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Arts & Culture

  1. The accidental cartoonist grows up

    Artist-turned-author Cathy Guisewite, BA ’72, pivots from comics to prose with a collection of wry and relatable essays about the absurdities of adulthood.

  2. Strike up the band

    More than 400 U-M alums are teaching ‘more than music’ in elementary, middle, and high school music classrooms throughout Michigan.

  3. Do you believe in miracles? Valentine Davies did.

    ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ is a classic 1947 film about a man who believes he’s Santa Claus. The story came from Valentine Davies, BA ’27, who believed he could spread goodwill.

  4. Letters from Long Binh

    Greg Stern, BA ’00, regrets he never asked his late father about his service in Vietnam. Then the filmmaker found a family treasure that turned into documentary gold.

  5. Episode 32: The band plays on, feat. John Pasquale

    The world may be rife with chaos, but one thing never changes: When football fans enter the Big House, the Michigan Marching Band will deliver a performance unrivaled by any competition.

  6. Poetic plans for Frost House

    Visitors to the Henry Ford’s Greenfield Village can tour the home that poet Robert Frost occupied during his stint in Ann Arbor. The house may soon serve as a center of American literary creativity.

  7. Simply the best

    After starring as Tina Turner on London’s West End, Nkeki Obi-Melekwe (’18) recently made her Broadway debut this month in “TINA — The Tina Turner Musical.”

  8. 1969’s blues fest on disc

    Thanks to Third Man Records and some dusty tapes discovered in a basement, blues fans now can revisit Ann Arbor’s legendary music festival.

  9. A cloud lined in platinum

    From Captain Beefheart to Broadway, legendary music producer Richard Perry, ’64, has been catching stars for decades — many in U-M’s School of Music, Theatre & Dance.