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14D -- The Michigan Daily Thursday, September 5,
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By Neil Galanter
THIS FALL, as in past fall concert
seasons, Ann Arbor can boast a
classical music event practically
every evening.
The major contributing institution
to the overall success of Ann Arbor's
classical life is The University
Musical Society. Since 1879, through
wars and depressions, peaceful and
prosperous times, The University
Musical Society has featured the creme
de la creme of the world's leading
classical artists. This season is to be
no exception.
The Choral Union Series, at
Ann Arbor's acoustically phenomenal
Hill Auditorium, is the largest of the
University Musical Society's five sub-
scription series. Among some of this
season's treats are such appearances
as by Nathan Milstein, violinist; Lorin
Maazel conducting the Munich
Philharmonic, Andre Watts, pianist;
and an always Ann Arbor
favorite-soprano Jessye Norman,
who is a University alumnus herself.
Other international presentations
include a Chamber Arts Series, the
Debut, and Encore Series, a Choice
Series, and a group of special single
concerts. And there's always the an-
nual Handel's Messiah, which is
always a pleasure, and more yet in
the celebrated May Festival, which
features a guest house orchestra and
a roster of international artists in
four different concert programs.

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By Ron Schechter
AFTER PIZZA restaurants and
ice cream parlors, bookstores
are the most prominent establishmen-
ts on the University of Michigan cam-
pus. Books are an intricate part of
university life, and Ann Arbor's
bookstores cater to every type of
reader, from the ethereal poet to the
common porn-monger.
The typical University student
claims to be too busy with classwork to
find tne time for pleasure reading. Af-
ter hours of struggling through dry
textbooks, most students prefer to
leave the books behind and head for
Rick's or Charley's. For these studen-
ts, the most important bookstores on
campus are Ulrich's (549 E. Univer-
sity), the University Cellar (341 E.
Liberty), and the newly opened
Michigan Union Bookstore. A trip to
any of these bookstores is-like a visit
to the dentist-an unpleasant bian-
nual chore. At each location, however,
scores of store employees deaden the
pain of textbook buying by answering
students' questions and helping them
locate books.
With all due repect to the textbook
dealers, it is the other bookstores that
make Ann Arbor a book-browser's
haven. To those students who manage
to discover books more interesting
and enjoyable than Introduction to
Microeconomics, congratulations and
good hunting !
No doubt you will quickly discover
Border's (363 S. State), the un-
disputed leader of Ann Arbor's
bookstores. With over 60,000 books on
subjects too numerous to list, Bor-
der's has by far the largest selection

in town. Students often lose track of
time and spend hours browsing
through the books, magazines, and
prints, while Vivaldi or Chopin plays
over the speakers. In addition to being
the largest bookstore in Ann Arbor,
Border's is also the classiest. You
won't find greeting cards or "I Hate
Ohio State" bumper stickers among
the books; Border's takes itself quite
seriously, emphasizing quality and
religiously avoiding the cute and the
trendy.
For those who prefer used books,
David's Books (662 E. Liberty) is the
place to look. David's is hard to
miss-it's the store sporting a large
mural of five famous writers. The
characters on this Rushmore painting
are Allen, Poe, Hesse, Kafka, and
Nin, but if you can only recognize
Woody Allen you're par for the cour-
se. Outside David's are several tables
covered with old books, which stay out
all night and, remarkably, are still
there the next morning. A short walk
upstairs reveals Ann Arbor's most ex-
tensive collection of used paperbacks.
If you're interested in books that
are really old, pay a visit to the State
Street Book Shop (316 S. State), where
you can browse through antique
books, magazines and prints. If you
can't find what you're looking for
here, try the West Side Book Shop (113
W. Liberty) or the Dawn Treader
Book Shop (525 E. Liberty and 1202 S.
University).
You won't find anything old at the
Community Newscenter (1301 S.
University and 380 E. Liberty). Both
Ann Arbor locations specialize in the
newest, most popular books, and are
unabashedly trendy. It is an unlikely
place to find sources for your resear-
ch paper, which is probably part of its
charm. The Community Newscenter
is a refreshing place to relax and un-
wind, and it is virtually impossible to
walk out without buying something. In
addition to books, the Community
Newscenter sells practically every
magazine from Commentary to
Couples' Fantasies, from Fortune to
Soldier of Fortune, and also has an ex-
tensive collection (brace yourselves,

Border's fans) of greeting cards.
Shaman Drum Bookshop (313 S.
State) is an intellectual's heaven. In-
conspicuously located one flight up
from State Street, this humanities
bookstore contains more books on
existence than you ever could have
imagined. In addition to Philosophy
books, Shaman Drum has an exten-
sive selection of books on Religion,

History, Psychology, Anthropology,
and of course, the classics.
Logos, at 1205S. University, calls it-
self a "Christian Resource Center,"
and contains a large selection of books
on Religion and Theology. In addition,
Logos sells some bestsellers, posters,
and gifts. Other bookstores worth,
mentioning are Wooden Spoon Books
(200 N. Fourth), selling used books,

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very fine classical music
organizations. The Ann Arbor Sym-
phony Orchestra holds concerts at
various major auditoriums. Recently,
they named Carl St. Clair, a professor
at the School of Music, their music
director and conductor.
The Ann Arbor Chamber Orchestra
performs a lot of the standard cham-
ber repetoire with concerts at the
Michigan Theater.
Ann Arbor's Ars Musica has the
unique privilege of being America's
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received worldwide praise for their
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accepting applications, pleas,
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All three of these groups have
student and senior citizen rates, thus
making it a bit easier on your wallet.
Finally if all of the above doesn't
seem like quite enough, there is the
new Kerrytown Concert Hall located
at 415 N. 4th Street. Last season the
Kerrytown hall hosted a wide range of
classical music recitals and chamber
music concerts. Kerrytown has an in-
timate, homey atmosphere-it
provides the same quality of musical
events that major auditoriums do,
just in a more personal way. Anthing
at Kerrytown is a good bet.
So, there you have it! An abundance
of opportunities for those of you' Who
love and admire the classics.

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