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AADL Talks To: Ken Burns, Documentary Filmmaker

Ken Burns, 1967 and 1995
Ken Burns. Left, September 1967, photo by Eck Stanger, Ann Arbor News. Right, March 1995, photo by Doug Elliard.

In this episode, AADL Talks To Ken Burns. Ken is a documentary filmmaker known for his critically acclaimed films exploring all facets of American culture. Ken reflects on growing up and coming of age in Ann Arbor during the 1960s, and how this period of intense political and cultural activity mixed with family tragedy charted his journey. He takes us down the streets we remember -- past restaurants and theaters that have come and gone -- and through a back alleyway during the 1969 South University Street Riot. Along the way, he highlights the people, places, and vibrant musical and cinema culture that left its mark on his work.

Ann Arbor 200

For The Record: Remembering Ann Arbor's Lost Music Stores - A Zine for Record Store Day 2024

Year
2024

As part of Ann Arbor 200, this zine was created for Record Store Day 2024 to commemorate music and record stores from Ann Arbor's past. Materials used in the zine are listed below. Find out more about Ann Arbor's record and music stores in AADL's archival collections

 

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AADL Talks To: Marc and Jeff Taras

Marc Taras smiles at the camera over his shoulder while holding a vinyl record. Two men are seen looking through records in crates in the background.
Marc Taras, 1981

In this episode, AADL talks to Marc and Jeff Taras, brothers and founders of PJ’s Used Records. Marc and Jeff tell us about the origin of the store, how they've managed to maintain a close relationship despite being in business together, and the customers who meant so much to them. For 37 years the store survived the rise and fall in popularity of genres and formats, including witnessing the foretold death of vinyl only for it to surge in popularity again.

Find more about PJ's Used Records in our archival collections.

Advertisement for PJ's Records & Used CDs. A man in a suit holds a sign with a line graph that says "you buy one tape, LP or CD per week and we'll have this economy moving' in no time!" A woman and man look at the sign.
Advertisement for PJ's Records & Used CDs, 1997

Used Record Shop to Open

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Parent Issue
Day
2
Month
September
Year
1981
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Disk Revolution

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Parent Issue
Day
26
Month
April
Year
1986
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Claus Pauses to Share his Disc List

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Parent Issue
Day
21
Month
December
Year
1985
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The Rise of Compact Discs

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Parent Issue
Day
25
Month
May
Year
1985
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Discount Records - 300 South State Street, August 1990 Photographer: Michael Elicson

Discount Records - 300 South State Street, August 1990 image
Year:
1990
Published In:
Ann Arbor News, September 4, 1990
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Discount Records: A wide selection of the usual suspects.