University honors famous alum, holds production

The Department of Theatre and Drama will present “An
Arthur Miller Presentation” in honor of the work of this
University alum. The production will be today and tomorrow at 8
p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Trueblood Theatre in the Frieze
Building.

The production pulls scenes from both well-known and rarely
performed plays in combination with excerpts from Miller’s
autobiography “Timebends.” Depicting three distinct
phases of Miller’s life, this homage explores the American
playwright’s artistic vision.

The production is conceptualized by adjunct professor and
internationally acclaimed director Mark Lamos.

Pops to perform, accompanied by Bon Jovi quartet

The Michigan Pops will present its unique take on chamber music
with an evening of small ensemble performances Sunday at 9 p.m. in
the Michigan League Underground. The musical performances will
feature the works of renowned composers and modern artists,
including Joseph Haydn, P.D.Q Bach, Ben Folds, Badly Drawn Boy,
Oasis and Wilco. The event will also include a violin and tuba duet
and a string quartet that will play Bon Jovi. Admission is
free.

Project strives to raise money for AIDS orphans

The “Heart for Hope” AIDS Walk will begin at 2 p.m
on Sunday. on the Diag to support orphans with AIDS in Malawi. The
event has a $10 registration fee, which will be donated to The
Global Hope Project. A free T-shirt is included.

The Global Hope Project is a non profit organization that seeks
to build support for children whose parents have died of AIDS in
Malawi. It is trying to raise money in order to make a school and
health-care facilities in the country, in addition to hiring a
staff for these services.

Mark Webster Reading Series draws to a close

Students can join the Department of English and members of the
Masters of Fine Arts community for the final reading in the annual
Mark Webster Reading Series. The event will feature works by
second-year students in the Masters in Fine Arts Program in
Creative Writing.

Irene Hahn will read her fiction work and Matthew Hittinger will
read his poetry tonight at 8 p.m. in the Kuenzel Room of the
Michigan Union.

Palestinian party leader examines Middle East
conflict

Azmi Bishara will speak tomorrow at noon in Angell Hall
Auditorium C. Bishara will discuss resolving the Israeli
Palestinian conflict in a lecture called “Bridges vs.
Walls.”

Bishara is leader of the National Democratic Assembly — a
Palestinian Arab party advocating cultural autonomy and civil
rights for Palestinians in Israel. Bishara has called for a
bi-national Israel that would be a “state of all its
citizens.”

Film celebrates Asian Pacific Heritage Month

As part of the Asian Pacific Heritage Month, the film
“Refugee” will be shown at 8 p.m Sunday. in the Abeng
Lounge in East Quad.

This new documentary by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Spencer
Nakasako is about three young refugees who head back to Cambodia
for the first time after being raised on the streets of San
Francisco’s tough Tenderloin district. Food will be
provided.

North Campus urges students to dance night away

Pierpont Commons Arts and Programs will sponsor Salsa Night
tonight at Pierpont Commons. Lessons will begin at 9 p.m. with open
dancing until midnight.

Poets walk in Arb, read poetry

The Fifth Annual Poets’ Walk will be Sunday at noon. The
walk will start at the Reader Center and faculty members from the
Department of English Richard Tillinghast and Keith Taylor will
lead a walk in the Nichols Arboretum with stops throughout for
poetry readings and recitations.

 

— Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter Melissa
Benton

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