Lansing, Mich. — Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan (PPAM) today announced its endorsement of Dana Nessel for Michigan Attorney General. Nessel, a noted civil rights attorney and former Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor, has worked "tirelessly to protect "the people who need it most over her 25-year legal career," said PPAM.
LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is encouraging Michigan residents to protect themselves from ticks as the warm weather approaches. Tick-borne diseases, particularly Lyme disease, are expanding across the state.
LANSING, Mich. – 2017 marked the 10th anniversary of the Michigan Minority Health Law, Public Act 653. In recognition, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has released the 2017 Health Equity Report, [...]
LANSING, Mich. – Volunteers and campaign leadership urged the Board of State Canvassers to certify the Voters Not Politicians proposal for the November ballot at a meeting in the State Capitol on Thursday, May 10, [...]
Many comedians know how to work a room and get laughs from their own experiences, but few know how to channel laughs from their own anxiety as well as Maria Bamford. Especially vocal about her own mental health, the "Arrested Development," "Lady Dynamite" and "BoJack Horsemen" star has been lauded as "revelatory" by Entertainment Weekly and labeled a "must-see" by both Rolling Stone and Variety. She'll be at the Royal Oak Music Theater on Friday, May 25 at 7 p.m.
The paintings of Kevin Tolman reveal the storied layers of an artist's creative process. Robert Kidd Gallery's spring exhibition focuses on the unfolding nature of Tolman's compositions, which manifest deep illusory spaces activated by brilliantly placed marks and forms. Each painting invites the viewer to peer through quiet veils of skillful, intuitively worked mixed media, offering a glimpse at richly percussive underlying fields.
On Sunday, May 13, Royal Oak is hosting its annual "Royal Oak in Bloom" Flower, Plant & Garden show. This mother's day event makes it easy to enjoy the increasingly warmer weather, get a head start on gardening and spend some quality time with family. With almost 70 vendors in attendance, the variety of "flowers, plants, landscaping items and decorative elements" for lawns is huge. And this year, the event will last an hour longer to allow for more shopping.
Blush, highligher, bronzer, lipstick, eyeshadow and mascara: those are only a few of the items that can go into a makeup look and they rarely come with directions. Especially in the age of makeup gurus flaunting perfectly done-up looks on social media, breaking into a set of bold new colors, or even doing a basic look can be intimidating. Ferndale's SheHive is a women's community center and is hosting a "Makeup for Women Who Don't Love Makeup" event.
When the Affirmations LGBTQ community center was founded in the late '80s it dedicated itself to providing a safe, supportive space for all members of the LGBTQ community, outlining a mission statement that highlights those goals:
Addiction recovery is by no means an easy feat, but understanding that one might need help is one way to get treatment started. Dr. Amy R. Krentzman is hosting a free presentation that focuses on gratitude and how understanding it can aid with one's recovery.
ANN ARBOR, Mich – Ann Arbor’s Theatre Nova has announced an extension of its smash hit “The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith” by Angelo Parra. The show was slated to run through April 22 but has been extended through April 29 due to full houses, glowing audience response and critical acclaim.
LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit have teamed up for a provider helpline to assist healthcare providers with questions about hepatitis A. The [...]
LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced on April 12 that local organizations across the state will be able to apply for $3.75 million in federal grants to provide [...]
Detroit Symphony Orchestra flutist Amanda Blaikie and and cellist Una O'Riordan will accompany pianist Rudolf Ozolins in a night of chamber trios. The event be on Friday, April 13 and held at Birmingham's Hagopian World of Rugs.
In a presentation titled "The Road to Redistricting Reform" Wayne State University political science professor Kevin Deegan-Krause Ph.D. will provide an overview of what gerrymandering is, it's negative aspects and how best to prevent it. [...]
Board games and trivia can be great fun, but only in a group. For those looking for an inclusive space to meet new people or maybe meet up with old friends, join Lesbians Who Tech [...]
Aepex Contemporary Performance and Kerrytown Concert House Push Boundaries with Transgender Opera ‘As One’
Thinking of opera, one might imagine a knight in shining armor, a damsel in distress or Brunnhilde — a woman with a viking helmet and blonde braids belting out some massive vocal power. And, in many ways, opera is still representative of those traditional characters, but it's also an ever-changing medium that is growing with the times.
For many, prom is considered to be a rite of passage from childhood to adulthood, and although greater amounts of LGBTQ people are able to experience it many students still attend schools that don't accommodate same-sex couples at their events.
YPSINLANTI, Mich. — Bingo by itself can be fun, but add drag queens into the mix and it can turn into a party. That's why Boylesque Bitchy Bingo is hosting a fundraiser for this year's Ann Arbor Pride.
Although the audience never sees it, a scene change in a musical performance is the product of a well-engineered and well-oiled machine. Many crew members must seamlessly perform dozens of specific actions to set scenery [...]
The second annual Queer Prom in Traverse City, a high schooler-exclusive dance that celebrates LGBTQ youth and their allies, is expected to draw in more than 200 attendees from communities near and far. John Young, the vice-chairperson at Polestar LGBTQ+ Community Center in Traverse City, was the driving force behind the first Queer Prom in 2017. He anticipates this year’s dance to see double or even triple the number of attendees compared to last year’s — a rare figure for queer proms at large.
DETROIT, Mich. – Lauded by the Huffington Post as “Broadway’s fastest-rising soprano," Birmingham-native Alexandra Silber returns to her hometown in a performance called "Coming Home: Alexandra Silber in Concert." She will make her return to [...]
The Royal Oak Music Theatre is slated to showcase drum/keyboard duo Matt & Kim on Wednesday, April 18. Although Matt Johnson is from Vermont and Kim Schifino is from Rhode Island, the two met while students at Brooklyn's Pratt Institute. According to Johnson in a 2016 Westword interview, they were immediately drawn to each other.
Birmingham, Mich. - The Village Players of Birmingham opens its fourth production of its 95th season with James Lapine’s tribute to a life in the theater: “Act One.” The play is based on playwright Moss Hart’s autobiography of the same title.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Theatre NOVA is Ann Arbor’s professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights. Now, coming to its stage is “The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith” by Angelo Parra and Miche Braden.
If one looks back to their high school sex ed class, they probably can imagine an uncomfortable teacher demonstrating the application of a condom and condemning sexual activity as a near-criminal act. Although these courses did mention the potential danger in contracting STDs, HIV and AIDs, they likely promoted an abstinence-only outlook.
Usually, publicly taking the plunge into a new hobby can be daunting. Whatever the activity, if one is joining a group of already experienced people, the barrier to entry can feel huge.
EAST LANSING, Mich. — A night of jazz comes full circle onto the Pasant Theatre stage when the renowned Birdland All-Stars featuring Tommy Igoe come to the Wharton Center on Saturday, Feb. 24.
After graduating Detroit's Center for Humanistic Studies in 2004, Dr. Corinne Rogers has been working as a psychologist to help individuals combat anxiety, compulsive overeating and a variety of other dilemmas. Although Rogers can usually [...]
A 2017 report released by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority estimated that almost 66,500 people were homeless in Michigan from 2014. Although that's an improvement of 9 percent since 2014, there is still much [...]
Perhaps mixing chocolate with exercise isn't an idea that many would consider, but in Lansing it has certainly stuck, as Lansing's Old Town debuts its fifth Annual Chocolate Walk. "Throughout this event, community members have [...]
The week of Jan. 28 will be a busy one for Adam Schoenberg. After attending the 60th Grammy Awards in Madison Square Garden for his nominated work "Picture Studies," he'll be flying to East Lansing [...]
Whether one is interested in acting, writing or directing, it is vital that one understands the basics of storytelling. For both movie buffs and theater fans alike, the Detroit Mercy Theatre Company is offering a [...]
Usually horror and romance don't mix, but they blend perfectly in the classic Swedish story, "Let the Right One In." Originally a novel, the story has been adapted into two films, a television show and [...]
FERNDALE – Assembly Line Theatre Company is kicking off the new year with a staged reading of the musical, “The Seven Castaways” by Sean Paraventi. The performance is a fundraising effort to help the 501(c)(3) [...]
Rarely are formal medical examinations comfortable, but seeing a qualified medical practitioner is key to maintaining good health and preventing the spread of potentially deadly diseases. Luckily, even for those without access to a doctor, [...]
Going out of one's comfort zone is never easy. Sometimes, it can even be difficult to find a productive way of doing that in daily life, but what is true about the process, is that [...]
Nicole Dennis-Benn's debut novel was lauded as one of the best books of 2016 by NPR, Buzzfeed the New York Times and more, as well as a winner of the Lambda Literary Award for its [...]
Local LGBTQ Organization Expands; Grand Rapids Pride Center Hires Executive Director, Sets Goals to Expand Services and Partnerships.
Grand Rapids, Mich. — The Grand Rapids Pride Center (GRPC) has hired a new Executive Director, Thomas Pierce, LLMSW, MPA, effective Jan. 2, 2018. The position is the second paid, full-time position at the GRPC, [...]