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.
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. March 22, 2013
Starring Mark Evans as Elder Kevin Price and Christopher John O'Neill as Elder Arnold Cunningham, the comedy duo bring convulsive comedy to the stage rivaling veteran actors Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Each elder attempts to spread the good news in his own way; Arnold seems to pull scripture out of his a$$ to fit whatever point he is trying to promote. Kevin tries the traditional method but winds up having to pull the actual book out of his a$$ after it was unceremoniously placed there by a terrorist. It's never fun being the butt of a joke.Disney On Ice Begins DARE TO DREAM at The Palace of Auburn Hills Tonight March 14, 2013
Experience Disney's hilarious hair-raising escapade, Tangled; as Rapunzel, her unlikely companion, Flynn, and Maximus, embark on an uproarious journey that takes adventure to new lengths! Boogie to the beat of the bayou with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen in a magical, musical journey that all begins with a fateful kiss. And fanciful dreams become reality as Cinderella meets her Prince Charming, with a glass slipper fit for an unforgettable fantasy come true.Disney On Ice Presents DARE TO DREAM at The Palace of Auburn Hills, 3/14 March 5, 2013
Experience Disney's hilarious hair-raising escapade, Tangled; as Rapunzel, her unlikely companion, Flynn, and Maximus, embark on an uproarious journey that takes adventure to new lengths! Boogie to the beat of the bayou with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen in a magical, musical journey that all begins with a fateful kiss. And fanciful dreams become reality as Cinderella meets her Prince Charming, with a glass slipper fit for an unforgettable fantasy come true.Russian National Ballet to Perform Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET and CHOPINIANA in Detroit, 3/23 March 2, 2013
The Russian National Ballet Theatre company brings this rarely seen original - as opposed to the later and more often performed Sergei Prokofiev version to Detroit Music Hall's main stage. The Tchiakovsky version was originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and restaged by The Russian National Ballet's Elena Radchenko.MICHELANGELO AND THE MEDICI Lecture Comes to Detroit Institute of Arts, 3/9 February 17, 2013
It may have only reached 10 degrees outside the Michael A. Guido Theater in Dearborn Friday night, but inside, the stage was as hot as it gets! Special guest artist Rich Ridenour conducted the Dearborn Symphony in a salute to the movies. Great Movies, Grand Piano was a magnificent performance filled with stirring music and unexpected comedy.BWW Reviews: BIG RIVER Delights Audiences at Grosse Pointe Theatre Through Feb 2 January 31, 2013
Sometimes you just want to jump on a raft and float down the river just for the fun of it. If you're a fan of Mark Twain, you'll love Big River; this musical takes you on the famed journey down the Mississippi, with Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn singing and dancing right before your eyes. Now on stage at Grosse Pointe Theatre is the effusive musical, complete with jovial action, infectious songs, larger than life characters, and superb talent.Rich Ridenour Stars with Dearborn Symphony, February 1 January 28, 2013
When New York cabaret crooner Paul Vincentt escapes the hustle and bustle of The Big Apple, he loves cruising the high seas. His latest cruise was on Holland America's Maasdam, a floating palace with five-star dining and five-star entertainment.Les Lankhorst Brings High Class to the High Seas December 26, 2012
Guests of Holland America's Statendam were treated to a magnificent concert by tribute artist Les Lankhorst on this year's Christmas cruise to the Panama Canal. For one night only, Lankhorst took the stage and presented a beautiful selection of standards made famous by vocal giants: Frank Sinatra, Mel Torm, Nat King Cole, Harry Connick, Jr., Bobby Darrin and Hugh Jackman.Michigan Philharmonic Presents HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Through Dec 15 December 12, 2012
Be sure to make this concert a tradition to your holiday schedule as the Michigan Philharmonic invites you 'Home for the Holidays'. Enjoy a festive program featuring such classics as, Winter Wonderland, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, A Canadian Brass Christmas, Christmas at the Movies with selections from Miracle on 34th Street, the Polar Express, and more! In addition the concert features Bach's Piano Concerto #3 in D Major performed by Michigan Philharmonic Pianist, Patrick Johnson.BWW Reviews: Sensational FOREVER CHRISTMAS Plays Avon Players Through Dec 15 December 9, 2012
My distant cousin Walter Elias 'Walt' Disney had a knack for turning everything into perfection, or at least practically perfect in every way. He took the mean, cranky nanny from P.L. Travers' book "Mary Poppins" and turned her into a saint. He excised two of the four Banks children, allowing the cutest ones to remain in the story. Travers' nanny couldn't dance on rooftops, didn't have adventures with Bert, didn't win at the horse races and couldn't sing. Travers was Australian; they take pride in being able to endure aggressive crocodiles, harsh deserts and appalling alloparenting. For those of us in the northern hemisphere who prefer our protagonists to be a bit on the spoonful of sugar side, Disney's Mary Poppins is just the ticket.Prince Charming George Hamilton and Callipygian Christopher Sieber Dazzle Detroit in LA CAGE October 4, 2012
Prince Charming George Hamilton and callipygian Christopher Sieber are now on stage at the beautiful Fisher Theatre, in the outrageous and wacky musical "La Cage aux Folles". Broadway In Detroit is always working hard to bring entertainment that appeals to diverse audiences, and this is one of those niche productions that had audiences rolling in the floors with laughter.