2006 January

Mozart Comes to Ann Arbor

Let’s face it, classical music faces tough competition when vying for the attention, and affection, of kids. No, I’m not about to head off on a tirade about the respective worths of classical and popular music....

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Leif Ove Andsnes

A late starter, Leif Ove Andsnes entered the Bergen Conservatory when he was a comparatively old sixteen. Andsnes made up for it by making his American and British debuts and his first recording — a coruscating Prokofiev Third...

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Andy Bey

It is hard to write about jazz singers in the present commercial climate in which youth, looks, and attitude are more important than musical qualities. But if there's one singer whose art is indelibly rooted in the spirit of...

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Zbigniew Libera

The controversial forty-six-year-old Polish pop artist Zbigniew Libera alters and mimics commercial products ranging from toys to exercise equipment in ways that raise caustic questions about social norms and conditioning and...

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Lyle Lovett Trio

People struggle to describe Lyle Lovett's music. He started out as a country singer, and plenty of fiddles and steel guitars still propel many of his albums. But Nashville doesn't know what to make of him any more than...

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The Maypops

F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, "There are no second acts in American lives." Possibly that's true for some lives, but fortunately not for all. Ann Arbor's Khalid Hanifi recently opened — more accurately,...

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