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July 14, 2014

U-M, GVSU collaboration to bring performance to Muskegon

University of Michigan dance professor Robin Wilson — tonight a performer — licks her index finger and then lifts it to check the imaginary wind's direction. This opening gesture is symbolic of the issue being explored during a special Ann Arbor Dance Works preview of a performance called "Into the Wind."

June 26, 2014

Chamber Choir to tour Australia, New Zealand next month

The U-M Chamber Choir, led by Jerry Blackstone, director of choirs and chair of the conducting department at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, will embark on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand beginning July 4.

June 9, 2014

Top of the Park offers fun and unique campus experience

Free live music and movies are back as the Top of the Park series returns to Ingalls Mall June 13-July 6 as part of the 31st Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

But music and film are only part of the show, attracting more than 75,000 annually.

May 29, 2014

Filmmaker John Sayles celebrated at U-M symposium June 4

Perhaps more than any modern filmmaker, John Sayles personifies American individualism. From his 1979 directorial debut "Return of the Secaucus 7" to his 2013 release "Go for Sisters," he has thrived outside the Hollywood mainstream, using his films to explore such complex, nuanced themes as race, class and gender identity.

May 2, 2014

Don't Miss: Matthaei presents Spring Plant Sales

Matthaei Botanical Gardens hosts two plant sales this month: The Mother’s Day Plant Sale & Fundraiser from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 10-11, and the Kitchen Favorites Plant Sale & Fundraiser from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 17-18.

April 25, 2014

Don't Miss: Opening reception, exhibit, celebrate maverick filmmaker

The student-researched exhibit “Sayles Pitch: John Sayles, Author, Auteur, Independent,” features photographs, storyboards, scripts, props and more from the archives of the director of such films as “Lone Star,” “Matewan” and “Brother from Another Planet.”

April 18, 2014

Don't Miss: Outspoken first ladies recalled in Ford Library program

History records that Betty Ford and Eleanor Roosevelt often spoke bluntly on issues they championed with a candor that sometimes made the White House senior staff recoil, pundits leap for their pens, and citizens discuss issues they usually chose to ignore.

March 21, 2014

Don't miss: Nation’s largest prisoner art exhibition opens

The Prison Creative Arts Project invites the public to an opening reception from 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, to celebrate the 19th Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners, through April 9 at the Duderstadt Center Gallery on North Campus.

March 14, 2014

Don't Miss: March 17, 2014

Midwestern author celebrates regional literature

Curtis Sittenfeld, New York Times best-selling author, is keynote speaker for “Voices of the Middle West: A Celebration of Writers and Independent Presses” festival from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. March 22 in the Residential College.

March 9, 2014

Several units promote university at South by Southwest festival

The university launched its biggest-ever presence at the South by Southwest festival this week, featuring eight U-M speakers in four separate conferences, a prominent booth in the exhibit hall, a party that drew hundreds of area alums and a daylong pitch competition for students.

February 10, 2014

Theatre & Drama chair celebrates teaching, promotes community

More than 30 years and hundreds of performances after Priscilla Lindsay first graduated from the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, she has returned to U-M in a role that she never expected.

"I always knew I wanted to act," she says. "I learned later on how much I loved directing. But I had no idea (that I would return to U-M)."

February 6, 2014

SMTD conducts ceremonial groundbreaking for Moore project

The School of Music, Theatre & Dance hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking Thursday to officially launch construction on a $24.32 million renovation and expansion of the Earl V. Moore Building on North Campus, home to a majority of the school's core music programs.

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