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The Musical Festivals Database (MFD) is a fully-searchable index of programs, personnel, ensembles and venues of musical festivals held in Great Britain between 1695 and 1940. The MFD currently contains searchable records for over 500 festivals.
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Tastemaker International: Ira Deutchman and the Art & Business of Independent Cinema
Ira Deutchman loves movies. He's spent the better part of the last forty-five years watching, studying, distributing, marketing and producing them. As a film marketer, he has half-jokingly said that his job is to get butts into seats, and he is a master of doing just that. Since the mid-1970s, when he joined influential indie and foreign film distributor Cinema 5, his impact on shaping and influencing the taste of American filmgoers interested in specialty films has been enormous.
The inclusion of Deutchman’s papers into the University of Michigan’s Screen Arts Mavericks & Makers collection makes a concrete connection in our understanding of what a filmmaker does and how an audience gets to see it. He has worked with fellow U-M mavericks Robert Altman, John Sayles, Alan Rudolph and Nancy Savoca and strengthens our sense of what makes their work unique and compelling.
By Sydney Hawkins, U-M News Service
A new set of materials from Beatrice Welles will make the University of Michigan Library’s Orson Welles collection the world’s most comprehensive resource for Welles scholars and fans.
By Lynne Raughley
Dance has been an important aspect of Chinese life since ancient times. A new collection at the University of Michigan Library provides a unique resource for the study of Chinese dance and its integral and shifting role in Chinese history, culture, and politics.
By Alan Piñon
The U-M Library hosted library leaders from the top universities in China. The group, which consisted of nearly 40 members of the Chinese Association of Social Sciences and Humanities Library (CASHL), a national academic library consortium established in 2003, visited U-M in order to learn about how a top research library in the United States operates.