Concert Review: The Backstreet Boys still have a place “In a World Like This”

Stephanie Sokol for The Oakland Press INDEPENDENCE TWP. — Though the world is changing, there’s still a place for The Backstreet Boys. The quintet proved that on Thursday night, Aug. 8, at DTE Energy Music Theatre, with performances of their most popular songs as well as new tracks from the just-released “In a World LikeContinue reading “Concert Review: The Backstreet Boys still have a place “In a World Like This””

Frame Your Face for charity

Stephanie Sokol for The Oakland Press John Lennon, Elizabeth Taylor, David Letterman and James Dean are just some of the subjects of Birmingham Artist Tom Maniaci’s pop art works for charity. “When I started doing these portraits, I had no idea that it would evolve into these big paint-by-number canvases for charity and that theContinue reading “Frame Your Face for charity”

Art Birmingham to brim with color during Mother’s Day weekend

Stephanie Sokol for The Oakland Press With more than 150 juried artists, the annual Art Birmingham Fine Art Fair will happen during Mother’s Day weekend in downtown Birmingham’s Shain Park. Hosted by the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center and the Guild of Artists and Artisans, works by national and local artists include paintings, ceramics, photography, jewelry,Continue reading “Art Birmingham to brim with color during Mother’s Day weekend”