UMS Arts Round-up: August 6
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 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!
- In Seattle, dance class (modeled after Mark Morris’ Dance for PD) helps Parkinson’s patients
- Alec Wilkinson of The New Yorker sits in on Wynton Marsalis’s latest project
- Politics as unusual? Wyclef Jean contemplates run for Haitian presidency
- A match made in heaven or a shotgun wedding? The Wall Street Journal discusses a possible merger between the Kennedy Center and the National Opera
- Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart takes the helm at the BBC Concert Orchestra
- Ann Arbor theater troupe Performance Network announces its 2010/11 season.
- Blackbird Theatre, another Ann Arbor theater company, spreads its wings with a move to the Kerrytown District
Just for Fun
“Flash Opera” at the Reading Terminal by the Philadelphia Opera Chorus!