“SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody” returns to Detroit

Stephanie Sokol for The Oakland Press After seven sold-out shows in February, “SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody” will  be performed for eight more shows May 1-5 at The City Theatre in Detroit. Written and directed by Jim Milan, and produced by Mills Entertainment, the play is not affiliated with the E.L. James’ “50 Shades ofContinue reading ““SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody” returns to Detroit”

West Bloomfield artist exhibit at Lawrence Street Gallery in Ferndale

Stephanie Sokol for The Oakland Press Folk art will be displayed at the Lawrence Street Gallery in Ferndale, as West Bloomfield artist Alice Frank presents her exhibit “Artful,” beginning Wednesday, May 1. The gallery, run by the 27 resident artists, changes displays monthly. This month features Frank’s works, which she created in various media. “IContinue reading “West Bloomfield artist exhibit at Lawrence Street Gallery in Ferndale”

Teavana introduces Berry Kiwi Colada tea

Stephanie Sokol for The Pit Summer is a great time for a tropical tea. Teavana’s new Berry Kiwi Colada loose tea was added to the selection last week. One of seven new spring teas, the featured beverage mixes fruit favorites with coconut for a tropical twist. The blend is herbal, with notes of mango, kiwi, pear, pineapple and strawberry, meshedContinue reading “Teavana introduces Berry Kiwi Colada tea”

‘Film Nerds’ take their zeal to podcasting

Stephanie Sokol for OU News Bureau They meet every Wednesday, watch a movie and discuss it. Unlike typical moviegoers, however, these young men share their opinions with others by taking their tradition to the Web. OU Journalism senior William Gibbs and friends Alex Murrell and Nick Blauvelt are the trio behind Midwest Film Nerds, a filmContinue reading “‘Film Nerds’ take their zeal to podcasting”

Animal hoarding starts with good intentions and turns into a nightmare

Stephanie Sokol for The Oakland Post It starts out with a couple of cats or a few dogs. People start taking them in, wanting to help each one and believe they are making an impact. But what starts as help leads to issues for both the animal and human. Animal hoarding is a growing problem. Continue reading “Animal hoarding starts with good intentions and turns into a nightmare”

Summer at the Detroit Zoo

  Stephanie Sokol for The Oakland Post Photo courtesy of the Detroit Zoo Summer means warm weather and outdoor nights under the stars. Starting in June, the Detroit Zoo kicks off events for young people, in addition to family-friendly happenings. Events include wine tasting, charity nights and family music events to reconnect people with theContinue reading “Summer at the Detroit Zoo”