Dr. Anton Anderssen is a cultural anthropologist, specializing in "high culture." Visit his web page at Hartforth.com. Anton is a member of several high IQ societies, including Mensa, Triple 9, ISPE and Prometheus. He has seasonal residency on the Italian Riviera, The Alps, Hawaii, Michigan and elsewhere world-wide covering cultural events. Dr. Anderssen's articles are included in the United States Library of Congress as part of their Official Performing Arts Historical Web Archives.
Now on stage at The Farmington Players Community Theatre is the beloved Broadway musical 'Annie,' the feel-good Christmas season story featuring irresistible little starlets; these adorable kids sing and dance their hearts out, exuding tons of charm and pure innocence. Everybody's favorite orphan, Annie (played spectacularly by Maryanna Lauter) and her gang of radiant ragamuffins spread their message of cheer and hope to a country bogged down in a quagmire of economic depression.America's Thanksgiving Parade Returns to Detroit Today November 28, 2013
One of the country's oldest and most celebrated Parades will step off at 8:45 a.m. on Woodward Avenue and Kirby and end at Woodward Avenue and Congress in downtown Detroit on Thursday, November 28, 2013.Michigan Philharmonic Presents HIGHLAND PIPES Nov 17 November 12, 2013
The Michigan Philharmonic, hot after sold out concerts and a month of major national awards and recognitions for innovation programming, brings a world premiere and soloist who has appeared with the Boston Pops to Plymouth! 'Highland Pipes' features a World Premiere of a Scottish Bagpipe Concerto by Peter Taussig. Piper Nancy Tunnicliffe, fresh off a performance with the Boston Pops, will perform this beautiful Concerto with live orchestra for the first time. The concert also features Mendelssohn's beautiful Symphony No. 3, known as the Scottish Symphony, and includes a grand finale with members of the Celtic Pipes & Drums of Birmingham on a rousing rendition of 'Highland Cathedral'. To purchase group, season, or individual tickets, call (734) 451-2112 or visit www.michiganphil.org.BWW Reviews: MAMMA MIA! Dances onto the Stage in Detroit Through Nov 10 November 7, 2013
Feld Entertainment, Inc., producers of Disney On Ice and Disney Live!, is taking top performing cable TV series for preschoolers to the stage in Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure. Featuring characters from the smash hitsSofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates, this brand new production launches a 90-city national tour in July 2013. The performances are set for the Palace of Auburn Hills, today, November 1st, 2013.BWW Reviews: MISS SAIGON Flies Away From the Fisher Theatre Oct 6 October 6, 2013
A special open captioned performance of Miss Saigon has been announced for tonight at 7:30 pm. Seats are being held in an area of the main floor for this performance for those who are in need of this service. Tickets for this reserved section may be purchase in person at the Fisher Theatre Box Office or by phone at 313-872-1000, ext. 0.BWW Reviews: LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL Is Astonishing at Avon Players September 27, 2013
Now on stage at Avon Players is the musical adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, a parable of the ideal family in Civil War era Boston. The musical follows the book fairly closely, so if you are familiar with the book, you know the play. Little Women was one of the first books that many girls read as a child and has always held a special place in their hearts.THERESE, Starring Elizabeth Olsen and Tom Felton, Hits Cinemas Today September 27, 2013
Set in the lower depths of 1860s Paris, THERESE is a tale of obsessive love, adultery and revenge based on Emile Zola's scandalous novel, Thrse Raquin. The film hits theaters today, September 27.BWW Reviews: LES MIS Wows at Stagecrafters September 23, 2013
Now on stage at the beautiful and noble Baldwin Theatre in Royal Oak is the Stagecrafters' production of LES MISERABLES. In a word, the show is flawless. With a cast of professional-quality actors and singers, this musical drama will wow you from the very beginning.MAGNOLIAS is MAGNificent at Ridgedale Players, Sep 6 to 22 September 8, 2013
I love any play that involves Pam Shaw Heath, and fortunately for our community, she is directing Ridgedale Players' current production of 'Steel Magnolias,' a roller-coaster comedy-drama about the lives of women in the deep south. Based on a true story, as experienced by playwright Robert Harling, this story honors his baby sister's struggle and death from diabetes.It's Time to 'Hear the People Sing' at Stagecrafters, Sep 6-29 September 6, 2013
On Saturday night, philanthropic patrons were treated to a wonderful Italian dinner at a fundraiser for Ridgedale Players. The evening began with generous amounts of appetizers and golden punch. The main course featured delicious lasagna, topped off by tiramisu for dessert. Actors from the theatre company performed a murder mystery set in a Detroit speakeasy during the Great Depression.It's Time to 'Hear the People Sing' at Stagecrafters, Sep 6-29 August 24, 2013
Soul-stirring music and heavenly harmonies fill the park when the top names in Southern Gospel music gather at Silver Dollar City's Southern Gospel Picnic, a celebration of the genre's best, served up along with hearty home cooking. The popular festival features top groups from traditional to contemporary for 11 days of uplifting harmonies at the Branson, Missouri theme park, today, August 23 - September 2.Avon Players Gala Previews Upcoming Season August 18, 2013
Avon Players Community Theatre announced its 2013-2014 season on Saturday night at its Gala Dinner; the series comprises five productions and summer youth theatre. After a lavish buffet of home-made dishes, guests gathered in the theatre at beautifully decorated tables highlighted by glowing paper lanterns revealing logos from upcoming shows.Dreaming of a White-Sand Christmas? Try Yorktown August 13, 2013
Yorktown, an expedition ship owned by Travel Dynamics International, plies the waters of the Great Lakes throughout the summer, making regular stops in Detroit so guests can visit Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. In the winter, Yorktown visits really cool ports in both the American and British Virgin Islands, like Jost Van Dyke, Tortola, Cooper and the storied Norman Islands. Legend plays a large part in the history of Norman Island with tales of pirates and treasure caves; the island's role as the inspiration for the epic 'Treasure Island' by Robert Louis Stevenson is perhaps the most famous legend of them all.Silver Dollar City's Southern Gospel Picnic to Present Soul-Stirring Music and Home Cooking August 10, 2013
Soul-stirring music and heavenly harmonies fill the park when the top names in Southern Gospel music gather at Silver Dollar City's Southern Gospel Picnic, a celebration of the genre's best, served up along with hearty home cooking. The popular festival features top groups from traditional to contemporary for 11 days of uplifting harmonies at the Branson, Missouri theme park, August 23 - September 2.Rare Preparatory Drawings of Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry Murals Scientifically Analyzed August 2, 2013
An atheist, womanizing, 316-pound communist spy brought controversy to Detroit when he painted murals on the walls of the newly constructed Detroit Institute of Arts in 1931. Workers in gas masks making poisonous effluvium, ugly women posed topless, doctors and scientists posing with a child in a mock nativity scene; ahh ... this is art - the art of Diego Rivera.