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REVIEW: Oakland University’s ‘Urinetown’ Merges Merriment and Misery into One Mind-Blowing Musical Production

Urinetown is a musical I’ve heard a lot about over the years but never found the time to see — until now. Oakland University School of Music, Theatre and Dance get their 2019-20 season off to a phenomenal start with their production of this Tony Award-winning musical running now through Oct. 20 in the Varner Studio Theatre. Have you ever thought … [Read More...]

Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival 2019

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm presents Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival, Saturday, October 12 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pumpkin Carving and Fall Activities Time:  7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Pumpkin Lighting Date: Saturday, October 12 Location: The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Cost: $5 Museum Members; $8 … [Read More...]

Dear Crabby, How Do You Feel About Women’s Soccer Coming to Detroit?

Dear Crabby, I recently learned Detroit has a professional soccer team. It is called the Detroit City Football Club. Just as I was digesting that info I learned women’s soccer is coming to Detroit in 2020. I know years ago Detroit had a WNBA team, so do you think a women’s soccer team will work? Thanks! Alexi Futbol, Dear Alexi … [Read More...]

REVIEW: Meadow Brook Theatre Takes Audiences for a Thrilling Ride on ‘Murder on the Orient Express’

Last year, Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) opened its season with murder and mayhem with the classic, Arsenic and Old Lace. As they begin their 54th season, they revisit that theme with Agatha Christie’s famed Murder on the Orient Express; playing now through October 27, 2019 on the campus of Oakland University (OU). Originally published in 1934, … [Read More...]

‘Urinetown,’ a Tony Award-winning comedy musical, coming to the Oakland University stage

Show provides a satirical look at a multitude of social issues Oakland University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance will present Urinetown — a Tony Award-winning musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself — from Oct. 10 … [Read More...]

Scare Away Hunger 5K Run/Walk

Neighborhood House Scare Away Hunger 5K Run/Walk Tradition Returns this October Fall is approaching, which means it is time to register for a favorite fall tradition for families, runners, and walkers. Neighborhood House’s Scare Away Hunger 5K returns for its 9th year on Sunday, October 20. This is a great opportunity for runners, walkers, and … [Read More...]

Rochester Posed Winners Announced

Downtown Rochester held its 7th Annual Rochester Posed event on Thursday, October 3. During the event twenty-two participating businesses turned their storefront windows into live mannequin displays. This year’s theme for Rochester Posed was Album Covers. Attendees were dazzled by a variety of mannequin displays including The Go-Gos, Elton John and … [Read More...]

Down on the Farm in Oakland Township

The Oakland Township Historic District Commission to include Vintage Apron Exhibit at Event, as well as all the usual 'Down on the Farm' favorites The Oakland Township Historic District Commission will share a Vintage Apron Exhibit at their annual Down on the Farm event on Saturday, October 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The exhibit will … [Read More...]

Dear Crabby, Do You Still Listen to Records?

Dear Crabby, I see this year’s theme for Rochester Posed is “Album Covers.” Since the graphic includes a record, it got me wondering if you’re a fan of vinyl. Records seem to be all the rage these days. Thanks! Gary Gramophone Dear Gary Gramophone, Ain’t it funny how things become popular again? Shoot. I can remember when CDs were the … [Read More...]

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