Arts & Entertainment

Published February 1, 2019

MOUNT CLEMENS — The Anton Art Center in Mount Clemens and First State Bank in St. Clair Shores have partnered up to bring free monthly art experiences to the community through the end of 2019.

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Published January 29, 2019

When speaking with cast members at Dakota High School in Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” it’s clear they’re thrilled and ready for what lies ahead.

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Published January 28, 2019

FARMINGTON HILLS — The Holocaust Memorial Center exhibit “Attitudes and Actions: where can Prejudice Lead?” has three exhibits that include “The Tragedy of War: Japanese American Internment” and “Jehovah’s Witnesses: Faith Under Fire."

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Published January 28, 2019

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SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Savannah Jodway’s experimentation with photography started with taking pictures of creepy dolls and landscapes. But then, like a light turning on, the dual-enrolled student from Utica High School and the Utica Center for Science and Industry grew interested in capturing light on camera.

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Published January 28, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights is about to put the coffee on. The Sterling Heights Parks and Recreation Department is preparing to brew up some fresh winter entertainment with two Irish musical acts during its Sterling Coffeehouse concert series.

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Published January 25, 2019

ROYAL OAK — Guardians for Animals proves there is strength in numbers. The nonprofit network supports 17 no-kill animal rescues. Together, they have saved nearly 33,200 animals over the past 15 years, including more than 1,700 in 2018 alone.

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Published January 23, 2019

ROCHESTER/ROCHESTER HILLS/OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — The Detroit Institute of Arts has welcomed generations of people through its doors over the years. The age ranges run from wide-eyed youths to seniors with decades of life experience. As the exhibits change, so do the experiences.

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Published January 22, 2019

GROSSE POINTE PARK — A Wayne State University Law School professor by day, Rachel Settlage, of Grosse Pointe Park, knows what it’s like to be underestimated. “I also was a natural blond most of my life, so I know what it’s like to be a woman in this (formerly) male-dominated field and be underestimated,” said Settlage, who’s tapping into her experiences as the director of Grosse Pointe Theatre’s production of “Legally Blonde: The Musical.”

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Published January 22, 2019

FERNDALE — A local artist whose work has a focus on nature will have his first solo exhibition at the Ferndale Area District Library. The library will be featuring 20 pieces of Anthony Brass’ art that was created in the past year at his home in Ferndale. The exhibition will start on Sunday, Jan. 27, and there also will be a reception where people can meet Brass at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24.

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Published January 21, 2019

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — The Bloomfield Township Public Library has started accepting entries for its third annual amateur photo contest, which has steadily been growing in submissions and notoriety over the years, according to Assistant Library Director Tera Moon.

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Published January 21, 2019

For Judith Anderson, art isn’t something that necessarily requires a pencil or a paintbrush.

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Published January 18, 2019

ROSEVILLE — Roseville High School is taking audiences on a music-filled trip back to the 1920s with its upcoming production of “Chicago.” The popular Broadway musical tells the story of two women accused of murder and their finding themselves as celebrities for their crimes as they work to twist the justice system to their advantage.

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Published January 15, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP/FRASER — The Detroit Institute of Arts has welcomed generations of people through its doors over the years. The age ranges stem from wide-eyed youths to seniors with decades of life experience. As the exhibits change, so do the experiences.

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Published January 10, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — The “Origins: Content and Form” exhibit will run through Feb. 21 at the Janice Charach Gallery, 6600 W. Maple Road.

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Published January 10, 2019

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HARRISON TOWNSHIP/CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The popular 2001 comedy film “Legally Blonde” will come to life with a lot more singing and dancing when the L’Anse Creuse High School choir performs the musical version onstage Jan. 17-19.

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Published January 8, 2019

DETROIT — Artworks with religious and cultural significance are displayed thoughtfully in the Detroit Institute of Arts’ reinstalled Robert and Katherine Jacobs Asian Wing. From centuries-old pieces to contemporary ones, the wing includes work from China, Korea, India and Southeast Asia, and joins the recently reopened Japanese gallery. There’s also a gallery devoted to Buddhist art from various parts of Asia.

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Published December 27, 2018

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Just after the holiday celebrations, a father and daughter were given a blast from the past Dec. 26. Glen Tallarek and his wife, Melony, recently received a message on Facebook from someone who had cast Glen and their daughter Grace’s hands at a craft show at Gibraltar Trade Center in Mount Clemens more than 21 years ago.

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Published December 21, 2018

ROCHESTER — It’s only been a few months since Rochester Community Schools launched its new orchestra program, but it’s already receiving major support. The Rochester Community Schools Foundation recently awarded the newly established program its largest gift ever, approximately $137,000.

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Published December 21, 2018

SOUTHFIELD — After 19 years In the Motor City, PuppetArt Theatre has decided to call the Center of it All home. The group recently moved into office space at 24293 Telegraph Road. According to founder Igor Gozman, the nonprofit group got “squeezed out” of downtown Detroit.

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Published December 21, 2018

SOUTHFIELD — It’s been 80 years since the genocide of 6 million Jews, but there’s still plenty of work to be done to return property that was stolen during that time. A group of Michigan lawyers is helping rightful heirs recover some of the thousands of pieces of art stolen by the Nazis during the Holocaust through a new program called the Holocaust Art Recovery Initiative.

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