Arts & Entertainment

Published April 20, 2016

FERNDALE — The Ferndale Community Concert Band will be hosting a free concert for the public at Ferndale High School in late May.

The band, comprised of players as young as 14 years old to some members in their 80s, will play beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 22, in the school’s auditorium.

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Published April 20, 2016

METRO DETROIT — If you want to get a sneak peek at a future superstar — or even 11 of them — head to the Detroit Opera House next weekend.

Nearly a dozen children from the Birmingham-Bloomfield area will take the stage in a fully staged production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Mikado” as part of the Michigan Opera Theatre Children’s Chorus.

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Published April 20, 2016

WARREN — If you live in Warren, you won’t have to go far to see what a masterpiece painting looks like up close.

Reproductions of classic works of art are on display now at 11 locations in Warren, as part of the 2016 Detroit Institute of Arts Inside/Out exhibit.

Parks and Recreation Director Henry Bowman told members of the City Council last month that eight businesses and three public buildings were selected to host weather-proof reproductions of priceless works through July 16.

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Published April 17, 2016

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The American soldiers who served overseas during World War II loved receiving anything that reminded them of home.

Such items included the knitted scarves, sweaters, socks and caps that were stitched with care and shipped to foreign lands to U.S. military members.

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Published April 16, 2016

WARREN — For book fans who prefer the romance genre, there’s a new author in town.

Former Warren resident Tara Eldana is the writer behind several new romance novellas guaranteed to satisfy serious romantics with a bit of spice, some contemporary themes and a some paranormal activity on their pages.

Eldana has written seven books, published by Black Opal Books, with two of them — “Reclaiming Lexi” and “Under the Riptides” — currently available for purchase. The other four are under contract, with a seventh title pending.

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Published April 14, 2016

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1. Bacon Bash
Saturday, April 16 • Royal Oak Farmers Market

Bacon lovers rejoice. Your favorite food will take center stage during Bacon Bash 2016 at 7:30 p.m. April 16 at the Royal Oak Farmers Market, 316 E. 11 Mile Road.

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Published April 14, 2016

“Winds in the east” are heralding the arrival of Stevenson High School’s musical rendition of “Mary Poppins,” which will run April 29-May 1.

Stevenson theater director Mark Johnson said the musical will offer some variety both to the student actors and to the audience.

“We picked it because we wanted to be sure that, as the years go by, we rotate through different types of shows, and it was time for us to do a family show,” he said.

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Published April 13, 2016

FARMINGTON/FARMINGTON HILLS — Inside the Farmington Community Library, Barbara Fern and Anne Greenstein opened up the pages of their past.

The Farmington Musicale members dug into a row of teal boxes neatly labeled and organized by date. Inside were scrapbooks full of pictures, program fliers and decorations from past events.

“The glue has been on there since 1977,” Fern, the group’s president, said April 5 of one of the scrapbooks.

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Published April 13, 2016

ROYAL OAK — A summer tragedy last year made it obvious for Royal Oak Police Sgt. Patrick Stanton that his annual charity hockey game would benefit the family of a fallen officer.

“It was one of those things, heading into winter once it happened — as sad as the whole thing is, and seeing the wife and the kids — I pretty much knew from that moment who we were playing for this April,” he said.

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Published April 13, 2016

FERNDALE — In 1995, Atom Kaiser was involved in a car crash when a driver fell asleep at the wheel going 50 mph and rear-ended Kaiser’s vehicle.

It left him with a traumatic brain injury that caused him to struggle to do things, such as read. But after learning that the drugs he was taking actually led to the side effect of blurred vision, he started to wean himself off them, and that led to withdrawal.

During this time, Kaiser felt a sudden urge to paint.

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Published April 13, 2016

FERNDALE — The Lawrence Street Gallery, 22620 Woodward Ave., will be holding an art show focused on photography throughout the month of April.

The show, titled “Exposures: Photography ’16,” had its opening reception with an awards ceremony on Friday, April 8. The show will continue until Friday, April 29.

Artist Winnie Chrzanowski, who also works at the gallery, said the title of the show represents how it’s all about photography: Without the right amount of exposure in a picture, you will have a bad photo.

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Published April 13, 2016

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METRO DETROIT — In 1928, a new summer camp was developed in Burtchville, north of Port Huron, to welcome children with physical disabilities who could enjoy summer activities at their leisure.

The camp was originally incorporated as the Michigan League for Crippled Children by a woman named Grace Bentley, who was committed to special-needs children. The camp, which took on the name Camp Grace Bentley, flourished and over the years has continued to welcome children with spina bifida, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, blindness, autism and those who use wheelchairs.

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Published April 12, 2016

DETROIT — The grace and beauty of dance have inspired artists for centuries, but the Detroit Institute of Arts is zeroing in on a particular time and place to explore the connections between these art forms in a new special exhibition.

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Published April 11, 2016

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FARMINGTON HILLS/WEST BLOOMFIELD — Dennis North is used to seeing his name in lights. 

But the lights shone even brighter for the Oakland Community College Orchard Ridge fine and performing arts department professor with his latest role as a scheming politician in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

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Published April 11, 2016

BIRMINGHAM — A selection of 74 entries from the 2016 Regional High School Art Competition is currently on display at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center.

As you might expect, talented young students from the Birmingham-Bloomfield area impressed the judges with their creations this year and took away some notable scholarships.

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Published April 11, 2016

BIRMINGHAM — At 16, Donna Gross took the stage in her small Ohio town and danced the coveted lead role of Princess Aurora in the ballet “Sleeping Beauty.”

It wasn’t a big production, and the dancers were hardly at the level of a professional company, but the performance was memorable. Her parents watched excitedly from their seats as their star dazzled the audience.

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Published April 9, 2016

WARREN — Six short films by and about women, most reflecting a message of empowerment, will be at the center of Turning Point Macomb’s inaugural presentation of the award-winning LunaFest traveling film festival this month.

Turning Point, based in Mount Clemens and dedicated to providing emergency support, shelter and prevention services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, will host the event at Warren’s Renaissance Unity Church on April 16, with showings of the six films beginning at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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Published April 7, 2016

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1. Cheer on the Tigers 
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Published April 6, 2016

SOUTHFIELD — The Southfield Public Arts Commission is hoping the community will rally to save the art pieces recovered from the former Northland Center.

After the mall closed nearly a year ago, Southfield Mayor Ken Siver said, the city stepped in to seal the fate of the mall’s various art pieces.

Built in 1954, Northland Center, 21500 Northwestern Highway,  was one of the nation’s first suburban malls. Eight months after a judge ruled that Northland Center would close, the city of Southfield announced the purchase of the mall in October 2015.

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Published April 5, 2016

Utica High School students hope to match up audiences to a familiar soundtrack and a classic story when they present “Emma!: A Pop Musical” April 21-23.

Utica High School Theater Director Joel Kaczmarczyk said he found the musical through Playscripts Inc. He said the musical has a recent copyright, and it was performed for the first time ever by Troy Athens High School.

“They sent me a copy, and I also had a reference CD,” he said. “I fell in love with it. It’s great.”

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