Community Culture

The Midwest Literary Walk, which began eight years ago, has grown into one of the region's most unique and anticipated arts events.

The music, costumes and sets all come together to create the ’60s, Mad Men-esque world in which Wright has chosen to set the story.

Whether it’s the end of summer, the end of a program, or the end of an adventure, many are the looming last stops on a life path that have been ignored by love.

Versatility, in its simplest terms, is the ability for something to be adapted into a different form or changed.

One of the most exciting genre-blending compositional voices at work today is that of Sarah Kirkland Snider, whose piece, ‘Something for the Dark,’ premiered Thursday night with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

It isn’t that great art doesn’t belong to any time; it’s that it belongs to many times, contains themes with a cross-generational resonance, captures not only the zeitgeist of the era in which it was created but also imbibes the enduring spirit of humanity.

Even though there’s a lot to bemoan about the status of women in American society, I am more interested in the small, bright sparks guiding us to the light at the end of the tunnel.

One of the show’s many unexpected delights is the high-quality writing — the show packs jokes and references slung at the audience as rapid-fire as a sawed-off shotgun in a Havana alleyway.

There is something immensely powerful about standing in the gallery, surrounded by faces and figures, many unknown or marginal even in China, on such a monumental scale.

“Droog is a paradox,” Rammers said during her presentation. “It’s taking what is simple and making it not so simple.”