Anton Anderssen

Anton Anderssen 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.


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BWW Blog: Kona Nui Night at Ward Village marred by selfish Fort Shafter Lexus DriverBWW Blog: Kona Nui Night at Ward Village marred by selfish Fort Shafter Lexus Driver
Posted: Dec. 26, 2017


BWW Review: ANNIE at CANTON VILLAGE THEATRE Thrills PatronsBWW Review: ANNIE at CANTON VILLAGE THEATRE Thrills Patrons
Posted: Apr. 28, 2018


BWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES Turns PHANTOM Upside DownBWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES Turns PHANTOM Upside Down
Posted: Oct. 29, 2017


BWW Blog: Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra Celebrates Triumph over Subjugation at Bank of Hawaii Pop-Up ConcertBWW Blog: Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra Celebrates Triumph over Subjugation at Bank of Hawaii Pop-Up Concert
Posted: Mar. 29, 2018


BWW Review: 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL at ENCORE THEATRE Thru Aug 27BWW Review: 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL at ENCORE THEATRE Thru Aug 27
Posted: Aug. 26, 2017


BWW Review: CALENDAR GIRLS Moves Audiences to Tears Thru February 18BWW Review: CALENDAR GIRLS Moves Audiences to Tears Thru February 18
Posted: Feb. 3, 2018


BWW Review: SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR. Brings Back Fond MemoriesBWW Review: SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR. Brings Back Fond Memories
Posted: Sep. 29, 2017


BWW Review: JOSH GROBAN: ALL THAT ECHOES ARTIST CUT is a Stroke of Genius
July 17, 2013

'Josh Groban: All That Echoes Artist Cut' opened in over 500 cinemas across the world last night. The 100-minute documentary was filmed mostly at a February 4 concert in The Allen Room at Lincoln Center in New York City. The film was a magnificent way to bring Groban up close and personal to his fans, and music lovers in all parts of the planet.

Jon Ophoff Wins Ragtime Competition at Greenfield Village's 7th Annual Ragtime Street FairJon Ophoff Wins Ragtime Competition at Greenfield Village's 7th Annual Ragtime Street Fair
July 17, 2013

Jon Ophoff is the winner of the 2013 piano competition at Greenfield Village's seventh annual Ragtime Street Fair. His winning performance was The Cascades by Scott Joplin. After receiving the award, he was invited back for an encore, when he played Graceful Ghost Rag by William Bolcom. Tea parties on the lawn, Gershwin in the theater, and Joplin on the stage are but a few of the delightful events that take place each year during this unique festival. Ragtime, a style of music with 'ragged' or syncopated rhythm saw its heyday from 1897 to 1918.

Highland Dancing, Living History Presentations & Cultural Gems at 164th Highland Games FestivalHighland Dancing, Living History Presentations & Cultural Gems at 164th Highland Games Festival
July 15, 2013

The 164th Annual Highland Games presented by the St. Andrew's Society of Detroit will be held on Saturday, August 3rd at Historic Greenmead in Livonia (Eight Mile and Newburgh) beginning at 8:30 a.m. Advanced tickets are $12.00 with children 12 and under free. Ceilidh (Scottish Party) will be held the night before at Greenmead. Tickets for Ceilidh are $15.00, advance purchase only. Highland bagpipes, heavy athletics, highland dancing, vendors and entertainment tents all included in the price of admission. www.highlandgames.com for more information.

Stagecrafters Youth Theatre Presents SEUSSICAL JR Musical Adventure at Baldwin TheatreStagecrafters Youth Theatre Presents SEUSSICAL JR Musical Adventure at Baldwin Theatre
July 14, 2013

Travel into the magical musical world of Dr. Seuss and see the author's cherished characters bounce from the page to the stage. Stagecrafters Youth Theatre presents Seussical Jr. July 18th through 21st at the Baldwin Theatre, 415 S. Lafayette in downtown Royal Oak.

MARY POPPINS Returns to Historic Redford Theatre TodayMARY POPPINS Returns to Historic Redford Theatre Today
July 13, 2013

Disney's beloved film, MARY POPPINS appears on the big screen today at 2pm and 8pm at the historic Redford Theatre. The 1964 musical film stars Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, and Glynis Johns, and is based on the Mary Poppins books series by P. L. Travers.

Greenfield Village's Ragtime Street Fair Set for This WeekendGreenfield Village's Ragtime Street Fair Set for This Weekend
July 13, 2013

Costumed actors will grace the concourses of Greenfield Village this weekend in celebration of the seventh annual Ragtime Street Fair.

Greenfield Village's Ragtime Street Fair Set for 7/13-14Greenfield Village's Ragtime Street Fair Set for 7/13-14
July 10, 2013

Costumed actors will grace the concourses of Greenfield Village this weekend in celebration of the seventh annual Ragtime Street Fair.

Willie Nelson's 40th Annual All-Star Picnic Rocks the Stockyards
July 7, 2013

Fort Worth Texas' Stockyards were abuzz with non-stop entertainment at Willie Nelson's 40th Annual Picnic on July 4th; the wildly popular event attracted thousands of fans to hear top-notch country entertainment.

BWW Reviews: Fort Worth Symphony Dazzles Audiences with Concerts in the Garden
July 5, 2013

Superb classical music is alive and well in Fort Worth, where talented musical artists perform in beautiful settings, beneath the twinkling stars, and patrons show up by the thousands to enjoy them.

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra Celebrates its 21st Anniversary of SALUTE TO AMERICA  July 3-6The Detroit Symphony Orchestra Celebrates its 21st Anniversary of SALUTE TO AMERICA July 3-6
June 29, 2013


World-Class Recording Artists Come to Stars & Stripes Festival in Sterling Heights, 6/28-30
June 28, 2013

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 28BWW 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 WONDERFULBWW 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 YpsilantiMichigan 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 23BWW Reviews: SOUND OF MUSIC A Hit in Royal Oak Through June 23
June 3, 2013

Now on stage at the Baldwin Theatre in Royal Oak is the adorable Broadway smash hit 'The Sound of Music.' Directed by the King Midas of Community Theatre, Randall Wrisinger, this production is spectacular; as usual, everything he touches turns to gold.

BWW Interviews: Survivor, Acamea Deadwiler, Shares 4 Strengths to Build UponBWW Interviews: Survivor, Acamea Deadwiler, Shares 4 Strengths to Build Upon
May 31, 2013

Acamea Deadwiler's earliest memories are the two weeks when she, at age 6, and her brother, 5, nearly starved to death as her mother suffered a mental breakdown.

Disney's PIRATE AND PRINCESS ADVENTURE Launches 90 City Tour, 11/1Disney's PIRATE AND PRINCESS ADVENTURE Launches 90 City Tour, 11/1
May 16, 2013


Stagecrafters Unveils 2013-14 SeasonStagecrafters Unveils 2013-14 Season
April 22, 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 28Spotlight 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.



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