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Ford School of Public Policy, Annenberg Auditorium; Thursday, October 11, 6:30-9pm

Envisioned as an event that meets the need for LGBTQ spaces and visibility, the LGBTQ monologues is a platform for all stories to be heard. Last year the event enabled twelve students to share a personal portrait of queer and trans life at the university in front of an audience of 150 people. This year the goal is to build partnerships with the local community and student organizations - to accurately represent the LGBTQ population on campus and the width of experiences students faced. The theme this year is "More Pride. More Color.

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Hill Auditorium; Friday, October 12, 8pm

Berlioz wrote Symphonie fantastique to woo a talented young actress who repeatedly toyed with his affections; his description of the hero of the work — “a young musician of unhealthily sensitive nature and endowed with vivid imagination” — was a reasonable image of himself at the time. Obsession, madness, murder, and redemption are all portrayed in this richly Romantic score. Berlioz’s rarely-heard Lélio uses many of the same melodic themes to tell of the hero’s awakening and his ultimate triumph as a composer.

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Power Center; October 12, 7pm
FREE with registration

Blue Moon Over Memphis is a stark and beautiful meditation on loneliness, with numerous textual and musical allusions to 20th-century popular song. Judy is a lonely, middle-aged woman, and a devout Elvis fan. She makes a pilgrimage to Graceland on the anniversary of Elvis's death, but she is forced to wait outside due to the overwhelming crowds. Her dream shattered, she is left to reflect on her life. But then, during the candlelight vigil, a mysterious man lets her into the Meditation Garden where Elvis is buried, and there, under the light of a blue moon, she encounters a spirit...

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Rackham; Thursday, October 11, 6:30-9pm

Throughout history, many nations were colonized by European imperialists. During colonization, indigenous cultures and mannerisms were disrupted and subject to transformations that set up unrealistic standards without proper representation of women of color. "Radiance in Color" will educate the campus community about this misrepresentation and the significance of bringing awareness to the issue through poetry, amazing guest speakers, and a diverse array of cultural foods, awards. At the end of the night, the event will host a gallery portraying women of color dismantling idealized white standards that govern women in different aspects of life.

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Ann Arbor Art Center; Through October 27

The exhibition “Love Has a Thousand Shapes” at the Ann Arbor Art Center brings together a variety of artworks and events that explore the many manifestations of love in our diverse contemporary culture. Here are some of the ways that artists portray the experiences of love between lovers, friends, family, and with pets, places, and the past. The act of making artwork can be considered an act of love in and of itself. Exhibiting Artists: patrick burton, Judy Bowman, Adrienne Lesperance, Justin Marshall, Scott Northrup

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Congratulations to the As I See It Photo Competition Winners!

The votes have been tabulated for the As I See It "Pattern" themed Photo Competition. The First Place Winner was Noah Finer's photo "Dots."

The first place photo and photographer are listed below.
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First Place: "Dots," by Noah Finer

Blue Bop Jazz Orchestra

Blue Bop Jazz Orchestra is the newest and grooviest swing band to hit the streets of Ann Arbor!

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"Under the direction of music director Kent Tritle, the choral accompaniment added to the sense of wonder and suspense that enraptured your attention during the space scenes."

art[seen] blogger Angela Lin reviewed 2001: A Space Odyssey. Read the full review here »

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"Somehow, the world had arranged itself into a storybook. A perfect fall day in every aspect lay before me, from the still-vivid grass to the crackling, drying leaves. Yet, I had failed to see it all until this moment."

arts, ink columnist Corrina Lee writes about the everyday. Read the full entry here »

Luzinterruptus: Literature vs. Traffic Volunteer Sign-Up
The U-M Institute for the Humanities is in need of a crew of trusty volunteers to help install battery-operated lights into a whopping 10,000 books as they prepare for the Luzinterruptus: Literature vs. Traffic public art project! The volunteering will take place in the Ruthven Building (the old Natural History Museum) on U-M Central Campus. Snacks will be provided, music will be playing, and you'll receive a t-shirt for your help! Please fill out this survey with your availability to help out with this book installation, and if you have any questions please email Volunteer Coordinator Adam DesJardins at

Xylem Literary Magazine Call for Performers
Xylem is holding an open mic night on October 24 at 7:30pm in Angell Hall Room 3222. Sign up here to do a reading.

FTVM Cast Auditions and Crew Needed for Ten Headless Dead
The University of Michigan’s Department of Film, Television, and Media is holding auditions for rolls in the short film, “Ten Headless Dead” adapted from Ian Bassingthwaighte’s chilling short story by the same name. This is a film about a couple driven to edge by grief and the lengths one will go to find internal peace. Auditions will take place on October 10th, 11th, 12th, or 13th. If you are interested in being a part of the cast for this exciting project, please fill out this google form. If you are interested in being part of the crew and helping out on the behind-the-scenes aspect of this project, please fill out this google form

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