Category Archives: Entertainment

Michigan ElvisFest Rocked Ypsilanti

By Bryan K. Alfaro | THE EASTERN ECHO Added July 16, 2012 at 4:33 pm Michigan ElvisFest 2012, which was held July 13-14 in Ypsilanti’s Riverside Park, featured live musical performances by 11 award winning Elvis tribute artists, Elvis memorabilia, a … Continue reading

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Elvis fans: ‘The King’ is Coming Back to Ypsilanti

By Bryan K. Alfaro | THE EASTERN ECHO Added July 7, 2012 at 5:52 pm The Michigan ElvisFest, featuring 11 award winning Elvis tribute artists performing on stage, is returning to Ypsilanti’s historic Depot Town on Friday, July 13 from 5 … Continue reading

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The Great Race Coming to Ypsilanti for First Time

By Bryan K. Alfaro | THE EASTERN ECHO Added June 30, 2012 at 1:50 pm The Great Race is coming to Ypsilanti, Mich. for the first time in its 30-year history July 1, and is expected to bring up to 100 … Continue reading

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Diversity Doings: Events Aim to Boost Enrollment of Minorities

By Bryan K. Alfaro | THE EASTERN ECHO Added August 30, 2011 at 8:47 pm Eastern Michigan University’s department of Diversity and Community Involvement will be hosting a series of student events called L.I.V.E. Welcome Week (Learning Integrity while Valuing Equality), … Continue reading

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Fun in Depot Town for Under $20

By Bryan K. Alfaro November 21, 2011 Eastern Michigan University students looking to enjoy Ypsilanti’s Depot Town, while not breaking the bank during the holiday season, should check out our “Fun for Under $20 Top Ten List.” 1. Students can … Continue reading

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Oscoda, Michigan: Outdoor Getaway

By Bryan K. Alfaro November 3, 2011 If you enjoy outdoor activities and are looking for a new place to experience, then consider Oscoda, Mich.; the township is on Lake Huron about three hours north of Ann Arbor and offers … Continue reading

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Fall 2011 at EMU

By Bryan K. Alfaro September 19, 2011 Michigan native Rebecca Hawkins was browsing through the Eastern Michigan University bookstore with her companion Shelby Graham, to kill time before class on one of the last days of summer. The 26-year-old EMU … Continue reading

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Comic Book Hero “Thor” Hit DVD in September

By Bryan K. Alfaro October 5, 2011 Marvel Studios released its latest super hero movie “Thor” (2011) on DVD last month; Kenneth Branagh directed the film based on the origin story from the Marvel Comic of the same name. Thor … Continue reading

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EMU Graduate Starts Reading Craze at Erickson Elementary

By Bryan K. Alfaro April 18, 2011 D.J. Schwartz, 40, is a returning student who graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education: with a concentration in integrated science and mathematics. After 15 years … Continue reading

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