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Arts & Culture

  1. Episode 30: Woodstock — An acoustic synthesis of the ’60s

    Musicologist Mark Clague revisits the iconic music festival of 1969 that likely would have faded into fuzzy lore if not for the documentary that followed. But ‘Woodstock’ is not your typical concert film, Clague says. It’s a riveting drama about a potential disaster that ends in a glorious triumph. And oh yeah: Hendrix.

  2. I hear a symphony

    For U-M violin student Abigel Szilagyi hearing loss is not a disability. The talented musician was born with just 50 percent of her hearing. She relies on vibrations, muscle memory, and instinct.

  3. Step right up!

    Before and after the turn of the 20th century, spring in Ann Arbor brought parades, circuses, and attendant student mischief – including an elephant stampede set off by hooligans tossing firecrackers.

  4. Episode 29: Talk about ‘music to your ears’

    The University Musical Society now offers playlists on Apple Music and Spotify. UMS’ Eric Woodhams says we’re in for some adventurous listening, amazing guest-curated tracks, and endless surprises from the UMS Rewind archives

  5. Living in the moment

    U-M art professor Anne Mondro and her students explore the creative process with the elderly to shatter the stigma that comes with memory loss, dementia.

  6. Episode 28: Getting snazzy and jazzy on Main Street

    Bassist Dave Sharp has found a new groove on Main Street as musical director of the elegant Blue LLama Jazz Club on Main Street.

  7. A most valuable player

    Catcher Moe Berg may have been the ‘greatest gloveman’ in the MLB. But he also was a secret agent in World War II. ‘The Spy Behind Home Plate’ is a new documentary from Michigan Daily alumna Aviva Kempner, BA ’69/MUP ’71.

  8. Teachable moments

    As the iconic program ‘Sesame Street’ marks its 50th anniversary, Bob McGrath, ’54, reflects on the ways it taught him ‘to value children in a new way.’ McGrath, once a tenor soloist in U-M’s Men’s Glee Club, spent 45 years with the show.

  9. Fund supports reporters

    Former media executive John Madigan, BBA ’58/MBA ’59, empowers student journalists with a fund named for former Chicago Tribune editor and Michigan Daily alumna (1977-78) Ann Marie Lipinski, BA ’94.