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UMS Arts Round-up: August 6

Posted: 8/6/10 -- 12:04 pm

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avatar by Susie Bozell Craig

arts roundupMany 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!

National Issues

Artist Updates

  • 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

Local Shout-Outs

  • 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!

Susie is celebrating the start of her 10th season at UMS, where she currently manages UMS’s Corporate Partnerships.

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