Originally from Budapest, Hungary, The Takács Quartet has been in residence at the University of Colorado in Boulder since 1983. Recently, they’re spending so much time in Ann Arbor it almost seems as though they’re based here. The Takács, (to pronounce it correctly, put the accent on the first syllable) arguably one of the finest string quartets in the world since their formation in the mid ‘70s, is focusing on Schubert this year. The University Musical Society presents them three times this season, with their final concert on Friday, April 8, promising to be the highlight of what has already been a very special series. The program features two cherished treasures of the chamber music repertoire, Schubert’s Trout Piano Quintet and Cello Quintet. Pianist, Jeffrey Kahane, bassist John Feeney and cellist, Paul Katz, all also highly respected names in the chamber music world will join the Takács. $24-$48. 8pm. University of Michigan, Rackham Auditorium. 734-764-2538. www.ums.org
The beautiful thing about the kinds of songs that Tanager make are how layered they are… These are guitars that envelop you, drums that pull you, melodic phrases that levitate you (and no, I’m not on drugs as I write this)… Those ethereal traits have always distinguished a Tanager song, a hybrid of coarse distortion
It is heartrending to see that message, reverberated through the past and into the present. Cynics may be tempted to ask, “Have we really made any progress?”. Yet, above the calls of protest and activism, the gallery is also filled with silence, waiting for the viewer’s response to the question, “Will you change it?”
Flint’s story is essential to the film because it illustrates the power of greed and why corporate money has no place in government. Macroeconomics 101 tells us that corporations are beholden to one thing—their stockholders. Humans do not enter into this equation. How can you have a democracy for the people when corporate money runs the government? You can’t.
Following Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, a prodigious doctor whose ecstasy over medicine overshadowed his regard for those closest to him, and his striving younger brother W.K., who toiled unappreciated under his brother before setting off on his own to great fame and success.