In the News: Recent media coverage
Darren Criss Plays the Happy-Go-Lucky Killer in the Versace TV Drama
The New York Times spoke with U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance alumnus Darren Criss about his new role in FX Networks “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.”
Read more: The New York Times
Ann Arbor’s Omari Rush Named Chair Of Statewide Arts Council
U-M alumnus and executive director of CultureSource, Omari Rush, has been appointed by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to chair the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. Rush says “the arts and culture institutions and organizations in Michigan are businesses that employ lots and lots of people and have a really important impact on economies all over the state.”
Read more: WEMU 89.1
Performance series at UMMA celebrating black classical musicians coming Jan. 26
The STMD@UMMA Performance Series annual puts on 6-8 performances that connect with the collections, spaces and exhibition at the U-M Museum of Art. As part of the University of Michigan’s 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium, the performance “Out of Silence” celebrates the lives of African-American musicians at the turn of the 20th century.
Read more: All about Ann Arbor
Chelsea Manning is coming to Ann Arbor as part of U-M’s Penny Stamps speaker series
A queer and transgender rights activist and former intelligence analyst for the U.S Department of Defense, Chelsea Manning will be joined by bio-political artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg on Thursday, March 15 to deliver a lecture as part of the U-M Stamps School of Art & Design Winter 2018 Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series.
Read more: Detroit Metro Times
Golden Globes 2018: Best and worst moments of the #TimesUp, black-clad ceremony
U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance alums Benj Pasek and Justin Paul took home the Golden Globe for best song for the inclusive anthem “This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman.”
Read more: Detroit Free Press
From Tetris to Destiny: The extreme evolution of video game music
U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance professor Matthew Thompson spoke with Stateside about the evolution of video game music, and the Fifth Annual North American Conference on Video Game Music, which came to Ann Arbor in January.
Read more: Michigan Radio
Two Frank Lloyd Wright homes available to rent in Mich.
“What makes them special is each house is different and each is a response to its unique setting. Each owner also thinks they have the best Wright house, but they all have something special, a piece of his organic touch,” said Robert Fishman, professor of architecture and urban and regional planning, referring to homes designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Read more: The Detroit News