Arts & Entertainment

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 Gretchen Whitmer rescinded the order, moving the entire state to phase four of the MI Safe Start Plan.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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Published March 13, 2020

DETROIT — People collect stamps, baseball cards and even cars, but in recent years one of the most popular things to collect has been sneakers.

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Published March 11, 2020

FARMINGTON/FARMINGTON HILLS — Popcorn lovers and cinephiles will soon fill local theater seats for the seventh annual Greater Farmington Film Festival March 19-22.

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Published March 11, 2020

FARMINGTON — A new artist exhibit is now on display at the KickstART Farmington Gallery & Shop, 33304 Grand River Ave., through March 28.

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Published March 11, 2020

FARMINGTON HILLS/ROCHESTER — Susie Lee, 17, a North Farmington High School senior and violinist, has added another win to her list of accomplishments by being named the Rochester Symphony Orchestra’s 2020 Young Artist Competition winner.

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Published March 11, 2020

ROYAL OAK — The Royal Oak Commission for the Arts is seeking applications for its annual Art Explored program. Every type of artist from every city is encouraged to submit proposals through May 1.

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Published March 10, 2020

MACOMB/OAKLAND/WAYNE COUNTIES — On March 10, voters in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties approved a millage renewal for the Detroit Institute of Arts.

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Published March 10, 2020

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Fans of classical and chamber music will have a chance to see emerging talent close to home. The Chamber Music Society of Detroit will present the Vera Quartet with pianist Meng-Chieh Liu at 7:30 p.m. March 13 at The War Memorial in Grosse Pointe Farms.

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