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Sun Concerts At The Michigan Theatre

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Parent Issue
Day
5
Month
November
Year
1975
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Beginning Friday night, November 7th, witli the first appearance in this area of Jamaiean reggae arlist Jimmy Cliff. The SUN newspaper begins what we hope will be a continuing series of musical evenls at the Michigan Theatre on Liberty Street in Arm Arbor. Jimmy Cliff kicks off the series at midnight. followed two weeks later by the tegendary Bobby "Blue" Bland with Luther Allison on November 22nd. Fui tlier shows in this genre will be announccd shortly. Tickets tbr the first uvo are currcntly on sale sec the ad on the back cover for details. Jimmy CUffof course is the culi heroand star of the movie "The Harder They Cowe." an explosive film about a rebel singer who goes underground in Jamaica. A prime exponer of the Jamaican reggae sound, Cliff has rarelv appeared in concert in America. Bobby "Blue" Bland and Luther Allison are both Chicago blues giants, catching fatne in this arca originalty at the Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festivals. The Michigan Theatre was chosen as the site tor llie series due u the íron-clad control of all other concert facilities in the Ann Arbor arca by the University of Michigan, which owris tlicm all. I ryuig to book use ol I lili Auditorium. Crisler, the Power Center, etc, is a bureaucratie obctade we found impossible to huidle, even with the assistance ofoui PriendofThe SUN student organization on campus. Apparently Sue Young. Maury Wiinkle and the other university administratois are determtned nol to allow other groups to showcase alternativo entertainment in iheii fadüties. The Michigan Theatre is perfect sizcd smal! enough to provide iniimacy in good condition and excellent accousi tically. Shows must bc held (hete at midnight due to the usual movíe fare piesented in the evening. The SUN newspapei . also :i Michigan non-piotit corporation, is presenting the series in conjunction with Brass Ring Pioductions & Daystar. SÉ s í 2 Is tï %