2003 June

The Dexter- Ann Arbor Run

It's the morning of the Dexter-Ann Arbor Run, and I wonder how I will do. Did I train enough? Will I run better than last year? How will I place in my new age group, women 60-64? At Dexter Middle School, hundreds of runners...

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The Gibson Brothers

Both pickers and lovers of good harmony singing will be satisfied when the Gibson Brothers open for Phillips, Grier, & Flinner at the Ark on Saturday, June 7. Brother duets have a long tradition in country music, and these...

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Steven Gillis

I sometimes worry that the professionalization of creative writing is going to kill the writing of books, making them all safe and expected and easy to categorize as something called "good writing." Luckily, the...

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Jeremy Kittel

Maybe you know that seemingly middle-of-the-road Saline has been a fertile place for fiddle music lately. Maybe you've noticed that there are Celtic musicians in the bars downtown several nights a week, and that a lot of...

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MOMIX

Like any respectable baseball dilettante, I can recite my favorite ballparks, classic and neoclassic (Dodger Stadium and Camden Yards, respectively); name the best World Series team (the 1984 Tigers, of course); and advance my...

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Ménage Á trois

It was an executive producer of Nonesuch records who suggested that violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and Sergio and Odair Assad form a trio. And if his idea of joining the fiery violinist who wails on her instrument with...

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Pandora’s Box

There's only one thing you need to know about G. W. Pabst's 1928 film Pandora's Box: Louise Brooks. Brooks, who snatched the title role of Lulu from Marlene Dietrich, is astounding. Her androgynous appearance,...

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P. D. Q. Bach

P. D. Q. Bach, the unacknowledged last son of Johann Sebastian Bach, made his first appearance in 1965 in a concert by Peter Schickele — who billed himself as a professor from the University of Southern North Dakota at...

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Rodin at UMMA

The nearly claustrophobic exhibit of sixty-three Auguste Rodin sculptures crammed into two second-floor galleries at the U-M Museum of Art, swarming with visitors on the weekday I visited, left me with mixed feelings: awe at the...

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