says “Look Up” and we saw this.

Thank you Rounder Records for believing in us. Thank you beautiful humans for buying the new album. ❤️
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Friday October 2nd, 2020 - 8:08 pm

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Exciting!

This is fantastic!!! Thanks, Jim Dean for sharing! ♥️

That’s great for a wonderfully talented couple.

Way to go! Now for the star on Hollywood Blvd!

How cool is that!

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Saturday October 3rd, 2020 - 6:59 pm

Huge thank you to GRAMMY Museum and Scott Goldman for having us as part of your COLLECTION:live series! Watch the full interview plus an exclusive performance of "Take Me In" here --> bit.ly/grammymuseum_WT ... See MoreSee Less

Monday September 28th, 2020 - 11:09 am

Albion’s 2020 Big Read month is about to begin! Come out for our 2 free, outdoor films to honor Chadwick Boseman. 🎬 Visit albionbigread.org/events for other upcoming events! ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday September 27th, 2020 - 4:19 pm

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These are both wonderful films.

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Tuesday September 22nd, 2020 - 5:31 am

Timeline PhotosThis year's Common Reading Experience book is "The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui. Check out albion.edu/cre for more information about next week's CRE Book Discussion and Panel Event. ... See MoreSee Less

Friday September 18th, 2020 - 6:13 pm

Still rehearsing outdoors and distanced. Traffic aside, it’s going about as well as could be expected. Hey...when ya gotta swing, ya gotta swing! ... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday September 16th, 2020 - 7:51 pm

A show?! And not just any show, a very special album release show plus our first live show since March! Join us October 18th at City Winery Nashville!
Tickets onsale Friday --> bit.ly/citywineryoct18
There are a VERY limited number of seats available, so set those alarms to join us in celebrating the release of 'Hearts Town'!
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Wednesday September 16th, 2020 - 6:14 pm

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Tuesday September 15th, 2020 - 5:49 pm

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Tuesday September 15th, 2020 - 5:34 am

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Stop by the Albion Farmer's Market, in Stoffer Plaza, this Wednesday, September 16 from 4 to 7 p.m to get your produce, hear live music, and get your copy of books by local authors including Michelle Mueller, and Frank Passic! ... See MoreSee Less

Monday September 14th, 2020 - 5:31 pm

Stop by the Albion Farmers Market, in Stoffer Plaza, this Wednesday, September 16 from 4 to 7 p.m to get your produce, hear live music, and get your copy of books by local authors including Michelle Mueller, and Frank Passic!Image attachment

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I enjoyed reading the book about Mr Bonner. He made a great difference in the lives of many Albion youths and parents. Good luck Frank and Michelle!

Thanks for the shout out!

COLOR THE TOWN - Sign up now to get your free sidewalk chalk kit so you can help to decorate the sidewalks of Albion's Superior Street in time for Art Hop this Saturday, Sept 19! Registration is requested by Wednesday, Sept 16. Your sidewalk masterpiece should be completed by this Saturday at noon! Join in the fun and express yourself! Click the link to learn more.We may be back to school but there is still time to enjoy beautiful weather outside with family. Register for your FREE chalk kit and Color the Town with us this weekend.

Register here: www.eventbrite.com/e/color-the-town-tickets-120126394279
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Monday September 14th, 2020 - 5:37 pm

COLOR THE TOWN - Sign up now to get your free sidewalk chalk kit so you can help to decorate the sidewalks of Albions Superior Street in time for Art Hop this Saturday, Sept 19!   Registration is requested by Wednesday, Sept 16.  Your sidewalk masterpiece should be completed by this Saturday at noon!  Join in the fun and express yourself!  Click the link to learn more.

We may be back to school but there is still time to enjoy beautiful weather outside with family. Register for your FREE chalk kit and Color the Town with us this weekend.

Register here: www.eventbrite.com/e/color-the-town-tickets-120126394279
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Monday September 14th, 2020 - 11:27 am

UPDATED POST: All campus and community audiences are invited to join the Albion College Theatre Department for their FREE production of Detroit ‘67! 🎭

September 18, 19, 20 at 7 p.m.
(Rain dates: September 25, 26, 27)
Presented outside on the Albion College Quad with social distancing and masks.

*Admission is free!*

About Detroit ’67:
It‘s 1967 in Detroit. Motown music is getting the party started, and Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours joint. But when a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, the siblings clash over more much more than the family business. As their pent-up feelings erupt, so does their city, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the ’67 riots. Contains strong language and adult themes.

For more information, call 517/629-0344 or e-mail theatre@albion.edu.
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Saturday September 12th, 2020 - 5:51 am

Are you ready for the GRAND FINALE?!

Join us at the Victory Park Band Shell this Sunday, 6pm! Their talented and professional musicians have performed regularly with touring and recording artists including Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Cher, Miranda Lambert, Ray LaMontagne, Prince, Shakira, Chicago and Tony Bennett, as well as working and touring with numerous Broadway shows!

Check out their website and Facebook page!
www.bluewaterkingsband.com/
Bluewater Kings Band
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Thursday September 10th, 2020 - 5:03 pm

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Listened to some of their cuts from the link you shared. They are GOOD! Wish I was there to hear/see them.

Check out 'Hearts Town' in
Rolling Stone's Fall 2020 Album Preview! “It’s the soundtrack of our love style... our love, our passion, sounds like rock, R&B, jazz, gospel, country, and the blues.” --> found.ee/RSFall20DawTWT
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Wednesday September 9th, 2020 - 5:56 pm

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Wednesday September 9th, 2020 - 5:55 pm

Albion's Art Hop & Shop 2020 Presents
Jake Kershaw
Saturday September 19th
3pm- 5pm
Center Street Stage across from the Bohm
Jake Kershaw will be coloring the streets blue with his sultry voice and guitar. This is a show you do not want to miss! Thank you to Walk the Beat-Albion for making this possible!
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Wednesday September 9th, 2020 - 5:54 pm

Marshall artist Kimber Thompson shows her true colors with this impressive MSU mural. There is a special play depicted. The artist and the patron have ties to @MarshallMI GO GREEN! ... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday September 9th, 2020 - 7:25 am

Stop by the Albion Farmer's Market on Wednesday, September 16, 4-7 pm to browse and buy from Frank Passic's Albion History Booth, and to get your own copy of "Mr. Bonner," a book by Michelle Mueller. ... See MoreSee Less

Saturday September 5th, 2020 - 9:55 am

Stop by the Albion Farmers Market on Wednesday, September 16, 4-7 pm to browse and buy from Frank Passics Albion History Booth, and to get your own copy of Mr. Bonner, a book by Michelle Mueller.Image attachment

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Thanks Maggie.

Yes, thanks for the shout out Maggie!

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Tuesday September 8th, 2020 - 6:17 pm

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Friday September 4th, 2020 - 4:19 pm

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Feel free to join the group, and to share your information there.  It will stream onto this page so others can see it, even if they are not on Facebook.

We especially invite musical groups to share a post to their musician’s Facebook page or for visual artists to share a link to their artist Facebook page. Likewise, we are happy to see performing artists share links to their theatre site, or to share special events on this page. We hope this page will be a resource for not only the artists, but also for the patrons of the arts in Albion, Michigan.