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Fine arts

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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New York string quartet to revive classical style with contemporary performance

Brooklyn Rider

BY TEHREEM SAJJAD

New York string quartet Brooklyn Rider will perform this week for Ann Arbor audiences in a collaboration with world-class banjo player, Béla Fleck.

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Lost 'Journal' reveals a candid, meditative side to Flannery O'Connor

BY MAX RADWIN

Flannery O’Connor wrote the collection of journal entries that appear in “A Prayer Journal” when she was 20 years old, the same age as many students on this campus. But this is not, despite its title, a book about God; it’s a jewelry box for her artistic anxieties.

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'Thin Air' to make it up on the spot

BY PAIGE PFLEGER

Imagine getting on stage in front of an audience of 80 people and not knowing any of the lines for the play. For five students spanning a whole range of experience, this nightmare is the basis of their show, “Thin Air.”

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