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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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Fine arts

University Philharmonia Orchestra to infuse Hill with mystery, intrigue in newest production

BY GILLIAN JAKAB

Under the direction of Lees, the UPO is at once presenting the history of western music, and its future, while making it their own in the moment.

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Notebook: Will urban art rise from ashes?

BY PAIGE PFLEGER

The outdoor art exhibit sprawls from house to house, across painted streets and sidewalks and over vacant lots. The colors are bright, the paintings huge, the sculptures towering — all standing undisturbed in stark contrast to the desecration that surrounds them.

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UMS to perform Handel's 'Messiah' in time-honored tradition

BY GRACE PROSNIEWSKI

The continuation of a time-honored tradition with a fun, fresh component is what makes the event a distinctively Ann Arbor affair. The silliness of an ugly sweater party coupled with the majesty of the “Messiah” form an exceptional brand of holiday enjoyment.

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Shakespeare's lighter side to shine through in 'Comedy of Errors'

BY TEHREEM SAJJAD

The School of Music, Theatre & Dance takes its audience on a wild ride as “The Comedy of Errors” brings the absurdity and turbulent tales of Ephesus to Ann Arbor.

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Notebook: The preservation and persecution of the ever-changing street art world

BY GILLIAN JAKAB

It’s no secret that public art is openly valued in communities. Artists are commissioned to create murals like the one opposite graffiti alley on Liberty street. But it would be stultifying to allow commissioned artists to monopolize public spaces. Shouldn’t at least some of the public art in communities spring spontaneously from the hands of the public?

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'First Phone Call from Heaven' balances science, belief with finesse

BY GRACE PROSNIEWSKI

If you’ve enjoyed his previous works, chances are you’re going to like “The First Phone Call from Heaven.” If, however, you don’t count yourself an Albom fan, this will not be the one to change your mind.

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Notebook: Stop the commercialization of the fine arts

BY REBECCA GODWIN

It’s not that I’m upset that more people are beginning to enjoy fine arts; I’m just afraid that, in order to appeal to a wider audience, executives will begin to take the fine arts and commercialize them.

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