Island RecordsAnn Arbor native and “Party Hard” rock star Andrew WK (Wilkes-Krier) has had, to put it mildly, an eclectic career.
His life in music began at age 4, when he started studying classical piano; and throughout his teens, he was part of several bands. Eventually, after WK moved to New York, his party-anthem hit "Party Hard" brought him national attention back in 2001.
Since then, he has since stayed famous by way of: motivational speaking (at NYU and Yale, among other places); an appearance at a My Little Pony conference; an apparent appointment as a U.S. cultural ambassador to the Middle East (which the U.S. Department of State revoked just before WK was scheduled to fly to Bahrain); being named spokesman for Fresh + Sexy Wipes; being co-owner of New York’s Santos Party House in New York City; and belting Ramones songs with Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg at Santos and, soon, on a world tour.
Before that happens, though, WK will play a secret late-night show in Southeast Michigan on May 25, following his performance at Howell’s Bledfest music festival. The money raised by WK's midnight show will support Ann Arbor’s Community High School. WK attended CHS from 1993-97.
Details about the location and time of the secret house party will be released via Twitter following WK’s set at Bledfest.
Brandi Truesdell | ContributorOne of the most exciting aspects of medicine is watching the development of new technologies which continuously come along and change the way we practice medicine. One of the emerging technologies in both human and animal medicine right now is therapeutic laser treatment. Therapy laser treatments use a high powered laser to direct electromagnetic energy into cells in a non-invasive way. This helps promote healing, reduces inflammation and reduces pain without drugs and with quick results. There are many disease that can benefit from therapy laser. Almost any painful or inflammatory condition can be treated to some degree. Some of the common condition we treat in our veterinary patients are wounds, infections, hot spots, lick granulomas, cystitis, disc disease, joint disease, arthritis, hip dysplasia, sinusitis, periodontal disease, gingivitis, and surgical incisions.
This spring has been ridiculous. However, you can enjoy the good days in style with the help of the Micro Brew-Haha dinner at Paesano restaurant on the patio.
Ann Arbor Police said laptops and other items were stolen in two separate home invasions, the first of which occurred sometime Friday.
Ann Arbor police said the man reported missing Thursday was located in Kentucky Sunday.
A crash was slowing traffic on M-14 on the north side of Ann Arbor Monday morning.
Restoring America’s Common Good sounds like a great idea, doesn’t it?
This week, I am inviting you to discuss the conclusions of best-selling author Jim Wallis in his new book: On God’s Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn’t Learned about Serving the Common Good. Also this week, ReadTheSpirit Editor David Crumm interviews Jim Wallis about the first half of his new book in which Wallis describes his spiritual inspiration. In OurValues, we’re looking at the second half of the Wallis book, called Practices for the Common Good, in which he outlines nuts-and-bolts ideas for reaching this goal.
HERE is the problem Wallis sees: “We’ve lost our civility, the ability to have public discussion that isn’t harsh or dismissive.” What we need, he argues, is a commitment to an ancient idea: the Common Good. It is “the best way to find common ground with other people — even with those who don’t agree with us or share our faith commitments.”
Wallis is a public theologian and overall editor of Sojourners magazine. The title of his new book comes from Lincoln’s famous remark, “My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side.”
I hope you’ll add a comment today on our first question this week: Can we still find common ground so that we can begin to talk? Consider these responses.
Flickr photo by Hunter DesportesDog bite: those words have an emotional resonance, don't they?
If you've ever been bitten by a dog, you don't forget it. It usually happens so fast that it leaves you stunned.
May 19-25, 2013 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week, so it seems fitting to kick off this week with the topic.
The following statistics speak to me clearly:
Dog bites are highly preventable, and it comes down to humans (both kids and adults) understanding what facilitates them and how to best deal with a dog who bites.
These incidents happen in all sorts of scenarios.