Monday, March 11, 2013
New acts including Kool & The Gang and Larry the Cable Guy have been announced for Freedom Hill Amphitheatre in Sterling Heights.
Two new acts have been announced for Freedom Hill Amphitheatre in Sterling Heights. Tickets for both performances will go on sale Friday, March 15. Tickets can be purchased at www.freedomhill.net or by phone at 888-929-7849. Late last year it was was announced the 7,200-seat facility would be reopening. The first act signed to play Freedom Hill Amphitheatre was Grammy-winning band Lady Antebellum.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Children age 12 and under can see the the film for free, while adult tickets are $1 March 9-10.
The Motor City Brass Band, which includes players from Shelby Township, Sterling Heights, Clinton Township and across Metro Detroit, will host their annual Motor City Festival of Bands March 10 in Dearborn.
If you’re looking for a typical classical concert, stay away from the Motor City Brass Band. The band of more than 30 musicians, including several from Shelby Township, doesn’t perform concerts, explains Musical Director and Conductor Craig Strain. They put on shows. The next will be their biggest of the season—literally. The Festival of Bands, happening Sunday, March 10, at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, will bring together more than 200 musicians from the MCBB, Birmingham Concert Band, Farmington Community Band, Oakland University Brass, and West Michigan Concert Winds. “If we talk to somebody who’s never seen or heard the band … they conjure up an image of a brass band that’s not what we are,” he said. “I try to explain …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
If you were unable to catch one of the Shelby Township high school's shows, you can still hear the people sing on YouTube.
Eisenhower High School students brought audiences to tears and later to their feet with their breathtaking production of Les Misérables School Edition last weekend. Performed Feb. 28-March 2, the production enjoyed sold-out performances and introduced a new generation to the award-winning musical that has touched the hearts of millions around the world. If you weren't able to catch one of the high school's stunning performances, never fear, you can still hear the people sing on YouTube. Check out the clips above for a glimpse of the 2013 production.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Children age 12 and under can see the the film for free, while adult tickets are $1 March 2-3.
The first-ever Music Educator Award is currently accepting nominations for music teachers from kindergarten through college, in public and private schools. The deadline for nominations is April 15, 2013.
Friday, March 1, 2013
The motion picture 'Family Weekend' was filmed in Macomb County in February 2011 and will premiere locally at MJR Marketplace Cinema in March.
Macomb County's time on the silver screen in the movie Family Weekend will come later this month. The film, which was shot at locations throughout the county, will open March 29 in Detroit, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas, according to the movie's website. Locally, the film will premiere at MJR Marketplace Cinema on Van Dyke in Sterling Heights. However, those with Comcast cable, Time Warner cable, DIRECTV or Dish video on demand can catch the movie right now. It will also be digitally available starting April 23 through Amazon, iTunes, VUDU, Verizon and AT&T. Two years ago, crews descended on Macomb County to film Family Weekend, starring Kristin Chenoweth, Matthew Modine, Shirley Jones, Oleysa Rulin and a cast of Macomb County …
Show times are at 7 p.m. through March 2 and 2 p.m. March 3 at the high school at 6500 25 Mile Road in Shelby Township. Tickets are $10 for reserved seats.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
The 85th annual Academy Awards: Where and when to watch, who will win, who is hosting and more need-to-know info.
Will Lincoln or Argo win Best Picture in the 85th annual Academy Awards? Will Ben Affleck go home with a Best Director statue? Will Daniel Day-Lewis and Jennifer Lawrence win Best Actor and Best Actress? The 2013 Oscars will be on television locally on ABC (WXYZ, Channel 7) at 8:30 p.m. (ET) Sunday, Feb. 24. The "preshow" (also known as the red carpet) begins at 7 p.m. See all Oscar nominees here. The 2013 Academy Awards host is Seth MacFarlane. Lovers of the annual award show can play My Picks and predict who they think will win on the Oscars website. Players can challenge their friends and watch the game update in real time during the show. Use this printable ballot to make your predictions ahead of time and check them as the winners …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
There will be a special showing of the film on Saturday and Sunday. Children 12 and under will be admitted at no charge, while parents tickets cost $1.