Rochester Writers’ Conference

A Full Day of Presentations by Michigan Speakers, Authors, and Educators. All Sessions, Refreshments, and Lunch Included. www.RochesterWriters.com   … [Read more...]

Baskerville, A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, at Meadow Brook Theatre

In “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery,” a supernatural hound appears to be out to kill the only heir left in the Baskerville line. Sherlock Holmes is determined to keep him alive and unharmed. In this comedic reimagining of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Hound of the Baskerville,” there are bound to be plenty of laughs right along with the twists and turns…and even a few chills. “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery” by Ken Ludwig, makes its Michigan premiere at Meadow Brook Theatre on … [Read more...]

OU Achieves Gold Status Among “Veteran-Friendly” Schools in Michigan

Oakland University is among select colleges and universities in Michigan being recognized for the exceptional support services it provides to student veterans. The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) recently released its 2016-2017 list of Veteran-Friendly Schools, which recognizes institutions of higher learning for their dedication to student veterans and dependents utilizing their G.I. Bill and other educational benefits. “These rankings make it simple for veterans and their … [Read more...]

Half Marathon will Close Roads to Showcase Rochester Hills to Runners

The Ninth Running of The Brooksie Way On September 25, runners and walkers with lace up their shoes and head to Rochester Hills for the 9th Annual HAP Brooksie Way. The HAP Brooksie Way, now in its ninth year has become one of the most popular regional fall half marathons. The course begins and ends at the Meadow Brook Amphitheatre (formerly known as the Meadow Brook Music Festival) on the campus of Oakland University and highlights some the great beauty of Rochester Hills including the … [Read more...]

OU Alum to Lead International Municipal Association

Former Rochester Hills City Administrator to Lead International Municipal Association Oakland University graduate Marc A. Ott was recently named executive director of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Ott, who earned a bachelor’s in management and master’s in public administration from Oakland, is the city manager of Austin, Texas and has built a distinguished career in local government management. "I am excited about the opportunity to serve and lead … [Read more...]

Op-Ed: OU President calls to Support the Regional Master Transit Plan

Op-Ed: Oakland University's President calls to Support the Regional Master Transit Plan By George W. Hynd, President, Oakland University At Oakland University, we take pride in the fact that our more than 20,000 students have access to many unique and diverse life experiences. Whether close to campus or throughout the Southeast Michigan region, undergraduate and graduate students alike can engage in countless employment, cultural and entertainment activities. Unfortunately, taking … [Read more...]

Herman’s Hermits come to Meadow Brook Theatre

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents Annual Benefit Concert & Cuisine Featuring Peter Noone and Herman’s Hermits, July 16  The fundraiser includes a pre-glow reception, strolling dinner and one-night-only concert with the band. All proceeds will benefit Meadow Brook Theatre, Michigan’s largest professional theatre.  "We're so excited to have Peter Noone and Herman's Hermits come to Meadow Brook Theatre," said Cheryl Marshall, Managing Director. "Our intimate theatre space is going to make … [Read more...]

Youth Suicide Prevention 4th Annual Community Forum

Oakland County Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force is hosting its 4th Annual Youth Suicide Prevention Community Forum. The event is Friday, May 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois Rd, Banquet Rooms 304 – 305. All individuals interested in discussing youth suicide prevention and care coordination are invited to attend. Visit www.oakgov.com/health to RSVP. "Our youth are our future," said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. "By working together … [Read more...]

The Adventures of Pinocchio at OU

Once again this year the theatre program at Oakland University is finishing up its performance season with a production for families. Audiences of all ages are invited to attend one of four performances of the musical The Adventures of Pinocchio. The familiar story of a wooden puppet who yearns to be a real boy is based on Carlo Collodi’s classic tale. This fast-paced version has music and lyrics by Neil Bartram and a book by Brian Hill. Even the youngest children will be enthralled by this … [Read more...]

Golden Musical Forever Plaid closes MBT’s 50th Season

Popular musical runs at Meadow Brook Theatre May 25 through June 19 Four guys who loved to sing – Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie – were on their way up as a musical group. They’d practiced in the basement of Smudge’s family’s plumbing supply company until they had all their moves and harmonies perfect. When they finally booked a gig, they knew they were going to be just like their idols The Four Freshmen, The Hi-Lo’s and The Crew Cuts. Their future was bright. Then a bus accident lead to … [Read more...]