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. If you come across something interesting in your own reading, please feel free to share!
- Ever wonder just what goes into bringing international artists to the US? For the first time since 9/11, the Federal Government is about to expedite part of the process.
- Writers, composers, painters, and inventive scientists have all suffered from it. Find out how some of the world’s greatest artists fought creative block.
- Check out the new trend in theater: an audience of one.
- Chris Lydon of the Huffington Post sits down with jazz pianist Vijay Iyer to talk about about his heritage, growing up in New York, and the spaces in between.
- Bill T. Jones and others pay tribute to Merce Cunningham with original performances commemorating the first anniversary of this death.
- Nathaniel Ayers, whose life was the basis for the movie The Soloist, continues his inspirational battle with Schizophrenia with a triumphant performance at the White House to mark the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
- It’s the year 2010, and the Vienna Philharmonic is in more hot water with the public and government funders and the public over issues of gender equality in hiring practices.
- Congrats to the DSO and the DIA, who were both recently awarded major grants by Detroit foundations.
- U-M’s Residential College celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Shakespeare in the Arb program with performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream last month. Here’s a look at this year’s event through a photo gallery.
Just For Fun
- Looking for a place to crash this fall? The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago is looking for someone to spend a month living at the museum 24/7.