Arts & Entertainment

Published May 14, 2019

BERKLEY — A local musical therapy organization will host a concert to raise funds for its mission. The D-MAN Foundation, a nonprofit organization that aims to help people with quadriplegia, traumatic head injuries, spinal injuries and other diseases through musical therapy, is hosting a concert with its D-MAN All Stars from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at the Crofoot, 1 S. Saginaw St. in Pontiac.

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Published May 10, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — A nondescript fixture of Civic Center Park in Madison Heights is about to receive a dramatic facelift. At press time, work had begun on an outdoor mural that will span all four sides of the Jaycee shelter building at the foot of the hill in the park on 13 Mile Road, west of John R Road, the imagery flowing from one side to the next. The building first had to be power-washed and primed.

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Published May 8, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Bees are important. But not everyone knows why, or how we can make a difference. Some local beekeepers and experts weighed in on how relevant bees are to each of our lives, and also how we can foster them to continue to reap the benefits they add to the ecosystem.

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Published May 7, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Music students from Chippewa Valley High School are taking over Kalamazoo.

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Published May 7, 2019

GROSSE POINTES — As a teacher and a mother of three, Carolyn Gross, of Grosse Pointe Park, knows how busy most teenagers are. So with One Voice, the new, nonprofit choral group she’s launching for girls ages 13-18, Gross and fellow co-founders Tammy Palazzolo and Melody VanArragon have tried to establish a manageable series of rehearsals and performances to enable young women who love singing to be able to fit it into their calendars.

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Published May 7, 2019

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Families looking for a fun way to spend an evening with the kids will soon have a new entertainment option in the neighborhood.

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Published May 7, 2019

DETROIT — It will be an evening of comedy, philanthropy and delicious food. On May 29, the Guild of St. John Hospital and Medical Center will again gather to assist the hospital’s mission.

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Published May 1, 2019

FARMINGTON — The Farmington Players Barn invites audiences to dive into a production of “The Drowsy Chaperone,” a musical comedy set in 1928 that promises a fun, exciting escape from reality into the lives of two lovers.

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Published April 30, 2019

BERKLEY — A new mural designed by the fourth and fifth graders of Angell Elementary School has been installed inside the school. The mural, featuring a sun, the school and other scenes in clay, was constructed as a fifth-grade legacy project, with an assist from the fourth graders. In all, around 150 students helped design the mural, which was put together with the help of artist Laurie Eisenhardt.

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Published April 29, 2019

BEVERLY HILLS — Groves High School senior Allie Unger said she spends about six hours a day painting, dedicatedly refining her skills before she enters the Savannah College of Art and Design in the fall.

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Published April 29, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP —  A young Shelby Township resident is hoping to make it to the top in a music contest put on by Sun and Sky Entertainment Inc. Chloe Szymanski, a 12 year-old from Shelby Township, was selected as a contestant in the Detroit Celebration of Music and could win May 4 with the help of her peers’ votes.

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Published April 24, 2019

DETROIT — They’re just like their country — young, scrappy and hungry — and they did not throw away their shot to perform under the bright lights of Broadway in Detroit recently.

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Published April 24, 2019

ROYAL OAK — Hundreds of works of contemporary glass art by artists from around the world will be on display during the 47th annual International Glass Invitational Awards Exhibition at Habatat Galleries.

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Published April 24, 2019

ROCHESTER — “The Magic of Movies” will come to the stage of the Older Persons’ Commission next week as the 650 Players perform song-and-dance numbers from some of cinema’s greatest hits.

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Published April 23, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — “Arsenic and Old Lace” appeared on the big screen during World War II.

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Published April 23, 2019

FRASER — Brooke Arnold, a junior at Fraser High School, is a contestant in PBS’ upcoming Celebration of Music Contest — a national talent search that showcases America’s best singers, musicians, bands and dancers between the ages of 4 and 25.

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Published April 23, 2019

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Despite debuting on the stage in 1988 — almost 20 years before Twitter — “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind” could be seen as a play for the Twitter age.

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Published April 17, 2019

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DETROIT — His performances were canceled in 2014 and 2017 because of foul weather, but this year, Stanley Clarke seems to have come up with a way to outsmart Mother Nature: He’s the artist-in-residence for the 2019 Detroit Jazz Festival.

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Published April 17, 2019

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — “Be Our Guest.” That is the invitation on behalf of the Grosse Pointe Public School System students who will be performing in South’s all-school musical “Beauty and the Beast.”

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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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