Latest exhibit at Lawrence Street has ‘Some Strings Attached”

Stephanie Sokol for Digital First Media Alice Frank combined her favorite artistic elements — watercolors, fired enamel on metal and stitching — to create unique pieces in her latest exhibit “Some Strings Attached.” “These works are my own recipe — I have never seen anything like it,” Frank says. “I tried to experiment and see ifContinue reading “Latest exhibit at Lawrence Street has ‘Some Strings Attached””

OU students succeed at MHacks national programming competition

Stephanie Sokol for OUSECS Out of 1,000 students from across the nation competing at this year’s MHacks, 14 were from Oakland University, and Dominic Dabish, a senior computer science major, was on the team that earned the gold prize from Microsoft for their app development “Pong With Me.”  “The experience was pretty awesome,” Dabish said.Continue reading “OU students succeed at MHacks national programming competition”

Griffins defeat Checkers 2-1

Stephanie Sokol for The Pit Grand Rapids Griffins Goaltender Tom McCollum’s 35-save performance helped his team take down the Charlotte Checkers 2-1 Sunday at The Time Warner Cable Arena. With two games left on their schedule, Charlotte (37-34-1-2) started the game tied at 77 points for the eighth Western Conference playoff spot, with both the RockfordContinue reading “Griffins defeat Checkers 2-1”

Pixies kick off North American tour after release of 2 EPs

Stephanie Sokol for The Pit The Pixies surprised fans with the release of EPs 1 and 2 in September and January, the first new music from the band after a 20-year recording hiatus. “As a magician, I won’t reveal any secrets, but as EP 1 suggested, there might be an EP 2, and EP 2Continue reading “Pixies kick off North American tour after release of 2 EPs”

SOUTHFIELD RESIDENT ADVANCES TO SECOND ROUND OF AMERICAN IDOL

Stephanie Sokol for The Pit It may have been her first time competing, but Michigan musician Malaya Watson, who will advance to the next round of American Idol Season XIII after her performance of “Ain’t No Way” by Aretha Franklin on Wednesday night’s episode, said her audition went well. “At the time it was nerve-wrecking, but it wasContinue reading “SOUTHFIELD RESIDENT ADVANCES TO SECOND ROUND OF AMERICAN IDOL”

History of the Woodward Dream Cruise

Stephanie Sokol for The Oakland Press What started as a small fundraiser for a soccer field has grown into the world’s largest automotive event, bringing more than one million people to Oakland County. This year marks the 19th annual Woodward Dream Cruise. In August of 1995, retired plumber Nelson House was setting up fundraising toContinue reading “History of the Woodward Dream Cruise”

Northville hosts 2nd annual Concours d’Elegance Preview rare car exhibit

Stephanie Sokol for The Oakland Press Rare vintage cars will fill the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth for the 35th annual Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, July 28. Northville will host a preview event the day before, featuring 30 pre-war rare vintage cars and other entertainment. This is the second year for the preview, saidContinue reading “Northville hosts 2nd annual Concours d’Elegance Preview rare car exhibit”

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”

Meadow Brook Hall awarded $18,000 operational grant

Stephanie Sokol for The Oakland Post For the second year, Meadow Brook Hall has received a Program for Operational and Project Support grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. The Hall, which was named a National Historic Landmark last summer, received $18,000 to be used toward operating support and curatorial needs, accordingContinue reading “Meadow Brook Hall awarded $18,000 operational grant”

Student Organic Farming Program receives $20,400 grant

Stephanie Sokol for The Oakland Post The Americana Foundation awarded the Student Organic Farming Program with a $20,400 grant which will be matched by the university. The money the group received will be used toward work with farm expansion and maintaining staff, according to Fay Hansen, associate professor of biological sciences. The foundation behind theContinue reading “Student Organic Farming Program receives $20,400 grant”