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.
The Stars & Stripes Festival has a new home this year at Freedom Hill County Park in Sterling Heights! With this new location you can expect more great music, carnival rides, games and attractions at this free summer festival. The 7th Annual Stars & Stripes Festival, Friday, June 28 - Sunday, June 30, is the largest free festival in Michigan and draws hundreds of thousands of people annually.BWW Reviews: ANNIE: IT'S THE HARD-KNOCK LIFE, FROM SCRIPT TO STAGE; Premiering on PBS, June 28 June 27, 2013
'I never thought I'd have a kid on Broadway' says Rachel Rosenfeld, mother of Emily, who plays Molly the orphan in PBS' ANNIE: IT'S THE HARD-KNOCK LIFE, FROM SCRIPT TO STAGE, which airs to the public in select parts of the country tomorrow night. The program opens with Emily riding in her car and a visit to her home where she is practicing for the enviable role. She was one of 5,000 children who auditioned for the Broadway revival.THERESE, Starring Elizabeth Olsen and Tom Felton, to Hit Cinemas, 9/27 June 17, 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. Therese (Elizabeth Olsen of 'Martha Marcy May Marlene'), a sexually repressed beautiful young woman, is trapped into a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille (Tom Felton of the 'Harry Potter' franchise), by her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin (two-time Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jessica Lange). Therese spends her days confined behind the counter of a small shop and her evenings watching Madame play dominos with an eclectic group. After she meets her husband's alluring friend, Laurent (Oscar Isaac), she embarks on an illicit affair that leads to tragic consequences.BWW Reviews: 50 SHADES THE MUSICAL is Trashy, Tacky, Wicked and WONDERFUL June 16, 2013
50 SHADES THE MUSICAL is an interesting snapshot of people who live alternative lifestyles. In this case, it is the BDSM lifestyle. To make it simple, these are the people who enjoy being slapped around, and their dominant partners who beat them.Michigan ElvisFest Returns to Riverside Park in Ypsilanti June 14, 2013
Beautiful Riverside Park in Ypsilanti, Michigan will be transported back in time to pay tribute to one of America's most recognized figures -Elvis Presley. The 14th Annual Michigan ElvisFest is many of a handful of events that is sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. The local charities supported by the festival are Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels and the Hope Clinic.BWW Reviews: SOUND OF MUSIC A Hit in Royal Oak Through June 23 June 3, 2013
Stagecrafters at the Baldwin Theatre proudly announces its fifty-seventh season, which opens in July 2013 with the youth theatre production of Seussical Jr. The ambitious 10-production season features seven musicals and three plays.Spotlight Players Presents BARNUM Through April 28 April 21, 2013
BARNUM: a delightful play based on the life of showman P. T. Barnum. This man captivated the nation's attention, especially during the bleak and arduous years of the American Civil War; the musical covers the period from 1835 through 1880, both in America and major cities of the world where Barnum took his performing companies. His sidekick, Charles Sherwood Stratton, also known under the stage name General Tom Thumb, was a sensation in London, where Queen Victoria invited him to perform live at her palace, holding his hand and serving as his personal guide.Michigan Philharmonic Performs a 'Watershed' Earth Day Celebration Today April 21, 2013
The Michigan Philharmonic will perform a concert that unites nature & music at 2pm today, April 21, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church of Plymouth. Sharing the stage for a side by side performance of An Outdoor Overture by Aaron Copeland, will be the spirited exuberance of the Michigan Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.Community Film Studio Santa Barbara Screens THE BET at Arlington Theatre, 4/19-20 April 19, 2013
Twain's hometown of Hannibal, MO, is the featured stop on American Cruise Lines' Mark Twain Tribute Cruise from St. Louis to St. Paul. Travel along the Mississippi River - much like Huck Finn - and a stop in Hannibal allows guests to take part in an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the town, including a look at Huck Finn's house and the Becky Thatcher home.Ancient Water Jousting in Sete makes for Az-amazing Evening April 12, 2013
Community Film Studio Santa Barbara presents their first feature-length film THE BET at the Arlington Theatre (Santa Barbara, CA) on April 19th and 20th, 2013 at 7 p.m. This delightful romantic comedy marks the directorial debut of Finola Hughes, veteran film and television actress and local Carpinteria resident. The film was produced by Christine Fry, James Kahn, and Jack Presnal. Annie J. Dahlgren and Christina Eliason wrote the script, which pits a teenager against his grandfather in a wager over who will find love first. If the teen wins, he acquires his deceased father's vintage muscle car; and if the grandfather wins, the teen has to rebuild the family porch and re-do the landscaping.Russian National Ballet Performs Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET and CHOPINIANA in Detroit Tonight March 23, 2013
The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) hosts author Rayya Elias, who will read from her new book, HARLEY LOCO: A Memoir of Hard Living, Hair, and Post-Punk, from the Middle East to the Lower East Side. The event is on Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. Following the reading, Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, will join Elias for a discussion, and both authors will sign books.