Arts & Entertainment

Published December 21, 2018

DETROIT/GROSSE POINTE CITY — For more than three decades, a Grosse Pointe City woman had an inside view of the inner workings of a beloved local institution. Pam Marcil retired as the Detroit Institute of Arts’ public relations director Nov. 30. Marcil, 66, started working at the DIA as a typist in the accounting department in 1985, during an era when the museum was still run by the city of Detroit.

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Published December 19, 2018

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — It was in middle school when Maxwell Kowal realized his unique talent.

 

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Published December 19, 2018

STERLING HEIGHTS — For Morgan Elementary School art teacher Karen Borbolla, a recent school field trip to the Detroit Institute of Arts was a chance for students to witness creativity through the ages.

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Published December 14, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — An upcoming public meeting of the Madison Heights Arts and Cultural Advisory Board will discuss the possibility of decorating city and commercial buildings with murals, starting with the park shelter at Civic Center Park, on 13 Mile Road, near John R Road.

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Published December 13, 2018

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — If it weren’t for singing, Ava Kern says she doesn’t know what she would do in her spare time. It’s a joke, of course. Kind of. Kern, a seventh-grader at L’Anse Creuse Middle School-South in Harrison Township, is not only involved in her school’s choir, she is also a longtime member of the Michigan Opera Theatre Children’s Chorus, or MOTCC.

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Published December 11, 2018

DETROIT — The legacy of Detroit’s Queen of Soul lives on in the heart of the city. Until spring 2019, the Detroit Historical Museum in Midtown is celebrating the life and music of Aretha Franklin in a special exhibition inside the museum’s Kid Rock Music Lab.

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Published December 7, 2018

PLEASANT RIDGE — Elizabeth Goss has been an avid watcher of the game show “Jeopardy!” for years, often watching with some of her six children.

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Published December 4, 2018

DETROIT — Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts is marking its 90th anniversary by celebrating its storied early history while also acknowledging its more recent past.

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Published December 3, 2018

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — A short feature-length film created by Detroit Country Day School high school students is on its way to the film festival circuit.

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Published November 30, 2018

MOUNT CLEMENS — Attention, artists: Mount Clemens wants you to create inspirational pieces that spark fun and play up the city’s history and connection to the Clinton River.

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Published November 28, 2018

SOUTHFIELD — The Southfield Public Arts Commission stopped into the Nov. 19 City Council meeting to provide an update on its various new art installations around the “Center of It All” and to highlight some upcoming projects.

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Published November 27, 2018

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — If Agatha Christie had written a comedy, it likely would have been something like “Arsenic and Old Lace.”

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Published November 27, 2018

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — When she looks at her paintings, memories from those times and places flood back for Carol LaChiusa.

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Published November 23, 2018

SOUTHFIELD — As the largest pottery sale in the country, the Potters Market is back again for its 43rd year Nov. 29-Dec. 2 at the Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road.

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Published November 19, 2018

METRO DETROIT — If your holidays are more hectic or ho-hum than happy, there’s nothing like toe-tapping seasonal tunes and timeless tales to get you in the spirit, so grab your coat and head out to one of the many festive productions brightening local stages this year.

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Published November 16, 2018

DETROIT — In 1911, a group of men from the Detroit area with a love for amateur theater put their talents together to create the ideal atmosphere for their monthly performances.

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Published November 16, 2018

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Visitors to the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House have for years enjoyed holiday tours and hearing tales about the home’s original occupants, but this year, they’re in for a new experience as they learn about another generation of the family.

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Published November 15, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Huge canvas paintings of spirituality, tiny portraits of music players, photographs so realistic that viewers inspect the image carefully looking for three-dimensional aspects, and more are on display as part of the Lakeside Palette Club’s annual Fall Art Show.

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Published November 13, 2018

GROSSE POINTE PARK — Nathan Detroit, the gambling promoter in “Guys and Dolls,” must find a place to hold his next craps game.

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Published November 12, 2018

BERKLEY — Berkley High’s upcoming performances of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” will take place at 7 p.m. Nov 16-17 and 3 p.m. Nov. 18 in the school’s auditorium, 2325 Catalpa Drive.

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