Earl Leighton, the family patriarch, an African American architect, self-made, proud, is on the verge of realizing his life's ambition: to build a skyscraper. His family is gathering in anticipation of the big presentation to come. When Earl forgets how to tie his tie we realize foreboding ripples threaten the seemingly smooth waters.
The Chamber Music Society of Detroit presents distinguished cellist Lynn Harrell with pianist Anne-Marie McDermott as the concluding concert of its 2012-2013 season.
The Addison Township Public Library and The Friends of the ATP Library are looking for runners to help support the library in the the Born to Read 5K Run/Walk and Speed Reader's 1 Mile Race.
This years conference focuses on Diabetes in the Age of Technology. Keynote speakers include William V. Tamborlane, M.D. of Yale School of Medicine and Bruce Buckingham, M.D. of Stanford Hospital.
Beach Boot Camp is an intense power-loaded one-hour workout on the beach. This is a timed-interval circuit class that will have you sweating all the way through, and wear comfortable fitness attire and bring plenty of water.
The primary focus of this expo is to encourage the community to incorporate regular physical activities in their lives, make healthier decisions, and raise awareness of health issues that impact the lives of many families. Get Up, Get Fit! will be packed with fun for people of all ages. Throughout the day, men and women will be able to participate in several 30-minute fitness sessions, learn about various health services and products from local businesses, find out how to cook healthier meals, and receive health awareness, prevention, and promotion information.
The Dossin Great Lakes Museum is re-opening to the public at noon on May 18 after six months of renovations! The Grand Re-Opening Gala will be Friday, May 17 and a members only preview will take place.
Make a beautiful and musical work of art using unusual materials. For this month's activity day we will be using spoons, keys, beads, carabiners and even tea cups to make wind chimes that you can decorate your yard with.
This is the start of the third season of music in the Historic Boston-Edison neighborhood. The first performance will be from a down-home blues band the Chris Canas Band.
Premiere of the commissioned piece "8 Mile Rhythm" by Ira Hearshen, composer, conductor, orchestrator for movies such as John Carter, Toy Story 2 and more.
Dave Landau is coming to Ann Arbor. His razor-sharp writing skills were honed at Chicago's famed Second City Theatre and have appeared on Comedy Central's 'Live at Gotham,' at HBO's Las Vegas Comedy Festival and as a feature on NBC's 'Last Comic Standing.'
A special ONE-NIGHT ONLY CONCERT presentation of the three-time Tony Award-winning hit musical RAGTIME.The musical intertwines the stories of three extraordinary families as they confront timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America.
Five Finger Discount Live at The Penalty Box.
The brainchild of Buku Productions Theatre Companys Artistic Director, Reuben Yabuku. This world premiere comedy play will rekindle that Old School spirit of Radio, the way it was back in the day. You'll love this brand new comedy starring Augustus Williamson, Sean Rodriguez-Sharpe, Lisa McCormick, Paul Dean, Carlos Faison and Armond Jackson.
Two spring concerts and a ticketed dress rehearsal, conducted by well-known Detroit choral conductor, Dr. Edward Maki-Schramm. The concert program is a musical statement and representative sampling of tragedy and injustice and then moves toward a new vision of the future one of hope for all people to create a new world and a new Detroit.
Hundreds of adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will be available for immediate adoption from MHS and more than 20 additional organizations at the largest off-site pet adoption event in the country. There is no charge for admission or parking for this event, which is held under tents in the Detroit Zoo front parking lot.
Ann Arbor's Jennifer Goltz-Taylor, known for her expert and compelling interpretations of contemporary music, performs Schoenberg's early master work Pierrot lunaire. One of Jennifer's "party pieces", she recorded it in 2007 with the California chamber ensemble "Inauthentica" on the MSR Classics label. Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldat is a work of high drama, written for violin, double bass, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone and percussion, with actors playing various parts – narrator, soldier, and devil.
Set in Ancient Egypt, Aida is the tale of an Ethiopian princess who's enslaved by the king of Egypt. She's in love with General Radamès, a man at war with her own people and promised to another princess, Amneris. When Aida's father, Amonasro, is captured by the Egyptians Aida must choose between loyalty to her homeland and loyalty to her lover.
Wyandotte Museums are asking Wyandotte citizens to come out and donate their treasures from the attic and the basement to sell. There will be deals, and non-Wyandotte citizens are welcome to attend but cannot sell their goods.
Showcasing matchups between many of the best up-and-coming mixed martial artists.
Ann Arbor native Laith Al-Saaidi is 34 now, and he’s already toured the globe with his band Blue Vinyl. Shit, by 18, he had opened for Buddy Guy, Luther Allison, Son Seals and Taj Mahal. Not a bad résumé. Some call him a singer-songwriter, others a blues dude, and both of those things are true. He’s also a hardworking motherfucker, and it is his tireless work ethic, along with some killer chops, that have seen him develop such a strong reputation around Ann Arbor and Detroit. He’s recently opened for BB King, Johnny Winter and the Yardbirds, adding to the impressive collection of blues legends on his bio.
Fresh from the Oscar success of Searching for Sugarman, Rodriguez will be playing in the glorious surroundings of the Masonic Temple. In fact, when you stop and think about, there’s no more fitting venue in Detroit for this man than the Masonic. Since the release of that movie, interest in Sixto Rodriguez has shot through the roof. People are hunting down his lost ’60s album Cold Fact in record stores up and down the nation. When you consider the fact that he was working as a laborer in Detroit just a decade ago, this rebirth must be most welcome.
Yoga provides the most effective workouts for fighting stubborn fat stores, especially the ones that crop up after age 40, and studies show that yoga lowers levels of stress hormones and increases insulin sensitivitya signal to your body to burn food as fuel rather than store it as fat. Join us as we talk about making wise food choices and adopting a lifestyle that will help you achieve your health goals, and we will also demonstrate yoga poses and breathing practices that will help you achieve success in your weight loss journey and help you get rid of your excess body fat while firming up and toning your core and major muscle groups.
The City of Clawson is excited to host an afternoon of local youth talent. Three bands in three age categories (under 12, 13-18, 18-25) will perform for awards and prizes! Lots of music and food! Don't miss this unique event supporting area talent!
It’s tough to figure out exactly what is going down at here, but it would appear there is a new animated movie about Jay & Silent Bob, the stoner characters played by Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes, and Smith is coming to town and introducing it. Anybody who has seen Clerks or Chasing Amy knows Smith is capable of brilliance, but the abysmal Comic Book Men TV show proves that he’s capable of the occasional lapse in judgment too (and let’s not even talk about Jersey Girl). At his best, Smith can write dialogue that rivals Tarantino, and he can talk about pop culture all night. Let’s hope he hits his stride in Royal Oak.
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