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David Hughey as Jake and Sumayya Ali as Clara in "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess."  Photo M.J. Lutch

Review: ‘Porgy And Bess’ At The Detroit Opera House

This production is not a tinkering, not even an adaptation in the conventional sense, but a reimagining of the opera.

CBS Detroit–03/06/2014

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What Makes ‘Kinky Boots’ Tick And Why It Grabbed 13 Nominations

What does it take to make a great Broadway musical? A talented score, a clever book, great singing and dancing, impressive costumes and an engaging set. Do all great musicals hit all of these points equally well? Of course not. But “Kinky Boots” does.

04/30/2013

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‘Kinky Boots’ Leads Tony Award Nominations With 13

The nominations were announced Tuesday in a televised event co-hosted by Tony winner Sutton Foster and “Modern Family” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson. The awards will be broadcast on CBS from Radio City Music Hall on June 9.

04/30/2013

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It’s ‘Last Call At The Conspiracy Lounge’ In Detroit

Can you imagine a lounge where historical icons like John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln and MLK converse in the afterlife?

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/19/2013

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University Of Michigan Gets $8M To Support Arts

The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance received an $8 million donation from philanthropists William and Delores Brehm that will go toward a $23 million effort to renovate and expand the music and performance school’s original campus home.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/03/2012

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Best Acting Classes In The Detroit Area

The Midwest is a particularly good area for the aspiring actor to find a place in the limelight because there is a high concentration of both community and professional theatre in this region.

07/30/2012

Dennis Wickline is founder of Eastpoint's Broadway Onstage Live Theatre.  Photo: Courtesy Dennis Wickline Productions.

Broadway Onstage Begins Season With Wickline Original

“This show’s a lot of fun,” Oakley said. “It’s 90 minutes of comedy and farce, and it moves quick.”

CBS Detroit–07/19/2012

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Michael Moore: Traverse City Film Fest Tops $500,000 Fund Goal

Michael Moore says the year-end fundraiser for the theater that hosts the annual Traverse City Film Festival has topped its $500,000 goal with days to spare.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/31/2011

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Top 10 Must-See Holiday Events

For many families, the holiday season isn’t complete without kicking up their heels with the Radio City Rockettes or hearing the live amped-up version of “Carol of the Bells” by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/24/2011

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Best Places To See Live Music In Detroit

Detroit has some of the best places to experience live music, like The Fillmore, the Emerald Ballroom, and more.

CBS 62–11/07/2011

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