8 - Friday, September 7, 2007
From page 5
on "Take a Picture"("Getcya cam-
eras out / Get ya flash right / Let
me pose so you can picture me
doing my thing") bogs down the
funk guitars, soft-spoken bells
and humming keyboards.
Essentially, One ManBand Man
goes as the production goes. For-
tunately, Swizzy's proficiency in
lines. The A-Team horns on "Top
Down" are boastful and explosive
while the minimalist "Money In
the Bank" rides a pep- rally sam-
ple and pounding percussion.
The album doesn't say any-
thing people didn't already know:
Swizz Beats is an incredible pro-
ducer with remedial flows. But
Swizzy never showed any inten-
tion of proving otherwise. If this
disc does show anything it's that
he truly is the one-man band:
accordion between his knees,
trash lids on his feet and genius
on the boards.
The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com 4
From page 5
put it into the creative minds that
make comedy worth more than
To this end, Judd Apatow has
become a brand. Though he didn't
write or direct "Superbad," his
mark is all over it, and the expan-
sive cast of performers (which
includes the writers of "Super-
bad") who recurrently appear
in his work indicates that his
creative philosophy has formed
contemporaries. As a producer he
has at least seven movies in pro-
duction or in development, and so
his brand of comedy, spirited and
intelligent and built on original
humor rather than nasty arche-
types, could be headed into a
resistance, and perhaps into a new
movement for mainstream Amer-
ican comedy - movies we like to
like, that will live on beyond the
joke about the guy with the funny
It's said Apatow gleans his nar-
ratives from his own experiences
and temperament. Luckily, if his
movies are any indication, he has
a lot of friends.
theater in the trees
By PRIYA BALI run this past weekend.
Daily Arts Writer For the past seven summers,
Nichols Arboretum has trans-
n the school year comes to formed into a temporary set-
and students start to dis- ting for the best of Shakespeare.
the Ann Arbor art scene "Shakespeare in the Arb," as
es to thrive. From June the theater series is known, has
ut the main Ann Arbor become one of Ann Arbor's fore-
become crowded with most summer events. This past It just feels right.
usic, street performances, season, performances of "The
r films and artwork. As Tempest" ran from late June to It."
ned in Wednesday's paper, last weekend. During the span of "It is the me
ors from the Ann Arbor these four months, University stu- the environme
r Festival and the Ann dents and faculty, as well as Ann challenge," Me
Art Fair allow people from Arbor community members, came Without a
the local community - as together to put on the classic story entered and e)
outside artists - to col- of sorcerer Prospero and daughter Arb's swooping
e and experience the arts Miranda's island tribulations. paths in order
a larger setting. "It is the perfect activity for certain degree
of these thingsbringa larg- recharging one's creative batter- "One of my
munity together," RC Prof. ies after the academic-year ends," during the Ju
director of this summer's Social Work Prof. Rich Tolman a train passe
peareintheArb production said. Tolman played Alonso, the fifth act," sai
lendeloff, said. This year's King of Naples. a first-year gr
"The Tempest," ended its Not only did the Arb lend the the School ofI
performance the mystical qual- played Stepha
ity that many of Shakespeare's royals froze,c
plays possess, it also offered an their swords,
appropriate backdrop for earlier began dancing
productions of "A Midsummer castingspells,
Night's Dream" and "As You Like pest, if you wi
ilding of the play in
nt that is the real
xited between the
trees and winding
to give the play a
ne run was when
d by during the
id Chris Harrison,
aduate student in
Public Health who
no. "Some of the
while the spirits
and thrashing as if
or stirringup atem-
ll - it's something
that wouldn't happen anywhere
Throughout ,the four months,
actors had the opportunity to
switch roles, providing a new per-
spective from which to experience
the depth of the play.
Although the event is sponsored
by the Residential College, it's not
exclusive to the RC. Recruiting
people from various academic
areas was easier during the sum-
mer since students and faculty
had more time for theater.
"I don't think many things can
Arb, working collaboratively with
a group of talented students and
professors, and the excitement of
performing for large and appre-
ciative audiences," Tolman said.
Feel lost in the big bli
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