Community Culture

Illustration by Sadhana Ramaseshadri

Music isn’t divorced from culture — every style of music has a history behind it, and without understanding this history you can’t fully understand and appreciate what you are consuming.


When you’re sharing a piece of art that you’ve put your passion and heart into — a vulnerable act for most people — being rejected can seem like a personal attack.

The Drama Book Shop

I’ve held back tears more than once thinking of one of my favorite places in the world closing its doors.

"The Stone Witch"

Last weekend, I ventured down to a part of Ann Arbor I’ve never been to before. Another Daily Arts Writer joined me, and though it was tough to find, we were determined to watch “The Stone Witch” for its opening night at Ann Arbor’s new venue, Theatre Nova.


The Halloween Concert is a University Orchestra tradition.

Great Lake Swimmers

Once the band settled in, their music pulled the audience along for a great ride.

Zach and his mom

I left my pen in Ann Arbor.

Sammy Sussman

Internet culture has inexorably changed structural expectations for the performing arts.

Thomas Laub

If the production world were filled with Thomas Laubs, who appreciated and thrived for diversity in both casting and production, the world would be a better and more appreciative place.

Pat Metheny

The University Musical Society (UMS) could not have picked a better artist to kick off their jazz series.