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Below are past links of the week. Click through to enjoy something new. If you have a link to suggest for a future link of the Week, please email us at arts@umich.edu.

The Accolades: Outstanding Achievement by an EMERGING ARTS ORGANIZATION!

The Accolades Award for Outstanding Achievement by an EMERGING ARTS ORGANIZATION went to Art on the Diag (D/ART). D/ART's dynamic public art has allowed it to quickly emerge as a leader of the visual arts-based student organizations at Michigan. By installing day-long interactive installations directly onto the Diag, D/ART challenges its audiences by interrupting the assumed functions of public space. Using nontraditional materials like bubble wrap, party streamers, cement blocks, mylar, cardboard, and vinyl, D/ART forces passerby to reconsider the use of public space as a forum for interdepartmental dialogue, ecological issues, and social ills of student life. Each public artwork is completely designed, built, installed, maintained, and deinstalled by D/ART's core group of 15 students.

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The Accolades: Outstanding Achievement by a Student Organization in CULTURAL ARTS PRACTICE!

The Accolades Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Student Organization in CULTURAL ARTS PRACTICE went to both Revolution Chinese Yo-Yo and Swing Ann Arbor.

Revolution is a Chinese Yo-Yo performance group that seeks to promote Chinese and Taiwanese culture through performance. Mixing with modern music and dance, Revolution maintains their traditional roots through this folk sport and work hard to represent the Asian American community and spread cultural awareness to places that other student organizations cannot reach.

Swing Ann Arbor is a U-M student organization whose purpose is to provide the University, the Ann Arbor community, and the greater region of Southeast Michigan with high-quality swing dance instruction and weekly dances. Particular emphasis is on educating people about traditional American dances (Lindy Hop, Charleston, etc.) that originated in African American communities in the 1920s and 1930s, and have evolved alongside jazz music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExR0tHrva2s

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The Accolades: Outstanding Achievement by a Student Organization in INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATION!

The Accolades Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Student Organization in INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATION went to MUSIC Matters. MUSIC Matters is a student organization built to combine the power of music with the enthusiasm of college students to bring our campus together and make a difference in our community. In order to do so, MUSIC Matters hosts SpringFest each spring, a daylong festival that is a mash-up of innovation, arts, identity, sustainability, music, and social justice groups on campus. The day of festivities is one of the largest student-run events at the University and caps off with an evening charity concert bringing students together for an important cause. Watch a highlight reel from SprintFest 2016 here.

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The Accolades: Outstanding Achievement by a Student Organization in COMMUNITY ARTS ENGAGEMENT!

The Accolades Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Student Organization in COMMUNITY ARTS ENGAGEMENT went to MUSIC Matters. MUSIC Matters is a student organization built to combine the power of music with the enthusiasm of college students to bring our campus together and make a difference in our community. In order to do so, MUSIC Matters hosts SpringFest each spring, a daylong festival that is a mash-up of innovation, arts, identity, sustainability, music, and social justice groups on campus. At SpringFest, student groups have the opportunity to partner with students, the broader University, and community partners to create engaging and meaningful projects. Some of these examples have included: MPowered’s annual MTank, the fashion communities’ collaborative fashion show, and a hands-on service drive presented by Circle K. Watch a highlight reel from SpringFest 2016 here.

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The Accolades: Outstanding Achievement by a Student Organization in ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE!

The Accolades Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Student Organization in ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE went to Revolution Chinese Yo-Yo. Revolution is a Chinese Yo-Yo performance group that seeks to promote Chinese and Taiwanese culture through performance. Mixing with modern music and dance, Revolution maintains their traditional roots through this folk sport and work hard to represent the Asian American community and spread cultural awareness to places that other student organizations cannot reach.

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The Accolades: Outstanding Achievement by a Student Organization in FASHION!

The Accolades Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Student Organization in FASHION went to BRONZE ELEGANCE. BRONZE ELEGANCE is a University of Michigan fashion organization built to promote self-expression through individuality, style, and culture. Their mission is to break down societal stereotypes with an annual show, in which, all proceeds go to a charitable cause and participating students are given the opportunity to display our campus diversity to the public.

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The Accolades: Outstanding Achievement by a Student Organization in FILM & VIDEO!

The Accolades Award Outstanding Achievement by a Student Organization in FILM & VIDEO went to WOLV TV. WOLV TV is the only student-run television station at the University of Michigan. WOLV has a rich tradition of presenting news spanning from local campus news to international events in a manner accessible and interesting to students. In our state-of-the-art studio, students in WOLV TV have the opportunity to create incredible television from numerous roles. Whether behind the scenes filming, producing, or in front of the camera talent, students learn fundamental skills for television production.

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The Accolades: Outstanding Achievement by a Student Organization in VISUAL ARTS!

The Accolades Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Student Organization in VISUAL ARTS went to SHEI Magazine. SHEI Magazine is the official fashion, art, and culture magazine on campus. SHEI is one of four officially recognized Student Publications within the university. Entirely student-run, SHEI is comprised of both business and creative departments that handle all aspects of publication. SHEI Magazine creates professional-grade content that engages its audiences in current fashion trends and editorial styles unlike any other organization at the University of Michigan.

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The Accolades: Outstanding Achievement by a Student Organization in PUBLICATION DESIGN!

The Accolades Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Student Organization in PUBLICATION DESIGN went to SHEI Magazine. SHEI Magazine is the official fashion, art, and culture magazine on campus. SHEI is one of four officially recognized Student Publications within the university. Entirely student-run, SHEI is comprised of both business and creative departments that handle all aspects of publication. As such, SHEI is uniquely positioned as an outlet and a resource for current U-M students interested in any aspect of the fashion and/or publication industries.

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The Accolades: Outstanding Achievement by a Student Organization in LITERARY ARTS!

The Accolades Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Student Organization in LITERARY ARTS went to The Every Three Weekly. The Every Three Weekly is a satirical news publication designed by a small but talented editing and design staff. The E3W’s photoshopped infographics and images tackle national news stories, public figures, and campus life. The Every Three Weekly maintains a newspaper style design in all of its issues to enhance the humorous and satirical quality of its news-style content.

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The Accolades: Outstanding Achievement by a Student Organization in COMEDY & IMPROV!

The Accolades award for Outstanding Achievement by a Student Organization in COMEDY & IMPROV went to The Every Three Weekly! The Every Three Weekly is a satirical news publication designed by a small but talented editing and design staff. The E3W’s photoshopped infographics and images tackle national news stories, public figures, and campus life. The Every Three Weekly maintains a newspaper style design in all of its issues to enhance the humorous and satirical quality of its news-style content.

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The Accolades: Outstanding Achievement by a Student Organization in EVENT PRODUCTION

The Accolades award for Outstanding Achievement by a Student Organization in EVENT PRODUCTION went to MUSIC Matters. MUSIC Matters is a student organization built to combine the power of music with the enthusiasm of college students to bring our campus together and make a difference in our community. In order to do so, MUSIC Matters hosts SpringFest each spring, a daylong festival that is a mash-up of innovation, arts, identity, sustainability, music, and social justice groups on campus. The day of festivities is one of the largest student-run events at the University and caps off with an evening charity concert bringing students together for an important cause. Watch a highlight reel from SprintFest 2016 here.

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The Accolades: Outstanding Achievement by a Student Organization in INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC!

The Accolades award for Outstanding Achievement by a Student Organization in INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC went to Michigan Pops Orchestra! The Michigan Pops Orchestra is the only student-run and student-directed orchestra on campus. Comprised of mostly non-music majors, the orchestra draws undergraduate and graduate students of all majors. Each semester, the Pops Orchestra puts on a themed concert full of popular and classical music, crowd-pleasing antics, and other multimedia displays such as movies and lighting displays. Watch the Michigan Pops Orchestra perform here.

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The Accolades: Outstanding Achievement by a Student Organization in VOCAL & ACAPPELLA MUSIC!

The Accolades award for Outstanding Achievement by a Student Organization in VOCAL & ACAPPELLA MUSIC went to The Michigan Gentlemen, or G-Men for short! The G-Men are the premier all-male a-cappella group at the University of Michigan. They've been performing on campus and around the United States for more than twenty years and have made an incredible impact on not only a-cappella at U-M, but have effectively altered how the genre is performed and perceived. Watch the G-Men perform here.

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The Accolades: Outstanding Achievement by a Student Organization in ENSEMBLE DANCE!

The Accolades award for Outstanding Achievement by a Student Organization in ENSEMBLE DANCE went to Impact Dance! Impact Dance is a dance company open primarily to non-dance majors in the University of Michigan community. The company's members choreograph and perform pieces of a variety of styles including, but not limited to, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, and tap in fall and spring shows. Impact Dance’s mission is to provide a home and family of self expression for it’s members, creating an outlet of creativity amongst the stresses of school. Watch Impact Dance perform here.

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The Accolades: Outstanding Achievement by a Student Organization in MUSICAL THEATRE

The Accolades Awards recognize U-M student organizations for their outstanding achievements in the arts each year, and for their leadership in the university's vibrant arts community. Watch this video announcing the 2017 Accolades Award winner for Outstanding Achievement by a Student Organization in MUSICAL THEATRE!

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The Accolades: Achievement in the Arts Awards

The Accolades Awards recognize U-M student organizations for their outstanding achievements in the arts each year, and for their leadership in the University's vibrant arts community. The 2017 Accolades winners were announced this week. Watch this kick off video to find out who the nominees and winner were for Outstanding Achievement by a Student Org in THEATRE!

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Michigan Sahana presents That Brown Show 2017

Check out this promo video for Michigan Sahana's 7th annual That Brown Show on April 15th!

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Vote in the Accolades Awards!

The Accolades recognize outstanding achievements by student organizations in a wide range of disciplines, including Theatre, Music, Dance, Comedy and Improv, Visual Arts, Literary publications and more. The nominations are in and the entire campus is now encouraged to vote for the most deserving groups in each category online. Please help us recognize these student organizations for their great work in the arts this past year, and for their leadership in the university's vibrant arts community!

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Rude Mechanicals: Much Ado About Nothing

Take a peak at the teaser trailer for Rude Mechanicals' Much Ado About Nothing. The show is coming up on March 31st, April 1st, and April 2nd at the the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater.

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MUSKET Presents SISTER ACT

MUSKET, U-M's student run musical theatre organization, proudly presents SISTER ACT in the Power Center on March 24th-26th! Watch this exclusive sneak peak and get to know some of the characters!

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Michigan Daily: The Literary Issue 2017

The Literary Issue 2017 includes poems and short stories to "open your mind to the creativity and imagination that live on our campus and within our writing."

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Druid's The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Watch this dramatic teaser for the play The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Druid, brought to the Power Center March 9th-11th through UMS.

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Kopitonez at CSA & HKSA's Lunar Gala 2017

Watch Kopitonez's a capella performance at the Chinese Student Association and Hong Kong Student Association's Lunar Gala 2017.

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Global Graffiti Project: Cacao Rocks and Olga Alexopoulou

The Global Graffiti Project is a partnership between the Institute for the Humanities, Modern Greek Studies, and History of Art.

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Empty Mug Sessions - The Kelseys

Check out the newest session from Empty Mug Records featuring The Kelseys with Peter Kwitney and Evan Dennis on guitar, Nick Weaver on bass, and Josh Cukier on drums.

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Groove's Signing of the Stars Performance

February 1st was Michigan Football Signing Day highlighted by a two-hour event live from Crisler Center called Signing of the Stars. Groove was there to perform high energy percussion for the audience and viewers.

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Social Justice and the Performing Arts: A Discussion with Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Susanne Baer

As part of the U-M Bicentennial, Michigan welcomed Justice Susanne Baer (LLM ’93), of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany, and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor for a conversation on the impact of the performing arts on generating awareness, building community, and motivating individuals to pursue social change. Performances were by distinguished SMTD alumna and recipient of Sphinx Medal of Excellence, mezzo-soprano Carla Dirlikov Canales (BM ‘02, voice), along with performances by SMTD students and the U-M Men’s Glee Club.

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UMS Announces Matthew VanBesien as New President

Matthew VanBesien, president of the New York Philharmonic, will become president of the University Musical Society of the University of Michigan in July 2017. VanBesien will take the reins from Kenneth C. Fischer, who retires at the end of June 2017 after 30 years in the job. He will become only the seventh president in UMS’s 138-year history.

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U-M REVEREND DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. SYMPOSIUM 2017 MEMORIAL KEYNOTE LECTURE

This Monday kicked off the 2017 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium with the Memorial Keynote Lecture. The speakers were award winning investigative journalist, author, syndicated columnist, and host of Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman and Golden Globe nominee, writer, producer, and star of the hit HBO series Insecure, Issa Rae. Featured performances were "Oh Say, Do You Hear?" from the SMTD and "Rise Up" by Chloe Arnold's Syncopated Ladies.

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University of Michigan Bicentennial: Always Leading. Forever Valiant.

2017 marks the Bicentennial celebration for the University of Michigan! To kick off the celebration watch this public service announcement highlighting some of the important moments that have been a part of our 200 year legacy.

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Spotlight Feature: Quinn XCII and ayokay

Musicians Quinn XCII and ayokay discuss their journey into the arts and exploring passions through college. Both will be performing as a part of Spotlight presented by MPowered Entrepreneurship and MUSIC Matters on January 19th at Necto!

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Empty Mug Sessions - Jacob Sigman

Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist Jacob Sigman combines influences of Motown, Soul, and Contemporary Pop music to create something both new and familiar. Empty mug sessions are brought to you by Empty Mug Records.

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Basement Arts Presents: In The Red and Brown Water

Check out this teaser video from Basement Arts for their upcoming performance of In the Red and Brown Water on December 14th-16th.

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58 Greene Presents: American Greenie Story

Here's a chilling teaser from 58 Greene for their upcoming concert American Greenie Story on Saturday, December 10th.

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The Harmonettes Present: The Harbaughnettes!

The Harmonettes take on Game Day on Saturday, December 10th at 7 pm on the MLB Aud 4! Come see "The Harbaughnettes" perform in their very own Michigan football-themed concert dedicated to our very own Coach Jim Harbaugh!

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Dicks and Janes sing Over the Rainbow

The U-M a cappela group Dicks and Janes performed at Acappellooza on November 4th 2016. Have a listen to their version of Over the Rainbow.

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U-M Women's Glee Club Concert Preview

In preparation for their upcoming fall concert "Journey On" on November 19th the University of Michigan Women's Glee Club created this preview video. Take a look and join them on Saturday for a night of music and celebration of the University's approaching bicentennial.

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Empty Mug Records: Books on Tape

Check out Empty Mug Records' first session of the year with the band Books on Tape!

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Sneak Peek: Rude Mechanicals Presents The Importance of Being Earnest

Take a sneak peek at the production of The Importance of Being Earnest" performed by Rude Mechanicals on November 4th-6th in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater.

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MacFest 2016

Sixteen University of Michigan a cappella groups performed at MacFest 2016 on October 22nd. Watch all of their impressive performances here!

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The University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club on The Young Turks

Here's a clip from the University of Michigan Men's Glee Club recent appearance on The Young Turks speaking about why they performed the choral work "Seven Last Words of the Unarmed" and the reactions that followed.

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Michigan Dance Team

Check out this clip from the 2016-17 Michigan Dance Team's performance at the Army vs. Navy Wheelchair Basketball Game on October 9th!

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Flowdom Sneak Peak

Check out this sneak peek of choreography from the multicultural hip-hop student organization Flowdom.

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University of Michigan Men's Glee Club, Submit lyrics for new "Michigan song"

The University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club wants you to submit lyrics for an original new “Michigan song,” which the members will premier in April 2017 to mark the University’s Bicentennial. Lyricists are invited to submit entries online between Sept. 1st - Nov. 15th. The winner will be announced by Dec. 15th.

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Levester Williams - Making Molds from Roads

Artist Levester Williams makes molds of potholes in Detroit. Williams was recently a Visiting Artist at the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities and is exhibiting "Any Holder but a Pot Holder" from September 15th - October 20th at the U-M Institute for the Humanities Gallery.

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EnCore Auditions!

Auditions for the multicultural, co-ed, hip hop dance group EnCore are tonight at 5:30pm at the Henderson Room located in the League. Check out other auditions happening on campus in our Calls and Auditions section of our newsletter!

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Welcome Home

Enjoy this fun video with lots of U-M cameos to welcome all the students back to campus, courtesy of President Schlissel!

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SLICE Ann Arbor Interviews UMMA's Jennifer Friess

University of Michigan Museum of Art's Assistant Curator of Photography Jennifer Friess was recently featured in the blog SLICE Ann Arbor. Click here to read her full interview.

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The end, and a new beginning, for Detroit's iconic Heidelberg Project

The Heidelberg Project — iconic art installation and popular tourist attraction in Detroit, MI — will be dismantled and evolved into an "arts infused community" over the next two years. Read more about what's next for the Heidelberg Project from The Detroit Free Press.

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‘SPIDERMAN’ EXHIBITION AT UMMA EXPLORES RACE, GENDER AND SEXUALITY

The University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) is currently presenting “Spiderman,” a media installation by Mark Bradford that touches on issues of race, gender, HIV/AIDS and homophobia, that runs through Nov. 27, 2016.

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Element One at Artscapade 2015

Check out Element One's breakdance performance at Artscapade 2015. You can expect to see more awesome student organization arts performances at this year's event on September 2nd at UMMA!

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SLICE Ann Arbor Interviews Dean of U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance, Aaron Dworkin

Learn about the Dean of U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance, Aaron Dworkin's artistic influences, inspirations, and challenges through this interview with SLICE Ann Arbor.

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STUDENTS, ALUMNI BRING U-M TO THE 2016 TRAVERSE CITY FILM FESTIVAL

The 2016 Traverse City Film Festival, running now through July 30th, features U-M faculty-taught workshops, short films by screenwriting students and a documentary by an alumna.

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U-M WELCOMES ANN ARBOR ART FAIR VISITORS

The University of Michigan welcomes art lovers from all over the region to the 57th annual Ann Arbor Art Fair (July 21st–24th) by offering many special events, tours and performances at many locations on campus. Check out activities and exhibitions during Art Fair week that are free and open to the public.

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EXCELcast Mini Episode

Check out the U-M SMTD EXCEL Program's EXCELcast conversation with arts entrepreneurship fellows Cassidy Goldblatt and Kellen Degnan talking about their Converge New Music Initiative. EXCEL will be continuing this funding and mentoring program in 2016-17 with an application cycle starting in October.

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Fortnight Literary Press Staff Issue

Check out the latest Staff Issue from Fortnight Literary Press. Fortnight is a student-run literary magazine from the University of Michigan that publishes student prose, poetry, art, and more.

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Center Stage Strings Concert

Watch students Sena Cho and Braden McConnell perform during the first 2016 Center Stage Strings concert on June 27th in Britton Hall. Cho performed "Romance" from Henryk Wieniawski's Concerto no. 2. McConnell performed Theme and variations in D minor by Jean Sibelius.

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Ann Arbor Summer Festival

Get a taste of the sights and sounds you'll experience at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival here. The festival runs through July 3rd.

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Michigan Percussion

University of Michigan student Chelsea Tinsler took Second Place in the 2016 Black Swamp Percussion Multi Solo Competition! Watch her competition performance of Georges Aperhis' Graffitis here .

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U-M Summer Orientation Kickoff 2016

Ever wondered how orientation comes together? Watch this video to see the little-known tradition of how the Office of New Student Programs actually gets orientation started.

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Maya Angelou And Still I Rise

May 28th marked the second anniversary of the death of legendary poet, writer, and activist Maya Angelou. Cinetopia will be celebrating her life with the screening of the documentary "Maya Angelou And Still I Rise". Watch a clip from the film here .

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Not Another Princess Musical by N.E.R.D.S.

Take a look at the Not Even Really Drama Students' (N.E.R.D.S) debut performance of "Not Another Princess Musical" written, directed, and performed by University of Michigan Students.

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"White Flag" by Royal Wood

Watch the video for "White Flag" from Canadian singer-songwriter and producer Royal Wood. Royal Wood is the musician for Take a Chance Tuesday on May 24th at The Ark.

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UMS 2016-17 Season Announcement

Take a look at the diverse music, theatre, and dance performances that will be coming to Ann Arbor for the UMS 2016-17 season!

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SMTD Commencement 2016: Jane Chu, Commencement Speaker

Take a listen to the commencement speech to the SMTD class of 2016 by Jane Chu, National Endowment for the Arts Chairman.

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Seven Last Words of the Unarmed

Watch the trailer for the documentary, "Love, Life & Loss," featuring the University of Michigan Men's Glee Club performing "Seven Last Words of the Unarmed" by Joel Thompson and "Glory" by John Legend and Common.

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Gershwin Taxi Horns

Mark Clague, Editor-in-Chief of the George and Ira Gershwin Critical Edition, discusses how the iconic taxi horn parts in Gershwin's "American in Paris" played by orchestras since the 1940's are not what Gershwin intended.

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The Michigan Daily's 2016 Story Slam: Keeping it Together

Take a listen to Michigan Daily's Story Slam that took place on April 8th. The theme of the night was mental, physical, emotional, spiritual and sexual health.

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Maya Dance Team and Salto Dance Company Collaboration

Check out this collaborative performance featuring the Maya Dance Team and Salto Dance Company that took place at Maya's annual show on April 2nd!

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First Fridays Ypsilanti

Wondering what First Fridays Ypsilanti is all about? Take a look at this preview with FFY President Kayj Michelle and artist Shadia Zayed on Fox 2 News !

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Careers of Students Who Pursue Arts

Watch this video featuring new data on the careers of students who pursued creative writing, visual arts, theater, design, dance or music. The data came from the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP), a research effort led by Indiana and Arizona State Universities, supported by the Surdna Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and others.

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Nina Katchadourian: Accent Elimination

Check out the preview for artist Nina Katchadourian's video installation Accent Elimination on view at the Institute for the Humanities gallery.

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U-M Student Daniel Passino on The Voice

U-M School of Music, Theater and Dance student Daniel Passino is currently competing on The Voice with Christina Aguilera as his coach! Watch his audition here .

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Empty Mug Records: "Holler"

Check out Empty Mug Records' new session featuring Holler.

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Amazin' Blue on Fox 2 News Detroit

Watch Amazin' Blue's performance on Fox 2 News Detroit!

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Arts & Culture at U-M

Check out this video highlighting Arts & Culture at the University of Michigan.

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Empty Mug Records: "Slipping Away"

Empty Mug Records new session featuring Slipping Away" by Anu Vora .

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U-M Department of Dance: "Clockwork"

"Clockwork" was choreographed by Yoshiko Iwai at the University of Michigan Department of Dance .

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Disney Music at Mott Children's Hospital

Students from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance bring the music of Disney favorites like The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Frozen to life for kids at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital .

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University of Michigan Men's Glee Club

Check out the University of Michigan Men's Glee Club's performance at the 2016 MLK Symposium Keynote Memorial Lecture by Nontombi Naomi Tutu .

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The Filipino American Student Association

The Filipino American Student Association at the University of Michigan performs modern Tinikling dance at the Philippine Culture Night 2015.

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Amazin Blue

The University of Michigan's Amazin Blue presents their debut music video of OneRepublic's song, Love Runs Out. Check it out !

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The LSA Holiday Letter

For those of you who liked Michigan Engineering Dean Munson's Star Wars-themed Holiday rap , University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts' Dean Martin reads his own holiday letter (while wearing a silk bathrobe).

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Filmic Productions

Filmic Productions is a student-run video productions club at the University of Michigan. Check out their video for the National "Tiny Shifts" competition, a PSA about dealing with stress!

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The Compulsive Lyres Present: The Incrediblyres

The Compulsive Lyres is a co-ed a cappella group from the University of Michigan. Or is it? Their event is going to be a night filled with great music, suave superheroes, and possibly Poot Lovato!

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MUSKET presents: Spring Awakening

MUSKET's production of SPRING AWAKENING, is happening this weekend, November 20-22! Check out U-MSocial's behind-the-scenes SnapChat story video . And guess what?! The Sunday performance is a Passport event !

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IASA presents AYAZA: The Unity of Experience

4000 Audience Members/240 Dancers/24 Choreographers/10 Spectacular Dances/1 Unforgettable Show! Get hyped for the annual IASA show ! This year's theme is AZAYA: The Unity of Experience at the University of Michigan. Check out this hype video !

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U-M Men's Glee Club

The 156th Men's Glee Club Fall Hill Concert is this Saturday, November 7th. This year's Fall Concert revolves around the theme UBOMI: Love, Life, and Loss. Check out this video of them singing Bound for the Promised Land .

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The Sopranos

MACFest 2015 was last weekend, and Umich's amazing a cappella community was there sharing their latest songs. The Sopranos perform "Sweet Disposition" by The Temper Trap in this week's Link of the Week video !

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Band-O-Rama

Michigan has a ton of amazing musicians, and many of them perform in the various bands of the University. To get a sampling of what each of these bands do, go to Band-O-Rama, a Passport to The Arts event on October 24th! Here's a flashback to the Marching Band's entrance back in 2010 to get you excited!

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New Movement

Michigan has a bunch of amazing dance organizations performing a wide variety of styles...Check out this jazz number that New Movement performed last year!

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Conversions at U-M Institute for the Humanities

This trailer highlights some of the artists, exhibitions and events as part of " Year of Conversions ," presented September 2015 – June 2016 by the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan.

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Maya Dance Team

University of Michigan has so many great arts organizations, so you're bound to find something to interest you! Check out Maya, a South Asian fusion dance team with a strong emphasis on classical dance!

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Basement Arts' 24 Hour Theatre

Every year, Basement Arts pulls together writers, crew, actors, and directors to make some amazingly quirky things happen in Studio 1 at Walgreen Drama Center-- and make 4 short plays appear out of thin air in just 24 hours! Get a sense of the fun in this video from 2014!

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Audra McDonald

Audra McDonald returns to Ann Arbor on September 17th , and students can see it for FREE with a Passport Voucher. Here's Audra singing happy 100th birthday to Hill Auditorium in 2013!

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Student Arts HUB

The school year is upon us, and it's time to start thinking about how you'll get involved in the arts. If you're looking to join a student arts organization, the Student Arts HUB is a great place to start! The HUB has profiles on arts orgs, links to their facebook and youtube pages, and more!

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Artscapade Photos

This Friday is Artscapade , Arts at Michigan's annual arts kick-off event at UMMA. If you've never gone before, check out some of these photos from past years' Artscapades, and make sure to stop by on Friday, September 4, from 7-10pm!

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Empty Mug Records

Did you know that U-M has its own independent, student-run record label? Empty Mug Records have developed an innovative and exciting organization to give student artists the momentum to become the University’s next generation of success stories. Take a listen to some of the music they've produced here »

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EnspiRED

EnspiRED is one of Umich's many amazing Student Arts Orgs. Founded in 2006, they highlight the arts and artists on campus through hosting events and workshops. EnspiRED is led by an executive board comprised of dedicated individuals with diverse career aspirations including; Fashion, Music, Theatre, Photography, Film, Business, Law, Public Health, Public Relations, and Medicine. Their new website is beautiful! Check it out here!

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Swing Ann Arbor

If you've ever been curious about Swing Dancing, but never got around to learning how, then Swing Ann Arbor is a great place to start! Their website tells you about all of their classes and events, and includes videos of their performers, classic dances, and further inspiration! You'll be Lindy Hopping in no time!

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D.I.Ypsi

This weekend is D.I.Ypsi , a 2-day indie art fair in Ypslianti. Check out some of the interviews that Critic Car did with organizers and attendees during last year's event, and then be sure to check it out this year!

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Daebek (DB3)

DB3 is the first official male K-Pop dance crew at the University of Michigan. Their mission is to spread the awareness of Korean culture through dancing and participating in various cultural and dance-oriented events, all while developing relationships and having fun. Check out this video of them performing in 2014.

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Outrage Dance

Outrage Dance Company is a group of well-trained jazz, lyrical, and hip hop dancers who share their passion of dance with each other and on the Michigan campus. Check out some of their performance videos!

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GenAPA Culture Show

Generation Asian Pacific American (GenAPA) is a Pan-Asian cultural show held at U-M to showcase the strength and talents of the APIA community. Check out some videos from this past year's event!

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19th-Century African-American Photo Albums

University of Michigan students uncovered the story of Arabella Chapman by researching two rare photo albums from the U-M William L. Clements Library collection. Check out this video about the project!

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Laddies Show presents: Admiral Ackbar's Cadets

If you're a fan of Star Wars, you probably know the infamous Admiral Ackbar. But do you know about his band, the Cadets? No? Let the Laddies Show, a U-M student arts org focused on youtube comedy, will introduce you! (We promise, it's not a trap!)

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SLICE Ann Arbor

SLICE Ann Arbor is an arts and culture blog featuring slice-of-life interviews with people making a creative mark in and around town. Meet the artists, chefs, designers, musicians, actors, playwrights, architects, producers, curators, photographers, dancers, filmmakers, and authors—and find out how they got their start, what’s important to them, and why they do what they do.

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IXITI

IXITI.com is a great resource to find arts and cultural events and things to do in Detroit, Ann Arbor and beyond. IXITI is about art, music, dance, theatre, history, science, and more. IXITI is produced by the Detroit-based arts and culture nonprofit CultureSource. Great things are happening all around you. They invite you to come find your wow!

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Sun and Shadows

"Sun and Shadows" was the kick-off event of the Department of Theatre & Drama’s year-long celebration of 100 Years of Theatre at Michigan . Check out this video that shows some of the story behind the 20-minute shadow puppet play was projected onto the outer walls of the Arthur Miller Theatre in April!

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The Michigan Humanities

The Michigan Humanities had an amazing year exploring life writing in its many forms and incarnations. We want to give a shout-out to all the scholars, artists, students, and staff who made it all possible. Check out this video looking back on some of the great moments.

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Lost in the Stacks

LSA Dean Andrew Martin went on an epic journey through the stacks of the Hatcher Graduate Library, in search of some hard-to-find books! Here's a video of his search. Has he found what he went looking for?

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The Harmonettes

The Harmonettes are just one of umich's great a cappella groups! Here's a video of their performance at the ICCA Great Lakes Quarterfinals in February 2015.

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FunKtion Dance

FunKtion are an all-male multicultural hip-hop dance team at U of M. Founded in 1999, they dance to entertain, to maintain a tight brotherhood, and to simply spread the joy of dance! Check out this video of funKtion performing at this year's Dance Mix.

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HEL[ICON] Literary Journal

HEL[ICON] Literary Journal was released this week, the 100 page magazine that the Helicon , the Art History student org, has been working so hard on for the past few months! Check out the online version here!

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Lightworks Film Festival

Lightworks Film Festival is this weekend, April 24 & 25, and FVSA, the Film Video Student Association is excited to show everyone their work. Here's their fun promo video to get you excited!

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Latin@ Culture Show

Latin@ Culture Show is celebrating their 15th year on April 17th, and shared this little sneak peak of their Bachata group! Pick up a Passport Voucher and see this year's show for FREE!

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Accolades: Achievements in the Arts Awards

The student-driven artistic community at the University of Michigan is one of the most vibrant in the nation. Nominate your Student Arts Org for awards and then vote for the winners to be announced at the 2nd annual Accolades Award Ceremony, to be held on April 15th, 2015 at 7:30pm!

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Revolution Chinese Yoyo/Diabolo Team

Did you know U-M has a Chinese Yoyo/Diabolo Team? Revolution is the Chinese Yoyo team at the University of Michigan; it aims to promote Chinese Yoyo as a performance art form as well as bring awareness to A/PIA culture in general. Check out this recent performance!

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58 Greene

Known for their showstopping soloists and distinctive style, 58 Greene has emerged as one of the hottest singing groups on campus. Check out this video of them performing 10 Seconds by Jazmine Sullivan.

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U-M Detroit Center

Do you know about the The U-M Detroit Center? It serves as a gateway for University and urban communities to take advantage of each other's learning, research and cultural activities. Check out this video to get a better sense of what that looks like.

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The G-Men

The G-Men put together a video of some of the music they've been creating-- check out their version of Justin Timberlake's Pusher Love Girl.

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Impact Dance

Interested in joining a student dance organization? There are lots of auditions this month listed in the Calls & Auditions section of our ArtsInfo newsletter One of those groups is IMPACT Dance. Check out this video of them performing and consider attending their September 14th Tryouts!

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Open Book Project

The Open Book Project seeks to encourage exploration of the unconventional forms “books” might take, to challenge notions of what books can be, and to promote further discussion about the culture, legacy and future of books. Check out their website and don't miss the reception at Literati on July 11th!

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Momix

Performing on June 21 as part of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, MOMIX creates surrealistic worlds through breathtaking imagery, athletic dance, elaborate costumes, puppetry, projections, and riveting musical scores. Check out this preview video for their Botanica show!

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Accolades Awards

The Accolades are a new award meant to recognize achievement in the arts at U of M. Visit their Facebook page and submit your best work for consideration for awards ranging from Best Theatrical Performance to Best Publication Design!

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Sinaboro: The Ultimate Korean Drumming

Have you ever heard of Sinaboro? They're a Korean Traditional Drumming Group at the University of Michigan, and their performances are pretty impressive... just check out this week's link of the week ››

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In the Garden Grows a Lump

"In the Garden Grows a Lump," an exhibition of rare illustrated manuscripts on picturesque gardens, is on view at the Taubman Gallery until February 21. Check out some insights into the exhibition in this video

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Wright Museum

Check out this video promoting the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, where we're going to take an Art Outta Town trip on January 26th!

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Images of Identites

Images of Identities has a show on January 16th. Check out their Fortune Teller video and find out what you have in store in your near future!

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UMS Kazoo Orchestra

Don't miss your opportunity to be part of UMS' Kazoo Orchestra, and your chance to perform at the Arts & Eats event on January 16th! But first, watch this video of the UMS Student Committee learning to play kazoo to get a quick taste of what it'll sound like.

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Angels on Call

Angels on Call are University of Michigan's philanthropic a cappella group. Get ready for their concert on December 7th and check out their recent performance at MACFest in this video!

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G-Men

The G-Men have a concert coming up on Saturday November 24th... Get pumped for One G, Two G, Red G, Blue G with this video from their performance at the 2013 ICCA Semifinals!

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Theramin

Ever seen a musician play a theramin? Turns out you can make one of these unique instruments out of just about anything, as demonstrated in this video. If this is interesting to you, check out the Experimental Musical Instruments Club here on campus.

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Whirling Dervishes

Check out this video of The Whirling Dervishes of Rumi, who are being brought to Rackham Auditorium on Friday November 8th thanks to the Turkish American Society of Michigan. For info about the event, see their website.

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Art Beat

Arts at Michigan has revamped their Student Arts Blog, and arts/beat is up and running! Read recent posts by our bloggers on Blueprint Literary Magazine, ComCo and the Michigan Marching Band!

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Sirens

Check out The Sirens' acapella rendition of "To Make You Feel My Love"... then be sure to go see them at MacFest on October 26th, with 14 other Michigan acapella groups!

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Crickets

Ever wonder what the sound of crickets would be if it were slowed down? Robert Wilson produced a sound piece doing just that. Turns out the sounds is hauntingly beautiful.

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Skyscrapers

Interested in the progression from single-story buildings to sky-scraping towers? The New York Times put together this fun animation about the creation of high-rises.

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Groove

Check out Groove's performance this past week at the Dream Lights Concert... It'll make you want to empty your trash can and start using it as a drum!

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Auscultations

With Michigan Football having a bye week, this is the perfect time to enjoy a different take on the Michigan Fight Song... Auscultations did this beautiful version that's totally worth listening!

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Basement Arts

Check out Basement Arts' updated website... See videos from past seasons and learn how to get involved this year!

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Tendency to Jam

Congratulations to our Artscapade Film Fest Winner, Patrick Kipper. His film, Tendency to Jam was shown at Artscapade 2013 and was selected as the winner!

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Maize Mirchi

Maize Mirchi perform South Asian-themed a cappella music. Wanna be a part of the Mirchi crew? Their Mass Meeting is Sept. 11 at 7 PM in Union 2105B!

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The Appleseed Collective

Check out this video from the Appleseed Collective, who will be playing at The Ark on August 29th. Appleseed Collective play a mix of ragtime, bluegrass and Dixieland, creating a truly unique sound.

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Funktion

Check out FunKtion, one of the groups who'll be performing at Artscapade on Thursday August 29th! Think their next performance will be dedicated to Hermione too?

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Cool As Ice

Need to cool off with some laughs? WCBN is screening the much-criticized film Cool As Ice at Arbor Brewing Company on Tuesday, August 13 at 8pm. Take a look at what's in store with this trailer!

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The Joe Moses Showses World Tour!

Joe Moses is performing at the Michigan Theater on August 3, 2013. Check out this promo video to learn more about about what to expect!

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That's My Dog'

Brett Dennan is a folk singer-songwriter from California coming to Ann Arbor's Sonic Lunch today. Check him out!

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The Front Porch: Luke Winslow-King

Known for his juxtapositions of original songs with a style of a bygone era, Luke Winslow-King offers an energetic sound. Check him out at Sonic Lunch today!

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History of Typography

Ever wonder what prompted all the different fonts you choose from when creating a document? Check out this animation that explains the history of typoraphy.

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Carolyn Striho

Detroit music icon Carolyn Striho will perform an acoustic set tonight at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Many Voices

Want to see how students reinterpret artwork in the UMMA collection through film? Watch the newest Many Voices movies--created by members of the community, inspired by UMMA art works.

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Ann Arbor Soul Club

This weekend, Ann Arbor Soul Club is bringing the party to The Blind Pig for a night of soul favorites. Check out a set from one of last summer's soul nights!

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The Mountaintop

Ann Arbor's Performance Network will be putting on "The Mountaintop." Listen to playwright Katori Hall discuss the meaning of her play.

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Perfect On Stage Proposal at UMGASS Pirates of Penzance

Arts participation is a valuable part of your college experience. But you never know just what else might come along with it. These two performers who met each other on stage had a surprise proposal onstage after UMGASS's final performance of The Pirates of Penzance!

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A sampling of the Senior Thesis Shows!

Did you get out to see all of the 2013 Senior thesis exhibitions? Want to see some photos of things you may have missed? Check out these photos from the various shows!

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Arcadia Promo

The Rude Mechanicals are performing Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia" April 19-21. Check out this promo video and then go see the show!

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Circle Mirror Transformation Trailer

Check out this promo video for Circle Mirror Transformation. It's Basement Arts' latest production, and then go see it for FREE this weekend!

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University of Michigan's Maize Mirchi

Maize Mirchi has their Spring Concert this weekend, "Maize Mirchi goes to High School". Watch this video of their performance from earlier this year.

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Xylem

Xylem, an entirely student-run literary arts magazine that features the creative work of University of Michigan undergraduates. Check them out online and then go to XYLEM LIVE at Work Gallery on State Street on March 29th for their release party with live music, artwork, and food!

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51st Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the longest-running independent and experimental film festival in North America, established in 1963. And it's going on until March 24th. Check out their site for a full schedule of films!

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FunKtion

Check out this fun performance by FunKtion that channels everything from the Spice Girls to Coldplay!

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MPOW

Check out what some of your classmates are doing to share their artistic talents with grade school students form Detroit through MPOW, the Michigan Performance Outreach Workshops.

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Race

The exhibition RACE: Are we so different? is on view now at The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, and brings together the everyday experience of living with race, its history as an idea, the role of science in that history, and the findings of contemporary science that are challenging its foundations.

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Basement Arts!

Wondering what Basement Arts is all about? They produced a really cool promo video to give you a glimpse.

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Li Hongbo's Paper Sculptures

What starts out looking like traditional plaster sculptures morph into surprising new shapes. Check out the paper sculptures of Li Hongbo.

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Interpretive Dance Inspired By A 14-Month-Old Baby

U of M Dance alumna Alexandra Beller introduces the world to the next generation of choreographers, inspired here by a toddler's movements. Showing that inspiration is all around us..ur calendars to see them at Dance Mix 2013 on March 29th!

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EnCore Fall 2012

Missed out seeing EnCore last semester? Check out their fall 2012 set and the great time they've had dancing around Ann Arbor. Mark your calendars to see them at Dance Mix 2013 on March 29th!

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The "Art is..." project

Art Is ______? FOKUS, the parent organization of a student organization by the same name here at U of M, seeks the answer.

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Dance2XS Michigan at Urbanite 2012

Check out this recent performance by Dance 2XS, busting out some crazy dance moves at Urbanite 2012 here!

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The Letter M

Have you seen the latest University of Michigan promo video? It was created by Michigan students for the incoming Class of 2017. Watch "The Letter M" here

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AAEL Artist's Books

Did you know? The Art, Architecture & Engineering Library has a special collection of Artist's Books. You can browse them online and set up an appointment to see them in person. Some of them are one of a kind or handmade, and many of them are really great!

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Tiny Expo

Check out Tiny Expo's website... Taking place on December 8th in Ann Arbor, it's A2's biggest little indie arts & crafts fair, where local artists and crafters will be selling their wares

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Salto Dance Company - Hallelujah

Salto Dance Company's winter show is Thursday 11/29. Watch what they can do, and then pick up a Passport Voucher to get a FREE student ticket!

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The 5 Most Talented 3D Sidewalk Artists

We've all seen those 3D chalk artists who can do amazing things with perspective, but this collection is really pretty impressive!

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FTHRSN - Colors

New Beat Happening is having their second Annual Battle of The Bands on November 16th, 2012. Check out this video from FTHRSN, last year's winner!

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Miniature Michigan

Check out the Alumni Association's video Miniature Michigan. With a tilt/shift camera lens, they make the entire campus seem tiny. Is there a mini version of you in there somewhere?

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Rude Mechanicals

Rude Mechanicals present Shakespeare's Measure for Measure on November 2-4... Get excited for the show and watch this promo video!

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Element1

Check out Element1 busting out some amazing moves and get ready for their Anniversary Jam in December!

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Save the Sound

Our Link of the Week is to the Museum of Endangered Sounds, whose goal is to preserve the sounds made famous by some old technologies and electronics equipment that are disappearing from our audio landscape.

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Grupo Krapp

Grupo Krapp integrate dance and theatre into something that exists in between the two. They'll be speaking at the Institute for Humanities on Oct 17, so see what they do here first!

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The Glass Menagerie

Carla Milarch & Kevin Young talk about their roles in "The Glass Menagerie," now playing at Performance Network Theatre

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Cadence

Cadence: Cadence is having auditions on September 24th and 29th, 2012... Check out their performance from the Spring and get some inspiration!

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Denard Robinson

It was a tough week for Michigan Football, so our Links of the week are a double dose of Denard Robinson love!

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Cadence

Cadence: Cadence is having auditions on September 24th and 29th, 2012... Check out their performance from the Spring and get some inspiration!

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Theater Piece

Congrats to Matthew Montgomery, winner of the Artscapade Student Film Fest! Check out Matthew's short film, Theater Piece, which won him a $200 gift card!

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Michigan Manzil

Want to be the next Bollywood star? It could all start at Michigan Manzil's Fall Auditions on September 9th and 12th!

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Detroit Symphony Orchestra

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is playing a concert in town at Pioneer High School on September 23! Watch this video of them performing

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Bob Ross Remixed

Need some happy little clouds and happy little trees? Famed TV painter Bob Ross is here to meet your needs!

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Performance Ark

Check out Performance Ark's "Things Both Hushed and Grand", which was performed in multiple locations around Ann Arbor this spring.

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UM Dance Assembly

See some of their recent accomplishments of students in the Dance Department on The DSA's (Dance Student Assembly) blog!

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SAPAC/ UMMA Exhibit

"Paths to Renewal" is a virtual exhibit to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the SAPAC (Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center) at U of M. UMMA student docents picked works to promote respect and communication.

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Sopranos

The Sopranos have a new website design, and invite you to check out every single page of a cappella fun!

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UM Women's Glee Club Sails Away

University of Michigan Women's Glee Club sings Sail Away at last year's Spring Concert. This year's concert is April 14th at Hill. And it's a Passport event, so pick up a voucher and see it for FREE!

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The Friars

In this clip from The Friars' 56th annual Study Break Concert, the all-male choir sings "Facebook Me", a parody of "Lean on Me". Check it out and see why you might think twice about adding that kid from your chemistry lecture.

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Jevon's Song

Check out this clip from Groove's performance at the Michigan Theater in December! This percussion group jams out with trash cans, buckets, bottles and more!

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ComCo

Check out this video on the history of ComCo, the self-proclaimed "oldest and best" improv comedy troupe on campus!

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Compulsive Lyres

Watch Compulsive Lyres-- one of the groups that performed at this year's MACFest-perform Stevie Wonder's Superstition!

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Vencedores Samba Bateria

Vencedores Samba Bateria aim to broaden the knowledge of regional music from Brazil while learning about the cultural and social connections to the music. Check out why they call Brazilian samba music "infectious"!

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Teenage Dream

Check out our latest video of the week, featuring (g)imble acapella singing Teenage Dream.

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JUMP!

Check out Biorhythms performing a hilariously fun dance routine to JUMP! During their Winter 2011 Performance at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre!

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