Music and Art

Grammy-Winning Sound Engineer Steve King Passes Away

June 4th 2014

Grammy-Winning Sound Engineer Steve King Passes Away (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 4, 2014) “I’ve never known a gentler, kinder soul. I’ve never known someone as passionate about their craft. You have left us far too soon, but I can’t help but think of all the love and goodness you left imprinted on the Earth. I […]

Berkley Students Get Special Shakespeare Performance

June 4th 2014

Berkley Students Get Special Shakespeare Performance (Berkley Schools Press Release, June 4, 2014) On Friday, May 30, The Michigan Shakespeare Festival visited Berkley High School to perform Romeo & Juliet for 9th grade students in the BHS Auditorium. The 90 minute performance held true to Shakespearean times with minimal props, set and costumes. Students, who […]

Ferndale Pride’s Gay in May Kicks Off Festival Season

June 1st 2014

Ferndale Pride’s Gay in May Kicks Off Festival Season (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 1,2014) Ferndale Pride took place May 31, kicking off the summertime festival season with a “Gay in May” theme. The festival celebrates diversity and raises money for The Ferndale Community Foundation and Michigan AIDS Coalition.  With booths for organizations and businesses, a […]

Ferndale Pride -Guide, Festival May 31 plus other Events

May 29th 2014

Ferndale Pride -Guide, Festival May 31 plus other Events   Friday, May 30th: 5-8 pm Bears Dinner and Silent Auction at Zion Lutheran Church Saturday, May 31st Motor City Casino Hotel presents Ferndale Pride: Pre-pride Event: 8am-3pm Dino’s bottomless Bloody Mary and Mimosa brunch Ferndale Chamber Presents – Rainbow Run 5k.  Register at: http://www.rainbow-run.com Main […]

Great American Main Street Conference Kicks off in Ferndale

May 19th 2014

Great American Main Street Conference Kicks off in Ferndale (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 19, 2014) Hundreds of representatives from Downtowns across the country converged in Ferndale Saturday for the Great American Main Street Conference Kick Off called Get In Gear. The conference in Detroit focuses on downtown development with speakers, classes and tours throughout SE […]

Royal Oak Seniors Handbell Choir Shares the Love of Music (video)

May 18th 2014

Royal Oak Seniors Handbell Choir Shares the Love of Music (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 18, 2014) The sound of a couple dozen bells echoed through the Kulick Community Center in Ferndale on Wednesday as the Royal Oak Seniors Handbell Choir paid a visit to share their skills with the Ferndale Senior group. Sylvia Hartsoe […]

Canvas Pontiac Fills Downtown with Art

May 18th 2014

Canvas Pontiac Fills Downtown with Art (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 18, 2014) Bathed in the purple lights of Pontiac’s Elektricty nightclub, dozens of artists, business owners and supporters enjoyed an artistic evening to honor the Canvas Pontiac artists. Out of 38 submissions, judges picked 20 pieces of art that were made into giant canvas prints […]

Naka in Ferndale Closing it’s Doors

May 18th 2014

Naka in Ferndale Closing it’s Doors (May 18, 2014) Naka, an indie botique known for selling items from local artists, is closing on June 8. The following was sent out to their email lists: “Farewell, and Thank You! After nearly 9 years of being in business, I’ve decided that it’s time for Naka to close […]

Summer Concert at Ferndale Library: Streetcorner June 10

May 14th 2014

Summer Concert at Ferndale Library: Streetcorner June 10 The Ferndale Library performs its annual magic act this month when it turns local baked goods into music. Their summer concert series, sponsored by the library’s fall bake sale, kicks off on Tue Jun. 10 with local five-piece vocal harmony group Streetcorner. This free concert begins at […]

Pride Prom at Ferndale Library May 30

May 12th 2014

Pride Prom at Ferndale Library May 30 (press release, May 12, 2014) Show your pride at Pride Prom in Ferndale Public Library! Part of this year’s Ferndale Pride Festival, Pride Prom is presented by Friends of the Ferndale Library and will feature dancing, a live DJ, formal photos by Nan Kerr Mueller, a crowning of […]