REVIEW: Come Experience Joie de Vivre at Meadow Brook Theatre’s Charismatic Production of ‘The IT Girl’

Frequently, people go to the movies to escape their real-life woes. Whereas as theatre tends to bring people together for a shared experience. As Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) closes out its 2018-2019 season it gives audiences the best of both worlds with The IT Girl—a creative hybrid of musical and movie magic running now until June 23 on the campus of Oakland University (OU) in Rochester. With book by Michael Small and BT McNicholl, music by Paul McKibbins, and lyrics by BT McNicholl, The IT … [Read more...]

Oakland University Hires Longtime Oakland County Leader

Oakland University (OU) Names Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations Irene Spanos, longtime Director of Economic Development & Community Affairs for Oakland County, has joined Oakland University as the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations. She began her new role on December 10. “We are thrilled to have Irene join the OU family in this critical leadership role,” Vice President University Advancement Michael Westfall said in announcing the hiring. “A friend to all she … [Read more...]

If These Waters Could Talk: Maritime Archaeology in the St. Clair Flats

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society presents “If These Waters Could Talk: Maritime Archaeology in the St. Clair Flats” with Daniel Harrison Maritime archaeologist Daniel Harrison will present the history of the delta of the St. Clair River, also known as “The Flats” during the Rochester-Avon Historical Society’s general meeting on Thursday October 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Rd. Vessels of every kind – from canoes to schooners … [Read more...]

Pamela Jones Appointed Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education

Rochester Community Schools (RCS) welcomes Pamela Jones, Ph.D., assistant superintendent for elementary education, equity, and inclusion. In this role, Dr. Jones oversees the curriculum, instructional services, and evaluation for 13 elementary schools, including the learning consultant and early literacy programs. She also provides instructional leadership for the faculty, and directs the district’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. “I am honored to have the opportunity to … [Read more...]

The Doctors at the Library

Rochester Hills Public Library and Ascension Crittenton Hospital Team Up to Present Discussions on Latest Medical Advancements  The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) and Ascension Crittenton Hospital have formed a partnership to provide you access to esteemed medical professionals. Through a new conversation series, The Doctors, beginning March 29, each medical professional will bring their unique perspective and discuss diverse subject matter. “We are thrilled to partner with such a … [Read more...]

Romance and Art for Valentine’s Day at the Library

Romance and Art Combine at Rochester Hills Public Library Event The Rochester Hills Public Library is reinventing the traditional Valentine’s Day date night by bringing in art historian Wendy Evans to talk about the love story behind Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera’s most famous works of art. Please join her February 14, at 7:00 p.m. Both are famous Mexican artists, Rivera is recognized for his encompassing political murals and Kahlo for her captivating small-scale pieces. While being so … [Read more...]

Golf Ball Drop to Play it Foreward

Helicopter Drops One Thousand Golf Balls to Drive Donations to Charity Sachse Construction hosted their annual charity golf outing, Play It Foreward, on Monday, July 11, featuring a visual helicopter “ball drop” to drive donations. Sachse Construction, located in Detroit, provides commercial general contracting and construction management services across the United States and Canada. The helicopter dropped over 1,000 golf balls purchased by attendees, and the first, second and third ball to … [Read more...]

Rochester Adams Senior Athletes to Represent at 17 Colleges and Universities

On Wednesday, April 15, Rochester Adams highlighted their senior athletes, who collectively represent 14 sports, as they continue their athletic career at the collegiate level at colleges and universities in Michigan and across the U.S. Congratulations to all the athletes on their hard work and dedication, which will take them far on the field and in life. … [Read more...]

Donita Simpson – Portraiture: Detroit Area Artists

Donita Simpson’s portraits of Detroit area artists reflect her love of people, her knowledge of the area art community, and the importance she places on art and artists in the culture of Detroit and the region. For many years, Donita has made a practice of creating portraits of emerging and established artists in the area. She photographs her subjects in personal environments and private spaces, in their studios or surrounded by personal objects in their homes. The environments, combined with … [Read more...]

PCCA presents Alexander Buzzalini: Print

Alexander Buzzalini (Hamtramck) creates hand-pulled prints that draw on the personal to speak to universal human experience and emotion. He constructs narratives based on personal experience, circumstance and memory. His often humorous figurative compositions feature eccentric drawings and present odd situations that keep the viewer a little off balance. One series of prints features a standard poodle who appears in all sorts of strange circumstances, an anxious-looking creature who leaves us a … [Read more...]