Month: June 2013

  • Power2Give campaign helps Oakland arts groups raise needed funds

    Stephanie Sokol for The Oakland Press Oakland County arts organizations are seeking funding help with the launch of a new Kickstarter campaign through Power2Give. Arts and culture organization CultureSource will launch the 17th market of national Kickstarter site Power2Give Thursday, June 27. The site matches prospective donors with arts organizations seeking financial assistance. “We’ve got […]

  • Royal Hoax band performs benefit concert for Scarab Club

    Stephanie Sokol for The Oakland Press Oakland County band Royal Hoax will rock the Scarab Club on June 28, bringing music to the art gallery at the Preserve the Arts benefit concert. Brothers Jake and Mark Hoke with Elijah Nelson make up Royal Hoax, a band that plays for causes — this one an effort […]

  • Highland Games bring Celtic music, more to Canterbury Village

    Stephanie Sokol for The Oakland Press Take a journey to Scotland by heading out to Orion Township for the 20th annual Highland Games at Canterbury Olde World Village June 29-30. The family-friendly two-day Scottish celebration, presented by Ultimate Fun Productions and The Scottish American Society of Michigan, will be five times larger this year, said […]

  • Under the Streetlamp doo-wop show benefits Meadow Brook Theatre

    Stephanie Sokol for The Oakland Press Under the Streetlamp is bringing doo-wop tunes to Meadow Brook Theatre for two benefit shows July 20. At this show, a traveling group of young singers will perform a variety of classic doo-wop, Motown and old rock ’n’ roll hits to entertain while bringing in funds for the theater. […]

  • St. Nick’s Opa! Fest celebrates church’s 77th anniversary

    Stephanie Sokol for The Oakland Press The members of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Troy enjoy sharing and celebrating their Greek culture each year at a lively festival, the Opa! Fest. This year’s will be the 20th annual Opa! Fest, June 21-23, also celebrating St. Nicholas’ 77th anniversary. “(Opa! Fest is) for everybody, a very […]

  • Bloomfield natives bring “Les Mis” to Meadow Brook

    Stephanie Sokol for The Oakland Press A dreamlike interpretation of “Les Miserables” will be at Meadow Brook Theatre June 30 through July 3. Director Katherine Carter is an alumna of Andover High School in Bloomfield Hills. She now lives in New York City, and through her theater company, The Other Mirror, she adapts stories for the […]

  • Children “get harmony” at Sweet Adelines Day Camp and Benefit Show

    Stephanie Sokol for The Oakland Press Davison High School Auditorium will fill with the sounds of barbershop harmonies as Sweet Adelines Border Lakes Region 2 hosts the sixth annual Got Harmony Day Camp and Benefit Show on June 22.             With schools cutting music programs, this event provides an opportunity […]

  • Concert Review: Ke$ha and Pitbull attempt “Best Night of your Life”

    Stephanie Sokol for The Oakland Press The Palace lit up with energy and action, as Ke$ha and Pitbull performed for the “Best Night of My Life” tour, Friday June 7. Ke$ha opened the show with a performance of “Warrior.” Screens onstage flashed with clips from her videos and smoke erupted from the stage as she […]


    Stephanie Sokol for The Pit When three teenage boys grow fed up with their lives, and parents, they decide to rebel. Teen angst leads them to create a place to call their own, where no one can find them. These are ‘The Kings of Summer.’ The Sundance film, shot in Ohio, opens with a foreshadowing scene, […]

  • Concert Review: Lumineers enchant crowd at DTE Energy Music Theatre

    Stephanie Sokol for The Oakland Press INDEPENDENCE TWP. — With friendly conversation and folksy music, The Lumineers brought a fun, upbeat show to the DTE Energy Music Theatre on Thursday, June 6. The group’s 14-song, hour-and-20-minute show focused on tracks from their hit  2012 self-titled debut album, plus  a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick […]

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