Art & Culture

Meadow Brook Theatre – ALTAR BOYZ

Meadow Brook Theatre – ALTAR BOYZ

Feb 8 – Mar 5, 2017 Book by Kevin Del Aguila – Music and Lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker – Conceived by Marc Kessler and Ken Davenport ALTAR BOYZ is a foot-stomping, rafter-raising, musical comedy about a fictitious Christian boy-band on the last night of their “Raise the Praise” tour. The Boyz […]

The Edible Monument – The Art of Food for Festivals

The Edible Monument – The Art of Food for Festivals

December 16th to April 16th The Edible Monument includes about 140 prints, rare books and serving manuals from the Getty Research Institute collection and private collections. The artworks illustrate in lush detail the delectable monuments and sculptures made of food that were an integral part of street festivals as well as court and civic banquets in […]

By Alisha Dixon Legendary R&B trio the O’Jays are set to perform two shows December 29-30 at the Andiamo Celebrity Showroom in Warren. In an interview with the group’s lead singer, Eddie Levert, he shared his excitement about performing at a venue like Andiamo, a place, he says is reminiscent of clubs from the past. […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration at The Wright Museum

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration at The Wright Museum

The Wright’s most popular day of the year features commemorative breakfast with special guest speaker and Civil Rights icon Reverend Dr. C.T. Vivian The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History presents its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration Monday, January 16, 2017 from 9 AM – 6 PM. Traditionally the museum’s busiest […]

SHEN YUN – Enter a Divine Land coming soon to the Michigan Opera Theatre

SHEN YUN – Enter a Divine Land coming soon to the Michigan Opera Theatre

There was a time when the world was full of magic and splendor, as if all on Earth existed in harmony with Heaven. You could see it in the arts, feel it in the air, and hear it in the beat of a drum. This was a land of heroes and sages, dragons and phoenixes, […]

Music helps singer forget about her pain

Music helps singer forget about her pain

AUBURN HILLS —Throughout her life, Ali McManus has used music as a healing outlet. “While my friends and family are outside running around, I am inside playing music,” she said. “Playing takes my mind to another place and helps me forget all the pain and struggles I have had to experience in my life.” The […]

2016 America’s Thanksgiving Parade

2016 America’s Thanksgiving Parade

America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Art Van is one of the country’s largest and most spectacular Parades in the United States! Every November something magical happens on Detroit’s historic Woodward Avenue, a holiday tradition that dates back to 1924. This year, we are celebrating 90 Years Together full of sparkles and magic that have captured […]

Detroit-based and Filmed Comedy, THE PICKLE RECIPE, Showing at The Maple Theater!

Detroit-based and Filmed Comedy, THE PICKLE RECIPE, Showing at The Maple Theater!

Don’t miss your opportunity to see the Detroit-based and filmed comedy, THE PICKLE RECIPE at The Maple Theater! The Maple Theater Show times: Wednesday, November 16 – 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM, 4:15 PM, 7:00 PM Thursday, November 17 – 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM, 4:15 PM, 7:00 PM Friday, November 18 – 10:30 AM, 1:00 PM, […]

7th Annual Comedy for KAT Kickoff

7th Annual Comedy for KAT Kickoff

The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit will present the 7th Annual Comedy for KAT Kickoff, featuring Ross Bennett, on Thursday, December 8 at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle. The evening raises funds for Kids All Together (KAT), an award-winning inclusion program that offers children with special needs the opportunity to participate fully in summer programming […]

Michigan Opera Theatre to Present Silent Night Based on Christmas Truce of World War I

Michigan Opera Theatre to Present Silent Night Based on Christmas Truce of World War I

Michigan Opera Theatre to Present Pulitzer Prize-Winning Silent Night Based on Christmas Truce of World War I Opera complemented by period concert, film screening and history lecture Nov. 12-20 at the Detroit Opera House Michigan Opera Theatre’s 2016-17 season, celebrating founder David DiChiera’s legacy, continues with American Composer Kevin Puts’s Pulitzer Prize-winning contemporary opera, Silent […]

Dollar General Cashier with the GOLDEN VOICE!

Dollar General Cashier with the GOLDEN VOICE!

A Dollar General cashier from Lansing, Michigan, is reaping the rewards for singing while he works. Lucas Holliday was caught on camera singing Maxwell’s “Ascension” while checking out a customer, and the video has nearly a whopping 500 million views. Today he received the surprise of a lifetime on “Good Morning America,” with a personal […]

Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees Cocktail Preview

Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees Cocktail Preview

ROCHESTER, MI – Tickets are on sale now for the Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees Cocktail Preview on Friday, November 18, 7-10 pm at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow.  Tickets are $50 per person/$85 per couple.  This is your first chance to preview this amazing holiday spectacular! Featuring trees, wreaths, stockings, tablescapes, centerpieces and […]

The Never-Ending Adoption Story of Violinist Ann Ourada Strubler

The Never-Ending Adoption Story of Violinist Ann Ourada Strubler

  Story premieres November 20 with Musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra, and Detroit Public Television during National Adoption Month. It’s starting to have the makings of a never-ending mini- series. Thirty years ago, then DSO violinist, Ann Ourada Strubler, met her birthmother Suzanne Fisch of San Diego and discovered her […]

New Film – Young Entrepreneurs Trying to Make It in Detroit

New Film – Young Entrepreneurs Trying to Make It in Detroit

Detroit emerged from bankruptcy nearly two years ago, and now it’s downtown has undergone a transformation. An area once marred with vacancies is now booming with new businesses, luxury goods and tech start-ups. But who is this new downtown for? It’s a question that’s worried longtime residents. And it’s an issue Max Nussenbaum and Dextina Booker are navigating. Max and […]

The Never-Ending Adoption Story of Violinist Ann Ourada Strubler

The Never-Ending Adoption Story of Violinist Ann Ourada Strubler

Story premieres November 20 with Musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra, and Detroit Public Television during National Adoption Month It’s starting to have the makings of a never-ending mini- series. Thirty years ago, then DSO violinist, Ann Ourada Strubler, met her birthmother Suzanne Fisch of San Diego and discovered her musical […]

Rochester Hills Runners Compete at Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Rochester Hills Runners Compete at Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Two Rochester Hills residents are running in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, one for Team USA and the other for Libya. Desiree Davil Linden, a California native who now lives in Rochester Hills, will run for Team USA in women’s marathon at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She also made an appearance at […]

Tours on Bicycle Built for Six Showcase Art Explored

Tours on Bicycle Built for Six Showcase Art Explored

Six-seater bikes will whoosh through downtown Royal Oak on Aug. 18 from 6 – 9 p.m.showcasing works of public art. The casually-paced cycle tours are free to the public, thanks to the Royal Oak Commission for the Arts and Detroit Cycle Pub. “The bike tours are an exciting way to spotlight Royal Oak’s public art […]

First Chevrolet Camaro added to historic list in Birmingham

First Chevrolet Camaro added to historic list in Birmingham

A 1967 Chevrolet Camaro is being added to the National Historic Vehicle Register. Historic Vehicle Association president Mark Gessler told The Detroit News (http://detne.ws/2b9kAuV ) that it’ll become the 15th car on the list during a news conference in Birmingham on Wednesday. “It’s a very big honor,” said Corey Lawson, who bought the car in […]

Cultural festival to showcase southwest Detroit this month

Cultural festival to showcase southwest Detroit this month

A new cultural festival to showcase the vitality of southwest Detroit is planned this month along the Detroit River. The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy and Detroit-based business Ideal Group are hosting theFiesta del Rio Detroit on Aug. 27 at West Riverfront Park. There will be two stages for music and entertainment headlined by Los Angeles band […]

Royal Oak Olympic rower Grace Luczak finding success in Rio

Royal Oak Olympic rower Grace Luczak finding success in Rio

From Royal Oak to the Olympics. Grace Luczak lives in Princeton, NJ., but her roots are in Southeast Michigan. She was born in Royal Oak. “It’s so amazing to be here,” said Luczak. “It’s the Olympics so there is magic everywhere. It’s fun and really cool to be rowing with Felice (Mueller). It’s great because […]

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