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Jennifer Eberbach, Freelance Journalist


New Ann Arborite starts world's first Dinnerware Museum

ANN ARBOR: Curator and ceramics historian Margaret Carney has amassed enough dinnerware to start a museum. Upon moving to Ann Arbor, last year, the new Ann Arborite enacted a dream and founded The Dinnerware Museum. The new foodie-friendly cultural attraction is the world's only museum entirely devoted to the objects we use to eat and drink, along with dining-inspired fine art and kitsch. Exhibitions have commenced, but "I'm still looking for a permanent home for the museum," says Carney... Read in The Ann Arbor News

New Chelsea Bakery will be a mom and pop hangout

CHELSEA: People are eating freshly baked doughnuts, pretzels and all sorts of pastries, dining and chatting excitedly with Kim Yam. It is a typical morning at Pinckney Bakery, a casual mom-and-pop operation that she runs with her husband Saing with help from their three kids. Her laughter is infectious. Several comment about her enthusiastic personality and say that getting to know the Yam family has kept them coming back for baked goods. The Yam's will open a new location in Chelsea, sometime very soon. Chelsea Bakery will be located at 117 South Main Street in the space formerly Glee Cake and Pastry... Read in Chelsea Standard

A2SO celebrated a milestone in classical music with 'Beethoven and Beyond' 

ANN ARBOR: More than two centuries ago this week, Ludwig van Beethoven gave what today we would call his 'breakthrough' performance. On March 25, 1795, an emerging Beethoven appeared live at the Burgtheater in Vienna, Austria. He had already been composing, and by that time he had gained popularity playing private parties in the salons of the rich. But this was his big public debut.. Read in The Ann Arbor News

City Council discusses community center, other business before a closed session

CHELSEA: City Council's regular meeting on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, was quick and easy before they went into closed session to discuss Sylvan Township's lawsuit and review a legal opinion from attorney Gerald Fisher regarding the proposed sand mining operation in Lyndon Township. At the meeting, Council agreed to write a letter of support for conducting a feasibility study for a community center at WSEC, on Washington Street in Chelsea... Read in Chelsea Standard

Jeff Daniels among those who oppose Lyndon sand mine

CHELSEA: Public opposition to a proposed sand mine and an incomplete picture of potential impacts have tabled the discussion, once again. Lyndon Township Planning Commission is considering redi-mix concrete company McCoig Materials Inc.'s application for a Special Land Use Permit to operate a mineral mining operation on land that is currently zoned rural-residential and surrounded by state wilderness recreation and county parkland. An on-going public hearing attracted nearly 200 concerned citizens, when the meeting started Feb. 17. At the Thursday, March 13 hearing, the crowd was likely 500 strong. Over 30 public commenters voiced opposition, including local celebrity Jeff Daniels... Read in Chelsea Standard

Lindsey Dahl opens art studio downtown, gets solo exhibit

CHELSEA: Living off Waterloo Road all her life, Lindsey Dahl has always loved animals, walks in the wooded countryside and family vacations to northern Michigan. These are subjects the emerging, young artist paints in vivid and wild colors...March has been a big month for Dahl. She has started painting out of her new art studio, Wild Feather Studio, located above Smokehouse 52 in downtown Chelsea, where she will also sell artworks and take on commissions. She will also exhibit her first solo show at Silver Maple's Gallery 100 through April... Read in Chelsea Standard

Happy Birthday, Mozart, A2SO performs a ridiculous comedy

ANN ARBOR: If Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart were alive today, there is a good chance he would be writing for sitcoms. Among the composer's humorous farces is “Così fan tutte,” an opera comique that Mozart completed in 1790 on a 2-act libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. To celebrate what would be Mozart's 258th birthday, Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra and six world-class opera singers put a modern spin on it at the annual "Mozart Birthday Bash"... Read in The Ann Arbor News


Artist John Schwarz makes a lot of Rigmarole

 CHELSEA: John Schwarz’s newest artworks are inspired by spacemen, robots, dinosaurs, Sci-Fi, and working on anything with a motor — things he has loved all his life.

Notably, Schwarz’s father was an NASA engineer who worked on Ranger 9, a space probe that orbited, photographed, and crashed into the moon before the first moonwalk. Years ago, Schwarz made a large sculpture of a spaceman, “Johnny Rocket,” in homage to his dad. It was one of his artworks purchased by Ripley’s Believe It Or Not? "Rigmarole" will be on display at Chelsea River Gallery through March 1...Read in Chelsea Standard


Film inspired by Chelsea author premieres at Sundance (White Bird in a Blizzard)

CHELSEA: Among the films premiering at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Jan. 16-26 in Park City, Utah, Gregg Araki's "White Bird in a Blizzard" is a highly-anticipated, feature-length movie to keep your eye on. And there is a Chelsea connection. Chelsea author and poet Laura Kasischke is attentive to see how the film fares with festival audiences and beyond. She wrote the novel that inspired the movie. Although Kasischke was not involved with the making of the film, the acclaimed writer and University of Michigan English professor certainly has expectations for Araki's cinematic adaptation of her 1999 dramatic thriller...Read in Chelsea Standard