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February 24, 2016

The new play agua de luna (psalms for the rouge), debuting at Matrix Theatre Company on February 26th, doesn’t just depict a place—in this case, southwest Detroit—but it is written directly from stories told by the neighborhood’s residents. It is also bilingual, quickly moving back and forth between Spanish and English in the natural way that those who speak multiple languages often do.

February 17, 2016

Two tandem exhibitions on view in Metro Detroit center around the idea of remembering. At first glance, the connections between A la Mémoire des Enfants Déportés at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills and Treasured Memories at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores are loose. One is a haunting tribute to the children who perished during World War II, Eleanor Winters’ calligraphic renderings of signs that memorialize those who were deported from Paris neighborhoods a lyrical tribute. Leendert van der Pool’s pastel and oil paintings, on the other hand, share an inside look at Ellis Island—a beacon of hope for generations, as immigrants came to America to begin a new life.

February 17, 2016

This 2015-2016 has marked 25 years of extraordinary dance performances for Ann Arbor's University Musical Society (UMS). From L-E-V, the Israeli dancers who infused their choreography with the latest in technological innovation, to Camille A. Brown & Dancers and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, this season has represented diversity in style, representing the pantheon of modern dance on the UMS stage.

February 10, 2016

Three weeks. Four symphonies. Two piano concertos. A Big-Three violin concerto. A bonus double concerto!

Two serenades, yoga to live string quartet music, late-night lieder, a partridge in a pear tree…

February 9, 2016

With Black History Month in full swing, there is no better place to bring children and school groups to learn about African-American history and culture than at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. February is by far the museum’s busiest month, notes Nikia Washington, PR and Social Media Manager for the museum, and there are programs planned for all ages, in addition to a bevy of school groups scheduled to visit throughout the month.

February 9, 2016

The world was forever changed on August 6, 1945 when the first deployed atomic bomb was dropped onto Hiroshima. But what happened before then? How did the country come to this point? Who were the ones developing this technology?

January 29, 2016

826michigan serves more than 3,000 school-aged students with free writing and tutoring programs in Detroit, Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. For its 10th anniversary, this year’s Parka Weather annual fundraiser on February 11th is raising funds for its in-classroom programs within Detroit. Last year, more than 500 Detroit students benefited from their services, and 826michigan is set to expand its offerings when a writing and tutoring center opens later this year in Eastern Market.

January 28, 2016

Earthbound particles descend throughout CCS Center Galleries, as Kim Harty’s water molecules, Robert Sestok’s mettalurgic rock formations and Assunta Sera’s celestial compositions unite in Cosmologies.  

January 26, 2016

Friday, February 5th through Sunday, February 7th, the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit hosts guests for the 2016 SphinxCon: Ignite to Action, engaging national and local leaders around the question of diversity in the performing arts.

January 25, 2016

It is difficult to focus on one aspect of Steve Shaw's artistic output. He was a founding member of rock group the Detroit Cobras, as well as a graphic designer and photographer of album artwork by seminal Detroit garage punk band the Gories, not to mention a fine art photographer in his own right. This fall, his photography was part of a group exhibition of Detroit artists in Lille, France. His images will be included in an exhibition of photographic works at the Detroit Institute of Arts titled Detroit After Dark later this year. The DIA also recently purchased some of Shaw's photos for its permanent collection.