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Arts & Culture

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.”

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Episode 31: There were bells

    Come climb the stairs of Burton Memorial Tower as U-M’s carillonist Tiffany Ng fills the air with music. From her perch high above campus, Ng likes to introduce new composers and defy expectations: Aretha Franklin, anyone?

  8. 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.

  9. 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.