Community Culture

The drummer walked in first. The stage was bathed in a strobing blue light and he sat behind numerous percussion instruments. He started with his fingertips tapping the bongos.

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Each month, we invite Community Culture writers to respond to a themed prompt in a creative writing notebook. This month, February, is the month of love!

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I heard the piano’s haunting melody before I opened the door. Melancholic chords echoed through the Dance Building’s underground practice room.

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There are many things to love about tap dancing. There is the shuffle, an even beat made from the balanced forward-backward brush of the ball of the shoe across the floor.

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This past Wednesday, the University Philharmonia Orchestra hosted “An Evening of World Premieres” at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, a tradition of the students of composition.

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When someone talks about “the arts,” the first thing that comes to mind is usually some form of self-expression, like painting or photography. Very rarely do we talk about art in the same breath as running, but why not?

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In an epic creative journey that began right here at Ann Arbor’s folk music venue The Ark four years ago, singer-songwriter duo Jim and Sam decided to push their musical limits and attempt the unthinkable: perform one show every day for the entirety of 2017.

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As a grown-up college-kid, it’s a rite of passage to graduate from high school and mock the subgroups of my generation who are struggling through the same phases of adolescence I conquered just a few years ago.

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It’s almost a pity to ground Michael McElroy’s words in text when his everyday way of talking is so expressive and passionate.

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“Can we be careful of those bells on the floor there?” shouted Malcolm Tulip, assistant professor in the Department of Theatre & Drama and director of “Yerma,” in the middle of my interview.