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July 22, 2010

UMS’s Arts Round-Up: July 23, 2010

By Susie Bozell Craig

arts roundupMany members of the UMS staff keep a watchful eye on local and national media for news about artists on our season, pressing arts issues, and more. We thought we’d pull together a list of interesting stories each week and share them with you. Welcome to UMS’s Arts Round-Up, a weekly collection of arts news, including national issues, artist updates, local shout-outs, and a link or two just for fun. If you come across something interesting in your own reading, please feel free to share!

National Issues

  • You’ve come a long way, baby. NPR asked hundreds of women working in the music business what it’s like to be working as a female musician today. Hear from Deborah Voigt, Janis Ian, Sarah McLaughlin, Jennifer Higdon, and more.
  • The New York Times asks why it’s called incidental music if it’s not so incidental.

Artist Updates

  • The Washington Post offers a delightful profile of Paul Taylor on the eve of his 80th birthday.
  • Philip Glass’s The American Four Seasons received its US premiere at the Aspen Music Festival. Check out the trailer for a sneak peak!
  • Wondering what’s coming to Ann Arbor next year as part of NT Live’s high-definition broadcast theater series? Check out this review of the new hit musical, FELA!

Local Shout-Outs

  • Looking for some outdoor fun after the Art Fairs? Check out the new Land of Nod music and camping festival in Jackson, featuring plenty of local acts including The Ragbirds, Macpodz, and The Satin Peaches.

Just For Fun

  • Curious about just what goes into those elaborate costumes at the Met? The New York Times has the inside scoop.


Susie is celebrating the start of her 10th season at UMS, where she currently manages UMS’s Corporate Partnerships.