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Published January 26, 2016

OAK PARK — It’s been 40 years since Jonathan Wolff arrived in Hollywood as a 17-year-old musician fresh from Louisville, Kentucky.

Wolff became one of the most active musicians and composers in Hollywood, composing theme songs for 44 television shows, including “Seinfeld” and “Will & Grace.” He has worked on still more shows to bring his total number of shows to 75.

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Published January 27, 2016

BEVERLY HILLS — Grammy-winning pianist Richard Goode will perform some of the last music ever composed by Ludwig von Beethoven at a special concert in Beverly Hills.

The concert will take place at 8 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Seligman Performing Arts Center, 22305 W. 13 Mile Road.

Sonata in E major, Op. 109; Sonata in A-flat major, Op. 110; Bagatelles, Op. 119, Nos. 6-11; and Sonata in C minor, Op. 111, were composed from 1820 to 1822, a time after Beethoven already had been rendered completely deaf.

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Published January 25, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The village of St. Clair Shores purchased its first dump truck around 1926. According to the Nellis News, a villagewide cleanup campaign was held from May 1 to May 17, 1927. The Village Council and the Business Men’s Association endeavored to make the village a cleaner place to live. Five days were devoted to gathering rubbish in each of the three districts. The village paid for the cleanup with disposal trucks, possibly like this dump truck. 

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Published January 25, 2016

The North American International Auto Show at Detroit’s Cobo Center may now be closed to the public for another year, but it’s not too late for prospective car buyers to drive over to a dealership showroom to take advantage of some deals.

According to Nick Schrah, new car sales manager at Bill Fox Chevrolet, the auto show tends to bring a huge increase in business around this time of year.

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Published January 25, 2016

Construction that began in September 2014 on what looks like a Lego house across from Troy City Hall, on Big Beaver, is finished and awaiting young patients.

Doctors, nurses, administrators, therapy dogs and volunteers were on hand to show the new Detroit Medical Center Children’s Hospital of Michigan–Troy to about 3,000 visitors Jan. 23.

The center is set to open its 24/7 emergency room facilities Feb. 1. The subspeciality facilities on the second floor will open the following week, and the third-floor surgical center will open the week after that.

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Published January 27, 2016

WARREN — This program from Nov. 7, 1981, was available to spectators who attended a football game between Warren Woods High School and Tower High School in the Warren Woods Public Schools district at Warren Woods High.

The program brochure, titled “Go For It Warriors Parents Day,” included photos of the Warren Woods High School football team in action, including games against Madison High School and previous Woods-Tower matchups. Team shots of Warren Woods High School’s varsity, junior varsity and freshman football teams also highlight the pages.

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Published January 27, 2016

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WARREN/STERLING HEIGHTS — Some people were meant to be on stage performing before an audience.

Jacquelyn Wrubel, a seventh-grader in the Warren Consolidated Schools Middle School Visual and Performing Arts (MSVPA) program, is one of them.

When it comes to live theater, “You are there,” Wrubel said. “You are in the experience.”

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Published January 22, 2016

MACOMB COUNTY — When Fnu Shifatunnoor moved with her family from Bangladesh to the United States three years ago, she noticed one thing about the American people.

“Most of the people are helping each other,” the 22-year-old Warren resident said.

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Published January 22, 2016

WARREN — “What are you doing to make a better now?”

That’s a poignant question, even for an adult. It was asked by 16-year-old Jeremiah Howard, of Detroit, a youth member at Warren’s Life Application Ministries, during a spoken-word introduction before a crowd of about 400 people Jan. 18 gathered for the third annual observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday at City Hall in Warren.

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Published January 22, 2016

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WARREN — In the summer of 1950, less than five years after the guns of World War II fell silent in the Far East, armed conflict erupted on the Korean peninsula.

The Korean War, also known in the United States and Canada as “The Forgotten War,” would eventually result in more than 36,000 American combat deaths. More than 100,000 Americans were wounded. Theater-wide, the numbers were staggering, with more than 5 million people killed, nearly half of them civilians.

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Published January 22, 2016

DETROIT — Artist Anders Ruhwald’s work has been displayed in France, Sweden, Denmark, Taiwan and the United States.

Ruhwald, the artist-in-residence and head of the ceramics department at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, is curating a new exhibition at Pewabic.

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Published January 22, 2016

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1- Check out the Auto Show
 Now through Jan. 24, Cobo Center, Detroit

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Published January 20, 2016

GROSSE POINTES — Chess might seem to be an unlikely topic for a musical, but as conceived by lyricist Tim Rice and ABBA musicians Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, this board game for intellectuals serves as a strong platform for a story about Cold War passion and political intrigue.

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Published January 20, 2016

GROSSE POINTE CITY — One of Grosse Pointe City’s veteran officers has finished his last shift in the community.

Lt. Michael Seidel retired after his final shift on Jan. 17, just months shy of what would have been his 30th anniversary with the department on Aug. 11.

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Published January 20, 2016

The groom gamely drinks Turkish coffee laced with a liberal amount of salt without complaint to show his future wife that he will “tolerate anything that comes from her.”

Sumeyra Yildiz explained this and the Henna Night ritual that takes place the night before a wedding when the Turkish American Society of Michigan presented a live demonstration of a traditional Henna Night ceremony, henna tattoos and Turkish cuisine at Turkish Henna Night at the Balkan American Community Center in Troy Jan. 16.

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Published January 20, 2016

FARMINGTON HILLS — With winter well underway, hibernation is standard: Lock yourself indoors and get under the covers with a cup of hot cocoa. Fortunately for you, the Nature Center in Heritage Park has other ideas. 

“We just have a lot (of activities),”  Farmington Hills Nature Center Supervisor Ashlie Smith said recently. “I always want to make sure people know just because it is wintertime in the park, there is a lot to do and experience the outdoors — even in the cold wintry months.”

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Published January 20, 2016

FARMINGTON HILLS — The upcoming Chili Golf Open isn’t scared of a bit of snow or cold.

In fact, the dozens of attendees that typically trudge through winter’s elements look forward to the outside. 

“It is meant to be a fun thing,” Special Services Deputy Director Bryan Farmer said. “It is really all about doing something sort of crazy and having fun.”

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Published January 20, 2016

FARMINGTON HILLS — While values, love and faith bind some families together, all things grim, grisly and horrible weave memorable pastimes and sentiment feelings together for the infamous Addams. The Addams family, that is.

During a Harrison High School presentation of a new musical comedy, “The Addams Family,” an opportunity will be had to delve a bit deeper into the familial lives that nightmares are made of.

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Published January 20, 2016

METRO DETROIT — You read that headline right. 

For the first time since the inception of its Color of the Year 16 years ago, Pantone chose the blending of two shades as the 2016 Color of the Year.

Pantone chose the combination of a warm rose tone and a cool, tranquil blue to promote balance, connection, order and peace.

With modern-day stress and an incessant stream of upsetting news, both global and domestic, Pantone sought to offer consumers reassurance and security through color.

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Published January 20, 2016

MADISON HEIGHTS — What was looking like a mild winter is beginning to show some bite, with temperatures dropping down into the teens.

Which is why pet owners need to take responsibility and minimize their pets’ exposure to the cold. Failing to do so can put pets in grave danger — and lead to legal troubles for the owner.

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