Andrea Carlson's "Future Cache" exhibit at UMMA imagines decolonized landscapes for the native peoples violently removed from their land
Tue, 11/22/2022 - 3:30pm by christopherporter
"Conversations on Mortality" at 22 North looks to transcend the silence about the dying side of living
Mon, 11/21/2022 - 1:30pm by christopherporter
Conversations on mortality are difficult, often avoided, and in America, they are traditionally taboo. The 22 North gallery in Ypsilanti welcomes the thought-provoking exhibit Conversations on Mortality, which confronts our impermanence, the inevitability of death.
Mon, 11/21/2022 - 9:00am by christopherporter
I’d be shocked if there were a single empty seat in the house last Saturday night.
Group Swim: PTD Productions' "The Sweet Delilah Swim Club" makes a splash on the importance of friends
Fri, 11/11/2022 - 11:30am by strattonl
The Sweet Delilah Swim Club celebrates the friendship of five women over time. Artwork courtesy of PTD Productions.
PTD Productions' The Sweet Delilah Swim Club is funny, heartwarming, and shows the beautiful bonds of five women just trying to get through life.
Fox on the Run: U-M Department of Voice's "The Cunning Little Vixen" was a feast for the eyes and ears
Mon, 11/07/2022 - 9:00am by christopherporter
For the weekend of November 3-6, the Power Center at U-M was transformed into a magical, wooded wonderland for the Czech opera The Cunning Little Vixen. The U-M Department of Voice and the University Symphony Orchestra came together to present this whimsical tale composed by Leoš Janáček, with the reduced version arranged by Jonathan Dove.
John Gutoskey’s vibrant “Cake & Flowers for My People” exhibit preserves ephemeral arrangements denied to LGBTQ+ marriages and events
Wed, 10/19/2022 - 4:00pm by strattonl
John Gutoskey’s vibrant, kaleidoscopic Cake & Flowers for My People exhibit honors LGBTQ+ community members who have been denied these celebratory arrangements due to bakers and florists citing religious objections to same-sex marriages and queer events.
Wynton Marsalis' "All Rise" stirred souls at Hill Auditorium—and his trumpet fired up The Big House crowd
Tue, 10/18/2022 - 7:00am by christopherporter
For nearly two decades, I've attended Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis concerts hosted by the University Music Society (UMS). The shows and attendant residency are an institution now in Ann Arbor, and under Marsalis' stewardship, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) is the current reigning G.O.A.T. of large ensembles.
"Mummy" Issues: The Penny Seats Theatre Company's world premiere of "The Mummy Queen" wraps Ann Arbor in a spooky London tale
Mon, 10/17/2022 - 2:00pm by christopherporter
There is a long list of plays and musicals that deal with monsters such as vampires, witches, and Frankenstein. Mummies, however, are scarcely represented on stage.
Wed, 10/12/2022 - 12:30pm by strattonl
When I was 8, I performed at a dance recital with my tap classmates. As the girls around me on stage made a few mistakes, I glared at them (according to my amused parents), furious that they were ruining my moment.
Myths and Legends: Guild Showcases Local Artists Through Folklore Exhibit at Ann Arbor’s Gutman Gallery
Tue, 10/11/2022 - 4:00pm by strattonl
Ann Arbor artist-photographer Marilynn Thomas interprets a migratory Baltimore oriole's transitory world in her layered watercolor painting called Oriole Unraveling the Universe.