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The Daily Arts
guide to the best
upcoming events
- it's everywhere
you should be this
weekend and why.

If you've never been
inside Burton Memorial
Tower, tomorrow night's
musicology department
distinguished lecture will
let you climb inside the
clock - and learn about
Stravinsky. Dr. Roland
John Wiley will lecture on
Igor Stravinsky at 5 p.m.
in Room 506. The event
is free.

A match made
in music heaven
1. Bob Dylan and his Band with Elvis Costello (Oct.12 at Eastern
Michigan University Convocation Center)
Two of the most popular artists on the University student's
"This changed my life!" playlist, the master songsmiths have
joined up for the last leg of Dylan's most recent tour, including a
date just down the road at EMU's Convocation Center. The tour
marks Costello's first solo outing in a dozen years, and Dylan
is coming off the excellent Modern Times. Scramble for tickets
when they go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m. and pray for a beauti-
fully wheezy duet of "Pump It Up." KIMBERLY CHOU
A cheerleader
Smost mysterious
1. "Heroes" season two
Sept. 24 on NBC
NBC's X-Men return this fall after one the most bizarre, uncon-
ventional season finales of the year. Half the cast ended up dead, the
bad guy escaped and we still don't understand what the hell "sav
ing the cheerleader" had to do with "saving the world." This season TESY OF
looks to answer these questions, introduce new heroes and explore MIRAMAX
old favorites. Find out who's dead, who's alive and who's in feudal ardem as
Japan. a violent
PAUL TASSI drifter
in "No
See PREVIEWS, Page 2B oetn or

Nothing like a
sure thing
1. "American Gangster" (Nov. 2)
If Ridley Scott directed a movie starring Russell Crowe and
Denzel Washington, it could be about a sudden-death ping-pong
tournament and it would still win six Oscars. "American Gangster"
is rather about a self-made '70s crime lord (Denzel) who clashes
with a cop (Crowe) as he builds his empire by hiding heroin in the
caskets of dead soldiers returningfrom Vietnam. It's like when you
saw the first "Departed" trailer last year and just said "Oscar." This
one will live on. PAUL TASSI
A macabre touch
of humor
1. School of Music, Theatre & Dance's "Our Lady of 121st St."
For the Theatre & Drama Department's first production in the
new Arthur Miller Theatre, Theater Prof. John Neville-Andrews
chose contemporary playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis, whose "In
Arabia, We'd All Be Kings" sold out several nights at the now-razed
Frieze Building three years ago. "These characters are all in some
way damaged, and because they're damaged, they're prone to being
vulnerable," Neville-Andrews said. Though the play's premise
sounds macabre - it begins with the theft of a body from a wake
- Neville-Andrews insisted that the play is largely comedic.

Since childhood, Craig
Gass is a stand-up come-
dian and famous impres-
sionist. Witness his
hilarious interpretations
this weekend at the Ann
Arbor Comedy Showcase,
with performances start-
ing tonight at 8 p.m. Tick-
ets are $20 at the door.

Remember when you
loved "Buffy the Vampire
Slayer" in high school?
We still do. Here's your
chance to watch the Joss
Whedon series' excel-
lent musical episode on
the big screen tomorrow
night at the Michigan.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
can't really sing, but the
guy that plays Spike?
Damn. The show starts at
11:55 p.m. and tickets are
$6.75 with student ID.

What would Arthur Miller do?

AssociateArts Editor
it's old news by now: Arthur Mill-
er hada son with Down Syndrome
whom he kept hidden from public
attention for 40 years. But anything
about the late playwright is news,
given his sainted status in the Unit-
ed States - and nowhere more so
than here at his alma mater.
So when Suzanna Andrews's fea-
FI LE PHOTO ture on Miller, tucked in the pages of
Vanity Fair's fashion issue, reached

newsstands a week ago, observers
lapped at the seeming expose on
his secret son. Pundits posited, fans
vented on blogs and newspapers
fumbled with metaphors involv-
ing life and theater. Miller's friends
declined to comment.
Ironically, the details of the story
would have been perfect for a Miller
Arthur Miller married his third
wife, photographer Inge Morath, in
1962. Shortly after, they had daugh-
ter Rebecca, Miller's third child and

the one that most - including the
writer himself - acknowledged as
his youngest. But three years later,
the couple had another child. The
boy, Daniel, was born with Down
Syndrome and institutionalized a
week after his birth.
These are the facts. Daniel is not
mentioned in Miller's autobiogra-
phy, "Timebends," or in Morath's
2002 obituary. The one American
newspaper to mention Daniel in
Miller's obituary, the L.A. Times,
See MILLER, Page 4B

DJs Brad Hales and Robert
Wells are becoming well-
known fixtures for their
soulful outings at the Pig
once a month. Spinning
rare soul tracks, includ-
ing original northern soul,
tamla-Motown, R&B and
crossover records, the duo
ensures you'll be danc-
ing each time, every time.
Tomorrow night's tickets
are $5 for 21 and over, $8
for under 21. Must be 18+.

Posthumously confronting what Miller could not.

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