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UMS Presents Kronos Quartet for first time in a decade

ANN ARBOR – The University Musical Society (UMS) presents the Grammy Award-winning Kronos Quartet in a program entitled “Visual Music” on Sunday, March 14 at 6 p.m. in Ann Arbor’s Power Center for the Performing Arts located at 121 Fletcher Street.
In addition to the “Visual Music” program, Kronos will also perform John Cage’s “30 Pieces in 30 Minutes” live with choreography by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company on Saturday, March 13 at 8 p.m. at the Power Center. This collaboration, the first between the two artists, comes together when Kronos is celebrating its 30th anniversary and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company its 50th.
For tickets or additional information, contact the University Musical Society at 734-764-2538 or online at Tickets may also be purchased in person at the League Ticket Office (911 North University Avenue). New ticket office hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets may also be available at the Michigan Theater beginning 90 minutes before curtain time.

Open House at Detroit’s Scarab Club

DETROIT – Have you heard of the Scarab Club – but weren’t sure what the heck it is? Find out by attending an Open House on Sunday, March 14 from 2 – 4 p.m.
Included are studio tours, refreshments, music and poetry by Wardell Montgomery, Jr. and Mary Ann Wehler of The Writer’s Voice.
Admission is free.
The Scarab Club, an historic meeting place fostering the arts for all, is located at 217 Farnsworth, Detroit, located directly behind the Detroit Institute of Arts.
For complete information call 313-831-1250 or go online to

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center visits Wharton Center

EAST LANSING – On Wednesday, March 17 a sextet with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center had planned to debut the world premiere of a new work by one of Britain’s most admired composers, Nicholas Maw at East Lansing’s Wharton Center. Unfortunately, Maw was unable to finish the commission.
Instead, the Sextet will play a selection of works from Mozart, Bermel, and Dvor‡k.
Violinists Ida Kavafian and Joseph Silverstein will join with gifted violists Paul Neubauer and Toby Appel, and cellists Fred Sherry and Ronald Thomas for a winning combination that promises to delight music lovers.
A free preview lecture in Wharton Center’s Grand Tier Lounge given by Dr. Alan Gosman, Professor of Music Theory at Michigan State University, will take place approximately 45 minutes before the 7:30 p.m. performance.
Tickets for the event are $26. For complete information call 517-432-2000.

Gypsy Spirit comes to the Macomb Center

CLINTON TWP. -“Gypsy Spirit – Journey of the Roma,” an innovative program that pays homage to the legendary music and dance traditions of the Gypsy, comes to the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts on March 14.
The music of the Gypsies (or Roma) has fascinated people for centuries. The performers will trace the route of the Gypsy traditions, depicting some of the most exciting styles of music and dance. The journey, which begins in India and then proceeds to Turkey before traveling west across the European continent, features exotic Turkish music and dances, Spanish Flamenco, fiery Bulgarian footwork and melodies; Romanian tunes performed at breathtaking speed, and refined scardases from Hungary and Transylvania. The performance will offer a sampling of these vibrant cultural treasures connected by the passion of the Gypsy.
“Gypsy Spirit – Journey of the Roma” will be performed on Sunday, March 14 at 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. at The Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, a community enrichment program of Macomb Community College. Ticket prices range from $22 – $30, with discounts available to senior citizens, students, and groups of 20 or more.
Reserved seating may be purchased at the ticket office, by phone at 586-286-2222, on the web at, through Star Tickets PLUS at 800-585-3737 and at all Michigan Meijer stores.

Visual artists wanted for MCC Gallery exhibitions

CLINTON TWP. – The Macomb Center for the Performing Arts is taking entries for the 2004/2005 Macomb Gallery Season.
The Art Gallery at Macomb Center for the Performing Arts will be used for the display of a diversified selection of visual arts featuring the work of local, national and international artists. A five-member selection committee will select artists by a jury process based on a review of the artists’ credentials. The committee may give selection priority to artists who include an educational component as part of the exhibition. Artists are asked to submit slides and vita for a juried selection process.
Interested artists may send slides and vita, along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope, in person or by mail to: Nancy Kramarczyk, Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, M-125, 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township, Michigan 48038-1139.
Deadline for submission is April 1.
For more information send email to [email protected] or call 586-286-2183.

Lawrence Street Gallery solicits entries for photo exhibit

FERNDALE – Lawrence Street Gallery is accepting entries for the Exposures Photography ’04 – 8th Annual Competition and Exhibit scheduled to run from March 30 – April 30 with an Artist Reception on April 2 from 7 – 10 pm which will include an awards presentation at 8:00 pm.
Juror for this exhibit, Linda Soberman, received her B.A. from the University of Michigan and her M.F.A. from Wayne State University.
For inquiries and to receive a complete prospectus please call the gallery at 248-544-0394 during gallery hours, Noon – 5 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday, or visit
Lawrence Street Gallery is located at 22620 Woodward Avenue, Suite A, Ferndale.

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