Community Culture

Collins began singing professionally when she was just 18 years old, but was exposed to the lifestyle of performing long before.

In our modern cultural environment, it seems as if all performance art is riddled with cultural, social and political implications. We are a country defined by red and blue, and it seems impossible for performance art to have no overt connections to one side of this divisive cultural landscape.

During Kelly’s international travels following World War II, as he discovered the artists that inspired him, it was Matisse’s emboldened use of line that informed his own unique style of draftsmanship.

Places like Córdoba and the Mezquita — while not flawless in modern times — still exist. The U.S. is a melting pot of cultures, but religious tolerance has a long way to go.


When asked what advice he has for aspiring Olympic athletes and authors, Barrett replied: “All it takes is committing your entire life to it. If you're not willing to step off the ledge and lose your mind doing it, don't bother.”

As the night progressed, the complementary skills of these four musicians continued to exceed expectations. They were obviously enjoying each other’s company, pushing one another in every piece to perform better than the last.

As a community, Ann Arbor needs to strive to celebrate the minority artist — not just during Black History month or Hispanic Heritage month. It is more important than ever to foster a community where everyone can find themselves in every form of art.

In the long run, this production does what any good production should do: It raises questions about our society and about Victorian society.

Not only are Broussard’s jokes clever, but he also has the brains — and a degree — to accompany them.


The Bach Collegium Japan is an ensemble that was started in 1990 by Masaaki Suzuki, founder and musical director of the group. They will perform J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, which is split up in parts that celebrate the major feasts of Christmas time.