Community Culture

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Amid sudden concert cancellations for performing artists across the globe, students and professionals have scrambled to find the best mediums to keep art alive in a socially distanced world.

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Community chamber orchestras are at the heart of towns and cities across America. Volunteer, amateur musicians often comprise these ensembles, yet some ensembles employ high-level, local freelance professionals and students at nearby universities.

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Is it possible to revive a staple of the Broadway repertoire while staying true to the original production? And if not, should revivals instead strive to forge new ground?

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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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Over the past month, as I boarded four flights and about ten bus rides, I found myself listening to the same recording over and over: Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s 2012 recording of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.

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It’s not just a unique voice, I’ve come to realize, that marks a successful artist. It’s also an ability to bend style to match this artistic voice.

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Educator, author and activist Mabel O. Wilson visited the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning this past Friday to give a lecture entitled “Memory/Race/Nation: The Politics of Modern Memorials” as the University of Michigan’s Martin Luther King Jr.

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On the corner of Fletcher and South Thayer St. lies 202 South Thayer — a quaint building often overshadowed by the Modern Language Building and North Quad, with whom it shares the intersection.

Places like Córdoba and the Mezquita — while not flawless in modern times — still exist. The U.S. is a melting pot of cultures, but religious tolerance has a long way to go.

As a community, Ann Arbor needs to strive to celebrate the minority artist — not just during Black History month or Hispanic Heritage month. It is more important than ever to foster a community where everyone can find themselves in every form of art.