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Art & Around

By | 2016-03-10T09:00:00-05:00 March 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

By Donald Calamia

Legends of Rock N’ Roll

CLINTON TOWNSHIP – The voices and musical styles of Elvis, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly and others, come to life in the tribute to the great rock and roll legends of the 50s, 60s and 70s, “Legends of Rock N’ Roll”
Elvis Presley impersonator Scot Bruce not only resembles the young Elvis, but he also has all the signature moves of the “King” – and he has his voice down to a science. People claim that Buddy Holly impersonator John Mueller is a reincarnation of Buddy Holly. John has brought Buddy Holly back to life to packed houses around the country. Roy Orbison impersonator Larry Branson has pursued a life-long dream to perform a “Tribute to Roy Orbison.” After more than a decade of performing as Roy Orbison in musical productions around the world, Larry Branson has fulfilled a life-long dream. Larry is forever thrilled to play the role and considers each performance a personal tribute to his mentor and idol.
“Legends of Rock N’ Roll” is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. at The Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, a community enrichment program of Macomb Community College. Ticket prices range from $22 – $30, with discounts available to senior citizens, students, and groups of 20 or more.
Reserved seating 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.

Halloween Haunts at Longway Planetarium

FLINT – The most haunted of holidays, Halloween, is almost upon us, and Longway Planetarium has two new Sky Theater presentations and a popular Family Science activity to celebrate this season of ghosts, goblins and trick-or-treats.
A pumpkin comedian and a student witch add up to a spooky good time in “The Halloween Show.” The history and traditions of Halloween come alive in this fun and entertaining program. Suitable for children of all ages, “The Halloween Show” explores some of the traditions and superstitions of Halloween and how to “dress to be seen” on this special night. “The Halloween Show” will be presented on Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. through November 2.
Halloween rocks with an all-new Laser Odyssey presentation, “Fright Lights.” “Fright Lights” blends the music from Rob Zombie, Korn, Tool, Alice In Chains and more with hauntingly intense laser imagery. “Fright Lights” will be presented on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. through November 1.
Admission to The Halloween Show or Fright Lights is $5 general admission and $4 for children 3 to 11. Tickets go on sale one half hour prior to program start. Group discounts are available and require an advanced reservation.
Become a mad scientist on Oct. 25 as the popular Family Science activity “Eerie Experiments” returns due to popular demand. “Eerie Experiments” features a frighteningly fun mix of hands-on activities and science demonstrations. This activity is recommended for families with children ages 8 to 12 and reservations are required due to limited space. Admission is $4 per person. Reservations can be made by calling the Planetarium office at 810-237-3400, Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
For more information call 810-237-3400 or check out Longway Planetarium is located at 1310 East Kearsley Street in the Flint Cultural Center.

BBSO opens 29th season with ‘Premiers & Prodigies’

BIRMINGHAM – The Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Felix Resnick proudly introduce the 29th Opener of the Orchestra’s 2003-04 Season with “Premiers & Prodigies” on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at the beautiful Temple Beth El on 14 Mile and Telegraph Roads in Bloomfield Hills.
The concert will feature Young Artist Instrumentalist winner Zachary Huang of Andover High School performing Saint-Saens’ “Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso.” Other works on the program include Schubert’s “Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major,” Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade for Strings” and Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 2 in D-Major.”
Tickets to the concert are $25.
For complete information about the concert of BBSO’s season, call 248-645-2276.

Dance and theater are fused in ‘We Sink as We Run’

KALAMAZOO – Amelia Earhart, Agatha Christie, Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath, two women named Masha, and one man converge at a train station to ask the question: What does it mean to live dangerously? “We Sink as We Run” is the title of the latest dance/theater work written, choreographed and performed by Alexandra Beller and Mira Kingsley. Premiering last February to rave reviews in New York, “We Sink as We Run” will open Wellspring Theater’s 2003/04 performance season, October 17 – 19, as part of the Alternative Dance Project.
Through special project grant funding from the Arts Council of Kalamazoo, Wellspring has been able to extend the artists’ visit to offer a free master class for the public on Saturday, Oct. 18 and several workshops for Education for the Arts students.
Tickets for performances are $17 or $10 with student ID, and can be obtained by calling the Community Box Office at 269-387-2300. For more information regarding the residency, call Wellspring at 269-342-4354.

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