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UMS’s Arts Roundup: September 17

This week’s news includes a look at season-opening galas across the nation, an NPR feature on Patti LuPone, reviews of a new Glenn Gould documentary and UMS’s theater presentation Susurrus, and more.

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On the Road with UMS: Thanks for Your Support!

When bus #2010 rolled in for On the Road with UMS last Saturday evening, 312 guests were embraced by a fantastic vibe!

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UMS Living Archive Interview: Joyce Holmes, Volunteer Usher

We continue our “UMS Living Archive” with a video interview with Joyce Holmes, volunteer usher. Joyce began ushering for UMS with her husband, Ken, in 1961, the same year they met and…

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Arts in Education Week: The UMS Perspective

Back in July, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution declaring this week as Arts in Education Week. To that end, umsLOBBY.org will post a series of articles this week focused on arts education. This first post features UMS President Ken Fischer talking about UMS’s arts education focus, which was virtually non-existent when he arrived in Ann Arbor in 1987.

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David Leddy on botanical gardens, grenade sieges and the girl from Ipanema

I’m here in Ann Arbor to present my show Susurrus in the Matthaei Botanical Gardens. The gardens at the Matthaei are particularly special and I’m thrilled with how the piece works there. This is the perfect time of year too. UMS has done such a great job in presenting the piece very carefully and making sure that audiences get a great experience.

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UMS’s Arts Roundup: September 10

This week’s news includes the announcement of the 2010 Kennedy Center Honorees; a preview of UMS’s opening production, Susurrus; and a new music program for Detroit students offered by MSU.

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Come Visit UMS at Festifall!

Come visit the UMS table at Festifall (on the Diag, in front of the library) to get information on all of our incredible student ticket programs, inlcuding $10 Rush Tickets and the Fall Half Price Sale!

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Time Is Horizontal: In memory of John Cage, on his birthday

This year, the Institute for Humanities gallery opens with John Cage’s installation, “Lecture on the Weather,” a multi-media presentation based on the writings of Thoreau that brings together speech, music, lighting, and a weather soundscape. The installation sets the stage for a year of fantastic presentations and programming university-wide that will consider experimental music, dance, and performance, and the value of revisiting and re-creating time-based work.

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Volunteer Spotlight: UMS Teacher Advisory Committee

Rather than solely relying on our own ideas, we consult quite a bit with our UMS Teacher Advisory Committee, an invaluable and indispensable resource to us. Its members (about 40 educators from throughout southeastern Michigan) represent the range of K-12 stakeholder and service providers: classroom and retired teachers, administrators, school board members, university faculty and staff, and others.

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