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Fine arts

'Manganiyar' to enliven traditional Indian atmosphere

BY LENA FINKEL

“The Manganiyar Seduction” hopes to transport audience members into a place where the traditional tunes of the Indian musicians, the Manganiars, meet the bright visuals of Amsterdam’s red light district.

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Cartoonist Liza Donnelly to draw on feminist experience at lecture series

BY MAX RADWIN

Beyond the obscure references that subscript a political panel, or the weird little doodles that appear on the corner of pages in The New Yorker, Liza Donnelly recognizes the cartoon’s cultural relevance and longevity.

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Anna Sadovskaya: Speaking the language of bilingual difficulties

BY ANNA SADOVSKAYA

Speaking a new language, however, is difficult. It’s an increasingly frustrating relationship between your mind, your tongue and your memory. Too afraid to make a mistake and say something stupid, most opt out of saying anything.

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Notebook: Graffiti artist Banksy masked by mystique and commentary

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BY REBECCA GODWIN

Until his stunt in Central Park, I had never heard of Banksy. I had seen some prints of his artwork (most memorable being a copy of his lesbian Queen Victoria print on a flyer in a dorm bathroom last year), but I never knew who the man behind the spray can was.

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Ann Arbor Civic Theatre to tackle daunting 'Lear' challenge

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BY GRACE PROSNIEWSKI

Intimidating as “Lear” may seem, the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre is ready to perform it in all its moral complexities, with a cast of 11 actors playing all the characters in the ensemble-driven production.

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'American Idol' winner David Cook talks TV's golden ticket

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BY TEHREEM SAJJAD

Though he didn’t originally plan to participate in “American Idol,” Cook has high regard for the show and appreciates where it has gotten him today.

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Notebook: Revaluing the shock value of nudity in dance

BY GILLIAN JAKAB

Once reviled in fine arts circles as the pole dancing of its day, Burlesque has enjoyed a nostalgic revival as a high art form, celebrated in feature films, repertory houses, performance troupes and literature.

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