The Ark

316 South Main Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 
(734) 761-1800

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The Ark is North America's oldest non-profit acoustic music club and one of the few remaining music environments in which the audience can experience a full range of live performances. The Ark has an international reputation for preserving the America's grassroots music of folk and bluegrass and promoting music from around the world such as the British Isles, Celtic, African, Latin, Eastern European and the Carribean.

Mendelssohn Theatre

911 North University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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Located within the Michigan League building on the central campus of the University of Michigan, the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre is an intimate, shoe-box theater. Decorated with solid oak paneling that creates an atmosphere of elegance and charm, the Mendelssohn Theatre is perfect for smaller conferences. Just down the hallway in the Michigan League are similarly designed, tasteful private dining rooms and a large ballroom. The Mendelssohn Theatre is also used extensively for theatrical productions and solo recitals.

Opening on May 4, 1929, the theatre was designed by the Chicago architectural firm of Allen Pond & Pond, Martin & Lloyd. In 1995, new carpeting and seats were installed, and the proscenium curtain was replaced. Its lighting equipment is modern.

The Mendelssohn Theatre is one of the few theaters in the United States to have a "cyclorama," a curved wall at the back of the stage. The cyclorama improves sound in the theater and can be used for creative lighting effects.

Rackham Auditorium

915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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Rackham Auditorium, which has played host to lecturers as well as musical performers, is located on the first floor of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies. The University of Michigan built the school using a portion of the funds it was given through the Horace H. Rackham and Mary A. Rackham fund.

Hill Auditorium

825 North University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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With its superb acoustics, Hill Auditorium has served as the premier location to host many outstanding events. Former University of Michigan Regent, Arthur Hill, whose name the auditorium bears, donated $200,000 in his will for the construction of the auditorium. In addition, former University Musical Society President, Charles Sink, raised another $150,000 to complete the concert hall which opened in 1913. Since then, Hill Auditorium has been visited by some of the world's most well-known performance artists. Included among these artists are Bruce Springsteen, The Wallflowers, Melissa Ethridge, Chris Rock, Indigo Girls, Paula Cole and Tori Amos.

Power Center

121 Fletcher Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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The Power Center makes the right fit between the larger Hill Auditorium and the smaller Mendelssohn Theater, to offer a spacious yet intimate setting for student and professional performing art events. The center was built with the financial support of Eugene Power, his wife Sadye and son Philip. The Power Center opened in 1971. Architectural and interior design highlights of the building include two large spiral staircases leading from the orchestra level to the balcony and two hand-woven tapestries. The two tapestries (Modern Tapestry and Volutes) were created by Roy Lictenstein and Pablo Picasso respectively.

Crisler Center

333 East Stadium Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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Crisler Center, home to the Michigan Wolverines basketball teams, stands as a tribute to the great Herbert O. "Fritz" Crisler, Michigan's third all-time winning football coach. Crisler served 10 years as Michigan's football coach (1938 - 1947) and 27 years as athletic director (1941 - 1968). The arena was designed by Dan Dworksky, who played under coach Crisler as a defensive linebacker and was also part of the Michigan football team, the "Mad Magicians", who brought home the National College Football Championship in 1947.

While serving as a site of Big Ten Conference championship events, Crisler has also played host to the likes of Pearl Jam, Bill Cosby, the Grateful Dead, and even Elvis Presley during his final concert tour.