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Volunteer Spotlight: The UMS Advisory Committee

Here’s an impressive statistic.

Members of the UMS Advisory Committee donated over 7,500 volunteer hours to UMS during the 2009/2010 Season. That adds up to an equivalent of 3.5 full-time staff positions!

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UMS’s Arts Round-up: July 30, 2010

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. We thought we’d pull together a list of interesting stories each week and share them with you. Welcome to UMS’s Arts Round-up, a weekly collection of arts news, including national and international arts issues, artist updates, local shout-outs, and a link or two just for fun.

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UMS Staff Picks: pianist Rafal Blechacz selected by Susie Bozell Craig, Marketing and Corporate Partnerships Manager

What impresses me so much about Rafal is the incredibly musical maturity he possesses. In many ways, technical prowess is the easy part. But the ability to spin phrases with perfect balance and timing, to not take too many liberties while still drawing out poignancy, the achievement of an incredibly organic result…this takes true mastery. Artists can work for years and still not achieve this.

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Happy 80th Birthday Paul Taylor!

Today marks the 80th birthday of Paul Taylor, artistic director of the Paul Taylor Dance Company. Mr. Taylor has been dancing and choreographing for over 60 years, enjoying a career that has fundamentally shaped the development of modern dance in America. In honor of Mr. Taylor’s extensive contributions to both modern dance and dance education, and in celebration of such a landmark birthday, we’ve compiled a history of the previous appearances of the Paul Taylor Dance Company at UMS.

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UMS’s Arts Round-Up: July 23, 2010

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. We thought we’d pull together a list of interesting stories each week and share them with you. Welcome to UMS’s Arts Roud-up, a weekly collection of arts news, including national issues, artist updates, local shout-outs, and a link or two just for fun.

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UMS Staff Picks: Laurie Anderson’s Delusion selected by Jim Leija, Public Relations Manager

Anderson has an incredible talent for taking bits and pieces of our hyper-commercial, hyper-politicized society and spinning them into moments of hyper-realistic cyber-techno poetry that challenge authority, bend reality, and demand that we see the world differently. Audiences can expect to be surprised and challenged by the way Anderson transforms herself through what she’s called “audio drag”: sometimes she’s the cool, calm, collected self-help guru, sometimes she’s the evil robot of our worst sci-fi futuristic nightmares, and other times she’s a domineering patriarch.

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UMS’s Arts Round-Up: July 16, 2010

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. We’ll pull together a list of interesting stories each week and share them with you. Welcome to UMS’s Arts Roudup, 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!

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UMS Summers “Up North”

Ah, summer. For many Michiganders, that means packing up the car and heading to a place we lovingly call “Up North,” the land of fresh air, blue skies, and sandy shores that stretch on for miles. Head north of Cadillac and west of Houghton Lake this summer, and you’ll find a myriad of arts opportunities and UMS connections…

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UMS Staff Picks: Grupo Corpo selected by Rachelle Lesko, Development Administrative Assistant

SN: Grupo Corpo’s work has been described as “searing sensuality elegantly under control” (Le Monde, Paris)—what specific style(s) of dance can audience members expect to see at this performance? RL: From the numerous video…

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