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The Michigan Daily - New Student Edition - September 3, 1996 - 3D

UMS brings
118th year of

B er places to go...
Ann ArborOandsOn Museum
219 E. Hubn St.
747-8300
'hours: Tu-F'10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
S 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SUW 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Steams Co~ctlon
School of Nbsic Moore Building
1100 Baits Vrive
4389
iudes moe than 2,000 musical
instruments,
Hours: Th-Sat. 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sun p.m. - 5 p.m.
Power Center for the Performing Arts
121 Fletcher St.
Box Office: 7B3-3333
Scheduling: 747-3327
kkham Audtorium
"East Washigton Street
764-5553
Scheduling: 74-3327
"Mendoissohn Teatre
Michigan Leagu, 911 N. University
Ave.
' Box Office: 763-41085
~Scheduling: 747,3327
Trueblood Theatie
. -cond floor, Friete Building
x Office: 764-387
~ cheduling: 747-3327
Hill Auditorium
825 N. University Ave.
Box Office: 764-830
Scheduling: 747-3327
School of Music
2249 E.V. Moore Bulding
Events: 763-4726
*ludes the Music Theatre Pro-
gram, School of Mudic Opera The-
atre, University Dante Company and
Department of Theato and Drama
Art Lounge
First floor, Michigan Lion
763-3202
This study lounge disdiays art from
students and the University commu-
nity.
League
University Ave.
764-0446
Tickets: 764-0450
in addition to study facities and
meeting rooms, the League hosts a
buffet with a rotating at exhibit.
The ticket office sells tickets for all
School of Music performpnces.
Student Woodshop
7 Student Activities BEilding
3.4025
. abinet- and furniture-mking shop
open for classes and free Sunday
:eminars
Qn-Campus Films
763-FILM
taped message of non-pefit cam-
pus films and other events.
3inion Programs Office
t10 Michigan Union
3.3202
aonsors arts programs, exhibits,
print sales and concerts.
*n-Campus Events
6-EVENT
14orth Campus Commons Artssand
trograms
:'764-7544
4nrrook Institute of Science
221 N. Woodward Ave., Bloorefield
,Hills, Mich.
Admission: $7

Laser Shows, $2 extra
Planetarium Shows, $1 extra
Hours: Mon. - Thurs., 10 a.m. 5
p.m.; Fri. - Sat., 10 a.m. - 10 p.nb;
Sun., 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
,Event information: (810) 645-3209
Detroit Institute of Science
)200 Woodward Ave., Detroit
(313) 833-7900
With more than 100 galleries, the
DIA is the fift-argest art museum
nationwide. http://www.dia.org
PE OLI
CA PEZIO SOLOIST

culture to

'

FILE PHOTO
Ringing the bells
One of the University's carillon players rings the bells In the tower near the Modem Languages Building and Hill Auditori-
um. The bells ring every 15 minutes, with extended chimes on the hour.
Cassic theaters, movies
mark film landscape

By Gabe Smith
Daily Ants Writer
For over one hundred years, the Uni-
versity Musical Society has prided itself
on bringing the best of opera, jazz, clas-
sical, theater and dance to the Universi-
ty. This year is no different. Opening up
its 118th season of events, the society
brings a pallet of diverse performances
to the table.
"Our purpose here is to celebrate a
variety of cultural expressions and
have people curious.
to learn and appreci- UMS
ate a diversity of cul-
tures. The experience Sea
itself is what the soci-
ety has to offer; to be The UniversityN
able to open horizons offers 24 series
to rich cultural tradi- bert, jazz, danc(
tions," said Kenneth choral music, A
Fischer, UMS execu- guitar music.
tive director. Some upcoming
The 1996-97 regu- certs;
lar season features 69 1 9"So Many St<
performances and a leen Battle and
varity o seres ofer Dec. 13, Hill Ai
ai.etyo eioffer-gs 0Academy of
ingsu. The orngs Melds, 4 p.m.,f
include: The Choral ham Auditoriun
Union Series, Cham- '#Kdo, 8 pm.
ber Arts Series, Jazz 25, Power Cent
Directions, Divine 1 Cecilia Bart<
Expressions and Stage March 29, Hill
Presence series, as
well as many new
series, including Visions and Voices of
Women and New Interpretations.
Several notable stars are scheduled to
appear this year, including several
returning to Hill Auditorium. Wynton
Marsalis and The Lincoln Center Jazz
Orchestra, with Jon Hendricks and Cas-
sandra Wilson, appears Feb. 12 at Hill
Auditorium. This is part of Marsalis'
world-premiere international tour of his
oratorio Blood on the Fields.
After two sold-out performances in
1993 and 1995, March 29 marks the
return of world-renowned mezzo-sopra-
no Cecilia Bartoli.
Soprano Kathleen Battle returns Dec.
13. She'll perform works by Duke
Ellington, favorite spirituals and select-
ed lullabies and love songs. Accompa-
nied by revered jazz artists Cyrus Chest-

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!sit
Asi
tar
d r
t
111.

nut, Christian McBride and James
Carter, Hill Auditorium should have a
full house.
Andre Watts and Garrick Ohlsscn
come to Ann Arbor for evenings of
Schubert - Watts on Jan. 8, Ohlsson on
Jan. 23.
Puccini's La Boheme will be per-
formed Feb. 19-22 at the Power Center
by the New York City Opera Company.
On Oct. 25 and 26, Twyla Tharp and
her dance company will perform at the
Power Center.
} 947 Finally, The Harlem
Nutcracker will be
s0n performed Dec. 18-
21. This performance
usical Society is both a UMS debut
ncluding Schu- and co-commissioned
theater, by the society. The
an music and group uses Duke
Ellington's version of
special Cori- the Nutcracker Suite
in a 20th century
with Kath- Harlem setting.
riends, 8 p.m.' These, however, are
itorium
Matn-in-the- just a few of the many
b. 23; FackI extraordinary perfor-
mances to grace the
Feb. 24 and University's stages.
r There will be an
8 p.m., open house from 1-4
uditorium p.m. Aug. 29 in the
lobby at Hill Auditori-
um. There will be
information on the University Musical
Society and prizes will be given away.
The one-day half-price sale for all
seats to all shows will be held Sept. 7.
This half price sale happens only oncea
semester. The popular sale will be held
from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Hill
Auditorium box office. Also, rush tick-
ets will be sold for any concert on the
day of the event, or for a Saturday or
Sunday performance.
"Students arc high priority here," Fis-
cher said.
UMS has housed some of the great-
est, including Leonard Bernstein and the
Vienna Orchestra, and even pianist Van
Cliburn, who gave a resounding perfor-
mance here in May.
The box office is user-friendly and
the dress at most events is casual.

By Joshua Rich
Daily Arts Editor
The striking sights of giant theater
marquees towering over Ann Arbor's
South State and Liberty streets no doubt
look like geographic anomalies. They
are ornate placards that really belong in
larger American metropolises like New
York or Las Vegas. To Ann Arborites,
though, these gaudy awnings prove that

of the many films the theater presents
regularly. With its late-night weekend
shows, the State is definitely for maize
and blue droogs!
Just down the street lies the Michigan
Theater, Ann Arbor's main cinema art
house. The more inspired viewer will step
in its palatial confines to find foreign and
independent movies on its silver screen.
The Michigan is the home of the Ann
Arbor Film Festival, an annual showcase

the cosmopolitan
Square, perhaps -
invades our little
intellectual Mecca
every day andnight.
But the billboards
for the State and
Michigan theaters-
the closest commer-
cial movie houses to
Central Campus -
tell us more than just
what's playing. They
remind us that while
we invite the greatest
politicians or artists
or football teams to
other Ann Arbor
venues, the heroes of
cinema-the Welle-
ses, the Redfords
and even the Taranti-
nos - have a per-
manent home here.
Movie stars
reside quite close to
students, in fact,

world - Times

Ann Arbor .&2
210 S Fifth St .
761-9700 .
Showcase Cinemas
4100 Carpenter Rd.
'73.8380
.The Movies at Oriarwood Ma!
769-8780
The Michigan Theater
603 E. Liberty St.
608-8480
Fox V111age Theater
375 S. Maple Rd.
994-8080,
State Theatre
233 S. State
994-4024

of independent and exper-
imental motion pictures.
More than 30 years old, the
festival takes place each
March, offering an inter-
esting look into the world
of movies produced and
presented far outside of
Hollywood. Other events
at the Michigan include
presentations of silent
films with live orchestral
accompaniments, visits
from famous directors who
discuss their films (as
"Leaving Las Vegas" cre-
ator Mike Figgis did earli-
er this year) and special
festivals, like the recent
exhibition of Italian mas-
ter Federico Fellini.
To see the biggest Holly-
wood productions in the
multiplexes on the outskirts
of town, one will need to
take a bus, a cab or other

Arbor I & 2 plays many of the more cre-
ative pictures produced. In past years it
has housed a variety of movies, ranging
from Woody Allen's comedies to French
action pictures to heartwarming Ameri-
can flicks. It, too, has reduced student
rates and is just a short walk away.
Yet no trek is required to find some of
Ann Arbor's biggest cinematic secrets
and treats. These usually lie no farther
than the auditorium in which your chem-
istry or history lecture is held. Each
week, film clubs present numerous clas-
sic movies on campus. Tickets are cheap
- sometimes free - and they admit
you to some of the best and craziest
films to come to town.
Along with theatrical movies shown
just a short distance away, campus cinema
presentations are testament to how
movies thrive in A-squared. After all,
where else could you see Jim Carrey
cram asparagus up his nose one moment
and then witness a film about blood-suck-
ing chiropractors the next, all for less than
the cost of dinner at the Brown Jug?

They regularly visit the State and Michi-
gan theaters (where students pay a
reduced ticket price with a student ID),
as well as the four other Ann Arbor area
movie houses - the Ann Arbor I & 2
on South Fifth Street, the United Artists
Theaters at Briarwood Mall, Showcase
Cinemas on Carpenter Road near Ypsi-
lanti and the Fox ViIlage Theaters on the
city's west side.
And there is no better study break or
time-killer than a visit to one of these.
Venture into the State Theater -until
recently the so-called "Home of 'Pulp
Fiction"' (which the theater housed for
nearly a year) - and you will find an
assortment of movies that offer plenty of
intellectual fodder mixed with bits of
quirk. Big- and small-budget alike, films
at the State are a menagerie of first-run
sensations like "The Shawshank
Redemption," and second-run classics
including "The Rocky Horror Picture
Show" and " A Clockwork Orange,'two

motorized transportation to reach them.
Often housing the exact same movies,
the Briarwood and Showcase theaters
offer distinct differences that make each
an appealing choice for the finicky film
fan. Briarwood is a convenient option -
it is not far from campus and numerous
stores surround the mall's cineplex. Show-
case, on the other hand, is farther away
from school, yet offers the most movies on
the most screens and the most comfort-
able seats in town. Tickets at theses off-
campus theaters are, of course, pricier, but
their larger chairs with plenty of leg room
may be worth an extra buck or two.
Of course, if you are only willing to
spend a buck or two on a movie, a trip
west at the Fox Village Theaters may be
your calling. It specializes in presenting
films on their second run to the box
office, and tickets are undoubtedly the
cheapest in the city. The catch: It takes a
while for blockbusters to come to Fox.
Back in heart of downtown, the Ann

FREE FILMS
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STUDENTS!

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CASABLANCA
Monday,
Cartemhr 9 a5:-00

Saturday, August 31 @ 7:00
Students get in FREE to this first
film in our Monty Python film
series. This hilarious and irrever-
ent interpretation of the Arthurian

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