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FestiFools 2014

After the crazy-long winter — and FoolMoon’s frozen precipitation — we so appreciated the beautiful spring weather we got for FestiFools. I don’t know if we had a record-sized crowd, but it sure seemed like it. Keeping everyone’s hips shaking were THREE different drum troupes: FestiFools veternans U-M Groove was...

FoolMoon 2014

At 7:30pm, I was feeling a bit unsure about the impending FoolMoon. The weather was living up to the dire forecast — cold, drizzly, and gusty. And the customary throngs of luminary-wielding townsfolk were — not merely by coincidence, it seemed to me — nowhere to be seen out in...

FestiFools 2013

FestiFools 2013 was awesome — and, lasting just 60 minutes, also a blur. The weather was perfect, the amassed Fools were pumped and giddy, smiling faces abounded, music filled the street… (Also, every child under 12 got a free pony!) I was delighted to see so many friends and neighbors and...

FoolMoon 2013

It was great to see so many veteran and first-time Fools participating in FoolMoon 2013. Their energy was amazing — enthusiastic, creative, welcoming, friendly, and, as always, totally Foolish! Also, the weather more than cooperated, which isn’t something we in Ann Arbor take for granted. I’ve said much more in...

FoolMoon 2012

The weather wasn’t nearly as warm as last year’s inaugural FoolMoon, but we were all thanking our lucky stars that it was at least dry. Precipitation, of any variety, may not have dampened the spirits of the most FoolHardy, but I fear it would have kept a lot of the...

FestiFools 2012

Irony: After a Foolish weekend steeped in “Language: The Human Quintessence,” I find myself utterly lacking … whaddaya call them things? … oh yeah, words. So we’ll let the photos do most of the talking. Honestly, I normally like to say more but I’m still catching my breath from the...

A Mad Dash towards FoolMoon + FestiFools 2012

Without a moment to spare, here’s my annual, behind-the-scenes sneak-peek at the making of Ann Arbor’s Weekend of Foolishness. The weekend kicks off with tomorrow evening’s FoolMoon, which debuted last year (FoolMoon 2011) and instantly took its rightful place in the pantheon of not-to-be-missed happenings in Ann Arbor. FestiFools “occupies”...

FestiFools 2011

If you’ll endulge me, I’d like to open my remarks today by quoting the ever-eloquent FestiFools Q. Public (on Twitter): A2 Fools are BEST! Mother Nature threw us a curve ball today, but we (to mix a metaphor) made lemonade out of it. Bravo! Yes, the weather was a major factor in...

FoolMoon 2011

Wow! The very first FoolMoon event was a crazy success — what a massive outpouring of creativity (HUNDREDS of people made their own luminary sculptures and brought them out to the street), soul-thumpin’ beats (big ups to Vulf Duo, JUICE, and the Third Coast Kings), and communal good cheer (everybody...

Marching towards FoolMoon + FestiFools 2011

Without a moment to spare — I mean, a weekend of Foolishness kicks off TOMORROW NIGHT! — I am finally ready to unveil my annual, behind-the-scenes sneak-peek at the making of FestiFools. Given that FestiFools is now celebrating its fifth anniversary, our Foolish friends have seen fit keep the Foolish...

FestiFools 2010

Where did that preciously Foolish hour go? FestiFools came and went far too quickly this year. Even though I was utterly spent by 5pm — as were numerous others, especially those carrying puppets — there were so many more moments I wished I’d captured. Alas, that is the nature of...

Marching towards FestiFools 2010

Only four more days till FestiFools! U-M students and community volunteers have been hard at work the past few months creating HUGE PUPPETS that will make their FestiFools debut this Sunday — for just one unabashedly giddy, pedal-to-the-metal, take-no-prisoners hour. And you — yeah, I’m talking to YOU — really,...

FestiFools 2009

FestiFools 2009 is, as the movie moguls say, “in the can.” It was totally wicked great — and only slightly moist (which, judging by the giddy expressions I saw up and down Main St., didn’t seem to dampen anyone’s spirits). There’s so much to show and tell that we’d better cut...

Frida Kahlo

The mystery celebrity I mentioned in my last entry is none other than Frida Kahlo. Ms. Kahlo reportedly died in 1954, but that didn’t stop her from coming to Ann Arbor to enjoy FestiFools this Sunday. Many thanks to Lisa Gottlieb and Jeff McCabe for taking Frida and me on a...

More Celebrity Sightings

Running into Waldo on April 1st had initially seemed like an isolated stroke of good luck. But now I’m not so sure. For later that same day, I bumped into three other celebrities — which makes me think that something big is brewing in town. I mean, these are among...

Here’s Waldo

By random happenstance, I was loitering around Kerrytown this afternoon — when who should appear? None other than the loved-by-children-everywhere, bespectacled backpacker of picture-book fame, Waldo. (This couldn’t somehow, perchance, be related to FestiFools, could it? Nah!) Fortunately, I had my trusty Nikon with me. See if you can find...

Marching towards FestiFools 2009

The hive has been abuzz of late with the frantic, final push to get all the puppets ready for FestiFools 2009. And know this: The April 5 street party will definitely happen — RAIN OR SHINE. So be there, A-squared! Don’t miss FestiFools 2009! Sunday, April 5, 2009 4:00–5:00pm (sharp!) Downtown Ann Arbor (Main...

FestiFools 2008

Wow! FestiFools 2008 was completely, totally, utterly, absolutely, wicked awesome! Giant puppets marauding on Main Street; throngs of volunteers and spectators jumping, dancing, clapping, and shouting “Wahoo!”; Groove beating on buckets and ladders; clowns and music-makers clowning and making music (respectively); Zoltan posing mind-boggling koans; lots of happy faces; plenty...

Marching towards FestiFools 2008

The 2nd FestiFools Parade is coming around faster than you can get dishpan hands from working with papier-mâché (which, trust me, is pretty fast). On Sunday, April 6 from 4–5pm, giant, fanciful puppets (and foolish co-conspirators) will once again descend upon downtown Ann Arbor, and dance like there’s no tomorrow....

FestiFools April 1st Parade

FestiFools 2008 is scheduled for Sunday, April 6, at 4pm (Fools at Four!). For updates and information about how you can be involved in the process to create the magnificent street creatures, visit the Street Theater Art website. Backstory Being a Burns Park Player means having the pleasure of working with very...
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I’m a professional photographer specializing in studio and lifestyle portraits of children, families, high school seniors, and performing artists. I live in Ann Arbor with my husband, Rich, and our 12-year-old son, Max. Learn more about my portrait and headshot services at Myra Klarman Photography.

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