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Multifaceted Kronos Quartet courts younger audience in Ann Arbor

BY KATHLEEN DAVIS

No musical group is quite as genre-defying as the Kronos Quartet. They will be returning to Ann Arbor next Friday and Saturday for two concerts at the Power Center for Performing Arts.

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Notebook: 'Instant Narrative' puts museum goers in the spotlight

BY REBECCA GODWIN

The point of “Instant Narrative” is to have someone write a continuous narrative in real time about the museum visitors, thus making each person the subject of the art. The story is then projected into the gallery space for everyone to read.

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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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