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The Gayest Generation Ep. 7 - Annise Parker

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 3:45pm

Welcome to The Gayest Generation, where we hear LGBTQ older adults speak for themselves. Every episode, we sit down with a different member of the LGBTQ community who laid the foundation for the freedoms we have today. Stories—their stories—make noise where there is silence and that silence has lived for far too long. It is time we let their voices fill the room.

In this episode, we hear from CEO of the LGBTQ Victory Fund and former Mayor of Houston, TX Annise Parker. We learn about how she overcame immense adolescent anxiety, what an average day looks like for the mayor of a major American city and the unexpected kindnesses that led Mayor Parker to where she is today.

AADL is excited to announce that you can listen to this episode, or any episode of The Gayest Generation, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or YouTube!

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The Gayest Generation Ep. 6 - Annie Wolock

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 12:04pm

Welcome to The Gayest Generation, where we hear LGBTQ Elders speak for themselves. Every episode, we sit down with a different member of the LGBTQ community who laid the foundation for the freedoms we have today. Stories—their stories—make noise where there is silence and that silence has lived for far too long. It is time we let their voices fill the room.

In this episode, we hear from Ann Arbor's own Annie Wolock. We learn what is was like growing up Jewish in Detroit, Ann Arbor's forgotten Disco scene, and we remember Michigan Womyn's Music Festivals. Due to adult language, listener discretion is advised. 

AADL is excited to announce that you can listen to this episode, or any episode of The Gayest Generation, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or YouTube!

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Community Ensemble Theater (CET) - Extended Scene

Tue, 05/11/2021 - 9:34am

An extended scene from  the feature-length documentary Welcome to Commie High from 7 Cylinders Studio, featuring Quinn Strassel, Clarence Collins III, Betsy King, Evelyn Collins, Chris Tabaczka & Sebastian Wreford.

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Class Registration Day at CHS 2016 - Extended Scene

Tue, 05/11/2021 - 9:34am

An extended scene from  the feature-length documentary Welcome to Commie High from 7 Cylinders Studio, featuring Steve Coron, Judith DeWoskin, Kevin Davis, Marci Tuzinsky, Hannah Rubenstein, Terah Blakemore, Bob Galardi, Clarence Collins III, Danny Freiband.

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45th Reunion for Community High School at Delhi Park

Tue, 05/11/2021 - 9:34am

Highlights from the June 24, 2017 reunion for Community High School at Delhi Park in Ann Arbor, MI, produced in conjunction with the feature-length documentary Welcome to Commie High from 7 Cylinders Studio.

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2021 Newburyport Documentary Film Fest Welcome to Commie High Q&A

Mon, 03/15/2021 - 2:12pm

Q&A with filmmakers Donald Harrison and David Camlin and CHS principal Marci Tuzinsky presented during 2021 Newburyport Documentary Film Fest in conjunction with showing of feature-length documentary Welcome to Commie High from 7 Cylinders Studio.

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Martin Bandyke Under Covers for December 2020: Martin interviews Graydon M. Meints, author of Pere Marquette: A Michigan Railroad System Before 1900.

Tue, 01/05/2021 - 8:25am

The Pere Marquette Railroad has not one but two histories—one for the twentieth century and one for the nineteenth. While the twentieth-century record of the Pere Marquette Railroad has been well studied and preserved, the nineteenth century has not been so well served. Pere Marquette: A Michigan Railroad System Before 1900 is the latest book by railroad aficionado Graydon M. Meints which aims to correct that oversight by focusing on the nineteenth-century part of the company’s past, including the men who formed and directed these early roads, and the development of the system. 

The Pere Marquette Railroad was formed in 1900 by a merger of three Michigan railroad companies and lasted forty-seven years, disappearing in June 1947 by merger into the maw of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad. Prior to the 1900 merger, the Pere Marquette Railroad’s predecessors made up a motley collection of disconnected and unaffiliated short, local rail lines. After the financial panic of 1893, and with some commonality of ownership, the companies worked together more closely. Before the end of the decade, the three main railroads—the Flint & Pere Marquette; the Detroit, Lansing & Northern; and the Chicago & West Michigan—had decided that the only way to maintain solvency was to merge. 

Using a plethora of primary sources including railway timetables and maps, this work lends insight into the little-known corporate business history of the Pere Marquette Railroad.

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Laith Al-Saadi Shreds on a Commie High Cigar-box Guitar

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 9:59pm

Bonus material from the feature-length documentary Welcome to Commie High from 7 Cylinders Studio.