Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The Macomb Center for the Performing Arts in Clinton Township has welcomed hundreds of popular performers throughout the years and served as the home stage for dozens of local groups.
This season marks 30 years of music, comedy, dance and theater at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts in Clinton Township. Since opening in 1982 at 44575 Garfield, the Macomb Center has welcomed many of the entertainment industry’s top stars. “We’ve had from Bill Cosby to Stevie Wonder to Frankie Valli,” said Sandy Hazelton-Pianko, marketing manager at the center. “Kathy Griffin was here two consecutive years and sold out both years.” Other performers to take the stage include Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson, Tony Bennett, Regis Philbin, Wayne Newton, The Beach Boys, Paul Anka and Jeff Daniels. The 30th professional season at the Macomb Center opened last month with Burton Cummings, lead singer of The Guess Who…
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The Macomb Ballet Company presents "The Wizard of Oz" in four performances Friday and Saturday at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts in Clinton Township.
Just call M-59 the Yellow Brick Road and follow it this weekend to the Macomb Ballet Company’s production of The Wizard of Oz at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts. Although the ballet is based on L. Frank Baum’s original children’s novel and will use a classical score rather than the famed movie soundtrack, MBC Artistic Director Amber Megna-Michalik promises that her company’s production will be every bit as magical as the iconic 1939 film. “This show will appeal to all ages,” Megna-Michalik said. “This is a well-known and well-loved story with a classical ballet twist. The costumes, props and sets are unbelievable and rival any Broadway production. Our volunteers have spent countless hours working on all of the small details that …
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Patch was at the Eisenhower Homecoming Dance to capture the excitement as the Eagles celebrate their victory over Dakota.
Patch was at the Eisenhower Homecoming Dance Saturday night to capture the excitement as the Eagles celebrated their victory over Dakota. Check out our pictures... We would love to see your homecoming pictures. If you aren't quite sure how to upload a photo, check out our step-by-step guide to uploading photos to Patch.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Summer auditions for the Macomb Ballet Company will be held Saturday, Aug. 13 and Wednesday, Aug. 31. There is no residency requirement for membership, although some formal training is required.
There are dance recitals, and then there is the Macomb Ballet Company. Founded by Ann Parsley in 1983, the MBC is a pre-professional group developed to allow serious ballet students between the ages of 8 and 25 to perform full-length ballets on stage. “It’s not competitive. It’s just to perform,” said Lori Henderson, president of the MBC board of directors. “It is a big commitment, because you have to show up for all your rehearsals. They expect professional ballet and that is what’s put on.” Two full-length ballets are performed each year, with performances of The Nutcracker every December, and classical ballets such as Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Coppélia that take the stage in the spring. Open auditions for the company are held …
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Find out what Argentine Tango Detroit's secret to success is.
Argentine Tango Detroit in downtown Utica celebrated its 10th anniversary with what else—a dance party. Party-goers strapped on their dancing shoes at 8 p.m. for lessons, and then at 9 p.m. the party heated up when the dance floor opened up. Check out the video, as Patch's camera danced the night away with the crowd.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Dads won't want to miss the opportunity to spend an evening dancing with their favorite girl at the Shelby Parks and Recreation Department event.
No man is more special to a little girl than her very own daddy and going to a daddy-daughter event is by far the most fun a little girl can have with her dad. Getting dressed up like a princess and dancing all night with that favorite man is every girl's dream. This year, the Shelby Parks and Recreation Department invites all dads and daughters to get dressed in their very best for the 2011 Daddy-Daughter Dance on Thursday, February 10 at the Cherry Creek Banquet Center. Trish Insana of the Shelby Parks Department hopes to see 150 to 200 people at this year's event. "For many this is an annual event. We have been doing the event for longer than I can remember," said Insana. Grandfather Sandy Banks has been attending the Shelby event for …