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Wave of support for MOT’s DiChiera after cancer news

Wave of support for MOT’s DiChiera after cancer newsAcross southeast Michigan, cultural figures praised David DiChiera’s contributions on news the MOT director has cancer
  • News
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Michigan

MOT founder diagnosed with cancer

MOT founder diagnosed with cancerDavid DiChiera, who launched Michigan Opera Theatre in 1971, battling pancreatic cancer
  • Michigan
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Obituary

Tony-winning gospel singer Linda Hopkins dies at 92

Tony-winning gospel singer Linda Hopkins dies at 92Inspired by blues singer Bessie Smith, Hopkins wrote and starred in 1974’s one-woman musical ‘Me and Bessie’
  • Obituary
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Theater

Detroit’s soulful past drives ‘Motown: The Musical’

Detroit’s soulful past drives ‘Motown: The Musical’Musical written by Berry Gordy Jr. salutes The Supremes, Temptations, Marvin Gaye and more
  • Theater
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Theater

Phil Elam to star in ‘Lilies of the Field’ in Detroit

Detroit’s Phil Elam to channel Sidney Poitier in stage version of ‘Lilies of the Field.’Phil Elam stars in Detroit Lighthouse Community Theatre’s production of “Lilies of the Field,” based on the 1963 film.
  • Theater
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Books

Misty Copeland’s goal to give us better bodies

Misty Copeland’s goal to give Americans better bodies in new bookRecognizing your own body is perfect for you and just needs fine-tuning is the first big step, she says
  • Books
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Theater

MOT’s new season announced

MOT’s new season announcedOpera about Negro Baseball and “Tosca” highlight new MOT season
  • Theater
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Theater

Puccini’s ‘The Girl of the Golden West’ gets a revival

Puccini’s ‘The Girl of the Golden West’ gets a revivalOpera takes place in the wild West during the Gold Rush but is sung in Italian
  • Theater
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Theater

‘Motown the Musical’ to hold open auditions in Detroit

‘Motown the Musical’ to hold open auditions in DetroitSingers are invited to try out April 18 at the Motown Museum
  • Theater
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Theater

Detroit News sponsors Shakespeare in Detroit new season

Detroit News sponsors Shakespeare in Detroit’s fourth seasonThe theater group has four sold out performances of ‘Henry V’ this week
  • Theater
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Theater

West Bloomfield’s Danny Kornfeld to star in ‘Rent’

Danny Kornfeld returns to hometown starring in Broadway revival of ‘Rent’Star of the 20th-anniversary revival of the Broadway musical will be at the Fisher Theatre March 21-26
  • Theater
  • 1 month ago
Theater

Mosaic teaches music, performing arts to students

Mosaic Youth Theatre teaches music, performing arts to studentsThe Detroit organization has been filling in an arts gap for 25 years
  • Theater
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Oakland County

National Arab Orchestra tuning up for Southfield gala

National Arab Orchestra tuning up for Southfield galaA Michigan-based orchestra with a mission of reviving Arab music is tuning up for its annual gala concert.
  • Oakland County
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Theater

Cast member has long acquaintance with ‘STOMP’

Cast member has long acquaintance with ‘STOMP’Cade Slattery first saw the percussive and high-energy show when he was just 7 years old
  • Theater
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Entertainment

Tickets on sale

Tickets on saleTickets go on sale this week for Chris Brown, Pixies, Gucci Mane and more
  • Entertainment
  • 2 months ago
Theater

It may sound outrageous but ‘Hedwig’ goes beyond shock

It may sound outrageous but ‘Hedwig’ goes beyond shockTony-winning Broadway hit brings its mix of anger and perseverance to the Fisher Theatre
  • Theater
  • 2 months ago
Theater

Celebrating ‘Nasty Women’ and ‘Bad Hombres’

Celebrating ‘Nasty Women’ and ‘Bad Hombres’Three local Presidents Day events react to America’s current commander-in-chief
  • Theater
  • 2 months ago
Entertainment

Lisa Lampanelli goes from insults to enlightenment

Lisa Lampanelli goes from insults to enlightenmentThe ‘Queen of Mean’ concentrates on self-development in between her R-rated stand-up shows
  • Entertainment
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Theater

MOT’s DiChiera pioneered ‘color-blind’ opera casting

MOT’s DiChiera pioneered ‘color-blind’ opera castingDavid DiChiera led the opera world in color-blind casting when he founded Michigan Opera Theatre in 1971
  • Theater
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Theater

New play resurrects Detroit story of murder, corruption

New play resurrects Detroit story of murder, corruption“Strawberry — What Party?” looks at a stripper, a mayor and a killing that was never solved.
  • Theater
  • 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Entertainment

Big 3: Top Events Saturday and Sunday

Big 3: Top Events Saturday and SundayCarole King musical ‘Beautiful’ at Fisher Theatre, Russian Nutcracker leaps into the Fox and shop and party in Royal Oak
  • Entertainment
  • 4 months, 1 week ago
Theater

‘Christmas Story’ musical brings its hijinks to the Fox

Touring ‘Christmas Story’musical brings its hijinks to the FoxThe musical adaption of the movie premiered on Broadway in 2012 and was nominated for multiple Tony Awards.
  • Theater
  • 4 months, 1 week ago
Music

‘Beautiful’ looks back on a prodigious pop songwriter

‘Beautiful’ tells the story of the young Carole King’s triumphs and trialsThe musical opens Dec. 13 at the Fisher Theatre and runs until Jan. 8.
  • Music
  • 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Arts

Innovative production brings hip-hop to ‘Nutcracker’

Hip-hop moves add flair to classical ‘Nutcracker’ productionTchaikovsky classic meets modern moves and time travel in ‘The Hip Hop Nutcracker’
  • Arts
  • 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Theater

Touching musical brings ‘Fun Home’ to the Fisher

Touching musical brings graphic novel ‘Fun Home’ to life at the FisherProducer says musical has taken on even greater significance after this year’s highly contentious presidential election
  • Theater
  • 5 months ago
Entertainment

James Judd to appear with ‘Snap Judgment’ in Royal Oak

NPR humorist James Judd tells stories of ‘public embarrassments and utter failures’Humorist James Judd comes to Metro Detroit to close NPR’s night of ‘Snap Judgment.’
  • Entertainment
  • 5 months ago
Politics

‘Hamilton’ actor: ‘There’s nothing to apologize for’

‘Hamilton’ actor: ‘There’s nothing to apologize for’If Donald Trump is waiting for an apology from the cast of “Hamilton,” he will have to continue to wait
  • Politics
  • 5 months ago
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