Arts & Entertainment

Published August 11, 2020

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Some people have spent the COVID-19 pandemic searching for toilet paper and disinfecting wipes. Some have been baking banana bread on a regular basis. Michelle Boggess is trying to break a Guinness World Record.

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Published August 11, 2020

FARMINGTON/HILLS — When Farmington Hills resident and local rapper Matt Cloonan, known by his rap moniker Clooner, uploaded the music video for his single “King of Farmington” July 20, he wasn’t expecting to be propelled into the spotlight as much as he has been.

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Published August 11, 2020

BERKLEY — The city of Berkley is adorned with murals around its downtown, but its newest one, commissioned last year, specifically was created to act as a gateway for residents and visitors alike.

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Published July 29, 2020

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Audiences might know Laith Al-Saadi from watching him perform at venues around the state, or maybe fans will recognize him from season 10 of “The Voice” on NBC. 

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Published July 28, 2020

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Which Michigan small town is the birthplace of a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame? The answer is Cass City, where Larry MacPhail was born in 1890. His son, Lee MacPhail, is also in the Hall of Fame, making them the only father-son duo in the hall.

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Published July 27, 2020

ROYAL OAK — Due to social distancing guidelines and the health threat of COVID-19, Arts, Beats & Eats organizers officially announced the cancellation of the long-standing Labor Day festival July 22.

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Published July 27, 2020

BIRMINGHAM/BLOOMFIELD HILLS/BEVERLY HILLS — “This is precisely the time when artists go to work — not when everything is fine, but in times of dread. That’s our job,” said the late author Toni Morrison.

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Published July 27, 2020

UTICA — If you’re looking for a safe and fun evening out, Utica’s Weekend Unwind offers the public a safe way to get out of the house and enjoy some music in the park by the river.

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Published July 27, 2020

FERNDALE — Businesses around the world were hit hard when the COVID-19 pandemic began. But as some work to stay open after restrictions loosened in Michigan, entertainment venues have stayed shut down.

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Published July 24, 2020

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — If art is a form of hope, Harrison Township resident Mary McGaughy has been instilling plenty of it in recent months for some of society’s most vulnerable people.

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Published July 24, 2020

HAZEL PARK — Those interested in learning how to draw Japanese comic art, or manga, will soon have the opportunity to learn directly from one of the masters.

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Published July 24, 2020

MADISON HEIGHTS — A national competition is underway to see which city can get the highest percentage of its residents to sign a pledge to maintain eco-friendly water habits. One of the participating cities is Madison Heights, which is especially fitting since the initiative was started by a hometown hero.

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Published July 21, 2020

FARMINGTON — New murals will be making their way to two Farmington businesses, The Vines Flower & Garden Shop and Sunflour Bakehaus, come August.

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Published July 21, 2020

FARMINGTON HILLS — Seven years ago, in 2013, Farmington Hills resident Marcel Lim, 47, found a flier in downtown Farmington advertising Irish dance classes at the Dancing Feats studio. At the time, he knew little of the dance style, but after his first class, he became hooked.

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Published July 21, 2020

BERKLEY — Several months ago, the Detroit Institute of Arts announced that Berkley was to be one of the sites participating in this year’s Inside|Out program.

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Published July 20, 2020

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Shelby Township has announced that it will be hosting its annual Shelby Township Art Fair in a virtual format for its 37th anniversary this year, due to COVID-19.

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Published July 20, 2020

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Staying active and engaged in athletic activities can be a challenge, especially during a worldwide pandemic that caused many businesses to close and many to continue to stay closed.

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Published July 20, 2020

BIRMINGHAM/BEVERLY HILLS — It’s been a tough year for most of us, but especially for those organizations that do a lot of good without getting much in return.

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Published July 17, 2020

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WEST BLOOMFIELD — West Bloomfield Township Supervisor Steven Kaplan recently confirmed that this year's "Orchard Lake Fine Art Show" has been cancelled. The event had been scheduled for July 25-26. Kaplan said this would have been the 18th year for the event.

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Published July 17, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Although museums, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, are reopening their doors to visitors, St. Clair Shores residents don’t have to travel far from home to see several pieces right in their neighborhood.

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