Arts & Entertainment

Published April 12, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Rebecca Callens has been drawing and dabbling in creative mediums for most of her life, but one of the main obstacles to diving deeper was the fear that being an artist doesn’t pay. “I’d like something I could do to support myself, but not be a starving artist,” she said.

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Published April 8, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Amid the news of the Golden Corridor ring icon receiving its new name, the Sterling Heights Art Commission announced that it is looking for businesses that want their bare walls to turn into canvases for public mural art.

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Published April 5, 2019

WARREN — After rehearsing on the evening of March 28 on the Warren Woods Middle School stage, the Warren Woods Drama Club cast members gathered inside the choir room for “notes.” For about 30 minutes, Director Kristy Sikes provided feedback on their practice as the performers prepared for Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” The cast features Warren Woods Public Schools elementary, middle and high school students.

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Published April 5, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS/MOUNT CLEMENS — Get your dancing shoes out and get ready to cut a rug for Turning Point of Macomb’s biggest and most celebrated fundraiser of the year. Tickets are now on sale for the fourth annual “Stepping Out with the Stars,” an event that has grown in popularity since its inception so much that this year a new, bigger venue has been lined up.

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Published April 2, 2019

ROSEVILLE — Hundreds of friends and well-wishers turned out March 24 to pay their final respects to famed local singer and Roseville resident Charlie Taylor.

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Published April 1, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Get your cameras ready. Shelby Township is holding a tree photo contest open to all who are interested in celebrating Arbor Day April 26. 

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Published March 28, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Logging 947 votes, The Halo won an online Facebook contest against four other choices.

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Published March 26, 2019

ROYAL OAK — The Royal Oak Commission for the Arts recently introduced its artist laureate program, which aims to acknowledge and recognize a local artist’s work and contributions.

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Published March 22, 2019

MOUNT CLEMENS — The Mount Clemens Foundation and the Anton Art Center recently received an $18,500 grant award from the DTE Foundation to invite Artspace to the city to conduct a feasibility study for potential future art and life expansion.

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Published March 19, 2019

ROCHESTER — Oakland University student Ciara Sosnowski is hoping to bring an art and music festival to Rochester this summer. Sosnowski, 19, a recent graduate of Rochester Adams High, created the Rochester Fringe Fest — a nonprofit art and music festival for students — last year.

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Published March 19, 2019

GROSSE POINTE PARK — Grosse Pointe Theatre’s latest show is “Shrek the Musical,” a theatrical production based on the popular book and animated film. But while “Shrek” is certainly family-friendly, you don’t need to be a kid — or bring one — to enjoy it.

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Published March 19, 2019

ROYAL OAK — The third annual spring art fair will roll into the Royal Oak Farmers Market Thursday, April 4, and Friday, April 5.

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Published March 18, 2019

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WEST BLOOMFIELD — It could be argued that anyone who can take glass and mold it into beautiful pieces of art is exceptional. But the best of those exceptional folks are the ones who are slated to be at the annual Michigan Regional Glass Exhibition March 24-May 9 in West Bloomfield.

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Published March 15, 2019

Like ogres and onions, theatrical shows have many layers. 

Henry Ford II High School students are preparing to cover all of them in rehearsals before performing “Shrek the Musical” March 21-23.

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Published March 12, 2019

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — The Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved plans to renovate the Maple Theater late last month, along with an amendment to the theater’s liquor license agreement to reflect those changes.

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Published March 12, 2019

BERKLEY — Berkley High School’s upcoming spring musical is shaping up to be a real disaster.

Hitting the stage this month is the school’s production of the musical “Disaster!” in which the plot follows a floating casino and nightclub that’s hit with multiple disasters on its opening night. The musical is an homage to the disaster films of the 1970s. 

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Published March 8, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Erik and Israel Nordin, of the Detroit Design Center, are back in town, and they have a clear idea of what, and where, the next installment in the Harrison Township Beautification Commission’s sculpture program will be.

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Published March 8, 2019

CITY — In “Goodbye Toothless House,” her first full-length collection of poetry, Kelly Fordon explores the deceptively serene territory of modern suburbia and exposes dark, sometimes bitter undercurrents.

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Published March 6, 2019

SOUTHFIELD — A sculpture named after the titular character of Moby Dick, the 1851 novel by Herman Melville, was installed Feb. 21 in the fountain in front of the Southfield Public Library, 26000 Evergreen Road. 

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Published March 5, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Slip into those platform shoes, put on that polyester pantsuit and get ready to do The Hustle: “The 1970s: Heavy, Hip and Happenin’” program at the Lorenzo Cultural Center has begun.

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