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By |2011-03-12T09:00:00-05:00March 12th, 2011|Uncategorized|
Gayle and Page brighten the holidays at Macomb Center

CLINTON TWP – Celebrate the holidays at The Macomb Center for the Performing Arts with two of the country’s most beloved songstresses.
First of the holiday treats is “Crystal Gayle – A Crystal Christmas” on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
One of the most unique and diverse entertainers, Grammy Award winner Gayle shares her extraordinary talent and style in her very special Christmas show. With her fourth album, “We Must Believe in Magic,” she became the first female country artist to achieve platinum sales status. This album included the international smash hit, “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue.”
Ticket prices range from $30 – $36, with discounts available to senior citizens, students, and groups of 20 or more.
Then return to The Macomb Center for “Patti Page – A Christmas Concert” on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m.
In the course of her seven-decade recording career, Page has sold approximately 100 million plus records, making her one of the biggest, if not the biggest, selling female recording artist in history. She has 15 certified gold records, and her recording of “Tennessee Waltz,” at ten million sold, remains the biggest selling single ever recorded by a female artist.
Ticket prices range from $30 – $36, with discounts available to senior citizens, students, and groups of 20 or more.
Reserved seating for both shows may be purchased at the ticket office, by phone at 586-286-2222, on the web at, through TicketsPLUS at 800-585-3737 and at all Meijer stores.

Participate in at Maniscalco Gallery

GROSSE POINTE – Maniscalco Gallery presents a Holiday Art Glass Show on Friday, Dec. 12 from 6 p.m. till 9 p.m featuring stained and blown glass artists around the Detroit metropolitan area, including Louie Sanchez, Israel Nordin, David Helm and Art Hill. New and previously exhibited stained and blown glass pieces including ornaments, jewelry and other wonderful stocking stuffers will be exhibited.
Also of interest will be the vernissage of the world’s first prenatal portrait, thanks to Robert & Amanda Maniscalco’s first child due in mid-January. The couple was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to have a 3D ultrasound performed, which has the clarity of a clay sculpture of the fetus. From this reference, Robert has been able to create a portrait of their unborn son, which includes symbols of life and birth in the background. To his knowledge, this is the first ever prenatal portrait in the history of the world.
The Maniscalco Gallery is located at 17728 Mack Avenue, Grosse Pointe.
For complete information, call 313-886-2993 or visit

Acclaimed pianist Emanuel Ax performs with Chamber Music Society

FARMINGTON HILLS – The Chamber Music Society of Detroit continues its 60th anniversary season with a performance by renowned pianist Emanuel Ax on Saturday, Dec. 13.
Emanuel Ax is renowned not only for his poetic temperament and unsurpassed virtuosity, but also for the exceptional breadth of his performing activity. Each season his distinguished career includes appearances with major symphony orchestras worldwide, recitals in the most celebrated concert halls, a variety of chamber music collaborations, the commissioning and performance of new music, and additions to his acclaimed discography on Sony Classical.
The concert will begin at 8 p.m. at Seligman Performing Arts Center, located at 22305 West 13 Mile Road (at the corner of Lahser and 13 Mile Road), Beverly Hills, on the campus of the Detroit Country Day School.
Single concert tickets are priced between $30 and $67. Student concert tickets are $20 and $27. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Chamber Music Society of Detroit Ticket Service at 248-855-6070.
For additional information, visit the Chamber Music Society of Detroit web site at

Cranbrook Art Museum inaugurates centennial with ‘100 Treasures’

BLOOMFIELD HILLS – Cranbrook Art Museum will inaugurate the Centennial anniversary of the founding of Cranbrook Educational Community with “100 Treasures of Cranbrook Art Museum.” The exhibition presents the first complete overview of the Museum’s stellar collection of art, architecture and design. “100 Treasures of Cranbrook Art Museum” opens on Dec. 13 and runs through March 28.
It was nearly 100 years ago, on Jan. 18, 1904, that George and Ellen Booth purchased property in Bloomfield Hills and began to conceive and shape the cultural jewel that became Cranbrook Educational Community. To celebrate the centennial anniversary, Cranbrook Art Museum will present 100 of its most cherished treasures, displaying for the first time the full range of the permanent collection.
In all over 82 artists are represented in the exhibit, with media ranging from sculpture, painting, photography, metalsmithing and ceramics to fiber, glass, printmaking, graphic design, furniture and works on paper.
Cranbrook Art Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums and is located at 39221 Woodward Avenue in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Museum hours are Tuesday-Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Fourth Fridays of each month from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Admission is free for members; $6 general public; $4 students and seniors; children 12 and under are free. For more information, please call 877-GO-CRANBROOK or visit the website at

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