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flamenco_imageSunday, February 19, 3:00 p.m.friends_logo

Colorful costumes, compelling guitar music and intricate footwork tell the story of Spain's heritage.

Dancers:  Holly Matthews & Michelle Millman
Guitarists:  Bill Doub & Arnie Fellman

This program is funded in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Michigan Humanities Council.

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Participating in Drummunity created a room full of energy, smiles and rhythm as we all played a variety of percussion instruments under the tutelage of drum circle facilitator Lori Fithian at our Friends-sponsored Rhapsody program, Sunday, January 8.

For more informatio about Lori Fithian & Drummunity, click here.

For Library materials about drum circles & percussion (click on title for availability and location):

The Art and Heart of Drum Circles Christine Stevens DVD
Drum Circle Facilitation: Buidling Community Through Rhythm Arthur Hull Book
Drum Circle Facilitation: Building Community Through Rhythm Arthur Hull DVD
Timpani and Percussion Jeremy Montagy Book
Stomp, Live Luke Cresswell & Steve McNicholas DVD
Drum Circle Various Artists Music CD
Various Drum how-to's See 786.9 in Youth or Adult Non-Fiction  


The 34th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, awarded December 4, 2011, honored (in addition to actress Meryl Streep) singer Barbara Cook, singer Neil Diamond, jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma.  See below for representations of these artists in our music collection.

The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance offers a wide range of musical events free and open to the public.  Consider expanding your musical experience.  See their Calendar of Events for more information.


Music Provided by:  The Detroit Handbell Ensemble
Sunday, December 11, 3:00 p.m.


Classical and holiday music performed on five octaves of Handbells & Choirchimes by the Detroit Handbell Ensemble.

Rhapsody is sponsored by Friends of the Library.



Check out the best in Country Music as recognized by the Country Music Association for their 2011 awards show.  See our "Best In Country Music..." List (CD's in the library collection), and other Music Lists for your borrowing pleasure.

grad_capNPR's All Songs Considered music blogger reminisces after dropping his son off at college.  Others write in about the music of their college years.  Enjoy the conversation...