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Ellis'SNOWFLAKE MAKING WORKSHOP
Dr. Thomas L. Clark, a.k.a. Dr. Snowflake
In this annual workshop, snowflake master Dr. Thomas L. Clark, a.k.a. Doctor Snowflake, shares his paper cutting techniques and allows participants to try their hands at some of his beautiful snowflake designs. There is also opportunity for participants to experiment with their own creations. An exhibit of his work, including the three series, the Prodigal Son, Genesis and the Chinese Zodiac, is hanging concurrently in the same location. If attending the workshop, please bring scissors. If planning to bring a group, please call Gifts of Art at 734-936-ARTS (2787), as space is limited.
Thursday, January 6, 2011, 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
Gifts of Art Gallery - Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


BhangraU-M MEDICAL SCHOOL MULTICULTURAL DANCE
Biorhythms
Biorhythms is a bi-annual music and dance program directed, choreographed, produced and performed by medical students along with students from a variety of other U-M departments. This performance excerpt from their full program will include salsa, Bhangra, jazz, and Lithuanian dances, to name a few. The full (also free) show, including two medical school bands along with other musical acts, will be at 6:00 pm January 15th at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre in the Michigan League. 
Thursday, January 13, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


MarquezDR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. STORIES & SONG
Tiana Marquez with Dave Gitterman and Dr. Doris Allen
As a musical celebration of the life and spirit of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., accomplished singer, writer, and storyteller Tiana Marquez will perform a variety of songs and stories about his life, history and cultural heritage. Skillfully blending her stories with song, Ms. Marquez transports audiences into the life of her stories through the medium of music. Her spirituals and storytelling are important tools in capturing the moods and deep religious sense that are a part of the African American civil rights movement. Ms. Marquez will be accompanied by Mr. Dave Gitterman on keyboard and Dr. Doris Allen on drums.
Thursday, January 20, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


LSOMAHLER SYMPHONY NO. 2 WITH CHORUS
U-M Life Sciences Orchestra
The Life Sciences Orchestra, a Gifts of Art program, was founded in the fall of 2000 by a small group of musicians and artists at the U-M Medical School and Health System to provide a performance outlet for the many faculty, staff, students, and volunteers in life science disciplines at the university who had previous musical training but few opportunities to play. For its eleventh season winter concert in the celebrated Hill Auditorium, the LSO will perform Mahler 2 with chorus. The orchestra performs two free concerts per year, this being the first. 
Sunday, January 23, 2011, 4:00 pm
Hill Auditorium
825 North University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Kaplan, Wagner & WilletsBROADWAY SHOWTUNES
Two Tenors on the Edge
Take a trip down Broadway with Jeffrey Willets, Jay Kaplan and accompanist Elisabeth Wagner. With ballads, rousing anthems, and comedy songs, they will take you on a show-tuneful journey of musical theatre. Join them for 50 minutes of cabaret songs and anecdotes, as they sing and perform some of their favorites and your’s by such composers as Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Kern,  Harold Rome,  Lerner and Loewe, Cy Coleman and more.
Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Upcoming February Performances & Events


Qiyun Zhao20th CENTURY ROMANTIC VIOLA MUSIC
Qiyun Zhao
A sophomore in the U-M School of Music, Theatre and Dance, Qiyun Zhao will perform on viola as part of the School of Music's Performance Outreach Program. The program provides practical application experience for students interested in making a difference in the community through the performing arts. Zhao is a devoted viola lover, and for her, playing viola is like telling a story, depicting an image or flying.
Thursday, February 3, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


WongCLASSICAL VIOLIN & PIANO
Winnick & Wong
Daniel Winnick is a recent graduate from the U-M School of Music, Theatre and Dance, and Kwoon Wong is an Assistant Professor at the Kellogg Eye Center. This concert will be the first public appearance of this dynamic duo with Winnick on violin and Wong on piano. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, they will perform several romantic pieces by Beethoven, Kreisler, Wieniawski and Elgar. 
Thursday, February 10, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Robert & Bernice JonesBLUES, GOSPEL & STORYTELLING
Robert & Bernice Jones
Rev. Robert Jones is a nationally recognized musician and educator with more than 20 years of experience as a performer and storyteller. He sings, plays guitar, slide guitar, harmonica, mandolin, fiddle, quills and banjo, and he has opened for Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal and Leon Russell, to name a few. He and his wife, Bernice, a powerful and gifted singer in her own right, now perform as a duo. They showcase the spiritual, gospel, and blues roots that form the basis of American popular music. Jones had an award winning radio show on WDET-FM, 101.9 Detroit called “Blues From The Lowlands”, for over 15 years. He now hosts a show at the station called “Deep River”, a program of spirituals and gospel aired Sundays.
Thursday, February 17, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Souls AlikeFOLK/ROCK TRIO
Souls Alike
Tracy Huffman (vocals), Bob Huffman (guitar and vocals) and Megan Chartier (cello) form a dynamic folk-rock trio. Tracy Huffman began her vocal career at the young age of 11 when she was chosen to participate in an "all star" choir to backup Karen Carpenter and Barry Manilow. As an adult, Tracy has been a vocalist in various R&B/pop bands throughout the Midwest since the mid eighties. Bob Huffman studied music in Hollywood, CA and Boston, MA and is currently a music therapist at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. Megan Chartier has been playing cello for eleven years and is a performance major at Eastern University, serving as second chair in EMU's Symphony Orchestra.
Thursday, February 24, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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