Drama Camp runs Monday-Friday from 9am-2pm, with Friday being a special performance for the children’s families. Youth aged 8-13 are welcome to participate…
…The next ELAvated Sunday will be at AJ’s Music Café MI (240 W 9 Mile Road) from 4pm-7pm on August 14, 2011.
…To show his support for the troops, he has pledged his artist royalties from the hit single to the Wounded Warriors Project, whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors.
Cape Verde artist Ilo will join Mac on the Dino’s stage. Ilo was discovered by Buffet and signed to Buffett’s Mailboat Records…
STUDENT REVIEW and PARENT REVIEW: We were fortunate to have both a parent and a student independently send us articles on the Albert Einstein Gymnasium Symphony Orchestra at Ferndale High School on June 11, 2011. Thank you Clara Strzalkowski and Dawn Migan for sending in your stories, and to Brian R. Douglas for doing the photography!
An unfortunate prediction for rain moved the Bridge Project’s first public performance of big band jazz inside from the Library’s courtyard, but that didn’t stop them from having a grand performance. It was standing room only as they introduced Ferndale to a side of big band they may have never seen before, with a focus on Michigan-made music.
Residents and business owners will have an opportunity to speak at tonight’s meeting, which is at 7:30pm at City Hall (300 E. 9 Mile). To view the proposed ordinance changes, and other documentation visit the City of Ferndale website at http://www.ferndale-mi.com/Services/Cable/CityCouncilVideo.htm.
Planning is under way for one of the most popular grassroots events in Ferndale, the DIY Street Fair. The “DIY” stands for Do-It-Yourself, and the event brings together local artists, crafters, musicians, craft brewers and restauranteers for two days and three nights of fun Sept 16, 17, and 18, 2011.
Downtown Ferndale will be buzzing next Third Thursday and into May’s third weekend with back to back activities that embrace two of the district’s best features – bikeability and walkability.
Mercury Fur, Philip Ridley’s fifth play, premiered in 2005 at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory and the play was deemed so shocking that audience members walked out each night. The controversy continued as Ridley’s publishers for decades, Faber and Faber, refused to publish the text. It set critics at odds with one another with some calling it “Degraded” while others called it “A play you need to see.”
The Ferndale Pride 2011 Planning Committee is in full swing as over 20 volunteers gathered last week to flesh out details of the three day celebration. From June 3-5 Ferndale will be host to many LGBT community events designed to complement the Motor City Pride Celebration taking place in Hart Plaza. Shuttles will run between the two events.
Starting out with nothing, some 65 students from FHS, FMS, Coolidge and Kennedy Schools came together to produce Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! They performed from March 12 -20, 2011.
Junior Natalie Berger played Ellen in the production, and she organized the Sound Effect Design. She and her friends had such a fun time with the show that she put together a video to remember the experience.
As the weekend of June 11-12, 2011 approaches, Ferndale gears up for the 24 hour walk to raise money to fight cancer known as Relay for Life. Teams from all over the City will walk the track at Ferndale High School, with pledges going for The American Cancer Society. The event is known for it’s fun themes, performances and antics, which have started early this year thanks to the community-focused “Purple Glove” video.
House Gallery will be hosting a record release party for metro Detroit based record label Soiree records on Saturday April 2nd and Grasshopper Pub in Ferndale (formerly Gracie’s Underground, 22757 Woodward). The 21+ party begins at 9pm and there is no cover to attend.
Since 1948 a giant tower was erected on a patch of what used to be Ferndale farmland, giving birth to a radio legacy that nearly any grown-up Metro Detroiter could sing you the name of. 104.3 WOMC was actually the second channel to broadcast from the station at 2201 Woodward Heights…
With a thick Australian accent, a golden heart and the passion of a man who has witnessed generations of injustice, Robert Thorton – along with wife Sharon and new-found friend Danny B. on keyboard – handled hour #50 of the third World Record-breaking concert attempt at AJs Music Café.
The Ringwald is managed by a board of five, that ultimately hopes the theatre can become a nonprofit organization. “We’ve got two Joes, two Jamies, and a Melissa,” Plambeck said. Jamie Richards, Jamie Warrow, and Melissa Beckwith take turns acting and directing the various shows…
Last November the Ferndale Film Festival attracted thousands of visitors to Downtown Ferndale to view 36 independent films at multiple venues along Woodward Ave. and 9 Mile Road. In addition to attracting customers into the restaurants, bars, and stores, The Ferndale Film Festival raised $3,000 for neighborhood charities.
…In MC5: Sonically Speaking, Callwood follows the band from it’s 1960s beginnings in Detroit, to their 1972 break up and more recent reunion. The book was released in London in 2007, but has just been re-released through Wayne State University Press. (http://wsupress.wayne.edu/books/1180/MC5).
The book launch party was held at New Way Bar (23130 Woodward) in Ferndale on Friday, October 1st. …(read more)
The Woodward Dream Cruise brought thousands into Downtown Ferndale to enjoy classic cars and oldies music. Along that tune was a book signing at Elegance by Design (231 W. 9 Mile) of the Wayne State University Press release “Travelin’ Man: On the Road and Behind the Scenes with Bob Seger (2009).” Authors Tom Weschler and Gary Graff were on hand to talk about the memoir of Weschler’s time as Seger’s manager from 1969-1974.
When stars come to town to make movies, it not only gives a spark to our local economies, it gives people throughout Michigan the hope that we can focus on new ways of putting ourselves to work. One bright star that has inspired the area is Drew Barrymore, an ultra-famous lifelong actress who decided that Michigan was the place to make her Directorial debut.