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 gotContinue reading “Power2Give campaign helps Oakland arts groups raise needed funds”

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 effortContinue reading “Royal Hoax band performs benefit concert for Scarab Club”

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, saidContinue reading “Highland Games bring Celtic music, more to Canterbury Village”

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.Continue reading “Under the Streetlamp doo-wop show benefits Meadow Brook Theatre”

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 veryContinue reading “St. Nick’s Opa! Fest celebrates church’s 77th anniversary”

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 theContinue reading “Bloomfield natives bring “Les Mis” to Meadow Brook”

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

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

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘THE KINGS OF SUMMER’ SHOWS THE VALUE OF FRIENDS, FAMILY AND ADOLESCENCE

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,Continue reading “MOVIE REVIEW: ‘THE KINGS OF SUMMER’ SHOWS THE VALUE OF FRIENDS, FAMILY AND ADOLESCENCE”

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 HomesickContinue reading “Concert Review: Lumineers enchant crowd at DTE Energy Music Theatre”