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May 16, 2016

M-Prize, the largest chamber music competition in the world in terms of both prize money and number of applications, will hold its inaugural semifinals and finals concerts at the University of Michigan May 17th through 19th. The competition is based at the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance.


May 11, 2016

Ever since Glee hit television screens in 2009, audiences can’t get enough of mash-ups. A Midsummer SOULstice, Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit’s original new musical opening May 15th and running for two weekends, takes that concept to new heights as it combines Shakespeare’s most performed comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with more than 40 classic Motown and soul tunes from the 1960s and ‘70s.

May 9, 2016

Whether for a morning, or a week, art camps and classesaround the region will spark creativity and teach new skills during those long summer months.

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May 5, 2016

This year's 18th Annual Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival, running from May 8th through 19th, features 32 critically-acclaimed films from around the world that focus on families, history and identity. This year, several of the featured films share a commonality around the idea of food, how it entertwines in Jewish life, in Israeli culture, and daily traditions.


Name: 18th Annual Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival
Location: Berman Center for the Performing Arts
Date: May 8th through 19th
May 3, 2016

“Cabaret is a very social art form,” says Cabaret 313 co-founder Sandi Reitelman.

It has been three seasons since she and Allan Nachman brought the intimate art of cabaret to different Detroit venues, and with it, top-notch talent, including this past March’s sold-out performance by renowned singer and actor Alan Cumming.

April 27, 2016

The nostalgia of looking at a photo album, or going through archival records, shared notes and documents to remind and educate us of another time and place. The memories evoked, the stories elicited by those still alive, shared with the younger generation. It is rare to get that type of realism, that connection to one’s past and present, in mediums where technique, interpretation, skill and artistic intention all factor in as to whether or not a two-dimensional representation is depicting a real event. The artist’s imagination often supersedes reality.

April 26, 2016

It is a Detroit tradition. Labor Day weekend, local and national jazz musicians fill the streets of Detroit with music for the free Detroit Jazz Festival. But the music lives on throughout the year.

April 19, 2016

Beeswax, fur, melted beads, balloons and digital cats. No materials are off-limits in the 2016 Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art. For the 83 exhibiting artists, this show is the culmination of their two years in Cranbrook Academy of Art’s master’s of fine arts program. For Cranbrook Art Museum, it is a diverse, interdisciplinary and colorful exploration into current studio practices, and a showcase for today’s emerging artists.

April 14, 2016

Put on your coat for a chilly trip to the arctic at the Detroit Zoo’s Polk Penguin Conservation Center. Visitors to the 33,000-square-foot new space at the Zoo’s entrance are in for an immersive experience. After being greeted by four different penguin species (Gentoo, macaroni, rockhopper, and king), visitors cross the Drake passage and head underwater.

April 12, 2016

It's not allergies—you've caught the theater bug. But don't worry, here are five shows that present themes of family, betrayal, and a laugh or two.