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Gate Theatre Dublin Coverage Round Up

  Thanks for Scanning! UMS presents The Gate Theatre Dublin performances (opening night Thursday, 10/27!).   Your reading options! Leslie Stainton’s Q&A with Gate Artistic Director Michael Colgan Topics covered: Do actors…

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Video & Podcast: David Leddy, creator of Susurrus

If you’ve seen Susurrus, and you’re still thinking, “but what does it all mean?’ You’re in luck. While David was here, we captured a Q & A session with him in the Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

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UMS’s Arts Roundup: October 1

This week’s news includes changes in the orchestra and opera worlds, reviews of Rosanne Cash and Jordi Savall, piano for all, and bringing together the original “Sound of Music” cast — on Oprah!

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This Day in UMS History: Laurie Anderson Meets the Great White Whale (Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 1999)

Multi-media dominatrix Laurie Anderson opened the 1999/2000 UMS season with three performances of Songs and Stories from Moby Dick in the Power Center.  The piece took Melville’s great novel as its inspiration,…

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Recap: The Local “Lists” Show

Last Thursday (September 23), UMS and Ann Arbor singer-songwriter Chris Bathgate hosted The Local “Lists” Show. Local and regional musicians were charged with creating their own personal lists of essential songs everyone should know—a task inspired by Rosanne Cash’s “The List” recording and concert. Each artist performed a few tunes off their list live for an audience of about 100 at Ann Arbor’s Yellow Barn.

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UMS Arts Roundup: September 24, 2010

This week’s list includes potential innovations in orchestral contracts, the difficulties of preserving Merce Cunningham’s legacy, review of Laurie Anderson’s Delusion from its New York premiere, and the history of meaty fashion (yes, you read that right!).

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This Day in UMS History: Beverly Sills (September 23, 1977)

Many artists presented by UMS over its 132-year history have a long and rich history of performances with the organization. Soprano Beverly Sills was certainly no exception. Throughout the 1970s, Beverly Sills made numerous appearances under UMS auspices, culminating with this, her final appearance in 1977, just a few short years before announcing her retirement in 1980.

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This Day in UMS History: New York Philharmonic and Seiji Ozawa with Andre Watts (September 21, 1969)

Seiji Ozawa has been in the news often lately, most recently for the celebration of his 75th birthday on September 1 this year, and on his anticipated return to the podium after battling esophageal cancer and undergoing surgery for it in January. Maestro Ozawa has performed six times at Hill Auditorium.

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Rosanne Cash – What’s on your List?

Rosanne Cash performs selections from “The List” — songs that her father, Johnny Cash, felt she needed to learn when she was first starting out — on Saturday night at Hill Auditorium. Tell us what’s on your list of essential songs.

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