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Arts & Culture

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. A (tiny) face in the crowd

    How 50 years and one photo captured an icon’s essence, soothed an artist’s soul, and validated a family’s tall tale.

  6. Professor Emerita of Organ Marilyn Mason dies at 93

    The internationally acclaimed concert organist served on the SMTD faculty for 67 years, setting a record as the longest-serving faculty member in U-M’s history.

  7. 3,000 toe tags: 1 massive tragedy

    Anthropologist Jason De León humanizes undocumented migrants through art that confronts viewers with the actual names, dates, locations, and conditions of people who died attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border.

  8. Embracing Flint

    A new play by SMTD professor José Casas explores the embattled city and its people. Premieres in April at the Arthur Miller Theater on campus.

  9. Strike up the band

    Chances are good that if you or someone you know has taken a music class in Michigan in the last 70 years, your teacher was a U-M grad.