Arts & Entertainment

Published January 18, 2019

ROSEVILLE — Roseville High School is taking audiences on a music-filled trip back to the 1920s with its upcoming production of “Chicago.” The popular Broadway musical tells the story of two women accused of murder and their finding themselves as celebrities for their crimes as they work to twist the justice system to their advantage.

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Published January 15, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP/FRASER — The Detroit Institute of Arts has welcomed generations of people through its doors over the years. The age ranges stem from wide-eyed youths to seniors with decades of life experience. As the exhibits change, so do the experiences.

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Published January 10, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — The “Origins: Content and Form” exhibit will run through Feb. 21 at the Janice Charach Gallery, 6600 W. Maple Road.

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Published January 10, 2019

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HARRISON TOWNSHIP/CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The popular 2001 comedy film “Legally Blonde” will come to life with a lot more singing and dancing when the L’Anse Creuse High School choir performs the musical version onstage Jan. 17-19.

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Published January 8, 2019

DETROIT — Artworks with religious and cultural significance are displayed thoughtfully in the Detroit Institute of Arts’ reinstalled Robert and Katherine Jacobs Asian Wing. From centuries-old pieces to contemporary ones, the wing includes work from China, Korea, India and Southeast Asia, and joins the recently reopened Japanese gallery. There’s also a gallery devoted to Buddhist art from various parts of Asia.

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Published December 27, 2018

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Just after the holiday celebrations, a father and daughter were given a blast from the past Dec. 26. Glen Tallarek and his wife, Melony, recently received a message on Facebook from someone who had cast Glen and their daughter Grace’s hands at a craft show at Gibraltar Trade Center in Mount Clemens more than 21 years ago.

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Published December 21, 2018

ROCHESTER — It’s only been a few months since Rochester Community Schools launched its new orchestra program, but it’s already receiving major support. The Rochester Community Schools Foundation recently awarded the newly established program its largest gift ever, approximately $137,000.

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Published December 21, 2018

SOUTHFIELD — After 19 years In the Motor City, PuppetArt Theatre has decided to call the Center of it All home. The group recently moved into office space at 24293 Telegraph Road. According to founder Igor Gozman, the nonprofit group got “squeezed out” of downtown Detroit.

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Published December 21, 2018

SOUTHFIELD — It’s been 80 years since the genocide of 6 million Jews, but there’s still plenty of work to be done to return property that was stolen during that time. A group of Michigan lawyers is helping rightful heirs recover some of the thousands of pieces of art stolen by the Nazis during the Holocaust through a new program called the Holocaust Art Recovery Initiative.

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Published December 21, 2018

DETROIT/GROSSE POINTE CITY — For more than three decades, a Grosse Pointe City woman had an inside view of the inner workings of a beloved local institution. Pam Marcil retired as the Detroit Institute of Arts’ public relations director Nov. 30. Marcil, 66, started working at the DIA as a typist in the accounting department in 1985, during an era when the museum was still run by the city of Detroit.

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Published December 19, 2018

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — It was in middle school when Maxwell Kowal realized his unique talent.

 

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Published December 19, 2018

STERLING HEIGHTS — For Morgan Elementary School art teacher Karen Borbolla, a recent school field trip to the Detroit Institute of Arts was a chance for students to witness creativity through the ages.

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Published December 14, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — An upcoming public meeting of the Madison Heights Arts and Cultural Advisory Board will discuss the possibility of decorating city and commercial buildings with murals, starting with the park shelter at Civic Center Park, on 13 Mile Road, near John R Road.

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Published December 13, 2018

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — If it weren’t for singing, Ava Kern says she doesn’t know what she would do in her spare time. It’s a joke, of course. Kind of. Kern, a seventh-grader at L’Anse Creuse Middle School-South in Harrison Township, is not only involved in her school’s choir, she is also a longtime member of the Michigan Opera Theatre Children’s Chorus, or MOTCC.

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Published December 11, 2018

DETROIT — The legacy of Detroit’s Queen of Soul lives on in the heart of the city. Until spring 2019, the Detroit Historical Museum in Midtown is celebrating the life and music of Aretha Franklin in a special exhibition inside the museum’s Kid Rock Music Lab.

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Published December 7, 2018

PLEASANT RIDGE — Elizabeth Goss has been an avid watcher of the game show “Jeopardy!” for years, often watching with some of her six children.

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Published December 4, 2018

DETROIT — Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts is marking its 90th anniversary by celebrating its storied early history while also acknowledging its more recent past.

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Published December 3, 2018

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — A short feature-length film created by Detroit Country Day School high school students is on its way to the film festival circuit.

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Published November 30, 2018

MOUNT CLEMENS — Attention, artists: Mount Clemens wants you to create inspirational pieces that spark fun and play up the city’s history and connection to the Clinton River.

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Published November 28, 2018

SOUTHFIELD — The Southfield Public Arts Commission stopped into the Nov. 19 City Council meeting to provide an update on its various new art installations around the “Center of It All” and to highlight some upcoming projects.

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