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UMS Arts Roundup: September 24, 2010

By Sarah Wilber

Many 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. Each week, we pull together a list of interesting stories  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!

Arts Issues

Artist Updates

  • A look at the challenges that arise in preserving Merce Cunningham’s impeccable dance legacy beyond The Legacy Tour, coming to the Power Center stage in February.

UMS News

  • Do you have tickets to the Rosanne Cash concert?  Consider picking up her book, too – Composed: A Memoir

Local Shout-Outs

  • The DIA uses geocaching to engage the community in exploring the metro Detroit area and draw attention to the Inside|Out project.

Just For Fun

  • Would you ever watch an opera in the Big House?  In Washington D.C., they’re not too far off…“Play Ballo!”
  • In Sweden, a robotic swan created by Mälardalen University dances to Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake.
  • Shocked by Lady Gaga’s meat-dress at the Video Music Awards?  Believe it or not, she’s not the first to dress carnivorously.  Check out the art history behind her meaty wardrobe.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sarah Wilber is the Group Sales Coordinator at UMS. This will be her second season as a staff member.