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Arts, Film & Entertainment

| Thursday, March 13, 2014



* U.S. AIR FORCE BAND CONCERT: The United States Air Force Band of Washington, D.C., will present a free public concert at Eastern Michigan University’s Pease Auditorium in Ypsilanti on Wednesday, Apr. 9, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature The United States Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants and is sponsored by Eastern Michigan University Bands and the EMU Department of Music & Dance. 

As the premier touring musical ensemble for the United States Air Force, The U.S. Air Force Band travels throughout America and abroad to honor those who have served, inspire American citizens to heightened patriotism and service, and positively impact the global community on behalf of the U.S. Air Force and the United States of America. 

Tickets are not required for this event, however, patrons with tickets will receive seating priority. To request free tickets by mail please visit emich.edu/music/bands and fill out a request form. Tickets can also be picked up in person at the EMU Dept. of Music & Dance main office, located in N101 Alexander Music Building Ypsilanti, MI 48197. For more information, please contact EMU Bands at 487-1430 or emu.bands@emich.edu.


EMU PLANETARIUM ROLLS OUT THEIR 2014 LINE-UP OF MOVIES: The EMU Planetarium has a new line-up of movies for 2014. Tickets are $5 and are available in person at the door, at any EMU ticket office, online at www.emutix.com or by phone at 487-2282. All shows are open to the public. Seating capacity is limited to 37 and all shows will start promptly at their designated times so please arrive early. The EMU Planetarium is located at 402 Mark Jefferson Science Complex. Ticket price includes seasonal stargazing prior to the featured movie. Below are the movies currently featured at the Planetarium for the 2014 season:

"Back To The Moon For Good," offers an exciting, educational fulldome show narrated by award-winning actor Tim Allen. The 25-minute digital film highlights the history of exploring the moon and provides an insider’s look at the teams vying for the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, the largest incentivized prize in history. The stunning visuals and compelling narrative of the show explain the importance of the Google Lunar XPRIZE in encouraging today’s space entrepreneurs and innovators to collaborate toward building a new space economy while inspiring the next generation to “shoot for the moon.” This movie is appropriate for 13 years and up audience. Show dates and times are as follows:

  • Saturday, Mar. 29 - 3:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Apr. 9 - 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Apr. 11 - 5:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Apr. 16 - 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Apr. 25 - 7:30 p.m.


" The Little Star that Could," is a story about Little Star, an average yellow star in search for planets of his own to protect and warm. Along the way, he meets other stars, learns what makes each star special, and discovers that stars combine to form star clusters and galaxies. Eventually, Little Star finds his planets. Each planet is introduced to your audiences with basic information about our Solar System. Run time is 35 minutes and is appropriate for all ages, recommended for families. K-6 Education Guides are available. Each “Little Star” show includes “Seasonal Stargazing” with a run time of 7 minutes. Please visit the "Little Star That Could" to see a preview of the movie. This movie is appropriate for all ages. Show dates and times are as follows:

  • Saturday, Mar. 15 - 2 p.m
  • Saturday, Mar. 29 - 2 p.m.
  • Friday, Apr. 25 - 6 p.m.


“Stars,” back for a limited time engagement. Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that lights the Universe. Journey to the furthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of stars. Narrated by Mark Hamill. Appropriate for ages 13 and up. Please visit "Stars" to watch a preview of the movie. Show dates and times are as follows:

  • Saturday, Mar. 15 - 3:15 p.m.
  • Friday, Apr. 11 - 7 p.m.

Check out their Facebook Page at EMU Planetarium Facebook Page.  For questions or more information, please call Norbert Vance at 487-4146 or email Tom Kasper at tkasper@emich.edu.


JUSTIN MOORE IN CONCERT AT THE CONVOCATION CENTER: Justin Moore's "Off the Beaten Path" tour will come to EMU's campus on Saturday, Mar. 15, at the Convocation Center. Also starring Randy Houser, with special guest John Thompson. Tickets are available in person at any EMU Ticket Office, online at www.emutix.com or by phone at 487-2282. For more information on Justin Moore visit www.moorejustinmusic.com.

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