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November 15, 2010

UMS’s Arts Roundup: November 12

By Rachelle Lesko

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

  • Ann Arbor resident and American opera star, Shirley Verrett, passes away at 79.
  • 2011 Musical America Honorees are announced, including distinguished violinist Anne Sophie-Mutter (who has previously appeared under UMS auspices).

UMS News

Local Shout-Outs

  • U-M musical-theater alum, Darren Criss, makes his debut as a new character on the popular TV show Glee!
  • Have ideas on who should perform at Ann Arbor Summer Festival’s Top of the Park this year? Submit your ideas and your wish could be granted!

Just For Fun

  • Newest member of the band? Robot musician can jam and improvise with humans!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rachelle is the UMS Development Administrative Assistant and has just started her fourth season at UMS. She likes to spend her free time running, knitting, reading, and going to concerts. She also has a weakness for cupcakes—her favorite dessert!
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