I didn’t see any hypnotized Diag squirrels or dancing oaks, but the Orpheus Singers certainly lived up to their name. Directed by Eugene Rogers, the smallest of the SMTD choirs put on a night of beautiful classical choir pieces that charmed their audience.
A couple months ago, I had to review a concert taking place in Kerrytown that would force me to go through the heart of Ann Arbor. It started at 7 p.m., which, being in winter, seemed like the dead of night. Not finding anyone to accompany me and knowing all too well the dangers of walking alone at night, I Ubered there and back — about a $20 excursion. But I didn’t even think twice about it. My safety came first, and I had been warned too many times about what could happen so I didn’t risk it.
The music was a blend of modern and classical in a fun and enlightening concert. True to the name of the concert “Pops Braves the Elements,” each piece related in some way to earth, air, fire and/or water.
New Zealand’s largest mass shooting took place at two mosques, the Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic Center, in Christchurch, killing 50 people and injuring another 50 on the Muslim holy day, Friday, March 15. Before the shooting took place, the suspect released a document detailing far-right, nationalistic views targeting Muslims and immigrants.
I walked into the Michigan Theatre with “God, I Hate Shakespeare” from the musical “Something Rotten” stuck in my head. I don’t actually hate Shakespeare anymore. I used to, and while it’s still not my favorite type of show to see, I’ve come to have healthy appreciation for the significance of his works. But putting anyone who isn’t an Shakespeare fanatic in a theater for a three hour and 40 minute long show is bound to bring back some ancient grudges.
Harry Potter may have cast the spell to vanquish the Voldemort, but we all know Hermione Granger held the real power in that series. Since the first Harry Potter book, Hermione has been inspiring girls and boys, kids and adults alike to be strong and fight for what they believe in. And the actress who portrays her does the same.
In 2002, The Boston Globe uncovered and exposed the systematic sex abuse in the Catholic Church. These discoveries paved the way for thousands more abuse scandals to be uncovered, and put the Catholic Church under scrutiny for the next 17 years. The story was so inspiring that the movie “Spotlight” was created to tell the true story of how these crimes came to light.
Thelongest shutdown in the history of the United States has finally come to a close, bringing a prosperous period of compromise and camaraderie to the government. Wait, that’s not right. This is the Trump era we’re talking about.