Arts & Entertainment

Published March 5, 2019

FARMINGTON/FARMINGTON HILLS  — The sixth annual Greater Farmington Film Festival is preparing to change the world again this year. The six-film lineup will be shown at Farmington Civic Theater March 7-9.

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Published March 5, 2019

BIRMINGHAM — Nothing could ever keep artist Mary Ann Aitken from sharing her observant, unique soul with the world, and helping others to do the same. Not even death.

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Published March 4, 2019

ROYAL OAK — At 8 p.m. March 15, the Royal Oak Symphony Orchestra and the Metropolitan Detroit Chorale will come together for a joint performance at the recently remodeled Wagner Auditorium at Seaholm High School.

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Published March 4, 2019

ROYAL OAK — The Royal Oak Commission for the Arts is appealing to artists far and wide to apply to its 2019-20 Art Explored program, in which local artists’ art installations are installed throughout the city’s downtown district.

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Published February 28, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — West Bloomfield resident Sophia Beaulieu, 14, knows how to perform body-twisting feats and maneuvers that show off her physical prowess — while suspended over water, no less.

Beaulieu was a contestant on “American Ninja Warrior Junior” through Universal Kids last fall, which was scheduled to air March 2.

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Published February 26, 2019

A popular harbinger of spring returns to tempt taste buds at the 27th annual Taste of Troy March 3 to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Troy. 

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Published February 26, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Michigan’s rich history is exemplified in literary works on an annual basis, and only a chosen few make the cut as the best representations.

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Published February 20, 2019

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The collaboration between Rochester Hills resident Alexander Ray, 32, and Southfield resident Bradley Egrin, 26, both actors and filmmakers, had an unlikely start at the Motion Picture Institute of Michigan in Troy in 2012. 

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Published February 20, 2019

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DETROIT — Works in the Detroit Institute of Arts’ permanent collection served as the inspiration for several exciting new pieces by husband and wife artists Ruben and Isabel Toledo.

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Published February 19, 2019

FARMINGTON — Timothy Zajaros Jr. worked to perfect his craft for some time to get to where he is now: at the top.

Zajaros — whose name may be familiar in the Farmington community — grew up in the city and is a Los Angeles producer, with works such as Netflix’s “Mudbound,” “Mom and Dad,” and the soon-to-be-released “Arctic” under his belt.

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Published February 19, 2019

DETROIT — A new exhibit at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit is recognizing the work of local artists with special needs.

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Published February 15, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Auto enthusiasts from across the region will be rolling into Detroit’s Cobo Center during the first three days of March for this year’s Autorama, billed as “America’s Greatest Hot Rod Show.”

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Published February 13, 2019

GROSSE POINTE WOODS —  The theater students at University Liggett School are forever developing their performance skills through hard work, passion, collaboration and more. The public will have the opportunity to watch them showcase their talents over the next few weeks both on television and live onstage.

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Published February 13, 2019

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DETROIT — An evening of rootsy music by a popular local band will raise funds for a historic performing arts venue. 

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Published February 8, 2019

On Feb. 6, Ann Marie Curley received the honor of becoming Sterling Heights’ Featured Artist for February and March. Her work is currently up for display in the basement of City Hall and at the Sterling Heights Public Library until the end of March.

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Published February 8, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — For the first time in the history of Lake Shore High School, an art student has won a prestigious American Vision award, given out to only five students in the area’s Scholastic Art and Writing Awards contest.

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Published February 6, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Fans of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra have seen Hong-Yi Mo performing with the violin section, but this weekend, he’ll have a chance to shine on his own.

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Published February 5, 2019

TROY — Clawson resident Gwen Kirby, 90, a 28-year member of the Troy Community Chorus, trekked across a frigid parking lot to the usual rehearsal venue the evening of Jan. 29 to find out she had to drive to a different location because of a scheduling problem.

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Published February 5, 2019

Male and female skaters from North Farmington, Farmington and Harrison high schools are welcome to join. The club sport offers members the potential to earn a club varsity letter and welcomes skaters of all levels. 

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Published February 5, 2019

FERNDALE — A local woman was featured on the HGTV series “House Hunters,” in which she was seen purchasing her first home in Ferndale.

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