Arts & Entertainment

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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Published April 23, 2019

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Despite debuting on the stage in 1988 — almost 20 years before Twitter — “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind” could be seen as a play for the Twitter age.

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Published April 17, 2019

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DETROIT — His performances were canceled in 2014 and 2017 because of foul weather, but this year, Stanley Clarke seems to have come up with a way to outsmart Mother Nature: He’s the artist-in-residence for the 2019 Detroit Jazz Festival.

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Published April 17, 2019

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — “Be Our Guest.” That is the invitation on behalf of the Grosse Pointe Public School System students who will be performing in South’s all-school musical “Beauty and the Beast.”

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Published April 12, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Rebecca Callens has been drawing and dabbling in creative mediums for most of her life, but one of the main obstacles to diving deeper was the fear that being an artist doesn’t pay. “I’d like something I could do to support myself, but not be a starving artist,” she said.

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Published April 8, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Amid the news of the Golden Corridor ring icon receiving its new name, the Sterling Heights Art Commission announced that it is looking for businesses that want their bare walls to turn into canvases for public mural art.

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Published April 5, 2019

WARREN — After rehearsing on the evening of March 28 on the Warren Woods Middle School stage, the Warren Woods Drama Club cast members gathered inside the choir room for “notes.” For about 30 minutes, Director Kristy Sikes provided feedback on their practice as the performers prepared for Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” The cast features Warren Woods Public Schools elementary, middle and high school students.

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Published April 5, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS/MOUNT CLEMENS — Get your dancing shoes out and get ready to cut a rug for Turning Point of Macomb’s biggest and most celebrated fundraiser of the year. Tickets are now on sale for the fourth annual “Stepping Out with the Stars,” an event that has grown in popularity since its inception so much that this year a new, bigger venue has been lined up.

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Published April 2, 2019

ROSEVILLE — Hundreds of friends and well-wishers turned out March 24 to pay their final respects to famed local singer and Roseville resident Charlie Taylor.

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Published April 1, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Get your cameras ready. Shelby Township is holding a tree photo contest open to all who are interested in celebrating Arbor Day April 26. 

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Published March 28, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Logging 947 votes, The Halo won an online Facebook contest against four other choices.

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Published March 26, 2019

ROYAL OAK — The Royal Oak Commission for the Arts recently introduced its artist laureate program, which aims to acknowledge and recognize a local artist’s work and contributions.

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Published March 22, 2019

MOUNT CLEMENS — The Mount Clemens Foundation and the Anton Art Center recently received an $18,500 grant award from the DTE Foundation to invite Artspace to the city to conduct a feasibility study for potential future art and life expansion.

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Published March 19, 2019

ROCHESTER — Oakland University student Ciara Sosnowski is hoping to bring an art and music festival to Rochester this summer. Sosnowski, 19, a recent graduate of Rochester Adams High, created the Rochester Fringe Fest — a nonprofit art and music festival for students — last year.

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Published March 19, 2019

GROSSE POINTE PARK — Grosse Pointe Theatre’s latest show is “Shrek the Musical,” a theatrical production based on the popular book and animated film. But while “Shrek” is certainly family-friendly, you don’t need to be a kid — or bring one — to enjoy it.

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Published March 19, 2019

ROYAL OAK — The third annual spring art fair will roll into the Royal Oak Farmers Market Thursday, April 4, and Friday, April 5.

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Published March 18, 2019

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WEST BLOOMFIELD — It could be argued that anyone who can take glass and mold it into beautiful pieces of art is exceptional. But the best of those exceptional folks are the ones who are slated to be at the annual Michigan Regional Glass Exhibition March 24-May 9 in West Bloomfield.

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Published March 15, 2019

Like ogres and onions, theatrical shows have many layers. 

Henry Ford II High School students are preparing to cover all of them in rehearsals before performing “Shrek the Musical” March 21-23.

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