Arts & Entertainment

Published July 7, 2020

UTICA — If you’re looking for a reason to get out and get some fresh air, the Detroit Institute of Arts Inside|Out program has made Utica one of its homes for the summer. As of July 2, six high-quality reproductions of works of art from the DIA’s collection have been installed for visitors to admire.

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Published July 1, 2020

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Now in its 18th year, the Orchard Lake Fine Art Show will stay on schedule despite the pandemic, with a variety of cautionary measures in place.

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Published July 1, 2020

MADISON HEIGHTS — The spectacularly colorful mural adorning all four walls of the Jaycee shelter building at Civic Center Park was a huge boon for Madison Heights, garnering statewide attention that made the local Arts Board a finalist in the Michigan Municipal League’s statewide Community Excellence Awards in 2019.

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Published June 30, 2020

BIRMINGHAM — The board of the Woodward Dream Cruise voted June 30 to scrap the massive event planned for Saturday, Aug. 15. 

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Published June 23, 2020

FARMINGTON/HILLS — While many of Michigan’s economic sectors received the green light to reopen, entertainment establishments across many of Michigan’s regions — with the exception of regions six and eight under Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s MI Safe Start Plan — remain in the dark as to when they may be able to reopen.

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Published June 23, 2020

ROYAL OAK — A global pandemic did not stop Royal Oak-based Habatat Galleries’ 48th annual International Glass Invitational Awards Exhibition.

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Published June 23, 2020

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Folks will soon get a better look into the history of Macomb Township thanks to the work of an area author. A final edit of “Images of America: Macomb Township,” a book by Linda Osborne Cynowa, will happen this month. The 128-page book, produced by Arcadia Publishing, is due out Aug. 3. It includes around 220 historical photos of Macomb Township.

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Published June 9, 2020

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — For nearly 10 weeks, Michigan was under a stay-at-home order. That changed June 1 when Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer rescinded the order, moving the entire state to phase four of the MI Safe Start Plan. The order first took effect March 24.

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Published June 9, 2020

FERNDALE — As the COVID-19 pandemic began to hit the United States and Michigan earlier this year, people were forced into their homes and away from large crowds.

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Published June 5, 2020

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ST. CLAIR SHORES/GROSSE POINTES — Kicking off the game with “Choir Practice” for $200, a local vocal music teacher’s quest to be on “Jeopardy!” culminated in a $100,000 prize for winning the two-week Teacher Tournament.

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Published June 4, 2020

MOUNT CLEMENS — “We were practically watching physical gallery spaces close before our eyes.” Phil Gilchrist — the executive director of the Anton Art Center, 125 Macomb Place — said that, in times of crisis, the arts can provide a way for people to express their feelings and communicate them to others. But with no galleries where the art could be shared with others, “the entire community, really, has turned to the internet.”

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Published May 29, 2020

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ST. CLAIR SHORES/GROSSE POINTES — Kicking off the game with “Choir Practice” for $200, a local vocal music teacher ended his first stint on “Jeopardy!” Teachers Tournament quarterfinals May 28 with winnings totaling $23,678 and a spot in the June 3 semifinals.

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Published April 25, 2020

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METRO DETROIT — For the past 25 years the University of Michigan Prison Creative Arts Project has given prisoners at state correctional facilities a chance to be seen, heard and understood from beyond the prison walls. 

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Published April 20, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — The coronavirus behind the COVID-19 disease is continuing to empty event calendars in Sterling Heights.

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Published April 13, 2020

GROSSE POINTE PARK — The COVID-19 epidemic has shuttered schools and concert halls, but in at least one Grosse Pointe Park neighborhood, a family of local students is putting its musical skills to good use entertaining the people who live around them.

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Published April 13, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Even while much of the world is trapped indoors, local creativity and artistic expression continue to inspire.

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Published April 4, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Whether you want to learn something new, go on an adventure, or just escape reality, comics are a great place to start.

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Published March 29, 2020

METRO DETROIT — The coronavirus outbreak has shuttered local institutions, and calls for social distancing have most people holed up at home, but that doesn’t mean the only options for entertainment are video games and television.

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Published March 17, 2020

GROSSE POINTE PARK — The cast and crew behind Grosse Pointe Theatre’s upcoming production of the musical “Little Shop of Horrors” had been looking forward to opening the show March 27 in the Pierce Middle School auditorium in Grosse Pointe Park.

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Published March 16, 2020

ROSEVILLE — While many artists dream of having their work hung up in museums and being admired by adoring crowds, most artists work locally and create pieces for use in small projects or just because they enjoy the process of creating.

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