UMS Arts Roundup: November 19
By Rachelle LeskoTweet
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!
- What’s next on the list to download to your ipod? Ballet!
- The use of captions during plays give theaters access to new audiences, including the hearing impaired.
- 2011 Edinburgh International Festival to focus on Asian culture and influence.
- World famous composer Philip Glass writes a new opera, to premiere in 2013.
- Alongside 14 others, Yo-Yo Ma is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom—the country’s highest civilian honor—from President Obama.
- Annarbor.com performance review of Stew & the Negro Problem at the old Leopold’s pub. Additional performances on Friday and Saturday!
- Intriguing exhibit opens at DIA, looking at artist fakes and the detective work used to verify artworks.
- Students host EMU music festival featuring local bands.
Just For Fun
- Check out this circus-like version of “Swan Lake” that has lately been making the rounds on youtube. Amazing or horrifying? You decide!