UMS Arts Roundup: November 19
Posted: 11/19/10 -- 10:55 am
by Rachelle Lesko
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. Each week, we pull together a list of interesting stories 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!
- What’s next on the list to download to your ipod? Ballet!
- The use of captions during plays give theaters access to new audiences, including the hearing impaired.
- 2011 Edinburgh International Festival to focus on Asian culture and influence.
- World famous composer Philip Glass writes a new opera, to premiere in 2013.
- Alongside 14 others, Yo-Yo Ma is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom—the country’s highest civilian honor—from President Obama.
- Annarbor.com performance review of Stew & the Negro Problem at the old Leopold’s pub. Additional performances on Friday and Saturday!
- Intriguing exhibit opens at DIA, looking at artist fakes and the detective work used to verify artworks.
- Students host EMU music festival featuring local bands.
Just For Fun
- Check out this circus-like version of “Swan Lake” that has lately been making the rounds on youtube. Amazing or horrifying? You decide!
Rachelle is the UMS Development Administrative Assistant and has just started her fourth season at UMS. She likes to spend her free time running, knitting, reading, and going to concerts. She also has a weakness for cupcakes—her favorite dessert!