Sam Cutler

July 23 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Screen Shot 2016-07-23 at 1.20.58 PMJoin Ed as he welcomes back legendary rock ‘n’ roll band manager, Sam Cutler. In 1969 Sam was asked by The Rolling Stones to manage their American tour, which
began in early November and ended in fiasco on December 6 at the Altamont Speedway Free Festival. Sam will highlight that fateful concert and what he did to salvage the situation, as well as his acclaimed association with The Grateful Dead as their manager in the 1970s. Don’t miss the cogent but often humorous insights of this music historian and inimitable rock insider.

More at: and Sam Cutler’s memoir, You Can’t Always Get What You Want: My Life with the Rolling Stones, the Grateful Dead and other wonderful Reprobates.

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Jennifer Friess

July 16 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Screen Shot 2016-07-16 at 12.22.40 PMJennifer Friess, photography curator with the University of Michigan Museum of Art, will be our on-air guide to the stunning exhibition: “Catherine Opie: 700 Nimes Road.” In early 2011, Miss Opie was granted the opportunity to photograph the interior of Elizabeth Taylor’s Bel-Aire house. What she captured, prior to and after the iconic actress-philanthropist’s death that March, amounts to a sensitive and revealing still life of the woman known to the world as ‘Liz’.

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Peter J. Holliday

July 9 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Screen Shot 2016-07-11 at 1.14.59 PMOur special guest is author Peter J. Holliday, Professor of the History of Art and Classical Archaeology, California State University, Long Branch. Dr. Holliday’s new book, American Arcadia: California and the Classical Tradition (Oxford University Press), is a tour de force promenade of Greco-Roman styled archaeology – both private and public – that found a ready home in The Golden State.

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Janice L. Blixt

July 2 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 1.02.32 PMEd welcomes back actress Janice L. Blixt, who is the Producing Artistic Director of the Michigan Shakespeare Festival. The 2016 summer season features performances of Richard II, As You Like It, as well as playwright Karen Tarjan’s adaptation of Michael Shaara’s epic novel, The Killer Angels.

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