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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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Anna Sadovskaya: A painting worth searching for

BY ANNA SADOVSKAYA

It’s not about finding the most talked-about painting, the most famous artists. It will always be about me, a small girl at heart, running around searching for a feeling she got from staring at a drawing of the moon.

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CollegeHumor's Streeter Seidell talks relevant jokes, live tour

BY LENA FINKEL

The CollegeHumor boys are taking the show on the road! Stand-up comic Streeter Seidell and his pals Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld (from CollegeHumor’s “Jake and Amir”) are travelling across the country on their first official live tour.

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Notebook: 'Hocus Pocus' musical has all the brewings of an amazing show

BY GRACE PROSNIEWSKI

The time is right for a “Hocus Pocus” musical. I leave you to consider just how many virgin jokes could be made in such a show.

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Classic Italian opera 'Barber of Seville' the original sitcom

BY REBECCA GODWIN

The show has been translated into English for past performances, but this particular performance will be performed in the original Italian. “The reason we perform in Italian is because that is the original language of the piece and it’s actually a more beautiful language to sing in,” Swedberg said.

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