Community Culture

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.”

Students are banding together to raise funds by showcasing the work of dance groups within the Southeastern Michigan community while drawing attention to the city of Flint.

Say “Hambani kahle” (or “Farewell” in the Zulu language) to the Michigan Men’s Glee Club as they depart for a fifteen-day tour in South Africa this May. But before the men pack their suits and sheet music, the group will be performing one last “send-off” concert at Hill Auditorium.

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