Recap: Accolades in the Arts

The University of Michigan Ice Carving Team's ice sculpture for the event. Courtesy of @AccoladesAwards on Twitter.

The Accolades in the Arts was, as predicted, a great night of arts, awarding, and awesome food! Performing multiple roles, I got to experience the show behind the scenes, play a Mendelssohn quartet onstage before the official ceremony started, and watch other arts groups win awards and perform onstage. Here’s a recap of what all…

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Big Show flyer

When I walk into a ComCo rehearsal late one Wednesday night, I see two things; someone having a heart attack, and matching tracksuits. The former is part of an improv game- from what I gather before they break to talk to me, the scene in question also features a live tv game show. The latter…

“If you’re a student musician, you should be in this club” (and go to this upcoming EDM concert!)

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My first encounter with Stamp Nation was at the beginning of this year. In November, I got an email from someone at Stamp.fm, a Michigan-based online music tournament startup, saying that core members of the group were trying to create a comprehensive database of student musicians at the university. Naturally, being a musician, I signed…

Jugglers on campus!

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Photo courtesy of the Jugglers on Campus Facebook page. The last time I tried to juggle something was in the fifth grade, during which I briefly mastered the art of one handed juggling with two balls, failed to graduate to juggling with three balls, and then slowly lost any vestige of skill I had whatsoever.…

The stART of something new: day one of upstART, and 4 reasons why you should be part of this new festival!

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Hello and welcome to Artbeat, where we cover undergrad arts organizations on campus the occasional brand-new, campus-wide arts festival! The festival in question, in case you haven’t heard, is upstART, which is a four-day festival designed to “put the arts in motion” and “reconnect us to what has been in us all along”. This festival…