Community Culture

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Inside the Newman Studio of the Walgreen Drama Center, two rows of actors wearing white face paint silently sat facing each other on either side of an empty black stage, while audience members filtered in.

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A “loomi” is the Oman word for a sun-dried lime: a Middle Eastern spice that is used as a souring agent. It is quite small — about the size of a key lime with black, pebbly skin — yet looming and distinct in flavor without being overbearing.

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I’ve always been confused about why many believe jazz is old and boring. The University of Michigan Jazz Festival on Feb. 8 exemplified its ever changing nature. Various ensembles performed tunes old and new to the fascination of an audience comprised of all different ages.

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The rehearsal studio in the Power Center for the Performing Arts for We the PROUD’s “What Was + May Be” is strikingly simple. Several black stage blocks dot the gleaming polished floor, a rope rests coiled on the ground and four students sit chatting in a circle.

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My mother thought she was in for a night of flamenco when she agreed to accompany me to “Latin Xpressions” this weekend at the Power Center. Regrettably, she was wrong.

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The young duo, exquisitely artistic-looking and effervescently endearing in their charisma, played two shows at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater Thursday night. This performance acted as a jam session elevated to its highest form.

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Anyone who’s ever improvised a piece of music, character bit or comedy skit knows it’s mind-over-matter magic when it works. This seems to be what gets acclaimed director Jim Jarmusch onstage with producer pal Carter Logan in the formation of SQURL, an enthusiastic-if-intermittent two-man act.

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I had no idea of what to expect out of the Iowa Caucus Concert featuring Bon Iver, but when Senator Bernie Sanders announces he’s holding a concert to rally supporters and by circumstance you’re already going to be in the correct state, you find a way to get to that conce

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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! But searching for valentines is SO last year… this month’s theme is breakups, bad dates and broken hearts.