Traverse City Record-Eagle


March 21, 2013

Community in Brief: 03/21/2013

Bob Dylan tribute

TRAVERSE CITY — The songs of Bob Dylan will be the focus of two free tribute shows by Acoustic Dynamite.

The trio features Jim Moore and Bob Downes on acoustic guitar and Mark Cantrell on percussion. They will perform the entire 1975 album “Blood on the Tracks,” plus some seldom heard music by Dylan including “Master of War” and “My Back Pages.”

Shows will be staged from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, at InsideOut Gallery, 229 Garland St.; and 8:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at Horizon Books, 243 E. Front St.

Book signing

TRAVERSE CITY — McKenzie Dempsey will sign the third book in her four-book “Spirit Hearts” series on Saturday, March 23.

Dempsey will sign copies of “The Last Crystal” from 1 to 4 p.m. at Horizon Books, 243 E. Front St. For details, call 946-7290, (800) 587-2147 or visit

Newcomers meet

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City historian and author Richard Fidler will discuss local history at the Tuesday, March 26, meeting of the Newcomers Club of Grand Traverse.

The club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the History Center of Traverse City, 322 Sixth St. The public is invited. To learn more, visit

Reading, workshop

BELLAIRE — As part of the “Art, Film, Philosophy” series, ISLAND writer-in-residence Ashley Siebels will give a reading and a mini-workshop Wednesday, March 27, at the Bellaire Community Hall, 202 N. Bridge St.

The event will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Siebels will read from her first collection of short stories “You Are a North American Housewife.” The workshop will focus on using ideation exercises to generate a new work and create productive writing habits.

Donations are appreciated. For details, call 622-5252 or email

Comedy group

TRAVERSE CITY — Local comedic group, Falling Down Stairs Productions, will feature their videos and comedy at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at InsideOut Gallery, 229 Garland St. The community is invited to meet the group and see their work.

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