Arts & Entertainment

Published May 21, 2019

ROYAL OAK — From noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 1, the fifth annual Celebration of the Arts will return to the Royal Oak Middle School auditorium and front lawn.

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Published May 17, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — Working in the arts is the dream for many creatively inclined people, but it can also be a daunting path to follow. Still, it can be done, and during an upcoming presentation at Madison High, three women will discuss how they broke into the industry — and the challenges and triumphs that came with it.  

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Published May 14, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Artists are always honing their skills and trying to become better at their craft, so “Under Construction: Artists at Work” seems like a fitting title for the latest exhibition at Grosse Pointe Congregational Church in Grosse Pointe Farms.

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Published May 14, 2019

FERNDALE — A Ferndale artist is using her creativity in the form of an interactive book to try and help children bring out their own. Espacia Fotiu is releasing her first children’s book — “Imagine, Draw, Erase, Repeat!” — in which kids can use her artwork to create something new from their own imaginations.

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Published May 14, 2019

BERKLEY — A local musical therapy organization will host a concert to raise funds for its mission. The D-MAN Foundation, a nonprofit organization that aims to help people with quadriplegia, traumatic head injuries, spinal injuries and other diseases through musical therapy, is hosting a concert with its D-MAN All Stars from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at the Crofoot, 1 S. Saginaw St. in Pontiac.

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Published May 10, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — A nondescript fixture of Civic Center Park in Madison Heights is about to receive a dramatic facelift. At press time, work had begun on an outdoor mural that will span all four sides of the Jaycee shelter building at the foot of the hill in the park on 13 Mile Road, west of John R Road, the imagery flowing from one side to the next. The building first had to be power-washed and primed.

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Published May 8, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Bees are important. But not everyone knows why, or how we can make a difference. Some local beekeepers and experts weighed in on how relevant bees are to each of our lives, and also how we can foster them to continue to reap the benefits they add to the ecosystem.

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Published May 7, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Music students from Chippewa Valley High School are taking over Kalamazoo.

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Published May 7, 2019

GROSSE POINTES — As a teacher and a mother of three, Carolyn Gross, of Grosse Pointe Park, knows how busy most teenagers are. So with One Voice, the new, nonprofit choral group she’s launching for girls ages 13-18, Gross and fellow co-founders Tammy Palazzolo and Melody VanArragon have tried to establish a manageable series of rehearsals and performances to enable young women who love singing to be able to fit it into their calendars.

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Published May 7, 2019

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Families looking for a fun way to spend an evening with the kids will soon have a new entertainment option in the neighborhood.

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Published May 7, 2019

DETROIT — It will be an evening of comedy, philanthropy and delicious food. On May 29, the Guild of St. John Hospital and Medical Center will again gather to assist the hospital’s mission.

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Published May 1, 2019

FARMINGTON — The Farmington Players Barn invites audiences to dive into a production of “The Drowsy Chaperone,” a musical comedy set in 1928 that promises a fun, exciting escape from reality into the lives of two lovers.

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Published April 30, 2019

BERKLEY — A new mural designed by the fourth and fifth graders of Angell Elementary School has been installed inside the school. The mural, featuring a sun, the school and other scenes in clay, was constructed as a fifth-grade legacy project, with an assist from the fourth graders. In all, around 150 students helped design the mural, which was put together with the help of artist Laurie Eisenhardt.

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Published April 29, 2019

BEVERLY HILLS — Groves High School senior Allie Unger said she spends about six hours a day painting, dedicatedly refining her skills before she enters the Savannah College of Art and Design in the fall.

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Published April 29, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP —  A young Shelby Township resident is hoping to make it to the top in a music contest put on by Sun and Sky Entertainment Inc. Chloe Szymanski, a 12 year-old from Shelby Township, was selected as a contestant in the Detroit Celebration of Music and could win May 4 with the help of her peers’ votes.

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Published April 24, 2019

DETROIT — They’re just like their country — young, scrappy and hungry — and they did not throw away their shot to perform under the bright lights of Broadway in Detroit recently.

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Published April 24, 2019

ROYAL OAK — Hundreds of works of contemporary glass art by artists from around the world will be on display during the 47th annual International Glass Invitational Awards Exhibition at Habatat Galleries.

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Published April 24, 2019

ROCHESTER — “The Magic of Movies” will come to the stage of the Older Persons’ Commission next week as the 650 Players perform song-and-dance numbers from some of cinema’s greatest hits.

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Published April 23, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — “Arsenic and Old Lace” appeared on the big screen during World War II.

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Published April 23, 2019

FRASER — Brooke Arnold, a junior at Fraser High School, is a contestant in PBS’ upcoming Celebration of Music Contest — a national talent search that showcases America’s best singers, musicians, bands and dancers between the ages of 4 and 25.

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Upcoming Events

St. Clair Shores
Lakeside Palette Club art show
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
St. Clair Shores Adult Education Center
Warren
Program about Apollo 11
6 p.m.
Warren Public Library Busch Branch
Southfield
Documentary film screening
6:30 p.m.
Southfield Public Library
West Bloomfield
Local authors' book release party
6-7:30 p.m.
West Bloomfield Town Hall
Ferndale
Flower Day at Jardon School
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Jardon Vocational School

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